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

  • 90%


    Lovely city

    of all three capitals of the Baltics, the time in Vilnius was the best time. The People are very friendly. There are a lot of sightseeings and also a lot of nice parks. Really lovely.

  • 100%


    Pretty Little City :)

    I was only here for a few days, you don't need to long here to explore by foot! You can also go to Trakai Island Castle for a day trip, and paddle boat and swim around the castle, which is nice! I had come from 4 weeks in Norway, so found this city to be great value for money!

    Insider Tip:Head to the Vilnius University where you can go to the Bell Tower, you can get a great view of the city!! :)

  • 80%


    cozy city

    great city with tradition, culture and religion and modern influences (cafes etc.) friendly people class!

    Insider Tip:visit Trakai get up the tower at the university

  • 70%


    Good place if you choose private room

    I kind enjoyed the place because of the private room.... it was kind of nice... bathroom is kinda of a long walk to get there.

    Insider Tip:try to speak some words in Lithuanian and the receptionist will actually smile at you and be more friendly.

  • 90%



    Out of the three capitals in the Baltic states I was told that Vilnius would be the one that leave the least favourable impression. I could see why, however that does not take away from the beauty of Vilnius. If you like churches then it is the city for you. There are dozens to visit. The free walking tours was excellent. Took you to the places of interest. Set aside at least three hours for the Museum of Genocide Victims. It is thought provoking.

    Insider Tip:Take the bus out of the city and visit Trakai Castles and the surrouding area. It is simply beautiful.

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