Welcome to Paneriai


Around 70% of the people slaughtered in Paneriai were Jewish. Other victims were Lithuanian and Polish soldiers and partisan fighters, prisoners of war and priests. The site was chosen because of an incomplete fuel tank base in Paneriai, whose pits the Nazis repurposed to dispose of the dead.

A small museum details the massacres and a walking path connects Jewish, Soviet and Polish monuments and locations associated with the killings, such as prison bunkers and pits where victims were shot.


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$45.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vilnius to Paneriai Memorial Park, Trakai Castle 4-Hour Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyPick up from the hotelStop At: Monument to Zemach Shabad, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyShort introduction Vilnia GhettoDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisiting Paneriai Memorial ParkDuration: 1 hourStop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius CountyArrival in Trakai. Guided excursion in Trakai Island CastleDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Town HallFree time to taste traditional dishes or buy souvenirs Duration: 1 hourStop At: VšĮ Vilniaus rotušėDrive back to Vilnius. Duration: 45 minutes

$57.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyPick up from your hotelStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyDiscover the main objects of old Vilnius cityDuration: 1 hourPass By: Town Hall (Rotuse), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyTown HallPass By: Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyPass by old Vilnius UniversityPass By: Presidential Palace, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyPass by Presidential Palace Pass By: Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisting the main Cathedral SquarePass By: St. Anne's Church, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisiting St Annes Church and its famous Gothic ensembleStop At: Uzupis, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyThe highlights are: the Angel of Freedom and ConstitutionDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Church Of St Peter And St Paul, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisiting one of the most beautiful catholic church in the world. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pūčkorių atodangaDrive to Pavilniai regional park. Oserve beautiful views from Puckoriai exposureDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Naujoji Vilnia ParkasVisiting authentic Exile Memorial Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Pushkin Memorial Museum (Puskino Memorialinis Muziejus), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisiting Markuciai ManorDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Subačiaus apžvalgos aikštelėShort stop for panoramic view of Vilnius from Subacius hill.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Gate of Dawn, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyStory about the Gate of DawnStop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyVisiting Paneriai Memorial Park Duration: 1 hourStop At: Town HallArrival in Trakai town. Lunch timeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius CountyGuided excursion in Trakai Island Castle Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyDrive back to VilniusDuration: 40 minutes

$216.93 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jewish heritage tour in Vilnius with Paneriai memorial

I would like to invite you to a half day Jewish heritage tour in Vilnius. In 19th century Vilnius was known as Jerusalem of the north and yiddish culture was florishing. We will follow traces of jewish culture in old town, where the Great synagogue was built and Vilnius Gaon used to live. I will also tell stories and show plases asosiated with others famous lithuanian jewish people. We will explore the territory which during the Holocaust was jewish ghetto, the places where jewich govenment Judenrat, theatre, library were located. We will travel by comfortable personal car to Paneriai memorial, old Jewich cemitary and house which was used as consentration camp. It was more then 100 sinagogues in Vilnius before the war, now only some houses of former synagogue remained and only one is in use. We can visit it at working hours. We will start the tour at your hotel in Vilnius at arranged time. The tour can be extended on your request: it is possible to visit the Holocaust museum, KGB museum, Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewich museum, the modern jewish cemetary, Chune Sugichara park, Romain Gary sculpture and ect. Museums tickets are not included in the price. We can also arrange Jewich haritage tours to other parts of Lithuania.

$194.10 Tours & Sightseeing

Day tour out of Vilnius: Paneriai holocaust park,Trakai castle, medieval Kernave

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyWe will start from Paneriai memorial park, whre tousands of Jews from Wilna were killed. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius CountyAfter the tour we will head to second capital of Lithuania, where today you can see the most beautiful castle in the Europe, on the island in the lake. Here will be possibility to have your lunch in traditional Karaim restaurant, or make boat trip around the lake. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kernave Museum-Reserve, Kernave, Vilnius CountyAfter Trakai we will head to the first capital of Lithuania - Kernave, which is included to UNESCO heritage list, and has 5 hill forts left.Duration: 1 hour

$228.35 Tours & Sightseeing

Vilnius to Paneriai Memorial Park, Trakai, Kaunas Tour, Pickup

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyTour will start from any hotel in Vilnius, head to Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Jews from Wilna were killed. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius CountyAfter the holocaust site tour will head to second capital of Lithuania, where today the most beautyfull castle in the Europe stands, on the island in the lake. Here will be the possibility to have lunch in traditional Karaim restaurant, or make boat trip around the lake. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pazaislis Monastery, Kaunas, Kaunas CountyStop at one of the most impressive baroque monastery's in Baltic states Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kaunas Castle, Kaunas, Kaunas CountyAfter the monastery the tour will continue to Kaunas, to see the main sites in the old part of the townDuration: 2 hours

$211.22 Tours & Sightseeing

Vilnius Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park, Trakai Castle, Museum

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Vilnius, Vilnius CountyWe will start from Paneriai memorial park, whre tousands of Jews from Wilna were killed.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius CountyWe will see the 14th century medieval castle on the lake, possible to do boat trip, or have lunch at traditional Karaim restaurantDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas, Kaunas CountyAfter Trakai we will head to the open air museum - Rumsiskes, one of the largest ethnographic open-air museums in Europe that stretches across the area of 195 ha. The exhibitions at the museum are intended to introduce the ethnographic regions of Lithuania, i.e. Dzūkija (Dainava), Aukštaitija (Highlands), Suvalkija (Sudovia), Žemaitija (Samogitia) and Lithuania Minor, as they looked at the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 20th century.Duration: 2 hours