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Vilnius Old Town Walking tours

Our most recommended Vilnius Old Town Walking tours

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 was the situation during the Soviet occupation and what the situation is now.

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.

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.

Surprising Walking Red Light District Tour in Vilnius

4. Surprising Walking Red Light District Tour in Vilnius

Did you know that Vilnius had a Red Light District? Many men used to come to meet beautiful women in luxurious buildings. What is the history of prostitution in Vilnius? Your professional local guide will tell you facts and stories about the oldest profession in the world – prostitution. You will find out if the Red Light District is still operating nowadays. What sins are hiding in the streets of Vilnius? Find out more about the hidden aspect of the cultural life in Vilnius. Let yourself be surprised and explore Vilnius in a unique way!

Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

5. 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. 

"Ghostly Tales of Vilnius" Walking Tour

6. "Ghostly Tales of Vilnius" Walking Tour

Delve into the eerie history of Vilnius on this ghost tour! Led by a professional local guide, you will embark on a mystical journey through the darker side of the city. You will uncover tales of terror and hear about the city's haunted past. Walk down hidden paths and visit the most spine-chilling locations in the city. Are you brave enough to face the unknown? With sinister stories and unearthly atmosphere, this tour is not for the faint-hearted. Confront the ghosts of Vilnius and embrace this one-of-a-kind ghost tour experience!

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What people are saying about Vilnius Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The tour with Ugnis was excellent. She showed up very punctually at the agreed meeting point and guided us very competently through the old town. She not only told something about the buildings and the history of Lithuania, but also told personal things. After a little over two hours we had traversed the old town and were rewarded with a great view of the city. The tips for restaurants and pubs were great. Finally, praise for a very excellent German.

Our guide, Ugne, was incredibly knowledgeable about the city, and the tour was really informational! Would definitely recommend taking this tour if you’re looking to get to know Vilnius better.

Ugne was a perfect guide. She has a lot of knowledge about the Vilnius and she is excited to share this with tourists. She is committed to making sure tourists have a memorable experience.

Our early morning tour was excellent. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about he home town. Many unknown treasures to explore and experience!

Beautiful, entertaining and very interesting tour with a great guide. Thanks