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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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  • 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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KATZ 19 Jun 2024
Ramat Gan

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
THE TOUR WAS NOT IN THE LANGUAGE WE HAD REGISTERED TO.
Yazmin 18 Jun 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Muy buena atención de nomeda,
Laura 13 Jun 2024
Salamanca

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Nomeda es una guía estupenda, nos ha llevado por muchos rincones de Kaunas explicando todo bien y resolviendo nuestras dudas!
Hans 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Nomeda is very knowledgeable and passionate about her city, we had a great tour in Italian with her. We spent close to 3 hours learning about Kaunas. There still was more to see and Nomeda was ready to spend even more time with us, even if the weather was not very clement! If we happen to go to Kaunas again, we'll certainly reach out to her again. Recommended!
Javier 11 Jun 2024
Granada

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Posiblemente la mejor guia que haya visto jamás, y llevo casi 30 países visitados
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