Leaving Kaunas for Vilnius after breakfast. Kaunas is the second biggest town of Lithuania, having its very local spirit – it used to be the “Lithuanian Paris” in between the wars period where people used to live a very social and entertaining life. That is why the main manufactures of beer and other alcoholic drinks are located here. Discover when and where beer brewing started, its advantages and disadvantages. Find out what beer Lithuanians brewed first in Europe. Taste some special beer appreciated by Moscow millionaires. Observe the brewing process using new technologies. See the God of Beer, the world’s smallest beer glass, and a collection of beer glasses and mugs. Discover where British lords, NATO General Secretary D. Robertson, FIFA Vice President M. Platini, former Russian Prime minister E. Primakov and other famous people tasted beer. The tour ends at one of the oldest Lithuanian breweries, established in 1866, famous for its unique technologies, tasting its outstanding beer, of course.
On the way back to Vilnius stopover in Trakai – the ancient Lithuanian capital, world famous for its ancient brick castle, which is the only insular castle in the Eastern Europe.
Back to Vilnius
SIGHTS to be visited throughout the d
Kaunas Old Town – dominated by a majestic, often crumbling mix of Gothic and Renaissance-styles with a cluster of 16th century merchant houses around the Town Hall, Kaunas Old Town is not to be missed. The main street, Vilniaus street, was in its day back in the 13th century a highway linking the city with Vilnius
Kaunas Town Hall – often called the White Swan, the Town Hall’s construction was begun in 1542. The building encompasses Gothic, Baroque and early Classicism elements. In the Medieval Ages, the Town Hall, along with the main market place, was the centre of Kaunas. After its latest reconstruction in 1970, the Town Hall became the Wedding Palace with the Ceramics Museum in its basemen.
Trakai castle - Trakai, the ancient capital of Lithuania, is 30 km from Vilnius. The unique landscape of Trakai, "the town of lakes" as it often called, is comprised of numerous picturesque lakes and hills. The main landmark of Tarkai is the famous insular Trakai Castle. The Trakai Castle is an excellent example of Gothic architecture. The center of the architectural ensemble of the castle is the Duke's palace, surrounded by the thick defensive wall and protected by the fore-castle.