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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle
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Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle

By Discover Lithuania
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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$81.48
per adult (price varies by group size)
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per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration: 5h
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  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hotel pick up (only private tour option)
  • Entry/Admission - Trakai Island Castle Museum
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilnius County Centrally located Vilnius hotel, apartments.
  • City tour bus-stop, Šventaragio g. 1, 01103 Vilnius, Lithuania The bus stop in front of the Bell tower (Cathedral Square) https://goo.gl/maps/zxkKYgTj1Bpk8ZQS7
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10887P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For the group tour option the minimum numbers apply; There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle?
How much is Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle?
Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle price starts from $82.79. Discover and book Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle on Tripadvisor
What is the Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle cancellation policy?
Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle?
Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle is hosted by Discover Lithuania. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Discover Lithuania on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small-Group Sightseeing Tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10887P2

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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Discover Lithuania
  • 1
    Monument to Zemach Shabad
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Paneriai (Ponar)
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Trakai Island Castle Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Town Hall
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Town Hall (Rotuse)
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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I1320HXruthr
I1320HXruthr
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Highlight of the trip to Lithuania!
I can't recommend this highly enough! Firstly the Hill itself is an extraordinary place, deeply moving and spiritua
JackHsiao1014
JackHsiao1014
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A bang-up day out at the bewitching Hills of Crosses!
Not so long ago, I had a blast visitin' the spellbindin' Hills of Crosses, and let me tell ya, it was pure magic! I
Sandra M
Sandra M
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Great place, tour was rushed.
Good tour to go on when you're in Vilnius! The Hill of Crosses is definitely worth the long trip as it's an incred
FarAway765196
FarAway765196
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The Artagonist Hotel Vilnius. E X C E L E N T E !
The Artagonist Hotel Vilnius. E X C E L E N T E ! Small Warm Hotel in The Heart of Vilnius... This Place an
Natskiki
Natskiki
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Worth the Hours of Driving
Fantastic experience of the full-day tour to The Hill of Crosses from Vilnius! It was a small group of only three p
mdubov
mdubov
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Outstanding Tour
This was a fabulous historical tour where we saw so much in one day and learned all about what we saw! Our guide An
gary w
gary w
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Excellent Baltic tour company
In June we took a 17 day private tour through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with Discover Lithuania based in Vilniu
Discover776147
Discover776147
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Great trip into the country
Great conversation with our guide. Learned a lot about the history of the area, and many current day topics on Lith
ShaysOyster
ShaysOyster
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Definitely worth a visit
When in Vilnius the KGB museum is a must in order to absorb some of the cities historical culture. Fairly small in
Jenniferjanepearce
Jenniferjanepearce
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Very informative
Much more here than I excepted. So much to read and a lot of new info. The KGB prison was aweful but very interesti
Gloriaecoli
Gloriaecoli
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Efficient way to travel between cities and visit Hill of Crosses
Very prompt pickup and smooth ride from Vilnius to Riga and able to visit the Hill of Crosses without hassle on pub
DanielaA2262
DanielaA2262
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Great spot to understand the history behind Jews death
I would definitely recommend to visit this area, the monument to Jews is impressed and the place looks incredible o
Jacqui W
Jacqui W
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Interesting
Difficult to find but enjoyable visit, unusual exhibits, enjoyed reading the details and myths. Worth a visit.
JuneJacinto
JuneJacinto
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Beautiful
A day trip and touring the area gives you the idea how the Holocaust system dramatically transpired the people who
travelchica2015
travelchica2015
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Beautiful
A must do in Trakai. You can buy the entrance tickets at the door but we saved about 10-15 mins buying them online
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JHewitt103
Wakefield, UK130 contributions
My family and I recently did this tour on our trip to Vilnius. Our guide Andreas picked us up punctually from our hotel. He was very friendly and polite. Firstly we visited the ghetto then on to Paneriai Memorial Park. Andreas gave us lots of information. We have visited several holocaust sites and as always it is a very sobering experience. We then visited Trakai Castle which was very pretty in the winter sunshine. After an hours free time Andreas took us back to the hotel. We were all totally satisfied with the tour and would highly recommend it.
Written February 22, 2020
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DiscoverLTU
Dear JHewitt, Thank you for such detailed and kind review. We are so excited to know you enjoyed the tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle so much. Do not heistate to contact us again once you have plans to visit Lithuania again!
Written June 22, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bby4444
Starzach, Germany48 contributions
We were picked up at the hotel and with only two others. We were shown the ghetto and heard some stories and facts. Our guide Andrius was very good at telling short interesting stories. The Paneriai Park was very impressive. He told us the history of it and showed us around. At Trakai we heard Lithuania’s history in a nutshell. We also had enough spare time to walk around ourselves and eat something.

