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Vilnius
Travel Guide

Vilnius TV Tower which includes a sunset

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.

Where to stay in Vilnius

AirInn Vilnius Hotel
AirInn Vilnius Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rodunios kelias 8, Vilnius
The price is Rs3,467 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Situated in Vilnius, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Gates of Dawn, Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Nicholas Church. Vilnius Town Hall and Town Hall ...
4.1/5Very Good! (681 reviews)
Croissants!
"Loved the complimentary croissants!"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

AirInn Vilnius Hotel
Old Town Trio Hotel
Old Town Trio Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Raugyklos str. 15A, Vilnius
The price is Rs3,162 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Nicholas Church and Vilnius Cathedral. Vilnius Town Hall and Town Hall Square are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (379 reviews)
"Very little attention to guests, the receptionist would not even say hi in the morning. It had a very bad smell.like people were smoking inside...The room was not cleaned well, they wouldn't even fix your bed nicely . The hotel is new but cheaply made. The beddings and towels seemed to be clean."

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Old Town Trio Hotel
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
5 out of 5
Universiteto Street 14, Vilnius
The price is Rs19,015 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in the heart of Vilnius, this family-friendly hotel is steps away from Gediminas Avenue and Vilnius Cathedral. Pilies Street and Vilnius Central Post ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (434 reviews)
"This is an amazing hotel with great views. The room was lovely and the spa and treatments were first class. The food was amazing!!! The staff wrte so kind, helpful and accommodating. Great hotel and I will go back again."

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Old Town Trio Apartments
Old Town Trio Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Raugyklos 15, Vilnius
The price is Rs4,712 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Nicholas Church and Vilnius Cathedral. Vilnius Town Hall and Town Hall Square are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (112 reviews)
Comfort in a perfect location.
"Lovely studio apartment, very comfortable bed and a couch/pull out bed. Big walk in shower, full kitchen facilities too. Great value for money for 3 nights incl a good breakfast. Nice location, only 10-15 mins stroll from the Old Town and all the sights, bars and restaurants. 12 mins in cab from ..."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Old Town Trio Apartments
Skapo Apartments
Skapo Apartments
3 out of 5
S. Skapo g. 8, Vilnius
The price is Rs5,208 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pilies Street and Vilnius Cathedral. Presidential Palace and Gediminas Avenue ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (133 reviews)
Great place
"Well located from main spots, comfortable bed. Overall it was great place."

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Skapo Apartments
Rotušės Apartments
Rotušės Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Saviciaus 8, Vilnius
The price is Rs4,547 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Hall Square and Vilnius Cathedral. Vilnius Town Hall and Pilies Street are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (53 reviews)
Great value
"I love my stay here. At first I was bit wary about getting the keys but the introduction which you'll get on the day, it's pretty clear and it was very easy to locate and check in without any problem. Apartment is spacious and have all the necessities you need. Great location. Not many things I can ..."

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Rotušės Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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