The rain clouds of the previous day had cleared resulting in a dull but fine morning. We enjoyed a lie in and a leisurely breakfast as we had planned a visit to Trakai for mid-morning.
Trakai was the former capital of ancient Lithuania and its 14th century castle was the summer home of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes. It’s located 28 km (17 mikes) west of Vilnius and our original plan had been to go there by public transport at approximately €4 (£3.50) each return. However, on checking the timetables we noticed that trains, although inexpensive were very infrequent and we would have needed to return by bus. Both the railway and bus station in Trakai are at least a 20 minute walk from the old town and castle and so we decided to save time and take the Trakai tour minibus instead. This departs from Cathedral Square at…
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