If you only have a short visit in Vilnius, I highly recommend this tour.
Written June 11, 2019
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DiscoverLTU
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking your time and writing this great review! We appreciate you saying that our guide was professional and the tour well organized. It summarizes our goal to make the visit as hassle-free as possible. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!
Written June 19, 2019
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Wayne Mc
Southport, UK37 contributions
I was picked up at my hotel by Inga and then we picked up other people that were on the tour. The tour itself started with us being driven around the Jewish ghettos and given plenty of the history of Jewish people in Vilnius which was very interesting. We then were driven to Paneriai, this was a very thought provoking and sobering experience learning about the atrocities committed here during WW2. We then drove around 30 mins to Trakai Castle and walked around as Inga told us about the history of the castle and of Lithuania as we walked around. Inga left the group with about an hour to look around the castle ourselves and get something to eat. She recommended trying a kibinai which we did and it was very tasty. After the tour Inga gave us the option of being dropped off back at the hotel or in the centre of the Old Town. I would definitely recommend this tour as I think it is well worth the money.
Written November 30, 2018
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Dear Wayne, Thank you for this detailed review and for your recommendation of Trakai castle and Paneriai Memorial Park tour! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour so much to leave a feedback like this. Maybe see you again sometime! :)
Written January 21, 2019
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,620 contributions
Jul 2022
They told me 3 days ahead that they didn't have enough people to do my tour and I could move it to another day or pay more for a private tour. After paying for the private tour, I saw the other group leader with a small group of people. Honestly, I felt scammed and the woman who led us although very nice, spoke difficult English and reeked of strong cologne and cigarette breath. She spent a very long time and the memorial and rushed us at the Castle. Disappointing as the Castle and lake was quite beautiful and needed to more time to enjoy it fully. You could either have lunch, take a short walk or a boat ride but not enough time for more than one. For a private tour I wasn't happy.
Written August 6, 2022
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DiscoverLTU
Hi there, Thank you for taking a time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments about the tour and tour guide as it helps to improve our services. However our group tours run if the minimum number of passengers has been reached. In your case the tour was not guaranteed departured, so we suggested you an alternative day, cancellation and full refund or extra payment for one person for the private tour. On your tour day the other tour leader had a private group, so we were not able to combine you with that group. I'm very sorry it caused confusion. Thank you once again about sharing your experience and wish you for the best discoveries in the future! Kind regards,
Written August 6, 2022
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David C
Budapest, Hungary97 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed being in a smaller group. It is easier to interact with the guide and the smaller vehicle allowed us more interaction with the tour guide. The first part of the tour, with the guide driving us through the ghettos of Vilnius might have been better if we were able to get our of the van and walk around a bit. The side I sat on did not allow me to see all of the things she mentioned. The guide, however, gave us many excellent examples of what life was like at that time. Paneriai was startling, I had heard a little about it, but was not aware of the details. Finishing up the trip at Trakai was great. Be warned, there are a lot of stairs at the castle. One thing that I didn't like was that after booking I received information to contact the tour company with my hotel information. When I called them, the person who answered the phone just said, "hello," didn't even mention the company name. And, they told me to check back with them closer to the time of the trip. So they might want to do a better job with this. But, overall, I think that the tour was great, the guide was excellent, and it was well worth the price I paid.
Written August 23, 2018
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Dear David, Thank you for rating us and sharing your experience, we appreciate your comments and love to hear your opinion. We are glad you enjoyed the tour with our guide and we hope to see you join us again for more Discover Lithuania tours. Warmest regards!
Written September 3, 2018
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MrsPepys
brisbane66 contributions
I booked this through my hotel and I was glad I did. I was collected right on time to meet the minibus which took us to Trakai. Our cheerful and very knowledgeable guide, Agnes, really filled our small group in on the history of the castle and its restoration.
It really was a magical sight, with the frozen lake surrounding the castle.
The traditional painted houses facing the lake and the surrounding lanes were great to see also.
In winter especially be sure to try the nearby wooden cafe (right near the ATM) for their traditional pastries.
PS take cash for this trip - you can use the ATM on arrival if needed
Written January 19, 2018
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Dear Mrs Pepys, Many thanks for taking a time to write travel tips and impressions about the tour. Best regards from our guides ;)
Written March 1, 2018
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John A
Newcastle, Australia35 contributions
Dec 2019
Anyone visiting Vilnius should undertake a small group tour to Trakai Castle. It commences with a visit to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. It continues to Paneriai Memorial Park which is a very moving experience. The tour concludes with the picturesqueTrakai Castle before returning to the city. Hopefully, you would be fortunate enough to have an experienced, knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide like Andreas.
Written December 3, 2019
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David G
Kirkland, WA6 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Beautiful tour which accommodated our 6 and 3 year olds. Tour guide was just amazing, we learned so much and saw such beautiful and historic places. Price is totally worth it and would recommend to anyone traveling with or without children. Thank you!!
Written November 29, 2019
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CamillePapon
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Solo
This tour ranks as one of the best that I have been on (and I have done a LOT of traveling)! Inge was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I had a number of interactions with the tour company and they were all positive and responded quickly.

Thanks so much! I HIGHLY recommend this tour and Discover Lithuania in general.
Written January 7, 2019
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Dear Camille, Thank you for taking a few moments to tell our future guests about your experience. I have already shared with Inga and she was thrilled to receive such wonderful feedback. Thank you once again and we will welcome you on your future tours in Lithuania!
Written January 21, 2019
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R Coor
Richmond, VA47 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I was expecting the Trakai Castle to be the highlight of this adventure. Not that the castle tour was not great (it was), but the visit to the Paneriai Park was a touching and emotional reminder of the dark days of WWII. Our tour guide gave a us much insight into the struggles of a people that only want to live in peace. In the US, we have no concept of the devastation done by both the Germans and Russians to the people of Lithuania. To those of outside of Europe, this park was a sobering reminder to NEVER take our freedom and liberties for granted. When asked, our tour guide said he could not hate those who have performed these horrible injustices. TIme to move on.....What a wonderful lesson learned. Don't miss this tour.
Written August 2, 2018
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Dear rcoor, Thank you for sharing your review with the travel community. We are happy to know you enjoyed every aspect of the Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Castle tour. Let me know if you ever come to our area - we hope to see you again one day!
Written September 3, 2018
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