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Half-Day Scenic Kayak Tour in Trakai from Vilnius

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    What to Expect
    Trakai used to be a medieval residence of Lithuanian Grand Dukes. Once a significant and powerful town, nowadays Trakai is enjoying tranquillity. The town is located next to Vilnius  which is 15-miles  (about 25-km) surrounded by several beautiful lakes. The main attraction is the Island castle which was initiated by Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis in 14th century, finished and mostly used as a residence by his son Grand Duke Vytautas in the first half of 15th century. The picturesque Užutrakis manor house and park by French landscape architect Édouard François André is another must visit point on the shore of Lake Galvė. Trakai is also famous for its traditional Karaites community which was brought here from Crimea by Vytautas and settled here in the 15th century. All that and also ruins of the Peninsular castle, small islands and tranquillity of Lake Skaistis you will be able to see and experience while taking a kayak tour on the lakes around Trakai.

    The kayaking route takes you on 3 interconnected lakes. The distance is about 11/8 km which makes 3/2-hours of active paddling. 

    The tour is safe and suitable for beginners. Swimming skills are essential and some paddling experience would be useful too (but not necessary). The lakes around Trakai are usually very calm. However we can change our route depending on weather conditions.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Hotel in Vilnius
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    Your Hotel in Vilnius
    • Experienced local guide
    • Equipment (tandem touring kayaks including ruder, life vests, dry bags, and spray decks to keep you warm and dry)
    • Picnic lunch on the island (5 hr tour only) or coffee/tea + cake (4 hr tour only)
    • Transfer from / to Vilnius
    • Photos taken by guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 3, 2019

    My wife and I thought a kayak trip would be a great way to visit Trakai during several days' stay in Vilnius - see the sights, get a little exercise and enjoy being on the water. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. Tomas was the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed June 30, 2019

    We arranged a meet at the boathouse with Simas, because we wanted to visit the castle and the village first, but we've booked the transfer tour because there's no public transport in Trakai when the tour finishes. It turned out that we were the only...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Dániel Z
    simasp2015, Owner at North North East, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Hey Daniel, Thank you for your super kind review! It is our pleasure to have such curious guests like you :) Glad to hear that you have great memories from Trakai and hope to see you in Lithuania again. Best regards, Simas / NNE

    Reviewed October 1, 2018

    I spent wonderful time kayaking around Trakai with guide Thomas. Tour is well organised, entertaining and interesting. Especially enjoyed showing passages to ponds. Guide balanced well by telling stories, letting enjoying views and managing time.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Grigol G
    Simas P, Owner at North North East, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

    Hello Grigol, Thank you for coming to Trakai with us and for your kind review! We are happy to help you to collect good experiences from Lithuania :) We look forward to see you again. Best regards, Simas / NNE

    Reviewed September 4, 2018

    From the moment we booked our tour with Simas, we knew we made the right decision. Tomas shared his knowledge about kayaking and Lithuanian history making everyone in the group feel at ease. There was a lot of energizing paddling but there was also time...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Simas P, Owner at North North East, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

    Hello Mari, Thank you so much for your great review! We are always happy to host such enthusiastic travellers and really glad to hear that you have enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you again in the future, maybe in the winter time :)...More

    Reviewed July 14, 2018

    This was the highlight of our weekend to Vilnius. Tomas (our guide) was so lovely and friendly -- he was very knowledgeable about the sights we saw and spoke excellent English. He seemed like a very genuine guy, and really made the trip special for...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank Laura P
    Simas P, Owner at North North East, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

    Hello Laura, Thank you for such a kind review! We are glad that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Proud to be part of your good memories from Lithuania :) Hope to see you again! Best regards, Simas / North North East

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