Kaunas is like a younger brother of Vilnius. Sometimes it seems to be in the shadows of the capital. But make no mistake - this is a superficial paradigm – Kaunas is a very vivid both in history and now:culture is thriving, and it’s always been the innovator vs Vilnius – same 100 years ago – same it is now. See the city and some top sights around, that are usually skipped by others.
Main locations: Kaunas Old Town, Kaunas New Town, Zaliakalnis district
- See castles and streets of medieval ages
- Adore modern architecture of early 20th century
- Get a picturesque ride in the oldest Europe's funicular
- Enjoy panoramic views from the church observation deck
You will be picked from Vilnius bu a comfortable minibus and will head straight to Kaunas. In a little bit more than an hour you will meet your local guide and will be walking in a city that was a temporary capital while Vilnius was under the Polish rule between the World Wars.
You will start with a Castle and the Oldtown remembering medieval days and then walk our way to the Center, where the modern history of Kaunas starts. You will admire its old and modern architecture and find out why it was selected as a candidate to be included in the UNESCO world's heritage list.
You will visit Zaliakalnis one of the greenest and most beautiful districts of Kaunas where you will have a ride up in a legendary funicular which is one of the oldest in Europe and operating till this day.
End your tour on the rooftop of an impressive modernistic church and have the best views afforded from the roof.
After the city tour you will have some free time with the availability to explore more by yourself or have lunch. In the evening you will be transferred back to Vilnius