What to see
You can explore Vilnius at your own pace or join one of many guided tours around town. Having just turned 700 years old, Lithuania’s capital is full of exciting stories and enchanting legends. Start at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania for a crash course in the country’s history, or head to the Energy and Technology Museum if science is more your thing. There are 75 museums to choose from in Vilnius – find your favourite:
In 2018, the modern Lithuanian state turns 100, which means you’ll be just in time to take part in the celebrations. Alongside the events to mark this special occasion, you’ll always find concerts, exhibitions and performances, many of which are free. Get started here:
There’s always something fun to do in Vilnius. Take to one of the rivers for some kayaking, go skating at one of the arenas, or climb up to the treetops at Uno Park. There is one thing that’s truly unique to Vilnius – taking a hot air balloon ride over the Old Town.
Vilnius City Card
Get the very best Vilnius has to offer with the Vilnius City Card. It gives you free access to the town’s public transport system, as well as museums and walking tours. It will also come in handy if you decide to rent a bike, buy tickets to an event or treat your taste buds to some culinary delights at a local restaurant. You can order it online or pop into a Vilnius Tourist Information Centre to get one.
Make sure to eat like a local when you’re here. It’s safe to say that in the summer, our šaltibarščiai cold soup is the number one dish in town. The stuffed potato dumplings cepelinai are popular year-round. For a comprehensive list of fine fine dining options in town, check out http://30bestrestaurants.lt/
Alongside the typical shopping malls, you’ll find charming shops selling exclusive items from Lithuanian designers and artists all across town. Drop by for some unique finds and head to one of Vilnius’ markets afterwards to find some delicious local snacks.