Vilnius Old Town
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Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

1. Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

Vilnius is a beautiful city, renowned for it's green spaces and Baroque architecture. It is also a very old city with lots of history, which nuances are best presented by a local Lithuanian. We recommend starting your tour where the history of the city began 10,000 years ago at the Cathedral Square. Other meeting points in the Old town would also work, however this one is recommended. Walking through important buildings, streets and other objects you will find out how Lithuania emerged from the swamps to become a self-sufficient country, how it came to its fall, what the situation during the Soviet occupation and what the situation is now.

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Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

2. Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

On this Jewish heritage tour, learn about the lives and history of the Jews in Vilnius. Enjoy a rich introduction to Vilnius' Jewish past with a local guide in either a small group or a private tour. Meet your local guide to set out towards the heart of Vilnius. Walkthrough the old town for an introduction to the city's Jewish history. At Vilnius Synagogue learn about the history of the Jews in Lithuania before and after WWII. Discuss with your guide the unspoken prohibition of Jewish religious life and constant supervision by the Soviet state security authority. See how the synagogue remained the heart of the city’s Jewish life. From the synagogue, continue with your guide to the Jewish Information Center and see an impressive collection of Jewish history in Vilnius. Afterward, head to the memorials of Vilna Gaon and Jacob Gens. Hear about their very memorable personalities. Stroll the streets of Vilnius' old town to see Yiddish inscriptions, authentic statues, and plaques dedicated to local Jews. During your tour, talk about the Holocaust in Lithuania as you head to Zemach Shabad memorial.

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Vilnius: Old Town and Uzupis Tour

3. Vilnius: Old Town and Uzupis Tour

Meet your guide at the heart of the old town for a personalized tour of Vilnius. Learn about the history and culture of this interesting city and finish off your visit taking in the laid-back atmosphere of Uzupis. Starting at the Palace of the Grand Dukes, you'll continue on to Vilnius Cathedral and its neo-classical façade and unique, free-standing bell tower. Explore the streets of the old town and hear stories about the city's past, learning how it became Lithuania's capital. Learn about Grande Duke Gediminas; the city's founder. Get a panoramic view of the city from St. John's Church. Discover and learn about other sights such as St. Anne's Church, the Basilian Gate, and the Gates of Dawn. Dive into Uzupis, a village that declared independence from Vilnius, it's name meaning 'the other side of the river.' Finish off your tour taking in its relaxed atmosphere and checking out the street art.

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Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

4. Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

Have you ever wondered what a mysterious underground world may exist under your feet while walking throughout the streets of Old Town in Vilnius? Through its long history Vilnius has been repeatedly plagued by fires and wars. The houses in the Old Town were rebuilt several times throughout the last decades, but some of the underground parts have remained since the old times. During this tour, the history of Vilnius will be presented as it remains in the catacombs. You will see peculiarities of house cellars in the Old Town. You will have a unique possibility to see the place where one of the most beautiful historical women of Lithuania is buried. You will visit the crypt where the most powerful and well-known Lithuanian leaders are buried. Video projections will transfer you to a particular period. It will help you to visualize the image of Katedra’s catacombs in ancient times. One more innovation is a three-dimensional hologram. It is an allusion to a valuable and lost reliquary. The whole tour on foot will be guided by a professional guide. 

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Vilnius: Red Light District Walking Tour

5. Vilnius: Red Light District Walking Tour

Take a 2-hour walking tour through the former red-light district of Vilnius and learn all about why this area is referred to as "Sin City." During the tour you will hear the shocking facts about the world's oldest profession. Be surprised to learn what sins hide in the magnificent old town streets, where noblemen and dukes once walked. Learn how the sex industry brought together unfaithful men, young students, and high state officials. You will also find out about the women who had sex for money, how much they earned, where they lived, and who cared for them. Let your guide point out sites of interests, share anecdotes, and answer any questions you may have.

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Vilnius Old Town 2-hour Ghost Tour

6. Vilnius Old Town 2-hour Ghost Tour

A little known fact: lurking within the shadowy corners of the ancient buildings in Vilnius Old Town exist cheerful, romantic, and sometimes angry ghosts! When the sun goes down over the Vilnius Old town, it’s time to go for a walk. Enjoy this 2-hour ghost walk and learn about the intricate history of this fascinating capital led by an expert guide. Meet the ghosts of the Vilnius University Library and hear tale of spooky happenings in the National Museum. Listen to fun stories about the Royal Palace and visit the haunted yard of Piles Street 22. Be thrilled by paranormal stories as you stand in the Basilian monastery churchyard. You will visit some of the most historic sites in Vilnius, encountering both a fun and informative tour. You will be left feeling acquainted with this ancient city in more ways than one!

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What people are saying about Vilnius Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Right from the start I was very pleasantly surprised because she had an official tourist guide ID for the city on her head. We had a full program for 2 hours and she showed us the old town and the republic of Uzupis. This included both the backyards and a visit to a church that we hadn't planned on. She was very familiar with the city's history and history and was able to make the entire tour entertaining. Great knowledge of German. At the end there was information about bars and food. We recommend!!!!

This tour was from a professional guide (Ugnė) who provided a great experience. She had a plan, carefully answered questions, and was generous with her insight and perspectives, including sharing experiences of her family across recent Lithuanian history. She provided a balanced viewpoint whilst also showing a sense of pride and love for Lithuania. The tour was just what I was looking for and just the right length.

A great way of exploring Vilnius and finding the hidden gems (even for the local people). Our guide Ugne was full of knowledge about the city and its history. We had an amazing time!

Took the tour today and it was great, guide very nice and shows you lots of things you’d easily miss if you were alone. I’d definitely recommend it

Very informative and interesting tour, we've visited places that we would never visit alone. Thank you, Ugnė!