The Rome of the East: Vilnius & Trakai
- City trip
- 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Want to relax and enjoy a cultural city break? This is perfect! Enjoy Vilnius inc. hotel, breakfast, guided excursion to Trakai and flights
Baroque architecture, ancient history and plenty of modern flair - this is Vilnius, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and a wonderful place to explore on foot. The city is divided into two parts: the modern district that invites you to stroll and the historic city centre, with cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings and several churches. Vilnius is often called the "Rome of the East", with over 50 churches in the old town that testify to the eventful past of the city, and the residents of the city claim that you can see several churches from each era in the old town. On the second day of your trip, take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages - to Trakai! The city is around 30 kilometres from Vilnius and in addition to the medieval city centre, filled with colourful houses, you'll also see the old moated castle. If you fancy a city trip where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this trip is the ideal one for you!
- Vilnius: 2, 3, 4 or 5 nights
- Half-day trip to Trakai including transfer, museum entry and English-speaking guide
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, London Luton, Newcastle, London Stansted to Vilnius
- If you prefer to make your own travel arrangements, you can also choose to remove flights in the booking process.
Vilnius is truly unique, yet often overlooked as a travel destination. In the capital of Lithuania, in the middle of the Baltic States, historic quarters and modern architecture meet in a distinctive manner. You'll find a wealth of cultural diversity here, reflected in the welcoming nature of the residents and their openness. Vilnius impresses with over 50 churches, earning the city the nickname "Rome of the East", and is also the seat of the Lithuanian government, as well as the impressive presidential palace. Because of the well preserved nature of the historic architecture of the city, the old town of Vilnius was included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage in 1994 and was named European Capital of Culture in 2009, together with Linz. The capital of Lithuania is also known for its modern, future-oriented architecture and a lively, cultural atmosphere. But if you really want to understand Vilnius, you have to see it with your own eyes and take a stroll through the streets yourself!
- Vilnius, Lithuania
The hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town on a quiet and welcoming street, close to several architectural monuments. In the morning, a breakfast is served and the reception is open 24 hours a day.
Standard double room
Standard double room
From Vilnius to Trakai including a guided excursion to the moated castle
On this excursion you will visit the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Trakai! You travel in an air-conditioned minibus from Vilnius to Trakai (28 km, approx. 30-minute drive) and spend half a day in the picturesque lake region. Upon arrival, explore the historic city and the well-preserved ruins of Trakai Castle, located on its own island in Lake Galva. The castle, built in the 14th century, was once of extreme strategic importance and fell into disrepair in the 17th century. Reconstructed after the Second World War to restore it to its 15th century splendour, it is now an important landmark of Lithuania. You will also learn more about the small ethnic Karaite group that has settled in Trakai, along with Tartars, Russians, Jews and Poles, and enjoy panoramic views of Lake Galva, the deepest of the region's 200 lakes.
The excursion takes around 4 hours and includes transfer, entry and a guided tour of the Trakai Castle Museum with an English-speaking guide.
- Tourist tax 1 € per person per night (to be paid on site)
- Airport transfers
- Half-day trip to Trakai: tip for guide and lunch
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
From 14:00 - 23:00 hours
Until 12:00 - 07:00 hours
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Maximum 3 people per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
One child can receive a discount based on 2 full-paying adults per room. The discount depends on the chosen travel time and duration. Complete your booking process to see the final price. Children up to the age of 1 year pay a reduced airfare and are not entitled to a seat and, depending on the airline, are not entitled to checked baggage.
Unfortunately infant beds are not available throughout this trip.
Unfortunately this trip is not wheelchair-friendly.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
This trip is individual, but the trip to Trakai is organized in a group, and may include other travellers.