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%


    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!

  • 100%


    Vilnius is definitely worth the visit

    Vilnius was awesome, small city so you can walk all around and explore. Some great advice from Jimmy Jumps as to where to walk round. Had a great time exploring everything and can't recommend the place enough. Great for a night out and some drinks as well. Go

    Insider Tip:Get yourself a 50cm Pizza, huge isn't the word and a great end to a night, they're open till 6!!

  • 80%


    For the Lover of Culture

    Vilnius is a beautiful, clean and interesting city with a fascinating history. It is definitely for those who enjoy sight-seeing and walking around learning about the city. It has a long history, from medieval times, through to Communism. It is clean and fresh there, with many parks to sit and relax in. The food is excellent and there are many decent restaurants to choose from. Lithuanians are very proud of their heritage and you can experience all kinds of aspects of that as you walk around.

    Insider Tip:Go to the TV tower near Laisves prospektas (buses 11, 16, 3 and 7 go here) for an incredible view over the city and countryside and some great food in the rotating restaurant up there - for a great price!

  • 60%


    Vilnius 2013

    Nice architecture in the town center. Good for one or two days. Good starting point to visit Minsk and Khaliningrad. A bit scarry by night in some places, like the train station for exemple ...

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