As the capital of Lithuania and the country's largest city, Vilnius certainly has a lot to offer. From historic sites to picturesque streets, and amazing architecture, it's hard to keep this beautiful city out of your bucket list.
Gediminas’ Tower is a must-see attraction in Vilnius. Today, the historic symbol has become a museum where visitors can learn more about the history of Lithuania.
Possibly one of the most famous historical and cultural monuments of Lithuania is the Gate of Dawn. It is home to the Chapel Out Lady of the Date of Dawn, as well as many religious and historical icons. The Gate of Dawn is the last standing gate out of the nine city gates.
For those interested in the history of the Soviet Union and the Lithuanian resistance, the Museum of Genocide Victims is a must see. The museum showcases artefacts and information of the Nazi era, as well as the 50-year occupation of Lithuania.
The Church of St. Anne Vilnius is one of the most breath-taking 16th century Catholic churches in Lithuania. The Gothic style building was built in the 1500s and has attracted tourists for years.
Free Tours Vilnius
Check out some of these free walking tours of Vilnius for a chance to see the best of the city.
This daily tour is led by a group of professional local guides who love their city and what they do. The primary focus of this tour is to give you a breakdown of the history and culture of Vilnius while sharing some fun anecdotes and stories of the city. Listen to stories about Vilnius past and present, and walk to the top landmarks of the city. The guides are great at telling you the historical importance of each landmark and answering any questions you may have.
Vilnius Free Walking Tours runs two separate tours of the city. The first is the Free Old Town Tour, a walk through Vilnius’ Old Town and its main attractions. For 2.5 hours, you will visit Vilnius University, the Presidential Palace, and the Town Hall. You will also stop by St Anne’s and Bernardine churches and experience Vilnius’ gothic side.
The Free Alternative Tour will walk you for 3 hours through Vilnius’ other attractions. This is perfect for those who have already seen the major sights of Vilnius and are looking to experience the artistic and contemporary side of the city. You will see authentic wooden architecture, the only Synagogue in Vilnius and the Lithuanian writer square.