1. Lithuania
  2. Vilnius
  3. Cathedral Square, Vilnius

Vilnius: 3-Hour Holiday Traditions and Christmas Market Tour

Product ID: 308968
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Unlock the secrets of a traditional Lithuanian Christmas on this very special pop-up tour. Explore in a small group with a local guide to discover the city’s bustling markets, learn about local festive traditions, and try traditional yuletide treats.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit two vibrant local Christmas markets and a traditional craft shop
  • Shop for authentic gifts and souvenirs
  • Admire one of Europe’s most beautiful Christmas trees
  • Learn to make poppyseed milk, a Lithuanian Christmas Eve must-have
  • Sample traditional holiday treats and leave with an edible gift from your guide
Full description
Your tour starts with a festive drink before wandering around the vibrant Christmas market in the old town. While exploring, admire the handicraft stalls and pretty lights, and chat about Lithuanian Christmas traditions. Afterward, visit a charming old crafts store, where you will learn about Lithuanian Christmas spells and about the types of festive decorations preferred by locals.

Then it’s time for a traditional poppyseed milk-making session at a family-owned restaurant where you’ll learn about the traditions that surround Christmas Eve dinner in Lithuania. Taste the milk with kūčiukai, small crunchy cookies made of yeasted dough and poppy seeds. Next up, visit an authentic Baltic shop to see, touch, and smell their locally made incense sticks and candles, plus lots of other goodies that make for unique Christmas presents.

A visit to the most beautiful and brightest Christmas tree in the heart of the city is next before heading to another Christmas market. If you’re interested in purchasing anything, your guide can help with the all-important bargaining process. Your tour will end at the last Christmas market stop, hopefully with you and your travel companions feeling festive. Your guide will give you a small, edible Christmas gift to take home because it wouldn’t be Christmas without gift-giving!
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One sample of a traditional drink at the market
  • Poppyseed milk with kūčiukai (cookies)
  • One edible gift
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

By the steps of Vilnius Town Hall.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Umbrella
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• If any of the spots normally visit are closed, you will visit an alternative location
• Please wrap up warm and bring an umbrella or plastic raincoat if the weather forecast shows rain
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed.
• Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
• Please inform the local partner of children under the age of 6 that will join the tour
• This tour can accommodate dietary restrictions

From US$ 57.76 per person

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Urban Adventures

Product ID: 308968