Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is a strikingly beautiful city famous for its baroque architecture. First mentioned in 1323, Vilnius’ roots are deeply seated as the largest medieval town in central and eastern Europe. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things that you absolutely must do whilst in Vilnius!
- See the city on two wheels – This informative bike tour will see you cycling through the historical Old Town and the Republic of Užupis. You’ll explore Vilnius’ beautiful medieval Old Town, cycle past the historic wooden houses in one of Vilnius’ oldest neighbourhoods, get a feel for local life at Kalvarijų Market as well as stopping off at some of the city’s most significant squares and churches.
- Embark on a Vilnius food tour – If food is your thing, you’ll love tasting the authentic Lithuanian dishes on this food tour. You’ll find out how Lithuanian cuisine has changed throughout the years as well as lots of other interesting facts. This 4 hour tour will see you enjoy 4 courses and a shot of Lithuanian alcohol, plus more – what’s not to like?
- Enjoy a panoramic view atop of Gediminas Tower – Walk or take the escalator to the top of the octagonal shaped Gediminas Tower, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Vilnius in all its glory! The tower is all that is left of the original imposing castle, which was first mentioned in letters in 1323!
- Head for the street food market – To get a real feel for this city’s culture and its friendly people, head for the open street market located near Užupis republic. Held every Friday in the summer months with lots of different eateries, local beer, live music, exhibitions and even a little lake where you can have a little picnic, the open street market is the place to go!
But that’s not all, this wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Lithuanian adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 00370 and point them in the direction of our website!