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From Vilnius: Kaunas, Trakai and Paneriai Forest

1. From Vilnius: Kaunas, Trakai and Paneriai Forest

During this private day tour you will be able to explore the most interesting sites in the surrounding areas of Vilnius. The tour will start from Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Jews from Wilna were killed.  The Paneriai or Ponary massacre was the mass murder of up to 100,000 people by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators, during World War II. The murders took place between July 1941 and August 1944 near the railway station of Ponary, now known as Paneriai, a suburb of what is today Vilnius, Lithuania. After the tour in the park, you will head to the second capital of Lithuania, where today you can see the most beautiful castle, on the island in the lake. Here, you have the possibility to enjoy lunch in traditional Karaim restaurant or take boat trip around the lake. After, the group will head to the temporal capital of Lithuania - Kaunas, which is second largest town in Lithuania today. You will also visit Pazaislis monastery. After this, you will head back to your accomodation in Vilnius.

Kaunas Old Town: 2-Hour Ghost Tour

2. Kaunas Old Town: 2-Hour Ghost Tour

The rumors about tinkling chains in the catacombs of Kaunas Castle are just a small part of the mystery that surrounds Kaunas Old Town. On a 2-hour ghost tour, you’ll walk through the historic area and hear even more legends, and about ghosts coming out after darkness falls to tell their secrets. You’ll hear about the cruel punishments that awaited those who ran afoul of city officials, bloody fights between Catholics and Lutherans, vandalism, theft of the city treasury, and Jewish-Catholic troubles that ended in massacre. See where the famous Kaunas smuggler lived, learn about the dirty practices of the St. Casimir Society, and hear some strange stories about witch hunting!

Kayak Tour in Nemunas

3. Kayak Tour in Nemunas

This tour is a wonderful opportunity to escape from the routine and spend a couple of unforgettable hours kayaking in the father of Lithuanian rivers – Nemunas. People in Kaunas still can not imagine how the city looks like from the river. During this tour you will see how Kaunas hydroelectric power-station looks from below and admire the view of Panemunė pinewood. You will also take a look at Jiesia mound which is also called “the Hill of Napoleon” and you will be surprised by how beautiful the Kaunas Old town towers are. The views are the best at evening time, when it gets dark in the city.

Kaunas, Lithuania 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4. Kaunas, Lithuania 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Our 2-hour tour will take us through the Old Town of Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city and former capital. See why this picturesque city has been called an open-air museum of historic architecture. The Old Town of Kaunas was built mostly between the 14th and 16th centuries, and as a result there are many impressive architectural monuments, including gothic and baroque churches. The town center is also home to more modern and unique buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. On the tour through the Old Town you will see the ruins of Kaunas Castle, the city’s oldest building which today hosts an art gallery. Then, visit the Kaunas Cathedral, the largest gothic church in Lithuania. From there, we will head to the historic Town Hall of Kaunas, affectionately known by locals as “the White Swan”, followed by much more of the city’s main highlights and history. Enjoy a two-hour walk in a beautiful setting, all with a local guide to explain the great stories of Kaunas and answer any of your questions.

Kaunas, Rumsiskes & Pazaislis Monastery: Full-Day Tour

5. Kaunas, Rumsiskes & Pazaislis Monastery: Full-Day Tour

Your private tour will start from Vilnius, where you and your group will first head to the open-air museum in Rumsiskes, a Lithuanian country-life museum with open-air expositions. Here you can explore dwelling houses and economic buildings, from different regions in Lithuania.  After lunch, the tour continues to Kaunas, the second largest town in Lithuania, and the temporal capital of the country between the first and second world wars. The oldest part of Kaunas city is the Old Town, located to the east where the Nemunas and Neris rivers join. During the tour, you will visit most of the sites in the Old Town, including Kaunas Castle, St. George Church, Town Hall Square, the Jewish Quarter, and the Cathedral.  The tour will finish at Pazaislis Monastery -a unique baroque monument, considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of mature baroque in Northern and Eastern Europe, and distinguished by the quality of its art.

