Kaunas - the heart of Lithuania

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: Spanish, Italian, Russian
Guru: Nomeda
Registered on March 28, 2019

I am a book illustrator and translator, I love my country and my city, that's why I like to be a guide. The tour can be done in Italian, Spanish, Russian and Lithuanian.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Kaunas is a lively but quiet city at the crossroads and in the European wars, shaped by vegetation, Lithuanian language and the diversity of the different universities. We walk in a cozy old town where medieval life and battles with the crusaders are remembered from the remains of the 14th century castle. Then we go to the historic town square, where the churches and houses of Gothic merchants are being rebuilt in Renaissance style. We go down where two rivers meet and give life to each other. From there we will know why, during the tsarist occupation of Russia, one could go back in time while crossing the bridge. We will learn to notice how the symbols of paganism are still manifested in Christians. Along the avenue of "Laisvès" (Avenue of Freedom) like the Lithuanian Rambla, where modern-style houses show the proud life of the citizens who lived between the two wars, when Kaunas was the capital of Lithuania (1920-1939) We will visit the Bank of Lithuania building and the garden of the Military Museum and explain why freedom and the state have always been so important to us. Then we can admire the old funicular and I recommend you to visit museums. I will try to make you understand better what Lithuanians are like, our customs and legends, our festivals and our daily life. Then you can relax in the spectacular gothic cellars tasting the delicious Lithuanian beer that is made there. If you are hungry, the symbol of our kitchen awaits you: cepelini and cold beet soup. I am sure you will like it, welcome to Kaunas! We can change the hours if needed.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pilies g 17 Kaunas 44275 Lithuania
    Pilies g 17 Kaunas 44275 Lithuania
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    In front of the Kaunas Castle, where the green letters KAUNAS are written. I will be with a white cloth bag.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Laura 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Un tour perfecto, paramos en muchísimos sitios y nos informó de todos los detalles.
Alicia 04 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Muy buen tour!
Marta 04 Dec 2022
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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
Nomeda es una mujer culta y muy entusiasta de su ciudad. Nos mostró todos los rincones emblemáticos de Kaunas, explicando con detalle la historia de los lugares por los que pasábamos. Muy recomendable
Agus... 25 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Súper recomendable. Aprendimos mucho.
Alba... 12 Nov 2022
Es una delicia de persona. Seria, correcta y amigable. Es cercana y muy ilustrativa. Cuando vuelva a Kaunas volveré a pedir a Nomeda que me enseñe esta ciudad tan bonita y con tanta historia. Gracias Nomeda.
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Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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