Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle

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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle
from USD $53.44
This tour takes you to Paneriai Memorial Park and the picturesque Trakai Castle. Step back in history while you soak up the atmosphere in Paneriai Memorial Park and spectacular Trakai Castle by the lakes.
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In Brief

Vilnius, Lithuania
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius 01307 Lithuania

Pick up from the hotel

Stop At: Monument to Zemach Shabad, MesiniU street, Vilnius Lithuania

Short introduction Vilnia Ghetto

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Paneriai (Ponar), Agrastu 17, Vilnius Lithuania

Visiting Paneriai Memorial Park

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trakai Island Castle Museum, Kestucio Str. 4, Trakai 21104 Lithuania

Arrival in Trakai. Guided excursion in Trakai Island Castle

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Town Hall, Vytauto g. 1, Trakai 21001, Lithuania

Free time to taste traditional dishes or buy souvenirs in Trakai town

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Town Hall (Rotuse), Didzhioji g. 31, Vilnius 01128 Lithuania

Drive back to Vilnius.

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Trakai Island Castle Museum


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilnius County
2: Discover Lithuania, Pylimo 50, Lietuva, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is available from centrally located Vilnius hotel, hostel, apartments, B&B

Pick up time is informed 1-2 days before the tour starts.

Returns To

VšĮ Vilniaus rotušė, Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius 01128, Lithuania

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply; There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.77 out of 5 based on the last 22 recent reviews

Really enjoyed this trip, our guide was very informative. Paneriai park very sad place but these things cannot be forgotten about. Trakai Castle very beautiful place and well worth a visit.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
A really enjoyable tour in the Lithuanian nature. We started with the haulocaust memorial of Paneriai (which was a bit frustrating but this is a part of the history and something that we all have to know) and then we were taken to Trakai castle. A really nice site by the lake, the "trade mark" of Lithuania. Don't miss the chance to have a half day off Vilnius, you ll see a part of the country that is really fascinating! We had Inga as our guide whose devotion to her job, her love for the place and her proffesionalism made this excursion, something to remember! Thank you!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
picked up from our apartment on time. Inga the rep was brilliant. 5 hour trip. we both really enjoyed it. Thanks
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
This tour was amazing!.Supposed to be a small group, but turned out it was only me. Inga, my tour guide was really wonderful and explained lots of stuff that I did not know. She explained the Jewish heritage in Vilnius then at the Paneriai Memorial Park. She answered my questions and we had good conversation about Lithuania's history afterward. Trakai Castle is really beautiful place surrounding by frozen lake and Inga amazingly explained the history of the castle. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that visit Vilnius!!!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
Excellent tour which took in the Jewish heritage of Vilnius firstly. The trip to Panerirai was moving and was well explained. The trip to Trakai was the highlight with a full tour of the castle and an explanation of each room. The final stop was tasting some of the most amazing Kibinai.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
Very great experience. The tour it's very interesting with special guide who shaw and explain us history and experience..We encorage people use this tour also in winter. the wiews and environment are special and beautiful. Thanks to offer this possibility. We enjoy a lot.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
This trip to Paneriai and Trakai Castle was great. As advertised small- group, there were only four of us, which was great and allowed us to take our time. The tour was full of history and our guide was very knowledgeable. As we walked around Paneriai she gave us such details that allowed you to imagine the pain and horror that took place in such a beautiful park. Trakai Castle was beautiful as well. Our guide described things in the museum that I probably would have missed if by myself. We were also given time to try the local pastries which were very yummy and I recommend them. I would recommend this tour to my friends for is a good way to explore more than Vilnius on your Lithuanian get away.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
Highly recommend this tour. Very interesting. We had Andreas as our guide. Andreas is the icing on the cake, he makes the whole tour come to life, he is very knowledgeable and extremely patient. We can not speak highly enough of Andreas he is a credit to the industry
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
Andreas promptly picked us up at 10:00 in the van. He gave us a brief overview of the Jewish history in Vilna and pointed out some landmarks so we would have context for the Jewish Memorial. Andreas explained everything at the memorial and answered my many questions along the way. I appreciated how knowledgeable he was about the topic and how he addressed all my points. Also, he has a great voice. Andreas should be narrating books. He's great to listen to. We loaded back onto the van and made out way to the castle. It was beautiful and I liked Andreas's narration of Lithuanian history. He kept the castle tour concise so we would have enough time about an hour to wander through the craft stalls and grab a quick bite to eat. Andreas dropped us back at 15:00. It was a wonderful day and very worthwhile trip.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Excellent tour. Inga was a great guide. Her English was good and she knew her subject. She was able to give us lots of information and to answer numerous questions. She was flexible with the timing and did not rush us through the Castle. A tour I would recommend.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
Excellent tour guide. Highly recommend this little trip
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Very knowledgable guide. The trip to both paces, Paneriai and Trakai is a must.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Great half day trip - Included some moderate walking, about 30 minutes of paved trails at Paneriai Park and several flights of stairs at Trakai Castle. We had the opportunity to eat some local food before the Castle tour. Both stops helped us understand a little more of the history of the area. We were very glad that we came.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
An interesting and touching insight into some of Lithuania's history, especially to learn how the life's of thousands of Jewish people shockingly ended at the Panerial site. A thanks to Inga, our tour guide, for being passionate and knowledgeable about her country's history, and showing an interest in the her group. Even the rain couldn't spoil an enjoyable tour.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
Highly recommend this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of background history.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Andreas, was informative, good company, and a laugh. He made our trip so much more enjoyable. After an informative short tour of Vilnius old town, Paneriai was a quiet, solemn and moving experience where so much suffering and death was meted out in WW2. Trakai was lovely, an old fashioned village of wooden homes set among Lakeland. The lake was still frozen and the air was fresh and good. The castle was beautiful with a museum of relevant artifacts on display inside. Although it was off peak, there were still significant large groups inside too, making it difficult to see everything. However, all in all, good value for money, a great guide, and well worth seeing.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2017
This tour was great. Learned a great deal of information on the history of Lithuania, NAZI and Soviet Union military leadership, and the Castle. Recommend if you have time.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide! A little pricey, but very good!
• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
The trip was very good, and the driver/guide was quite friendly and knowledgeable. I wish we would've had a bit more free time, as I felt a bit rushed at Trakai Castle. Still, it was a positive experience, definitely worth the money I spent.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Great tour with Andreas. He was super knowledgeable and accommodating. Started tour at the Paneriai Memorial Park and learned quite about about the camp during the German occupation. Then Andreas drive us to Trakai...very picturesque. Very happy with the tour and the guide especially.
• Submitted 04 Jun 2017
Very interesting tour to the Trakai castle, set in the lake.
• Submitted 29 May 2017
A luxury tour since we had a minibus to ourselves. Tour guide turned out to be sick, but a few hours later we had a guide driving us to the castle and guiding us through it. It's definitely wort the visit.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016

In Brief

Vilnius, Lithuania
5 hours