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Vilnius Old Town (Vilniaus Senamiestis) Tours and Activities

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Vilnius Old Town (Vilniaus Senamiestis)
A UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasure trove, Vilnius Old Town (Vilniaus Senamiestis) is cradled in the confluence of two rivers and is the best-preserved medieval town center in Europe. 

It was created over the centuries in an abundance of architectural styles from Gothic to Renaissance and is centered on the Neo-Classical Cathedral and its airy surrounding piazza. From here labyrinthine cobbled streets abuzz with restaurants, stores and bars lead upward towards the Higher Castle among pastel-painted Baroque churches and centuries-old townhouses constructed of tiny red bricks. 

Many of the myriad attractions of Vilnius lie within this district, from the Neo-Classical Presidential Palace to the Gothic St Anne’s Church, the Baroque chapel at the Gate of Dawn and the convoluted backstreets of one of the city’s two former Jewish quarters. 

Overlooking all this stands the Higher Castle, which can also be reached by funicular from the Lower Castle next to the Cathedral. Although not much of the castle has survived the wars and revolutions that have marred Lithuania’s history, the Gediminas Tower has become a squat, hexagonal symbol of peace and there’s a panoramic vista across the city from the viewing platform atop the tower.

Practical Info

Much of Vilnius Old Town is car-free, and parking space is at a premium. There is plenty of free parking on Klaipedos gatve, a 10-minute walk away. All sights are within easy walking distance of each other.
Address: Vilnius, Lithuania
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31 Tours and Activities to Experience Vilnius Old Town (Vilniaus Senamiestis)

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Vilnius Sightseeing - City Tour

Vilnius Sightseeing - City Tour

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Detailed and interesting audio guides. A wide range of route choices. Stops near the sights. Double-decker bus. Free Wi-Fi on the busses.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.91
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$14.91

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Vilnius Old Town

Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Vilnius Old Town

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Enjoy bird’s-eye views over Vilnius’ Old Town on this 1-hour hot-air balloon flight. Following a hotel pickup, hop into the basket with a pilot and take to the skies! As you climb higher and higher, take in panoramic views over Vilnius to the surrounding countryside and enjoy this relaxing experience to the full. When your hot-air balloon flight comes to an end, land gently in a meadow and sip Champagne as the team packs the balloon away. Then, return in comfort to your hotel in Vilnius.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.12
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$144.12

Vilnius Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Vilnius Guided Ghost Walking Tour

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See an unusual side of Vilnius on a ghost walking tour. Learn about the city’s dark secrets and superstitions from your guide as you wander the dim-lit streets of Old Town. Visit Vilnius Satan House and Kingdom of Death and spot eerie church frescoes. Take a shot of “Devil’s drink” as you explore the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.91
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$14.91
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Small Group Highlights of the Baltic States in 8 Days - Instant book!

Small Group Highlights of the Baltic States in 8 Days - Instant book!

An agenda of local best hits to spend a week in Baltic countries. Full of authentic and memorable details. This tour is about you getting to know Baltic countries: biggest cities and get a grip on history, culture and nature. There is so much to see and to feel in here! You’ll start in Vilnius – marvelous historical city with 48 churches, green parks and cozy Old Town’s streets. Keep in mind all red roofs of Vilnius because these roofs will be the first recognizable thing in Riga. Some say Vilnius and Riga are quite similar, others deny this – well, you will get the chance to compare it by yourself. Your last stop on this beautiful journey – charming Tallinn with all secrets, stories and legends about it. Take this tour and find your favorite Baltic country! Departures: 12.07.2019 - 19.07.2019;
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  • 8 days
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$1,513.85
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$1,513.85
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 Highlights of Baltic States in 8 Days (Guaranteed Departure)

Highlights of Baltic States in 8 Days (Guaranteed Departure)

Discover the best of the Baltic countries on this 8-day tour of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Visit key cities and landmarks such as Vilnius, the Trakai Island Castle, the Hill of Crosses, Riga, the Episcopal Palace, Tallinn, and much more. Learn about each location’s rich history stretching as far back as medieval times and find out which Baltic country is your favorite.
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  • 8 days
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$841.70
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$841.70
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Pilgrim tour from Vilnius

Pilgrim tour from Vilnius

Visit the religious sites in and around Vilnius on this full-day pilgrim tour. Travel from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan with your driver-guide and make your way to Siluva, where you can see the Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Stop by the Chapel of Apparition before continuing to Our Lady of the Angels and Bernardine monastery complex and the Hill of Crosses.
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  • 9 hours
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$163.50
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$163.50
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Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

Small-Group Vilnius Half Day City Tour

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Discover baroque architecture and medieval history in Lithuania’s capital on this 3-hour small-group Vilnius city tour. Follow a guide along Vilnius’ pretty streets and discover top attractions including the Bernardine Church and Monastery, the Church of St Anne, Cathedral Square, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius University. Stroll along Gediminas Avenue, soak up the atmosphere in the UNESCO–listed Old Town and enjoy panoramic views over the rooftops from Subačius Hill. Along the way, gain insight into Vilnius’ culture and heritage, and learn what makes the city tick.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.83
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$90.83
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National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius

