What to see
Your version of Vilnius might be completely different from the one your colleagues experience. There are just too many ways to explore and uncover the near 700-year old city. For a crash course in the city’s history visit the interactive Telia Nemuziejus, and to learn more about Lithuanian art check out a new MO Modern Art Museum. Of course, don’t forget about money – it takes an interesting turn at the Money Museum. There are more than 70 other museums to choose from in Vilnius – find your favourite at:
With so many things going on in the city, Vilnius rarely sleeps. Every season is action-packed with cinema, music, theatre, art, tech and innovation events, but fall is especially busy with everyone back in town after the summer holidays. So make sure to plan ahead because you might even want to run a marathon. Check out the TOP 36 events of the year here, but keep in mind there are many more:
It’s time to get a move on! Workations are about exploring new surrounding, not just sitting at a cool new desk. This is your chance to ride a bike along the Neris River, greet the sun on a paddleboard, climb to the treetops at a rope adventure park, or soar above the Old Town in a hot air balloon. Or simply take your daily 10,000 steps by hiking – it doesn’t cost a thing and will take you to some awesome places in Vilnius.
Vilnius City Pass
The Vilnius Pass is pretty much a key to the city. It’ll get you into the best museums for free and give you access to sightseeing tours, cafes, galleries, and activities with a discount of up to 50%. With over 70 participating partners, the Vilnius Pass makes exploring the city both cheaper and simpler. You can order your Vilnius Pass online or pop into one of the Vilnius Tourist Information Centres to get one.
Cold pink soup?! It’s a local delicacy and a must-try. That said, there’s so much more to the food scene in Vilnius, and traditional fare is just the beginning. After all, 19 of the 30 best restaurants in Lithuania can be found in Vilnius. The tasting menus put together by award-winning chefs will get your taste buds tingling, but the everyday food promises to satisfy and impress, too. To truly experience Vilnius’ budding culinary scene, head to one of the city’s food markets; they’re the perfect place to try a bit of everything without breaking the bank.
You can’t go back home without packing your bag full of special goodies for you and your loved ones. Shopping malls are for all the regular goods but if you’re looking for something more unique, take a different approach. Look out for pop-up local designer markets to get locally designed jewellery and clothing, or visit one of the numerous boutiques in the Old Town for everything from candles to accessories. You’re bound to find something unexpected in the little shops of the independent republic of Užupis, and can even check out the thrift stores and second-hand markets for some hidden treasures. And don’t forget about food – edible gifts are never a bad idea, so go to a food market for some famous Lithuanian honey or cheese. Keep calm, it’s time to shop ‘til you drop!