Welcome to Kaunas

Kaunas (kow-nas), a sprawling city 100km west of Vilnius at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris Rivers, has a compact Old Town, an abundance of artistic and educational museums, and a fascinating history. A sizeable student population provides plenty of energy, and some rough edges give it that extra bit of spice

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$79.93 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Kaunas and Pazaislis Monastery Tour

The M.K Ciurlionis Art Gallery and the Devil's Museum are nearby. Philosophical pictures by the Lithuanian artist and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875-1911) and some rather amusing devils will make your visit to Kaunas really unforgettable. Today it is the significant center of science, culture and industry.Also you'll visit Pazaislis Monastery of the 18th century. In the last years it became the Center of Culture. Because of its perfect acoustics many concerts take place there in Summer.

$91.35 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of Kedainiai and Kaunas Old Town

According to the legend, the name of Kedainiai originated from a wealthy merchant Keidangen who had moved here from Kursas and established a small fishermen's village. Kedainiai was famous as a town of many nations, confessions and cultures.Walking along the narrow streets of the Old Town of Kedainiai you can admire magnificent history. On the way back you will visit the old town of Kaunas.

$182.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Kaunas Rumsiskes and Pazaislis Monastery Full Day Tour from Vilnius

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.

$77.65 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from Riga to Kaunas or from Kaunas to Riga

Take this convenient private transfer from Riga to Kaunas or from Kaunas to Riga. Opt to be dropped off at a central location in central Kaunas or Riga hotel/ airport. The driver will meet you at the pick-up point in Riga/ Kaunas that you have specified and you will be taken to your centrally located Kaunas/ Riga hotel or other address that you specify.

$1130.48 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Discover Lithuania and Latvia - The Gems of the Baltics

Day 1 Arrival in Vilnius airport. Private transfer to centrally located 4* hotel„ Artis“ or similar. Overnight. Day 2 Morning guided walking tour in Vilnius Old Town: Cathedral and it’s square, Gediminas Castle, University campus, Pilies street with the 16-18th century historical and architectural monuments, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St Anne's and Bernardines churches, former Town Hall square, the Gates of Dawn with miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Afternoon departure to Trakai - the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle. Later drive to Kaunas. Evening sightseeing tour of Kaunas Old Town, second largest city and the capital of Lithuania between the World Wars. The tour includes: the Old Town of Kaunas with its St George's church, castle ruins, Theological seminary, the Town Hall Square, the Jesuit church, the Cathedral, the Church of Vytautas and the Perkunas House, Christ’s Resurrection Church. Overnight at the hotel “Daugirdas” 4* in Kaunas or similar.Day 3 Morning departure to Klaipėda. Ferry from Klaipėda to Neringa - visit Juodkrante, climb the Hill of Witches decorated with numerous wooden sculptures based on Lithuanian legends and folk tales. Stop at a bird sanctuary. Further drive to Nida (30 km), a small old fishermen village famous for its majestic seashore sand dunes, neo-gothic church and old ethnographic cemetery. Overnight at the hotel “Amberton Klaipeda” 4* in Klaipėda or similar.Day 4 Morning departure to Riga with en route stop in Palanga resort to visit the biggest amber museum in world. Later stop to visit the holy site of Catholic Pilgrimage – The Hill of Crosses. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed people of Lithuania and Christian Europe. Overnight at the hotel “Europa Royal Riga” 4* in Riga or similar.Day 5 Morning excursion in Riga Old Town. Enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble- stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. In Old Riga you will see: Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, The House of Blackheads, the Cat House, Old City Walls, Old Riga Castle and much more. End of the tour. Private transfer to the Riga's airport.

$1564.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lithuanian Medieval Tour from Vilnius

Day 1Private transfer to Vilnius old town. Free afternoon to explore Vilnius by yourself. Welcome dinner in the medieval restaurant. Overnight at 5* Narutis Hotel in Vilnius or similar. Day 2 Morning excursion in Vilnius medieval Old town which is a part of the UNESCO Heritage, one of the largest medieval old towns in Eastern Europe. Afternoon departure to visit Medininkai medieval castle, which was built in the 13th-14th century and has the largest castle enclosure in Lithuania. Visit of the castle museum. Then, you may stroll around and discover the wooden catholic church and Aukstojas hill - the highest place in Lithuania. Evening drive to Norviliskies castle next to Salcininkai town for the dinner and overnight. Overnight in castle Norviliškės or similar. Day 3 Morning departure to the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Kernave. Its scenery is a part of the UNESCO Heritage list. Climb up its hills to have an overview of a Neris river. Visit to the archaeological site museum. Afternoon departure to Kaunas where you will visit the medieval old town and Perkūnas House. Excursion in old town with the sight of Kaunas Castle, the city hall and many beautiful churches. Overnight at 4* "Daugirdas" Hotel in Kaunas or similar. Day 4 Morning leave Kaunas and drive along Panemune road. Stop at Raudone Castle and the renaissance Panemune Castle. Arrival to Lithuania‘s third biggest city Klaipeda which is a historic seaport. Afternoon visit museum in the castle ruins (Old Town) where you will know the city‘s history. Enjoy the rest of the day in Klaipeda. Overnight at 4* National Hotel in Klaipeda or similar. Day 5 Morning excursion in medieval Klaipeda, visit the Old Town with its Theatre square and the statue of a girl Ann from Tharrau, numerous old streets and buildings, Linden street with the old post-office and Mazvydas Sculpture Park. Afternoon departure to Vilnius.Overnight at 4* National Hotel in Klaipeda or similar. Day 6Visit Trakai - The capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Visit the 15th century Insular Trakai Castle housing and exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17-18th century applied art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes, and Karaites, brought to Lithuania from the Crimea. Afternoon back to Vilnius. Overnight at 5* Narutis Hotel in Vilnius or similar.Day 7Private transfer to the airport. Departure.