Start Time: 10:00am
Duration: 3 Hours
Discover one of Europe's most beautiful hidden gems with a wander around Vilnius Old Town and the nearby bohemian Užupis neighbourhood. The largest surviving mediaeval old town in Northern Europe, Vilnius’s meandering streets have been beautifully restored, with over 2000 buildings to explore. Nearby Užupis is eclectic and gritty, home to a rag-tag crew of artists, free spirits and oddballs who declared their neighbourhood an independent republic in 1998, although only they recognise it.
Take a stroll down bustling Pilies Street in the heart of the Old Town, where pavement cafés and market stalls add to the lively atmosphere. Admire the beautiful cathedral and visit the Gate of Dawn, a 16th Century entrance into the city, which now houses one of the holiest icons in Polish Catholicism, as well as Napoleon's favourite church.
On your adventure, sample the local delicacy of smoked or dried fish from Lithuanian waters and pick up some souvenirs at the Vilnius Potters Guild and finish up with a Lithuanian beer in a peaceful spot where you can watch the world go by. Find out why the capital of Lithuania is one of Europe's best kept secrets with a walking tour of the beautiful city of Vilnius.