5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller16 Sep. 2019
Genuinely hipster but unpretentious.
Trace the timeline of Lithuania’s capital city in its magnificent medieval fortresses, mesmerizing churches, intriguing museums and scenic riverside promenade.
Discover outstanding heritage sites within the ancient city of Vilnius, Lithuania’s largest city and capital. Centered on the compact medieval Old Town, Vilnius is dotted with breathtaking monuments, architectural masterpieces and significant historical sites. Explore the scenic riverside city to find an intriguing destination that has been central to the country’s historic struggle for independence.
Located at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers and surrounded by seven rolling hills, Vilnius is an ideal city for exploring on foot. Begin your walking tour on the cobbled streets near Cathedral Square. Here, find the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral, which contains a collection of impressive stuccoworks and frescoes. Stroll northeast toward the greenery of Castle Hill to find the main buildings of the National Museum of Lithuaniawithin the medieval Vilnius Castle Complex. Walk or take the funicular railway to the hilltop to see the ancient fortification of Gediminas Tower.
Turning south, find the historic Gates of Dawn, the former southern limits of Old Town, which contains a splendid shrine to the Virgin Mary. Just outside Old Town, step inside St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church to see the vividly stuccoed ceilings.
Learn about Lithuania’s struggle for independence under the 50-year Soviet rule at the Museum of Genocide Victims. Vilnius’ thriving contemporary culture is on display at the Lithuanian Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre.
Take a break from strolling around and visit a kavinė or coffeehouse for an afternoon treat. Try sweet poppy seed cakes or spurgos doughnuts with a hot cup of giliu kava, a coffee-like drink made with acorns.
Vilnius is located in central eastern Lithuania. The city’s international airport and main bus and rail stations are conveniently located near the city center. Use local trolleybuses to get around the city easily. Take a daytrip to see Trakai’s castles amid peaceful lakes.
Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019
Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2019
Discover the heart of Catholic spirituality in Lithuania when you explore the opulently decorated nave and chapels of this Palladian-style cathedral.
Investigate one of Old Town’s most significant historical and religious sites to see a medieval fortification adorned with a chapel and a venerated shrine.
Look up at the white-stucco sculpted ceiling of this late-Baroque church to find a swirling world of religious scenes and mythological creatures.
Make your way across a wooden boardwalk to reach this fairytale-like castle on a lake in Trakai, where you can find a fascinating museum and archery range.
Climb to a monument that tells a story from Lithuanian folklore on this scenic hilltop, where you can also see panoramic views of Vilnius’ city skyline.
Find the birthplace of the city of Vilnius within the foundations of this medieval castle tower, which has a museum and stunning hilltop views.
The beautiful scenery and rich heritage of Trakai awaits you on a half day trip to one of Lithuania's most distinctive cities. From the solemn memorials in Paneriai to the grand Medieval fortress of Trakai Island Castle, this tour features some of the region's most remarkable historic sights.
Enjoy an amazing half-day tour of Trakai, traveling by air-conditioned minibus from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, with an English-speaking guide.
Discover the most significant places on the way from Riga to Vilnius. The trip include visiting of a unique ensemble of Lithuanian folk art – The Hill of Crosses; one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia – The Rundale palace and Bauska Castle, which is surrounded by a picturesque scenery.
Explore castles and manors in and around Trakai Historical National Park. This is an ultimate experience for history and culture lovers with an experienced local guide.
One of the best choice for those who want to save time, money and have full of impressions sightseeing tour - cxcursion from Vilnius to Riga. Highlights of the tour are The Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle.
Meeting place in vokiečių street. This street is part of oldtown of Vilnius.
MitchK26 Apr. 2019
Lovely city, very friendly people.