Discover Lithuania's rich history & architectural heritage on this kayak & castle tour of Trakai National Park!
Europe's only historical national park, explore Trakai on this in-depth guided kayak tour. Travel through time from the 14th century to the current day, charting Lithuania's legacy from the country's oldest capital at Trakai Island Castle to the opulence of Uzutrakis Manor Estate!
This activity is run and operated from Vilnius city centre and travels to Trakai (Trakai National Park) and travels across 3 interconnected lakes. Local landmarks include Trakai island castle, Užutrakis manor house, Lake Galvė, Peninsular castle & more...
Meet your guide for this full-day kayak tour & castle experience in Trakai. Visit some of Lithuania's most important architectural masterpieces across three signature lakes, stopping to visit local landmarks on this small-group kayak tour. Starting with a short safety briefing and demo, learn the basic paddle strokes you'll need to travel as a team, following your local guide along the banks of Trakai National Park. A perfect combination of nature, history and adventure, explore some of the most picturesque lakes in Lithuania - paddling past the 14th century Island Castle where you'll head ashore to explore on foot before taking a break for a taste of traditional Karaim cuisine and a chance to learn more about the area. Later, you'll continue on to Uzutrakis Manor - travelling up the canal to get a closer look and marvel at Édouard François André's palatial gardens. Reach the take out area where your transport will be waiting to take you back to central Vilnius.
Operating from April to November, this tour uses two-seater closed deck touring kayaks (single seater on request). Please note this activity operates with a two-person minimum per tour.
A typical itinerary includes:
Stop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Trakai, Vilnius County
Guided visit inside the castle museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Uzutrakis Manor Estate, Trakai, Vilnius County
View from the lake and paddling inside of manors pond and canal.
Duration: 20 minutesActivity requirements
All participants must know how to swim