Vilnius Panorama

Vilnius City Breaks

If Vilnius is not a city you are currently familiar with then it is time to learn more about the Lithuanian capital. The Old Town has been granted world heritage status by UNESCO, the city was classified as the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and the surrounding scenery and array of classical buildings make it very pleasing on the eye. As well as the numerous churches and cathedrals, such as the Vilnius cathedral, there are plenty of greener areas to enjoy as well, the largest of which being the newly redesigned Bernardini Garden

Lithuania is unlikely to be the most obvious destination for many holidaymakers, but those choosing to enjoy a Vilnius city break will be able to concur that it is definitely one that should be considered more.

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Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 2 hours 40 min
  • Vilnius International Airport: 9km from the city centre; transfer time about 19 min
  • Nearest railway station: Vilnius Railway Station
  • Currency: Euro
Places to shop

Akropolis - Ozo 25

Akropolis is the largest shopping centre in Lithuania, perhaps in Eastern Europe. It includes the huge Hyper Maxima (LT's own department store chain), fashion stores, fast food venues, a multiplex cinema, an ice arena and a 'ultra-cosmic-style' bowling alley.


Souvenir Market - Pilies 23, near Boksto gatve

If you're looking for souvenirs this market is the place to be.

Places to eat

Pegasus - Didzioji 11

One of the most interesting menus in Vilnius which serves French, Indian, Italian and even Iraqi cuisines.


Medininkai - Ausros Vartu 8

A stylish choice for delicious Lithuanian cuisine! Located in an old merchant's house near the Gates of Dawn, this place is worth checking out.


Mambo - Gedimino 37

A stomach-filling affordable Italian restaurant where you can watch the locals on their outdoor terrace.

Attractions

Vilnius Cathedral

Following a refurbishment, Vilnius's landmark cathedral is now back to its stunningly white best. The freestanding belltower lies between the main structure and Gedimino.


Frank Zappa Statue

Konstantinas Bogdanas created this unusual statue of the American musician and alternative thinker which was unveiled in 1995.


Gediminas Tower

The tower offers fantastic views of Vilnius whilst the lower castle has been redeveloped as a museum. You can go up the tower by foot or ride up the funicular.

Nightlife

Gravity - Jasinskio 16

Gravity is not just one of the best nightclubs for dance music in the country, it's the best in the whole of the Baltics.


Avilys - Gedimino

It's one of the best nightspots for a relaxed drink in Vilnius and it also brews its own excellent beer.

A Culinary Tour Of Lake Constance
Kevin Johnson visited the towns & cities surrounding Lake Constance on a culinary tour that offered much more. Here’s a look at his trip in his own words.