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How to Spend 1 Day in Vilnius

How to Spend 1 Day in Vilnius

One day in the Lithuanian capital is just enough time to take in the highlights of the Old Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit one or two of the city’s museums, and experience the city’s cuisine and nightlife. Here’s how to get the most out of one day in Vilnius.

Morning: Explore the Old Town

Vilnius’ Old Town is one of the largest in Europe, but it’s still possible to get around on foot. A walking tour is the ideal way to take in the sights while learning more about the city’s baroque architecture and Soviet past, while adventurous travelers can also opt to explore by bike or Segway. Start with a visit to the magnificent Palace of the Grand Dukes, now home to the National Museum of Lithuania, then take in the views from the top of Gediminas Tower. Other landmarks worth visiting include the Gates of Dawn, Vilnius Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and St. Anne's church, while the picturesque Pilies Street affords plenty of photo opportunities.

Afternoon: Markets and Museums

Head to Hales Turgus, the city’s oldest market, for lunch and a glimpse of local life—top buys include Lithuanian honey and indulgent Baltic pastries. Afterwards, cross the Vilnia River to discover the bohemian district of Užupis. It’s one of the most atmospheric areas of the city, full of shops, cafés, and art galleries, as well as some colorful street art. With limited time, it’s impossible to visit all of Vilnius’ museums, so pick just one or two to spend the final hours of the afternoon. Our pick is the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, otherwise known as the KGB Museum, which provides a sobering insight into the city’s Soviet era.

Night: Drink and Dine Like a Local

Vilnius is a great place to sample Lithuanian cuisine, and there are restaurants to suit all budgets in the Old Town. For a more immersive experience, join a food tour or enjoy a dinner show with traditional Lithuanian folk music and dancing. Must-try dishes include cepelinai (potato dumplings) and šakotis (a tree-shaped cake). Lithuania also has a long history of beer making, and most bars and cafés in the Old Town have a good selection of local brews. Joining a pub crawl or beer-tasting tour is a great choice for beer-loving travelers, providing tips and recommendations from a local guide, as well as a group of like-minded drinking buddies to enjoy the evening with.

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Private Tour: Vilnius Beer Experience

Private Tour: Vilnius Beer Experience

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Explore Lithuania’s craft beer renaissance on this private 5-hour Vilnius beer experience. Follow a private guide through the streets of Vilnius and gain insight into the city’s brewing history. Along the way, visit 3–5 different local bars and sample a broad selection of the craft beers on offer. Learn how the beers are made, hear of their diverse ingredients that set them apart and enjoy the chance to taste the flavors the Lithuanians love.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.25
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$36.25
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Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius

Full-Day Vilnius City Tour and Trakai Castle from Vilnius

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Discover the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius and the medieval Trakai Castle—both UNESCO World Heritage sites—on this full-day tour. See the Gate of Dawn, St Anne’s Church, and Cathedral Square on a guided tour of Vilnius; visit the Paneriai memorial Museum; and explore the fairy-tale castle of Trakai, on the shores of Lake Galvė.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.79
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$172.79
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Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

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Discover baroque architecture and medieval heritage in Lithuania on this private 2.5-hour Vilnius Old Town walking tour. Follow a private guide through Vilnius’ historic Old Town, and gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage. Admire bold architecture and pretty streets, and mingle with the locals going about their day. Along the way, discover top city attractions and famous landmarks including the Church of St Francis and St Bernard, Gediminas' Tower, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius Cathedral, and admire fine city views from Castle Hill and Subacius Hill.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$63.26
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Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Vilnius Old Town

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Vilnius Old Town

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Enjoy bird’s-eye views over Vilnius’ Old Town on this 1-hour hot-air balloon flight. Following a hotel pickup, hop into the basket with a pilot and take to the skies! As you climb higher and higher, take in panoramic views over Vilnius to the surrounding countryside and enjoy this relaxing experience to the full. When your hot-air balloon flight comes to an end, land gently in a meadow and sip Champagne as the team packs the balloon away. Then, return in comfort to your hotel in Vilnius.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.79
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$143.79

Private Vilnius Airport Arrival Transfer

Private Vilnius Airport Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Vilnius with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Vilnius International Airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence. Transport is by private, climate-controlled vehicle.
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  • 1 hour
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$36.25
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Regular walking tour of Soviet Vilnius

Regular walking tour of Soviet Vilnius

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Get an overview of Soviet rule in Vilnius during this 2 to 2.5-hour walking tour of the Lithuanian capital. See highlights such as Lukiškių Square, the Gediminas Monument, and the former KGB headquarters while listening to your guide's commentary on what life was like there under Soviet rule. You'll also see famous Soviet-era buildings, including the former Palace of Concerts and Sport, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the House of Scientists.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$14.87
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3 Hour Vilnius Food Walking Tour

3 Hour Vilnius Food Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the food and culinary culture of Vilnius on this walking tour of the Lithuanian capital. With a food-savvy guide in the lead, you'll visit off-the-beaten-path spots you might not find on your own to taste samples of traditional Lithuanian food. Listen to guided commentary on how the country's cuisine has changed throughout the years, from meat and potatoes to a more cosmopolitan fare.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$99.16
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$99.16
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Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

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Discover baroque architecture and medieval history in Lithuania’s capital on this 3-hour small-group Vilnius city tour. Follow a guide along Vilnius’ pretty streets and discover top attractions including the Bernardine Church and Monastery, the Church of St Anne, Cathedral Square, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius University. Stroll along Gediminas Avenue, soak up the atmosphere in the UNESCO–listed Old Town and enjoy panoramic views over the rooftops from Subačius Hill. Along the way, gain insight into Vilnius’ culture and heritage, and learn what makes the city tick.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.63
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2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius

2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius

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Cover tons of ground in a short amount of time on this Segway tour of Vilnius. Meet up with your guide and group to learn how to operate your 2-wheeled, electric, self-balancing scooter; you'll get the hang of it in no time and head out through the city. Zoom over the cobblestone streets of Old Town and around other city highlights, choosing from three routes. As you travel, listen to your guide's commentary to learn about Vilnius' history and culture.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.78
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National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius

National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius

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This is the unique folk dinner in a modern way, where old meets new and modern meets traditions. Experience Lithuanian culture during 2-hour dinner in the heart of Vilnius old town. Be invited to taste ethnic Lithuanian delicacies, surprise yourself with new tastes, indulge in a variety of local drinks, play the drums or sing a part in a live folk music performance and get your legs loose in ethnic dancing. This dinner combines great national cuisine in a modern restaurant and professional folk show programme. From the ancient times people in Lithuania used to sing, dance and play games together. And they still do it at the family gatherings, weddings or festivities. Therefore we invite you this cultural evening - feel the freedom of Lithuania within yourself! Great tastes, music, dances, games and singing as well as fun ensemble and colorful national costumes guarantee unique experience for every participant! PLEASE NOTE that kids price is applied for the kids menu only.
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  • 2 hours
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$54.38
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Vilnius Pub Crawl

Vilnius Pub Crawl

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Head out for a night on the town with a guided pub crawl through Vilnius—welcome shots included! In addition to navigating, your guide leads drinking games at each location on the night’s itinerary, from a beloved brewery to a popular nightclub. Going with a guide also means you get special happy hour deals at stops along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.87
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