Guided tour - 4-5 hours total Offered in English, Russian, Lithuanian Distance to paddle - 10 km (with stops) Difficulty - easy (suitable for beginners) No canoe or camping experience is necessary.
One of the major landmarks in Lithuania, Trakai Castle, needs no introduction. Built in the 14th century, the castle used to serve as the residence for the Grand dukes of Lithuania. Nothing can compete with the breathtaking views of this tour, moreover, there is so much history to discover! The former capital with all the ancient castles is surrounded by five lakes and dozens of islands where you can relax and enjoy snacks from our gourmet picnic basket.
A truly exquisite experience for those who enjoy being outdoors and never stop learning.
What we'll do
We will pick you up from your location in Vilnius and disembark near one of Trakai lakes. We will begin our tour with learning basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and the safety rules. After paddling for a while we will reach Lake Galve with our main point of interest – Trakai Castle. Expand…
We will pick you up from your location in Vilnius and disembark near one of Trakai lakes. We will begin our tour with learning basic strokes, how to handle a canoe and the safety rules. After paddling for a while we will reach Lake Galve with our main point of interest – Trakai Castle.
We will take some amazing photos of you paddling a cedar strip canoe. You will also get some areal pictures with the Castle in the background. Let's move on, as we will return to the Castle on our way back. From now on, you will have this rare opportunity to enjoy paddling, nature and historical heritage all in one canoe. After visiting a couple of beautiful landmarks, we will make a stop at one of the uninhabited islands for a picnic. Once we've finished, we will head back and if we’re lucky enough, we will enjoy a picturesque peaceful sunset at the Trakai Castle.
What we'll provide
Hand made cedar strip canoe, hand made wooden canoe paddle, PFD, dry bags, set of chairs, picnic basket full of goodies. Transfer and a guide. We have two and three seat canoes, we will work out the best choice on the day.
Things to take: sunscreen, glasses, hat, swimming suite, bottle of water, rain waterproof jacket and a full change of clothes. Expand…
Things to take: sunscreen, glasses, hat, swimming suite, bottle of water, rain waterproof jacket and a full change of clothes.
What to wear while canoeing is important.
When the air and water are warm, simply dress for a day at the beach. Keeping in mind to wear things that protect you from the sun and keep you cool.
When the air is cool, you have to assess the conditions and your capabilities more carefully.
The key concept to bear in mind is layering. Several thin garments will keep you just as warm as a single thicker one, and are much more versatile. Remember you’ll need to think about staying cool as much as staying warm, and you can always add or subtract layers. The base-layer provides insulation and picks up perspiration and either absorbs it (like cotton or wool) or wicks it outward (like synthetic fibers). You want moisture to be wicked away. The insulating layer can be wool, fleece, or a similar material. Look for garments that are cut to allow complete freedom of movement. The outer layer protects you, the base-layer, and the insulating layer from the elements. Make sure it is both windproof and waterproof.
Footwear can range from old sneakers to hiking boots, to rubber boots.
Where we'll meet
(hotel pick up - on request)
Group size and requirements
There are 10 spots available on this tour. You don't have to fill all of them. Guided tours are meant to be social, so other travellers could join to. Guests ages 16 and up can attend. For younger guests, please refer to our "Private tours" section. Swimming skills are required. Please refrain from bringing your own alcohol drinks.
Booking confirmation After submitting booking form, we will send an e-mail with your booking confirmation. We do NOT charge your credit card or Paypal account during booking process. All payment should be made cash prior to departure. Weather We make every effort to continue, as scheduled with our tours. But sometimes, weather conditions create an unsafe scenario, as a result, a change or cancellation may be the result. Tour confirmation Our guides will contact our guests via email 2-3 days prior to the start of your trip. This is the perfect opportunity to let the guide know of any questions or concerns you may have. Flexible cancelation If you wish to cancel your reservation, please, let us know at least within 24 hours before the start.
This tour is guided by Janis - state certified guide, passionate canoe builder and founder of Wet Weim adventure company. Contact guide.