Flights to Vilnius
Vilnius – a southern Baltic gem
The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius is like a history textbook, telling stories from distant medieval times right up to the present. Vilnius, onetime hub of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, lays proud claim to having the biggest old town in central Europe. Attractive parks, a bounty of surviving old architecture and hospitable people welcome visitors with open arms.
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Kids & families
UNO Adventure Park in Vilnius is one of four in the country; it has both indoor and outdoor areas and all family members are welcome. The activities are designed separately for different age groups and there’s no need to fear – there’s plenty of fun to keep everyone busy for quite a while.
Vichy Water Park
Taking up four storeys of space in the city centre, and replete with many tubes, slides, pools and water attractions, Vichy is undoubtedly a family favourite. It’s one of Vilnius’s star attractions and the reason many come to the city. Besides various saunas and whirlpool baths, it caters to all ages.
Bring flip-flops for walking between various attractions and a comfortable beach bag to tote your towel in.
Vilnius Old Town (Vilniaus senamiestis)
The biggest old town in central Europe entrances one and all with its gorgeous Baroque architecture. The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the Presidential Palace and churches and cathedrals draw the most visitors. Together with the parks, cafés and restaurants, they make any walk like stepping into a fairy tale.
Discover beautiful Vilnius through local eyes and learn facts that travel guides don’t mention – free of charge tours starting 10 am and 12 noon every day.
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
The recently restored residence of the rulers of the onetime Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania is home to the National Museum, which we recommend visiting for everyone who comes to the city. The museum holds carefully selected, intriguing exhibits from both the country’s long history and the long-spanning restoration of the building itself.
It’s a quick and cost-effective history lesson. For the price of just 3 Euros (for adults), visit all of the permanent exhibitions and enjoy the view of Vilnius from the tower.
Food, drink and nightlife
Serving Lithuanian cuisine in the Old Town, Lokys is a tourist favourite. When visiting the restaurant, we recommend making a table reservation, or risk missing this trip back to the medieval ages accompanied by sumptuous fare.
The flagship of influential French cuisine in our southern neighbour’s capital. We strongly recommend a meal at Balzac due to its deep respect for the traditions of French cuisine and the love and care it puts into preparing the dishes.
Two big malls are located in central Vilnius – Panorama and Akropolis – and those with more time and interest in shopping should head for Outlet Park with more than 100 trademarks at prices up to half off.
Those inclined to shop at smaller boutiques are in luck - a walk down Vilnius’s delightful streets will turn up a great selection of locally-made crafts and art. We also recommend visiting the ceramic and handicraft shop and gallery in the Old Town called Amatų Gildija, Dom Bow Ties, design aficionados should call at the designer clothing and accessories shop Aukso Avis
Buses and trolleybuses are in service from early morning to midnight, and night buses on selected routes operate at later hours. Tickets can be purchased for days at a time, down to a duration of half an hour. The Vilnius Card, designed for tourists’ needs, is convenient and well-priced.
Did you know...
- The altar of St. Anne’s Church is one of the world’s most beautiful
- In 2013, CNN chose the Vilnius Christmas tree as the world’s most spectacular
- Nordica’s direct flight from Tallinn to Vilnius takes exactly 1 hour
Tallinn (TLL) - Vilnius (VNO)