Vilnius

Most Popular Tours in Vilnius

Calling all adventurers, history buffs, and culture enthusiasts! Vilnius, the charming capital of Lithuania, is celebrating its 700th birthday this year, and you’re invited to the party.

With several events in the streets of Vilnius, you are invited to create lasting memories that will stay with you long after the journey is over.

Imagine strolling down the cobbled streets of Old Town, enjoying delicious local cuisine and learning about its rich cultural heritage. Vilnius has something for everyone.

We bring you the most popular tours in the capital so that you will experience and learn about the city from local guides and professionals.

First things first, when you arrive in a new city, first you should take a walking tour of the city center to familiarize yourself with its culture, history, and hidden gems.

 

vilnius old town walking tour

Explore Vilnius: Old Town and Uzupis Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour walking tour alongside a native guide as you journey through Vilnius’ historic cobblestone streets, crafting your own personalized tale of the city.

Learn about the essence of Vilnius, and be sure not to overlook any of the essential sites in the old town or independent Užupis artist district.

Take in the beauty of Vilnius’ hidden treasures and top destinations while hearing fascinating stories about the city’s past, and absorb breathtaking views that will be the highlights of your trip to Lithuania’s capital.

“We had a fantastic time on this tour! Viktorija was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and was such a friendly guide. We learned a lot about the main sites in Vilnius and Uzupis, as well as the history of Lithuania in general. What a wonderful way to get to know a bit more about the city and country. I can’t recommend this tour enough – we had a fantastic time!” commented one of the travelers about the tour.

Tour Length: 2.5 hours

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soviet vilnius

Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius

Are you interested in Soviet-era tours that often delve into the daily lives, traditions, and cultural influences of the Soviet era, providing a deeper understanding of the region’s heritage and identity? In Vilnius, you will encounter Soviet architecture directly upon landing at the airport – the arrivals terminal was built in 1954.

The occupation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union for fifty years, spanning from 1940 to 1990, significantly influenced various aspects of daily life in Vilnius, the country’s capital. This impact can be observed in architecture, historical sites, cuisine, and cultural practices. Therefore by taking this tour, you will step back in time and explore the history of the Soviet era and see highlights such as Lukiškių Square, the Gediminas Monument, and the former KGB headquarters. You’ll also see famous Soviet-era buildings, including the former Palace of Concerts and Sport, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the House of Scientists.

“Saranus was an absolutely fantastic guide. He shared many interesting stories and anecdotes that brought to life the Soviet period endured by the people of Lithuania. His great knowledge of the period allowed him to answer our questions with genuine authority. If you have an interest in the history of 20th Century then absolutely give your time to this tour. First class! Thank you,” Simon, a recent traveler commented.

Tour Length: 2, 2.5 hours

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hot air balloon vilnius

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Vilnius

Enjoy the experience of flying in a hot air balloon and bird’s-eye views over Vilnius’ Old Town. This tour includes transfers from your Vilnius hotel. You can hop into the basket with a pilot and climb higher and higher. Enjoy 360 degrees view of Vilnius and the surrounding countryside.

As the team disassembles your hot air balloon, enjoy a glass of Champagne on solid ground.

Kevin commented: “Absolutely amazing, peaceful, and beautiful views. A must do in Lithuania. I am trying to go a second time in the same week.”

Tour Length: 1-hour hot-air balloon flight, 3 hours total

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vilnius beer tour

Vilnius Beer Experience

Embark on an incredible adventure as you take on a tour of Lithuania’s beer scene! This Vilnius beer experience will take you on a 5-hour journey through the charming streets of the city, where you’ll learn about its rich brewing heritage.

With a knowledgeable private guide by your side, you’ll explore 3-5 local bars and indulge in a variety of delicious craft beers.

Get insider knowledge on how these delightful drinks are made and discover the secret ingredients that make them so unique. And the best part? You get to savor the flavors the Lithuanians love!

This private tour promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Just not to forget, the minimum age for participation is 21 years.

Paul said, “Renata was a joy to be with! Not only does she know Vilnius’s history and hundreds of interesting things she can point out throughout the tour, but she is an EXPERT on the subject of craft beer. She herself an accomplished competition-level brewer, so she is a fountain of knowledge in the way that a favorite teacher can make a subject come to life. Oh, and the beer? Fantastic and all served in quirky, interesting places! Wonderful!”

Tour Length: 5 hours

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jewish vilnius

Jewish Vilnius Tour

The Jewish community in Vilnius began to establish itself in the late 16th century. In 1633, the official Jewish quarter was established, with one street already named Jewish street. The renowned Great Vilnius synagogue was later built there. Initially, the Jewish quarter encompassed Butcher’s and Jewish streets and the alley of Saint Nicholas, but Jews also owned property throughout Vilnius. Over time, restrictions on Jewish residence and trade were relaxed, culminating in 1861 when Vilna Jews were allowed to settle in any street without exceptions, under Russian Empire rule.

Explore the historic Jewish Quarter in Vilnius Old Town, often referred to as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” and delve into its rich history as you wander through its streets, experiencing both its prosperous and challenging moments. By walking with a guide, you can listen stories from WWII and gain a better understanding for the significance of this area.

Traveller Lila said, “Excellent tour with very very knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide. She pointed out many interesting and secluded places and answered all of our questions”.

Tour Length: 2 hours

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Hill of Crosses

Day Tour to The Hill of Crosses

Trip to The Hill of Crosses is among the most popular day tours in Vilnius. You will discover the religious, cultural, and political significance of Lithuania’s most sacred site.

Admire the hundreds of crosses that cover the hillside, learn about the UNESCO-listed tradition of cross making, and explore the Great Battle District to hear more about Lithuania’s fight for independence.

“Yuriatta was our guide, and besides being an excellent driver, she knew EVERYTHING about the partisan memorial and the Hill of Crosses, making it come alive for us. Yuroatta helped us get a better perspective on more recent Lithuanian history and culture, and she took us to a super restaurant for lunch. Great tour, and if you wish to book, ask for Yuriatta! Hugs, Bonnie and Bob from Louisiana!” comments Bonnie.

Tour Length: 9 Hours

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