Excursion to visit the Teutonic castles of East Prussia from Kaliningrad
Excursions & day trips

Excursion to visit the Teutonic castles of East Prussia from Kaliningrad

Free cancellation
Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit ancient castles dating back to the 13th century
  • Walk through the medieval towns of Tapiau and Tilsit
  • Discover striking examples of medieval knightly architecture
What to expect

Need of having either a valid negative test or proof of vaccination!

This tour is a unique opportunity to see the heritage of the Teutonic order with your own eyes. Striking examples of medieval knightly architecture are scattered throughout the Kaliningrad region, reach them all with one tour.

Since ancient times the amber country has attracted Germanic soldiers. From 1220, the Teutonic knights, together with the Polish princes, conquered the Prussian possessions, and by 1265 numerous castles of the Teutonic Order began to appear on these lands. The knight's order castles are the most significant and spectacular architectural monuments which remain from these times. The castles were built in accordance with the traditions of late medieval Order Gothic architecture.

You will enjoy a fascinating tour of the Castles "Waldau" (Nizovye, external inspection) and "Tapiau" (Gvardeysk, external inspection), a tour of the castle "Georgenburg" and a visit to the stud farm "Georgenburg", whose glorious history dates back to 1377, when the crusaders and German knights engaged in breeding horses in the fortress of Georgenburg. You will also tour Castle "Ragnit" (Neman), take a short walk along the main street of Tilsit (now known by its Russian name of Sovetsk) and make a photo pause at the famous bridge named after Queen Louise.

To participate to this tour, you need to have a passport of the Russian Federation. Please bring your own food, because this tour does not include a break for lunch.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Guide service
    • Entrance tickets to the observation deck of the quarry of the Amber combine
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 7-18)
    • Infants (age 0-6)
    • Pensioners
    Where

    Ulitsa Oktyabr'skaya, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaya oblast', Russia, 236006

    Meeting point:

    Please find the information about the number of your travel bus on the window of the tour operator's office located at Oktyabrskaya 8, the entrance to the office is on the side of the building facing the river. Your guide will then wait for you in the bus.

    What to remember
    • In accordance with Resolution No. 383 of 06/30/21 of the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, only persons vaccinated against COVID-19 or those with PCR tests received no earlier than 72 hours before the start of the excursion are allowed to attend group excursions (except for children under 18).
      When buying an excursion and boarding the bus, you must have your supporting documents printed and ready to show to the tour leader. Persons with no documents mentioned above are not allowed on the bus. When boarding the bus, thermometry (temperature measurement) will be carried out. Tourists are not allowed without a mask.
    • You need to have a Russian passport to join this tour
    • Please bring your own food, because this tour does not include a break for lunch
    • You can find the number of your coach on the lists which are posted at the entrance to the agency at the meeting point
    • Several coaches depart at the same time: to make sure you don’t accidentally leave for another excursion, please carefully consult the lists and do not board the first bus you see
    • The coaches will be waiting on Oktyabrskaya street next to the office building
    • Boarding the coaches ends 5 minutes before departure
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Unona
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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