Tours

GUIDED TOUR AROUND VILNIUS UNIVERSITY ENSEMBLE AND THE LIBRARY

Date: August 26, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Free of charge (pre-registration is required)
Minimum group: 5
Meeting point: entrance of Vilnius University central building
Tickets: please reserve your ticket while registering to the meeting online

Vilnius University Library, founded in 1570, has remained in its authentic place up to now. Together with all the buildings and courtyards of the old University, it composes a uniform, spectacular and unique architectural ensemble of Vilnius Old Town, representing the history of Lithuanian science and culture progress.

SitesWhite Hall ● Rector's Hall ● Joachim Lelewel Hall ● The Grand Courtyard ● Observatory ● Church of Sts. Johns  

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VILNIUS CITY WALKING TOUR

Date: August 28, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Free of charge (pre-registration is required)
Minimum group: 5 people
Tickets: please reserve your ticket while registering to the meeting online. The number of tickets is limited  to 20 per each tour, so in total 40 people can register. 

OPTION 1:

Vilnius walking tour - by a local (Prof. Rimantas Jankauskas)
Meeting point: Gates of Dawn, Ausros Vartu str. 14, Vilnius

We would start from the medieval wall and finish the tour in the heart of Vilnius, the Cathedral. Entering through the Gate of Dawn, we will wander further down: Aušros Gate Chapel, Orthodox and Unite churches, the Street of Horses, the Town hall, the old Jewish quarter, St Johnʼs and Literate streets, Bernardine and St Anneʼs churches, Bernardine park, and reach the Cathedral... We may improvize! Take comfortable shoes for cobbled pavement, and welcome to Lithuanian Vilnius, Polish Wilno, Russian Vilna, Jewish Vilne!


OPTION 2:

Vilnius walking tour - by a foreigner (Dario Piombino-Mascali)
Meeting point: main entrance to Cathedral in Cathedral square

An emotional tour that will begin in the heart of the city, Cathedral square, once seat of the political and religious power, and will proceed towards the Town hall, commenting on the extraordinary architectural heritage in eclectic, art nouveau, and even brutalist style. After a brief inspection of the romantic three religions’ corner, we will reach the Republic of Užupis, Vilnius’ art district, to visit the famous Bernardines’ cemetery and eventually stop in the trendy Paupys market for celebrating paleopathology together with a beer! 

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TRAKAI TOUR: LAKE RESORT WITH A GOTHIC INSULAR CASTLE 

Date: August 29, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 09:00 - 13:00 
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 50 Eur (tasting of 2 "kibinai" and broth is included in the price)
Number of participants: a minimum group of 15 people must join the tour
Tickets: please buy the tickets HERE until August 10, 2022.

Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. You’ll get an up-close look at Eastern Europe’s only insular castle and learn why it’s remained one of the most-visited historical sites in Lithuania. Professional local guide will also provide you with the history of Karaites—a Turkish ethnic group that is the country’s smallest minority, with fewer than 300 members living in the nation. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Vilnius in air-conditioned comfort.
Tasting of “kibinai", traditional karaites pastry is included in the price.

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