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

Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

2. Vilnius: Private Paneriai Park, Trakai Castle, Kernavė Tour

After pick-up from accommodation in Vilnius start the tour with Paneriai memorial park, where thousands of Lithuanian Jews were killed. Learn about the Paneriai or Ponary massacre where up to 100,000 people were murdered by German SD, SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators during World War II. After the tour of the park visit Trakai castle, once a major centre of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and where today you can see one of Europe's most beautiful castles on the island in the lake. Here you will have the chance to have lunch in a traditional Karaim restaurant or enjoy a boat trip around the lake. After Trakai visit the first capital of Lithuania, Kernavė. Kernavė is highly significant in Lithuanian history and boasts five hill forts and historic churches. A Lithuanian state cultural reserve was established in Kernavė in 1989 and it was in 2004 that Kernavė Archaeological Site was included into the UNESCO world heritage list. After enjoying this site you will be returned to your accomodation in Vilnius.

Vilnius: 2.5-Hour Catacombs Tour

3. 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. 

Immersive Walking Photo Hunting Tour in Vilnius

4. Immersive Walking Photo Hunting Tour in Vilnius

An exciting walking tour for photography enthusiasts! Explore Vilnius and discover hidden gems and historic buildings as you hunt for the perfect shot. With a professional local guide leading the way, you will visit the best spots in Vilnius to take lovely photographs. You will learn new techniques and improve your skills while capturing stunning photos of the city’s landmarks and streets. Whether you are an experienced photographer or just starting out, this tour is perfect for anyone looking to capture the magic of Vilnius. Explore Vilnius in a unique and fun way!

Inclusive Walking LGBTQ+ Tour in Vilnius

5. Inclusive Walking LGBTQ+ Tour in Vilnius

Explore the LGBTQ+ history and culture of Vilnius! Together with a professional local guide, you will explore the colorful streets of Vilnius. You will learn about the history and culture of the community. You will visit landmarks and neighborhoods that are significant to the LGBTQ+ community in Vilnius. What are some of the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face? You will find out about discrimination and homophobia. But you will not experience any of that during the tour! Enjoy an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere!

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What people are saying about Vilnius

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Memorable trip. Trakai castle was the highlight. It’s a magical castle on an island. Kibinai pastry is a must to try whilst there local to the area. Kernavè is also very beautiful with a small population residing there. The first capital of Lithuania! Definitely worth the trip. One of my highlights so far from Lithuania was taking this trip. Paneriai is also fascinating too. To hear what went on there was devastating. Would recommend going to the museum of occupations and freedom fights, Paneriai will make much more sense that way.

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!

A great trip with loads of history and knowledge provided, thank you Giedrius

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