Vilnius, the city born from the legend of Iron Wolf, popular for a unique variety of architectural heritage and European capital of culture in 2009, invites you to take part in a walking tour around the Old Town of Vilnius, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Regular guided two-hour tours of the Old Town, starting from the cathedral bell tower, are organized every day by the Vilnius Tourist Office from 15 May to 15 September. The tourist office can also arrange pre-booked guided tours and offers audio guides that people can rent and listen to their own as they walk along the streets of Vilnius.
If you like walking, you will find the tourist friendly places of Vilnius to be quite accessible by foot. The central old quarter of Vilnius is compact and most of the main sights can be visited on foot.
Roaming around the streets and squares is a great way to spend your day. You will run into marketplaces, little churches and unusual blends of modern and soviet era design almost everywhere.
Walking tour in Vilnius old town, seeing all the most important architecture and historical monuments and places like the Cathedral, Gediminas tower, Vilnius University, City Hall Square, Pilies street, all the most important churches of different styles.
Vilnius City Tour, Ausros Vartu 7, organizes two-and-a-half hour bus tours around Vilnius and runs bus tours out to Gruto Parkas and to the nearby historic town of Trakai.
Enjoy tours with a multilingual tour guides speaking in different languages – Lithuanian, English, Russian and Italian. If you prefer you can choose a sightseeing tour with the audio guide programmed in eight languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian, German, Polish, French, Italian and Norwegian.
Main sights visited during sightseeing tour: Vilnius University, the Presidential Palace, Town Hall, the Gate of Dawn, Panoramic view of the Old Town, Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard, St. Ann’s Church, 14th century defense towers and castles, the Cathedral, Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, King Mindaugas’ bridge, the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Green Bridge, the Municipality of the City, the Seimas: the Parliament of Lithuania, Museum of Genocide Victims, Gedimino Avenue.
Take part in the sightseeing tour, experience the unique atmosphere of the historic Old Town and discover the places to which you would like to come back again. The Vilnius Town Hall and its square, once the city life was in full sway there, and today yearly fairs, festivals and lots of other events keeping the life of the square are held.
Vilnius tour by car
You can see all the most interesting tourist attractions in and outside the old town: nice city panoramas, parliament, Antakalnis district, St. Peters and Pauls church, new city blocks, and TV tower.