From grand Orthodox churches to winding cobblestone alleys, Vilnius is brimming with Baroque beauty. Within its enchanting Old Town you’ll find fascinating museums, grand palaces and a flourishing hot-air balloon scene.
Things to do in Vilnius
Vilnius is anchored by an atmospheric Old Town cross-crossed with cobblestone streets and squares. They're lined with medieval buildings that house cafes, artisan workshops and souvenir stalls. The Old Town is also home to some of the country's best restaurants, with local institution Lokys serving up farm-to-table delicacies, such as roast venison, quail, boar and beaver.
Filled with historic artefacts, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania is one of the country's top cultural attractions. Tours lead guests under the central courtyard and offer a fascinating glimpse at the palace's ancient foundations.
Stop in at the Antakalnis Cemetery, which is dotted with the graves of Polish militia, unknown soldiers and Lithuanians who fell to Soviet forces in 1991. Perched on a hilltop, the tomb of former president Algirdas Brazauskas commands sweeping views.
Looking for a classic Vilnius experience? Treat yourself to a hot-air balloon flight. As you soar over the city you'll unlock a stunning view of the church-studded skyline. From honeymoons to wedding proposals, champagne toast packages are ideal for special occasions.
Getting around Vilnius
Vilnius is small and easy to get around on foot, with much of the Old Town pedestrianised. Bikes are also an eco-friendly way to get around, with plenty of bike-share stations dotting the city. You can also ride buses and trolleys throughout the city.