Trakai Castle and Museum Tour

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Trakai Castle and Museum Tour
from USD $48.46
Let the Lithuania landscape slide past your window as you travel 40 minutes to Trakai, located 18 miles (28 kilometers) west of Vilnius. Learn more about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Battle of Grunwald, and Vytautas the Great (1392-1430).
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In Brief

Vilnius, Lithuania
4 hours
Daily, except Monday
Important InfoInfo
There are many beautiful lakes in the region. Visit Trakai Castle and 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 free time for shopping and relax.

Trakai is also 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 under 300 members.


  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by car for 1-2 pax
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan for 3+ pax
  • Entry/Admission - Trakai Island Castle Museum


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Departure Point

Tourist bus stop, Cathedral Square, Vilnius. Nearby to the Belfry

Returns To

Tour ends at Cathedral Square ~ at 2:45 pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or 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

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great trip. The guide was knowledgable and friendly. Easy pickup from Cathedral Square and nice van ride to Trakai.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
Enjoyable half day tour with briefing at Trakai Castle; though weather was quite dull during winter time but the castle is fascinating. Also there was some time left to have a quick lunch at nearby village. Not many shops open during winter but vs. crowded summer time, seems not a bad time to visit.
• Submitted 04 Feb 2020
This was a very informative visit. It also was a great weather day- sunny and 20 degrees C. (68 F.). The guide was extremely knowledgeable and imparted significant history throughout the tour. We took two groups from the town on the bus- one with transportation to the town and the other group to also have the guided castle tour. It took him about 10 minutes to confirm who was supposed to be with him on the castle tour.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Excellent tour! Helena was extremely knowledgeable and also had a great sense of humor. I learned so much about Lithuanian history.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
Very enjoyable and interesting tour - excellent tour guide
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
Great place to visit
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
This tour was well worth the money, it was well organized and very informative and I would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
Guide extremely informative and helpful Julia. Very interesting tour.
• Submitted 23 May 2017
Wonderful tour
• Submitted 27 Mar 2017
Excellent tour - our guide was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic, so we learned a lot about Lithuanian history. The castle itself is in a stunningly beautiful location and as we went in February the lake around the castle was frozen solid so we walked across the ice to get to it, which was quite special. My 15 year old son reckoned this was a bucket list experience! The only thing I would change would be to have a bit more time since we didn't have an opportunity to walk round Trakai itself.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2017
such a great guide and understanding people as I just got to site as they were taking off and they came back for me. Saw and learned a lot.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
Very knowledgable guide and really liked all the information we learned. And we still had free time after to get lunch and check out the shops. Great little tour outside the city to a very skillfully refurbished castle!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Very nice day trip. Thomas, our guide, was exceptional. Highly recommend it.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
OK, I really liked this tour. The hard part was finding out that although they tell you to meet at the Bell Tower, their van is actually across the street from the Bell Tower. After that, the tour guide was friendly and very informative. Once arriving at Trakai, she guided us through all the major rooms in the castle, then gave us over an hour to go through the other rooms, explore the souvenir shops, and get lunch. I found the souvenir shops here better quality and cheaper than the ones in Vilnius.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2016
Everything as promised - great guide and driver, modern air conditioned coach, on time and Trakai is beautiful. Coming out of season probably best as this looks somewhere that might be crowded in the Summer. Plenty of good lunch spots near the castle.
• Submitted 26 May 2016
Great destination, enjoyable tour and very helpful guide.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2016
Due to the small group two Russian Tourists and myself I thought the tour may be cancelled, however it went ahead so amassive thank you to the driver, the tour guide Tomas and the Russian couple. I had my own private tour guide Tomas who was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. the tour itself is definetly worth taking, mabe better in the summer though. another Viator winner
• Submitted 28 Dec 2015
A great trip, we loved it
• Submitted 25 Oct 2015
Very informative and a wonderful place to visit. Although it was rebuild and not authentic as originally was but its very nice. It was a hot sunny day around 34 decrees celsius. As everyone can expect food take away outside are too expensive but on all it was an excellent and informative tour
• Submitted 10 Aug 2015
It was great. Worth seeing place. Great guide, very punctual organization.
• Submitted 18 Jun 2015
The bus ride out of the city was interesting as we joined various groups. In the end the drive to the Castle went smooth. Our guide walked us through the main fortress and gave us information on the various rooms and overall history. Afterwards you have free time to walk through the museum, shop or grab a bite to eat.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2015
Fabulous tour. Our guide Julia was very knowledgable and funny. Plenty of time to see the castle and have lunch. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
Excellent tour! Worth the money.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015

In Brief

Vilnius, Lithuania
4 hours
Daily, except Monday