Special Activities

In 1994, the Old Town of Vilnius was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The largest Old Town in Eastern Europe is architecturally the richest part of Vilnius. Almost every style of architecture can be found: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism and Post-Modernism.

Vilnius Town Hall and its square – once city life was in full swing there, and today annual fairs, festivals and lots of other events are held. A spectacular view of the Old Town opens from majestic Gediminas’ Tower, which has been glorified in many legends. Catholics know very well the Gates of Dawn and its painting of Mother of God, which is said to have miracle-working powers. Vilnius University is one of the oldest and most famous higher schools of Eastern Europe. The President’s Office is a notable piece of Lithuanian Classicism. The Cathedral dating from the times of Mindaugas stands in the territory of the Lower Castle. The residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania remembers famous and noble rulers. This is only a small part of Vilnius, which you can see and in which you are sure to find great cultural values.

Tours are organized daily from 15 May to 15 September in English and in German.
The two-hour guided tour starts at the Bell Tower of the Cathedral at 2 pm.
The ticket costs 35 Litas.

Tickets can be bought at Tourist Information Centres:
Vilniaus g. 22;
Didžioji g. 31 (the Town Hall of the city);
Geležinkelio g. 16 (Railway Station).

Exclusive tours:

If you have no idea what it was like to live in the soviet union, you have a unique opportunity to relive that. 25 kilometers from Vilnius, 5 meters under ground and you find yourself in the USSR.

More information at www.sovietbunker.com.

You can also participate in thematic tours and find out a lot more than short history, or theatrical tours for groups where you will have an opportunity to learn about the legends of the city, Lithuanian customs and traditions, taste Lithuanian dishes, feeling the medieval spirit, etc.

More information and booking at the Tourist Information Centre.