Flights to Vilnius
Senamiestis is the Old Town of Vilnius, where it’s easy to get around on foot. Churches and cathedrals form an excellent architectural ensemble. One of the most interesting places is the Gediminas Tower, which offers magnificent views over the city. The Old Town also has nice cobblestoned streets, a fortress on top of a hill, theatres and modern shopping streets, and excellent restaurants.
The Presidential Palace, whose history dates back to the 16th century, is a large complex. The daily changing of the guard at 18:00 is great to watch. There are also several museums in Vilnius that are worth a visit, such as the KGB Museum, the National Museum of Lithuania and the Contemporary Art Centre.
Vilnius TV Tower is the tallest building in Lithuania. Standing 326 metres tall, it beats Tallinn’s own TV Tower by a whisker. The bar at 165 metres is ideal for getting good views of the city. Tables by the windows are on a moving platform and one full circuit takes an hour. That’s exactly the time you need to enjoy the local beer Svyturys or a glass of refreshing juice after visiting all those interesting sights.
Čili is one of the main places that offers various Lithuanian food. The menu also contains the best examples of Italian and Asian cuisine, which have been adapted to local tastes. Čili Pica is a popular pizza chain with 18 restaurants in Vilnius.
AJ Sokoladas is a Lithuanian chain of cafes which started in the vicinity of Trakai and later expanded across the country. The café’s specialities are handmade chocolates, which you can eat on the premises or take away. A nice sweet mouthful is guaranteed!
If you’re looking for Lithuanian cuisine, head for Aula. This restaurant is located in the Old Town and has a cosy summer terrace perfect for outdoor dining. Aula also has a beer restaurant offering a wide selection of beers.
Bus number 1 (and number 2) drives from the airport to a stop named Stotis, which connects the central train station and the bus station. The 3G express bus stops at key stops in the city centre. A ticket costs €1,- (if paid to driver on board). The train journey to the main station costs €0,70. The train journey lasts 7 minutes, but trains depart every 45 minutes. The fare for a drive to the city centre using official taxis is €7-13. The taxis queued outside will ask for more money, at least €15. You can book a taxi online. The same page also contains information about other ways of booking a taxi (e.g. by text message).