City Guide Vilnius, Lithuania

Visiting Vilnius

Founded in the 14th century by Lithuanian Prince Gediminas, the capital of Lithuania is quickly becoming one of the most popular cities in Eastern Europe for backpackers travelling around that part of the continent. Its friendly locals and warm atmosphere ensures you will want to return soon after your first visit.

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Vilnius City Reviews

  • 100%



    Beautiful city that is surrounded by forests and therefore is nicely integrated in nature. It offers several interesting museums for those who are interested in the history of occupation of Lithuania and the cuisine is also very good here.

  • 70%


    Interesting place

    Lots to see here, but not quite as charming as the other Baltic capitals. People are a bit colder, and there's a bit more "grit" than say Tallinn or Riga. That said I'm glad I added it to my itinerary, but would return to both RIga and Tallinn before coming back to Vilnius.

    Insider Tip:Make the trek to the castle at the top of the hill. The views are well worth the aching legs.

  • 60%


    Very nice!

    Cheap, cheap and cheap. Good clubs, good food and nice people. A lot better than other eastern European destinations that are packed with drunk tourists (Prague, Riga, etc). Worth spending a weekend in Vilnius and a couple of days in the countryside.

    Insider Tip:Try the forest bath, awesome experience. :)

  • 80%


    Love Vilnius

    Many churches, pubs in old town... Not far (with the bus or car) to other very beautiful places in Lithuania (Trakai, Zalieji ezerai)

  • 80%


    Vilnius, worth a visit

    Vilnius is probably the less visited of the 3 baltic states capital, but is well worth a visit, is cheap, secure and a beer lovers paradise, they have a crazy amount of micro-breweries across the country, and several pretty good places to taste them in Vilnius. KGB museum is a must, we should not forget what happened.

    Insider Tip:Taste the local beer!

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