Known for its nature and cultural monuments, Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania welcoming visitors to discover the miracles of the interim capital: green educational trails and mounds, centenarian castles and legendary buildings of the Nineth Fort which all have intriguing stories to tell. Private Kaunas city tour invites you to visit the centrally-located city of Lithuania, learn its history and set off on a journey with your family or friends full of adventure.
Why should you choose Discover Lithuania?
Private tours in Lithuania organised by Discover Lithuania are meticulously planned tourism services adjusted to your needs or travelling rhythm. Well-thought travelling routes and extensive tourism information will let you discover the true beauty of Lithuania and take a closer look at the country’s history. Discover Lithuania is your private tour operator in Lithuania offering comfortable guided journeys on a bus.
Picturesque nature of Kaunas
Educational trails and parks. The landscape of educational trails of Kaunas and neighbouring areas is truly breathtaking. One of the most popular trails among tourists is the famous park of Santaka. The park of Nemunas island has been gaining popularity recently and is good for active sports and more relaxed activities. Girionys educational trail and the romantic Meilė park next to Panemunė Church are the must-see attractions in the summer.
Mounds. The magnificent mounds of Kaunas draw large number of tourists every year. These trails can be covered by a car, on a bike or on foot. Many legends and impressive natural beauty surround the mounds of Lentainiai, Veršvos, Marvelė, Napoleon, Aukštieji Šančiai, Eiguliai, and Pakalniškiai.
Kaunas Old Town
Kaunas Castle. The Kaunas Castle is the oldest brick castle in Lithuania at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris Rivers. The castle was built in 14th century as a stronghold against the crusaders. The castle is a defensive building in Gothic style with two rows of defensive walls and is the only castle of its kind in the whole of Lithuania. The surviving ruins of the original Castle tell a story of primeval spatial layout of the castle, the construction technique and the forms used, as well as provides important information about the development of ancient Lithuanian architecture.
The Town Hall. The Town Hall of Kaunas, known as the White Swan, standing in the Senoji town square for over 460 years has been a joy for the eyes of city residents and guests. The Town Hall was built by architect Benediktas Choinauskas. At present the Town Hall is a site for marriage ceremonies, reception of distinguished guests, signature of agreements, and hosting of official events.
Most popular sites to be visited
Nineth Fort. The famous memorial ensemble and monument of Kaunas Nineth Fort telling the tragic history of the Jews (a 32-metre long monument from reinforced concrete) is one of the most frequently visited sites in Kaunas. During the Nazi occupation the Fort was used as a site of mass murder. After the World War II the Soviets used the Fort as a prison for several years. Kaunas Ninth Fort memorial ensemble is made up of the administrative building, the exhibition hall on occupations, the Fort building, the monument for the victims of the Nazism, the mass murder site, the burial place, and the park.
Pažaislis Monastery ensemble. Pažaislis Monastery and Church comprise one of the largest complex of monasteries and one of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the country. In the monastery there are many exceptionally beautiful frescoes and paintings. The core values of the heritage exhibition are signs of spiritual and material cultural experience left behind by the earlier residents or nurtured by the current monastic communities of Comaldolese, Orthodox, and sisters Casimirians.
The Lithuanian zoo. Kaunas zoo is an attraction spot for children and adults alike. Opened in 1938, the zoo boasts over 200 species of fauna from all the world, including endangered species.
Kaunas sightseeing sites will live in your memory for long
Rest assured that Lithuania has many sites worth visiting, and Kaunas is one of them. The interim capital of Lithuania enjoys a rich cultural heritage and has charming breathtaking views. Devote some time for memorable holiday and discover the charming Kaunas with private Kaunas city tour by Discover Lithuania.