Vilnius

Travel Guide
Vilnius TV Tower featuring a sunset
Trace the timeline of Lithuania’s capital city in its magnificent medieval fortresses, mesmerizing churches, intriguing museums and scenic riverside promenade.

Discover outstanding heritage sites within the ancient city of Vilnius, Lithuania’s largest city and capital. Centered on the compact medieval Old Town, Vilnius is dotted with breathtaking monuments, architectural masterpieces and significant historical sites. Explore the scenic riverside city to find an intriguing destination that has been central to the country’s historic struggle for independence.

Located at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers and surrounded by seven rolling hills, Vilnius is an ideal city for exploring on foot. Begin your walking tour on the cobbled streets near Cathedral Square. Here, find the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral, which contains a collection of impressive stuccoworks and frescoes. Stroll northeast toward the greenery of Castle Hill to find the main buildings of the National Museum of Lithuaniawithin the medieval Vilnius Castle Complex. Walk or take the funicular railway to the hilltop to see the ancient fortification of Gediminas Tower.

Turning south, find the historic Gates of Dawn, the former southern limits of Old Town, which contains a splendid shrine to the Virgin Mary. Just outside Old Town, step inside St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church to see the vividly stuccoed ceilings.

Learn about Lithuania’s struggle for independence under the 50-year Soviet rule at the Museum of Genocide Victims. Vilnius’ thriving contemporary culture is on display at the Lithuanian Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre.

Take a break from strolling around and visit a kavinė or coffeehouse for an afternoon treat. Try sweet poppy seed cakes or spurgos doughnuts with a hot cup of giliu kava, a coffee-like drink made with acorns.

Vilnius is located in central eastern Lithuania. The city’s international airport and main bus and rail stations are conveniently located near the city center. Use local trolleybuses to get around the city easily. Take a daytrip to see Trakai’s castles amid peaceful lakes.

Where to stay in Vilnius

Novotel Vilnius Centre
Novotel Vilnius Centre
4 out of 5
Gedimino Av. 16, Vilnius, LT-01103
The price is $58 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"We also enjoyed buffet breakfast. We wake up early and no other places were open at 7. It’s was a great buffet style breakfast"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Novotel Vilnius Centre
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
4 out of 5
Konstitucijos av. 20, Vilnius, LT-09308
The price is $67 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (857 reviews)
"Everything perfect, nice staff, comfortable room with a wonderful view on the old city and cool spa with sauna and jacuzzi."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
AirInn Vilnius Hotel
AirInn Vilnius Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rodunios kelias 8, Vilnius, LT-02187
The price is $58 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (777 reviews)
"it was convenient..."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

AirInn Vilnius Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Old Town Trio Apartments
Old Town Trio Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Raugyklos 15, Vilnius, LT-01140
The price is $76 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (129 reviews)
"Absolutely loved my stay, friendly staff, 5* apartment. Deffo be coming back"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Old Town Trio Apartments
New Quiet & Cozy Apt in old town free parking Pamenkalnio
New Quiet & Cozy Apt in old town free parking Pamenkalnio
Vilnius, Vilnius County
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Vilnius. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Frank Zappa Monument and Gediminas Avenue are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice weekend in Vilnius
"We had a really nice Weekend here in Vilnius. The Appartment is clean and spacious that you can easily stay with 4 People. Its close to the City Centre and you can reach the Old Town and Most of the sights by foot. There are a lot of nice pubs and bars around to have a Beer or go for Dinner. Thanks ..."

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

New Quiet & Cozy Apt in old town free parking Pamenkalnio
Loft 66&65 Panoramic View
Loft 66&65 Panoramic View
4 out of 5
10D Smolensko g., Vilnius, Vilniaus apskr., 3234
The price is $122 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Vilnius. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (19 reviews)
"The apartment have everything you need it’s wonderful, cozy and clean, the host is very helpful and amazing, I highly recommend this apartment."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Loft 66&65 Panoramic View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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