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

  • 80%


    Underrated City.

    Vilnius has a very attractive old town and it is extremely walkable. The bars, restaurants, and cafés offer very good value for money. The old town in Vilnius is definitely worth a visit.

    Insider Tip:Climb the hill to the old citadel and see a great view of the city. Spectacular views from up on the hill and it's only about a 20 minute walk or less.

  • 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)

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