Visit Vilnius, the small diamond of Lithuania
Vilnius, the small capital of Lithuania, promises you endless walks in its cobbled streets that will take you to all the picturesque places, sights and hidden beauties of the city.
Start your wandering through the streets of the Old Town and indulge in a dreamy walk between the street musicians, the traditional shops and the baroque buildings of impressive aesthetics. Follow the cobbled sidewalks which will lead you to the most beautiful sights of the city such as the mosaic gallery of the Kings, the Presidential Palace and the old Jewish quarter.
The streets of the Old Town will lead you to the main square, a meeting point for locals and visitors alike. There you will find the impressive Cathedral with its imposing bell tower adorning the large square and the Palace of the Grand Dukes located on the side of the church.
Climb to Gediminas Hill, and you will find the medieval castle which is a symbol of the history of the place which you can discover with a visit to the Castle Museum.
Take a tour of the main boulevard Gedimino of the New Town and reach the Artillery Bastion to enjoy the endless view of the entire city.
Food and local cuisine
Your trip to Vilnius will definitely include good food. With a long tradition in hunting, the capital of Lithuania will allow you to enjoy various meat dishes cooked with a variety of techniques and flavors. To get to know the local cuisine, try a cepelinai (traditional baked potato), and a saltibarsciai soup. Accompany your meal with the famous local Hira beer.
Best time to visit Vilnius
In Vilnius you can travel all months of the year. However, the months from May to October are ideal, when the temperatures are higher and the weather is milder.
How to use transportation in Vilnius
Transfer from/to Vilnius
In Vilnius you can travel by air as it has its own airport which is 6 km from the city center. From the airport you can be transported to the city center by bus (ticket about 1 euro), train (less than 1 euro) and taxi (around 10 euros).
You can discover the city center on foot and explore every corner of it. However Vilnius has buses that connect all destinations and attractions. You also have the option of using a taxi that will be a little more expensive.