Start Time: 11:00am
Duration: 3.5-4 Hours
Let the Lithuania landscape slide past your window as you travel 40 minutes to Trakai, located just 28 kilometres west of Vilnius. Learn more about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Battle of Grunwald, and Vytautas the Great (1392-1430). There are many beautiful lakes in the region. We visit Trakai Castle and the Museum of the 15th century (in the middle of Lake Galve). It is the only insular castle throughout Eastern Europe - Island Castle is one of the most visited historical-architectural monuments in Lithuania. The visit is approximately 1 hour and you will have some free time for shopping and time to relax. Trakai is also the home to Karaites, a Turkish ethnic group practicing a religion akin to Judaism, who came to Lithuania from the Crimea in the 14th century as warriors for Grand Duke Vytautas. Today the country's smallest ethnic minority counts as under 300 members.