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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

AirInn Vilnius Hotel
AirInn Vilnius Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rodunios kelias 8, Vilnius
The price is $46 per night from May 14 to May 14
Situated in Vilnius, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gates of Dawn, Church of the Holy Spirit, and St. Nicholas Church. Vilnius Town Hall and Town Hall Square ...
4.1/5Very Good! (686 reviews)
Croissants!
"Loved the complimentary croissants!"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

AirInn Vilnius Hotel
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
5 out of 5
Universiteto Street 14, Vilnius
The price is $211 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 5
Located in the heart of Vilnius, this family-friendly hotel is steps from Gediminas Avenue and Vilnius Cathedral. Pilies Street and Vilnius Central Post Office ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (434 reviews)
"This is an amazing hotel with great views. The room was lovely and the spa and treatments were first class. The food was amazing!!! The staff wrte so kind, helpful and accommodating. Great hotel and I will go back again."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius
Hotel PACAI
Hotel PACAI
5 out of 5
Didžioji 7, Vilnius
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $210 per night from May 7 to May 7
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pilies Street and Vilnius Cathedral. Town Hall Square and Vilnius Town Hall are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (109 reviews)
"Excellent in all aspects room food service staff friendly"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Hotel PACAI
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.
Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
3.5 out of 5
Didzioji St. 39, Vilnius
The price is $47 per night from May 27 to May 27
This family-friendly Vilnius aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vilnius Town Hall and Vilnius Cathedral. Town Hall Square and Church ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
"Before booking (which I advise against) know that Vilnius Apartments & Suites is a vacation rental conglomerate. No two locations will be consistent in anything other than the management.and marketing."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Vilnius Apartments & Suites - Town Hall
German 18 - Luxury Vilnius Apartment
German 18 - Luxury Vilnius Apartment
4 out of 5
Vokieciu g. 18-3, Vilnius, Vilniaus apskr.
The price is $76 per night from May 27 to May 27
Located in Vilnius Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Vilnius Town Hall and Town Hall Square. Gates of Dawn and Vilnius University ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)
"A beautiful, spacious, classy and clean apartment in a brilliant location (close to town centre - only a couple of minutes’ walk - and excellent restaurants/cafes/bakeries/supermarkets everywhere around the apartment). We loved every minute of our stay when we were indoors. There is no lift (which ..."

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

German 18 - Luxury Vilnius Apartment
Helios City Vilnius Apartments
Helios City Vilnius Apartments
4 out of 5
1 Savanoriu pr., Vilnius, Vilniaus apskr.
The price is $82 per night from May 27 to May 27
Situated in Vilnius, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Frank Zappa Monument and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Vilnius Cathedral. Museum of Genocide Victims ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Instructions were fine. We had some problems to find to underground garage, but got help immediately. Apartment was lovely and spacious. There was everything we needed and more. 2 bathrooms was luxury. View was amazing with hot air balloons flying on saturday morning. Some small broken things could ..."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Helios City Vilnius Apartments
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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