National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius

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This is the unique folk dinner in a modern way, where old meets new and modern meets traditions. Experience Lithuanian culture during 2-hour dinner in the heart of Vilnius old town. Be invited to taste ethnic Lithuanian delicacies, surprise yourself with new tastes, indulge in a variety of local drinks, play the drums or sing a part in a live folk music performance and get your legs loose in ethnic dancing. This dinner combines great national cuisine in a modern restaurant and professional folk show programme. From the ancient times people in Lithuania used to sing, dance and play games together. And they still do it at the family gatherings, weddings or festivities. Therefore we invite you this cultural evening - feel the freedom of Lithuania within yourself! Great tastes, music, dances, games and singing as well as fun ensemble and colorful national costumes guarantee unique experience for every participant! PLEASE NOTE that kids price is applied for the kids menu only.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.23
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$47.23
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Private Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour in Vilnius

Private Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour in Vilnius

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Discover Lithuania’s history of cheese and winemaking on this tasting tour. Accompanied by a private guide, visit three different bars and restaurants around Vilnius’ atmospheric Old Town. Along the way, try Lithuania’s unique wines, which are made with fruits, berries, and flowers instead of grapes, and pair each one with traditional Lithuanian cheeses.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Private Vilnius Ghost & Legends tour

Private Vilnius Ghost & Legends tour

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Discover the dark side of Vilnius on an evening ghost walking tour with a private guide. Hear myths, legends, war stories and terrifying tales about the city as you explore its historical streets after dark. Learn about the life of a medieval executioner, and see sights like Vilnius Cathedral and Eustachy Wollowicz Palace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.33
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$68.33
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Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis

Private Tour: Vilnius Panoramic Views Walking Tour through the Republic of Uzupis

Discover Vilnius during this 2-hour private walking tour through the Old Town and Uzupis district. Learn about the history of the city from your guide as you explore key landmarks like the Bastion of Vilnius, the Church of Bartholomew, Bekeasas Hill, and more. Then walk around the alternative Uzupis district and discover the artists who have called this area home since the 1990s and how they have defined the area.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.33
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$68.33
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Small-Group E.Scooter Tour - Colours of Vilnius

Small-Group E.Scooter Tour - Colours of Vilnius

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Main streets and intersections, rivers and bridges, panoramic spots within the Old Town, natural and urban, secretive and recognizable landmarks - and you have a comprehensive summary of the complex vibrant city. You are invited to save your precious traveling time by jumping on an electric scooter and following a local guide for an alternative sightseeing experience. Please note that this tour is only available from the age of 12.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.12
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$35.12
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Private 2-Hour Alternative Vilnius Walking Tour

Private 2-Hour Alternative Vilnius Walking Tour

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Discover Vilnius’ tumultuous past during this 2-hour private walking tour through the Old Town district. Visit key landmarks like the main square, one of the city's oldest buildings, Lukiskiu Prison, and the Museum of Genocide Victims as you listen to informative commentary from your private tour guide. Learn about the history and culture of the city including what life was like during the World War II and Soviet eras.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.33
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$68.33
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Vilnius on a Shoestring Weekend Break

Vilnius on a Shoestring Weekend Break

Enjoy Vilnius as a local. A weekend break friendly for your pocket. Taste, feel and emerge yourself in a local vibes while staying in Užupis – the artsy district of Vilnius.       HIGHLIGHTS • Stay in the best Hostel according to Tripadvisor. • Walk around the Oldtown and Uzupis. • See the alternative artistic Vilnius. • Taste local beer.
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  • 3 days
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$122.97
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$122.97
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Half Day Private Jewish Vilnius Tour with a Litvak: Jewish Quarter, Ponar Forest

Half Day Private Jewish Vilnius Tour with a Litvak: Jewish Quarter, Ponar Forest

This is a unique tour with a litvak Ema Segal. Ema was born and raised in Vilnius in the 80s. During this half day tour you will not only hear and see a lot of interesting facts and stories about the Jewish life before and after WWII, but also hear Ema's personal story of growing up Jewish in the post-Soviet Vilnius. This tour includes a 3,5-hour walking tour around the 2 Jewish ghettos (previously known as the Jewish Quarter), and later a drive to the Ponar forest. You will be driven in a comfortable 4-seat VW Golf. This private tour is suited for a max. 4 people group. Which allows for an intimate two-way communication. THE MENTIONED TOUR PRICE IS FOR THE WHOLE GROUP.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.99
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$217.99
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3-Hour Vilnius Food Insider Walking Tour and Tastings

3-Hour Vilnius Food Insider Walking Tour and Tastings

Discover the sights and tastes of Vilnius on this 3-hour small-group tasting tour. Stroll through the Old Town and Uzupis districts to sample a number of local dishes such as cheeses, chocolates, coffee, local fish, and a variety of homemade products. Learn about the multicultural history of Vilnius that contributes to the city’s cuisine as you visit seven stops throughout the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.17
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$93.17

