Kaunas Free Tour

NO GROUP TOURS 😞
BUT PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE! CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Tour details

Price

Pay what you want 

date

Saturdays at 11 am with pre-bookings only

meeting point

St. Michael the Archangel Church (Soboras)

Duration of the tour

2-2.5 hours

language

English

Wearing a mask

Wear a face mask

Highlights

  • Uncover city’s “golden age”
  • Hear the stories how local government was solving the problem of unemployment
  • Find out why Kaunas is home to the world’s only Devils Museum.
  • Witness the mania for Lithuania’s second religion - basketball.
  • Discover local culture from Opera to street art
  • Listen to stories from locals’ life
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What to expect from Kaunas Free Tour

NB! Kaunas Free Tour runs only if three or more people book the tour in advance (until 7 pm a day before). If no one books, the guide will not show up :) If you change your mind, please let us know! If you cannot book the tour anymore, it means no one booked a day before and the tour is not happening. E-mail us or call if you are not sure :)

Welcome to Kaunas - Lithuania's second largest city and the provisional inter-war capital. In recent years Kaunas has exclusive aura becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2022. With wonderful sights, unique interwar architecture, parks and entertainments - there is so much to see and to experience here! At first you might be wondering, where even to start...

Let us make your life easier! Join guided free walking Kaunas tour starting from Soboras and see most of the highlights of the New Town (Naujamiestis). Our friendly Lithuanian guides will help you to discover the history of the city from Hanseatic League to the invention of the word “Kaunastic”. Together you will learn why Kaunas has the only Devils Museum in the world and how local government was tackling the problem of unemployment. Oh and let’s not forget the mania for basketball - the true religion in Lithuania!

Only 2-2,5 hours of walking and you'll be guided through the main spots and everything you need to know about this historic Lithuania's center surrounded by Nemunas and Neris rivers. But Kaunas tour is not only about things which happened 100 years ago and what impact they have today. During this excursion you will be acquainted with contemporary art and modern architecture, too. It’s also a great opportunity to meet locals and chat about everyday life in Kaunas or their perspective for the future in Lithuania. Don’t forget to ask the local people for tips about the best way to visit the rest of the city and what other things to do here! Spend at least one day in Kaunas and take all it has to offer!

For more information about this Kaunas free tour send an email to kaunastours@gmail.com

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FAQ about Kaunas Free Walking Tour

Do I need to pre-book Kaunas free walking tour?

YES! Due to COVID-19, pre-bookings a day before are required. If we receive no bookings for Kaunas free walking tours, the guide will not go to the meeting point. You can easily do it via the website for free. Just click on the day you are interested in. If you cannot choose the date, it means the tour is not available anymore for that day.

Groups of 8 or more people should book a private tour. Due to COVID-19 we no longer accept bigger groups on our free tours.

How to book a tour?

Click on the date you are interested in on the calendar above. If you cannot select the date, it is not available. After you click on available date, the form will appear to fill your details to book the tour. If you want to book a private tour, please select PRIVATE on the top of the calendar.

Where is the meeting point of the tour?

Kaunas free walking tour starts in front of Soboras - St. Michael the Archangel's Church (Nepriklausomybės a. 14) and finishes in Kaunas Old Town. Look for our guides in front of the main entrance.

Who are the guides?

We are professional licensed guides in Kaunas, so you are in safe hands :) We are all full of enthusiasm, love our job and want you to have a great time with us!

Do you run free tours if it rains or snows?

Yes, we never cancel tours because of the weather. Do not forget to bring an umbrella or dress appropriately and let's discover Kaunas together no matter what the weather is.

How do I recognise the guides?

Our guides have yellow name tags or a yellow "Kaunas With Locals Tours" bag. It is impossible to miss us :)

In what language is Kaunas free walking tour?

All our regular tours in Kaunas are in English.

What is the "free tour"?

Pay-what-you-want is a popular tour concept all over the World. This tour doesn’t have a fixed price, you can decide yourself how much you pay your guide at the end of the tour. You can give 5 EUR to you guide or you can give 50 EUR whatever you feel the guide deserves :) 

We are not supported by the city, we can run these tours because of the travellers who like our idea and work. That’s why we always do our best to give the best tours we can.

How big are the groups?

On free tours we have groups from 15 to 20 people. 

How can I tip my guide?

You can give the tip to your guide at the end of the tour cash or by card. Most of our guides have card readers!

If you have to leave the tour earlier, you can approach the guide and also give the tip cash or by card before leaving.

It is also possible to sent the tip online to our PayPal account hello@vilniuswithlocals.com. 

What if I am coming with a bigger group (8+ people) ?

Meeting point