Kaunas Tour: Love Stories

6. Kaunas Tour: Love Stories

On this 2 hours tour you discover Kaunas old town and get to know a romantic, cozy and mysterious city. Follow your guide and walk through Laisvės avenue, which has always been the most popular place for dating and visit the “White Swan”. You will also find out about the honeymoon and the love story of two young people – Aleksota and Kaunas. Your guide will reveal the secrets of Kaunas castle and old cloistral buildings, as well as Bona Sforza’s secrets and the recipe of Bernardinai fish pie. You also will try to solve mystery of the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas.

From Vilnius: Sightseeing Tour to Kaunas

7. From Vilnius: Sightseeing Tour to Kaunas

Explore the 2nd largest city in Lithuania on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kaunas from Vilnius, traveling by air-conditioned minibus, with an English-speaking guide. Located just 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Vilnius, Kaunas is situated at the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris, and is charming not only for its historical buildings and green parks, but for its eclectic collection of museums. Upon arrival, explore its historic heart, lined with linden trees, pedestrianized avenues and beautiful riverside views. You can visit the M. K. Čiurlioni National Art Gallery, primarily devoted to the Lithuanian artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis. Alternatively, go to the Devil’s Museum (Žmuidzinavičius Museum) to see an amusing collection of carved devils from around the world. You will also visit the 16th-century Pažaislis Monastery to learn about its troubled history. The largest monastery complex in Lithuania, the glorious Italianate Baroque building has variously been commandeered as an Orthodox church, psychiatric hospital, archive, and art gallery. Today it is the city’s Centre of Culture, and due to its perfect acoustics hosts many concerts, especially during the annual Pažaislis Music Festival, held over 3 months in the summer.

Kaunas: 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. Kaunas: 2-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Have an experienced guide help you to explore the city of Kaunas. Kaunas Old Town is located in the intersection of the two largest rivers of Lithuania. The medieval defender of Lithuania – Kaunas Castle now remains the heart of the city. The city was created near it. The Franciscan brothers, Bernardines and Jesuits have all worked there and have left the most beautiful religious buildings in the city (St. George, Vytautas and the Jesuit Church). From here, the only city in Lithuania, the Hanseatic merchants built trading routes. Footprints of Jewish culture left in the city as well as other famous people who lived in Kaunas will also be mentioned. 

Transfer from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius

9. Transfer from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius

A professional driver will be waiting to meet you upon arrival at the airport, so that you can enjoy a comfortable and private airport transfer to Vilnius city center. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  A professional driver will be waiting to meet you upon arrival at the airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and private airport transfer to Vilnius city center. At the time of booking, please make sure to include the following flight and hotel details: Airline Flight Number Departing City/Arrival City Arrival Time Drop off place Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Kaunas: Private Kaunas Airport to City Transfer

10. Kaunas: Private Kaunas Airport to City Transfer

Looking for a taxi from Kaunas Airport? This private service from Kaunas Airport can accommodate single passengers or up to 3 persons. The transfer service provides a meet and greet at Kaunas Airport with flight monitoring, so you will not be left alone if your flight is delayed. Transfer from Kaunas Airport is door to door to any address you request without any additional stops and not shared with other travelers. So, book your Kaunas Airport transfer now and travel in style. Your transfer will be organized in advance, maximizing the time available to enjoy your destination and avoiding lost time looking for transport.

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What people are saying about Kaunas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Amazing trip, our guide Giedrius is super friendly and informative. We went in January when the day is shorter, but we managed to cover all the places before it gets dark without feeling that it's too rushed. He managed to keep the pace really well and also provide us with many information about the sights that we are visiting. Thank you so much Giedrius, would recommend this activity to everyone looking to explore Trakai and Kaunas in one day :)

When my guide learned I was interested in two specific regions, made I got to see them. He asked if there were books for the regions. We walked through old Kaunas and had a nice lunch, my treat. When he found out I needed a basketball shirt for a special friend, we detoured to a basketball shop at Akropolis.

Very interesting tour, but I think that the visit is short for the places that are visited. We ate in 15 minutes to make the most of the time. Tour in English with a guide who had to make an effort to explain in this language (there was no tour in Spanish).

A wonderful experience! The travel guide was so knowledgeable and informative. He learned what we were interested in an tailored the tour to us. I would highly recommend this tour!

Our guide Giedrius was great,the tour went perfect and we had a great time.