Tours and Excursions

Trakai Tour: Lake Resort with a Gothic Insular Castle

Date: August 5, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 09:00 – 14:00
Duration: 5 hours
Price: 90 Eur
Price includes: transfer from and to Vilnius, entrance ticket to Trakai Castle, 1 hour boat trip, light lunch (2 “kibinai” with broth), guide.
Group size: a minimum group of 10 people must join the tour, otherwise the tour will be canceled and fee will be refunded. 
Meeting point: lobby of Raddisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Booking deadline: until July 25, 2023. Late and onsite bookings will be possible only if a minimum group will gather until July 25, 2023.   

Tour agenda:
09:00 – Departure from Radisson Blu Lietuva 
10:00 – Guided excursion in Trakai castle
11:00 – Short walk around the souvenir market by the lake
11:30 – Boat trip on the lake Galve with light lunch
12:45 – Departure to Vilnius
14:00 – Arrival to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. You’ll get an up-close look at Eastern Europe’s only insular castle and learn why it’s remained one of the most-visited historical sites in Lithuania. Lake Galve has 22 islands and one of them houses Trakai castle – you will get a chance to see it from the deck of a boat while enjoying a lovely summer breeze and tasting ‘kibinai’ (traditional pastries filled with meat and onion, popular with the Karaite ethnic minority. 

Professional local guide will also provide you with the history of Karaites—a Turkish ethnic group that is the country’s smallest minority, with fewer than 300 members living in the nation. The tour concludes with a return trip to Vilnius.

Vilnius City Walking Tour

Date and time:
Option 1: August 2, 2023 (Wednesday), 18:00 – 20:00 
Option 2: August 5, 2023 (Saturday), 15:00 – 17:00
Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: 20 Eur
Price includes: a guide and a wireless headset.
Group size: a minimum group of 10 people must join the tour, otherwise the tour will be canceled and fee will be refunded. 
Meeting point: lobby of Raddisson Blu Hotel Lietuva.
Booking deadline: until July 25, 2023. Late and onsite bookings will be possible only if a minimum group will gather until July 25, 2023. 

Sites:

  • Cathedral, the Cathedral Square 
  • Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas 
  • Grand Dukes Palace, Lower Castle 
  • Gediminas Tower of the Upper Castle 
  • Presidential Palace 
  • Vilnius University 
  • St. Michael‘s Church 
  • St. Anne‘s Church and Bernardines 
  • Town Hall and Town Hall Square 

Vilnius – the city born from the legend of Iron Wolf, famous for unique variety of architectural heritage and European capital of culture in 2009, invites you to take part in a walking tour around the Old Town of Vilnius, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is celebrating its 700th birthday this year, so it is livelier and more beautiful than ever!

KGB Museum and Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour

Date and time:
Option 1: August 3, 2023 (Thursday), 17:30-20:30
Option 2: August 5, 2023 (Saturday), 15:00-19:00
Duration: 3-4 hours
Price: 30 Eur
Price includes: ticket to the museum, a guide and a wireless headset.
Group size: a minimum group of 10 people must join the tour, otherwise the tour will be canceled and fee will be refunded. 
Meeting point: lobby of Raddisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Booking deadline: until July 25, 2023. Late and onsite bookings will be possible only if a minimum group will gather until July 25, 2023. 

Visit the KGB museum – a former KGB prison – where the crimes of the Soviet regime were planned and executed for almost fifty years. A modern exhibition will tell you more about the loss of Lithuania’s independence in the middle of the 20th century as well as repressions by Soviet authorities, and the self-sacrificing and persistent fight for independence.

After visiting the museum, a guide will take you to the oldest Jewish Quarter of Vilnius, former Jerusalem of Lithuania, telling the stories of Jewish lives, the site of former Great Synagogue and the place where once Gaon of Vilna lived. You will also discover: 

  • Vokiečių (German) street with its stumbling stones dedicated to people, who had perished during the Holocaust;
  • Mėsinių (Butchers) street housing Jewish Cultural center and street information desks referring to the Vilna Jewish Community;
  • Rūdininkų square (former the Big Ghetto) and the monument to the victims and fighters of the Vilna Ghetto. Ghetto gates, Judenrat, Jewish theatre and Ghetto hospital were also here. 
  • Choral Synagogue, the only surviving working house of worship of the Jewish community.