Private Morning Coffee Tour - City Just for Yourself

Private Morning Coffee Tour - City Just for Yourself

Explore the beauty of the city center and the Old Town of Vilnius during a peaceful morning walk with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and local guide. The vibrant city will take you along local routes, engage you by telling secret personal stories, showing off as international filming destination, startling as the center of all important developments of the 20th century. It all will be crowned by the sweet mini tasting of local delicacies.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.50
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$54.50
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Baltics and Scandinavia in 10 Days (Private tour)

Baltics and Scandinavia in 10 Days (Private tour)

This is Your pan-Baltic voyage through 4 beautiful capitals with their history, architecture, taste and lifestyle, and smaller cities in between. Each capital will meet you with original suggestions of what to do and see. Don’t miss your chance to feel the medieval spirit in Vilnius, be amazed by a true kaleidoscope of architectural styles in Riga, and take a walk in Tallinn’s old town with its many shops, galleries and cozy outdoor cafes. Then, when you’ll be full of joy of discovery, stop in Helsinki – the crossroad of Western and Eastern culture. This is Your south-to-north culture experience by the Baltic sea.
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  • 10 days
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$3,330.46
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$3,330.46
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Private Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour with a Local Litvak

Private Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour with a Local Litvak

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This is a unique tour with a litvak Ema Segal. Ema was born and raised in Vilnius in the 80s. This insider look is a 3,5-hour walking tour around the two Vilnius ghettos. We will follow the traces of Jewish life in the old Jewish Quarter where the Great Synagogue was built in 1633 and the house where great Gaon of Vilnius used to live and study. You will hear a story about the manifesto and the fight of Jewish partisans. We shall also walk into the Choral synagogue, and explore a very old mazzes-making machine there. I will show you a few buildings where Jewish printing houses, fliur mills, money exchanges, jewelry shops used to be. This tour will give you a good feeling what life was like in Vilnius before WWII and what role the Jewish population had in this city and beyond. I will also share my personal experience of growing up Jewish in the post-Soviet Lithuania. This private tour is suited for 4-5 people group. Which allows for an intimate two-way communication.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.05
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$115.05
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THE BEST OF THE BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS IN 8 DAYS, 4* HOTELS (Departure Guaranteed)

THE BEST OF THE BALTIC HIGHLIGHTS IN 8 DAYS, 4* HOTELS (Departure Guaranteed)

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- Guaranteed departure tours; - Bilingual Engish-German speaking guide; - Centrally located 4* hotels; - Portage at hotels; - Hill of Crosses included (Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, declaring it a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice).
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  • 8 days
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$785.65
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$785.65
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Private Vilnius on Scooter

Private Vilnius on Scooter

Main streets and intersections, rivers and bridges, panoramic spots within the Old Town, natural and urban, secretive and recognizable landmarks - and you have a comprehensive summary of the complex vibrant city. You are invited to save your precious traveling time by jumping on an electric scooter and following a local guide for an alternative sightseeing experience. Please note that this tour is only available from the age of 12. Please indicate at which time you would like to partake in this tour so we could confirm the booking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.50
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$54.50
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Private City Bike Tour: Old and Modern Vilnius

Private City Bike Tour: Old and Modern Vilnius

Main streets and squares of the Old Town, wide avenues of sky-scrapers of the Business Center, easily accessible panoramic spots, hidden routes and recognizable landmarks – all in two breezing hours. You are invited to save your precious travellers time by riding a bike following the local guide and have alternative sightseeing experience. Please indicate at which time you would like to partake in this tour so we could confirm the booking.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.50
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$54.50
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Lithuania "chernobyl" Filming Locations In 5 Days (private Tour)

Lithuania hit the headlines recently when the new world-famous mini-series “Chernobyl” aired on screens. It was chosen as one of the main filming locations to depict the scenes of 1986’ Pripyat and Moscow. We prepared an agenda with the most important “Chernobyl” filming locations in Vilnius, Kaunas and Visaginas where the series creators spent hundreds of filming hours. During 3 days you will get not only a chance to revisit those hotspots seen on the screen, but hear the real life stories of Lithuania in the context of Soviet Era and aftermath of Chernobyl disaster.
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  • 5 days
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$857.08
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$857.08
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Vilnius Walking Tour: Love Stories

Vilnius Walking Tour: Love Stories

Fill your evening with romance on a walking tour of Vilnius and hear stories of love through the ages. Start near the Cathedral of Vilnius in one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe. Hear spicy, sensual, strange and sometimes tragic love stories with connections to the city's buildings, streets and parks. Delve deeper than the famous story of the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Žygimantas Augustas and his wife Barbara Radziwiłł and discover some lesser-known tales. Stroll through the Old Town learning who broke the heart of Tsarina’s lover, and in what weird way the future French ambassador expressed his love. Find out what charming spell a Venetian tavern singer used to seduce famous Lithuanian noblemen. Stroll by moonlight to bring these touching stories to life and perhaps renew or inspire new love sensations of your own.
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  • 2 hours
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$179.38
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$179.38
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