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. Centred 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 centre. 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

Old Town Trio Apartments
Old Town Trio Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Raugyklos 15, Vilnius, LT-01140
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (145 reviews)
"Good location DO NOT pay extra for deluxe apartment as you likely won’t get one & they won’t refund the difference"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2022

Old Town Trio Apartments
Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
3.5 out of 5
Didzioji St. 39, Vilnius, LT-01128
Stay at this 3.5-star golf aparthotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the WiFi and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (53 reviews)
Very nice location. Be prepared.
"Lovely, spacious room. Be sure you know how to find it. Building 10A is behind a wall facing street. Air conditioning works, but you are using a portable unit, so know how to move it and point exhaust out a balcony window. Extremely well located, albeit 3 floors walk-up."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
Skapo Apartments
Skapo Apartments
3 out of 5
S. Skapo g. 8, Vilnius, LT-01122
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the spacious rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (133 reviews)
Great place
"Well located from main spots, comfortable bed. Overall it was great place."

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Skapo Apartments
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