About Vilnius

Once nicknamed the Jerusalem of the North, the city of Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania. The city exudes an old world charm. The pebble-lined streets of the city have wonderful and quaint looking buildings standing on either side. To every traveller's delight, these buildings house beautiful cafes, colourful boutiques, and quaint guesthouses. Vilnius has various monuments and churches that are a testament to its Catholic and Orthodox roots. The green cover of the city is so lush that it is said to cover over 40% of the whole of the city.  Reminders of loss are everywhere: museums dedicated to the Holocaust, former ghettos, preserved KGB torture chambers, and cemeteries filled with the war dead. Though a capital city, Vilnius feels much like an overgrown village. This is no Eastern European antique; artists, punks, and a self-declared micro-nation keep Vilnius cutting-edge.

Public Transport System

Buses, Trolleybuses

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency: High, Cleanliness: Medium to High

Mode & Cost of Transports

For Individuals:

Single Trip Ticket: 1 euro (bought from the driver)

Electronic Ticket cost: 1.50 euro, 

24/72 hour pass: 5/8 euros

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.19
Cup of Coffee USD 2.37
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.19
Rice/Kg USD 2.37
White Bread USD 1.19
Eggs (12) USD 2.37
Combo Meal USD 5.93
Fine Dining USD 41.48
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.37
Domestic Beer USD 3.56
Imported Beer USD 1.19
Bottle of Wine USD 8.30
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.74
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.19
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.19
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 592.60

Do(s):

  • Remember to punch your ticket when you are on a bus or trolleybus every time. This is due to the fact that sometimes the controllers are not always amenable.
  • Leave tips when in the city. It is considered polite to leave 10% of the bill as a tip when you receive good service.
  • Be punctual for your appointments when you are in the city as Lithuanians tend to value each other’s time a lot.

Don’t(s):

  • Do not consume alcohol in parks, squares, and other public places – it is prohibited by law.
  • Do not litter out of the car windows or in public places, you might get fined!
  • Do not kiss a person when greeting them if you do not know them well; it is more common to shake hands in Lithuania. Usually, only relatives or close friends kiss when meeting.
  • Do not get into a waiting taxi; if you call it by phone, it will take you to your destination at a lower rate

Night Life

It might not seem as such, but Vilnius truly does have an extremely lively nightlife! From some amazing music and cocktails to meeting new people, the night scenes of Vilnius might just be the best in Lithuania and probably in the entire Baltic states. Vilnius proudly boasts of some brilliant electronic music to pop gigs and also plays host to a number of gay clubs. There is literally something for everyone here and no one leaves disappointed or empty handed!  Have a go at clubs and pubs like Loftus, the biggest nightclubs in Vilnius, Opium, where electronic music becomes an addiction, Tamsta Club where they host some of the best live bands or the Bix, where rock music fans can go to enjoy the aura of it all! If you are in Vilnius, and you decide to overlook the nightlife of the city, then it truly would be a pity for sure.

Must See

  • Check out the Street Art: Vilnius is a free-spirited place, but to see real street art, go to Uzupis's Pylimo Street.
  • Explore Jewish Quarter:  When exploring the old town of Vilnius, go to the Jewish Quarter to soak in some old-world charm.
  • The Old Town: The Old Town of Vilnius comes under the UNESCO World Heritage List as it happens to be one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe.
  • The Hill of Crosses: Take a full day tour of the hill to explore the beauty of it. 
  • Take a tour of the Trakai Castle: Indulge in a full day tour of the beautiful castle.
  • Tour of the Trakai Island: Take a day trip to Trakai Island to explore its beauty.
  • Visit the Art Cinema: Visit this beautiful building in the old town to get in touch with some of Vilnius' old world charm
  • Contemporary Art Center: Check out the contemporary art center 
  • Food tour: Indulge in a food tour to soak in the flavours of Vilnius

Experiences

  • Try out the Wrong Room Escape Quest 
  • Art House Cinema in Old Town
  • Open air cinema under the stars at Kinas po žvaigždėmis
  • Go on a short bike tour to explore Vilnius
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Take the ghost tour
  • Celebrate the literature of Lithuania in Literary Street
  • Check out the library in the city
  • Explore the old campus of Vilnius University
  • Take a biking tour around the city

Activities

Shopping

De'Žavu Vintage Boutique
Flea Markets and Bazaars
De'Žavu Vintage Boutique, Šv. Ignoto g. 3, Vilnius 01144, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
5.7 kms
Mint Vinetu
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Šv. Ignoto g. 16, Vilnius 01144, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
5.3 kms
Flea Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Flea Market, Pilies g. 6, Vilnius 01124, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
4.5 kms
Blusų turgus
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Ozo g. 25, PC Akropolis, Vilnius 08217, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
8 kms
BROCANTE ANTIQUES
Antique Markets
Trakų g. 16, Vilnius 01132, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
10 kms
GO9
Shopping Malls
GO9, Gedimino pr. 9, Vilnius 01103, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
4.4 kms
AKROPOLIS Vilnius
Shopping Malls
AKROPOLIS Vilnius, Ozo g. 25, Vilnius 08217, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
8 kms
Panorama
Shopping Malls
Panorama, Vilnius 08105, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
6 kms
Europa
Shopping Malls
Konstitucijos pr. 7A, Vilnius 09307, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
4.6 kms
Ozas
Shopping Malls
Ozas, Ozo g. 18, Vilnius 08243, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
6.9
NØRDIKA
Shopping Malls
NØRDIKA, Vikingų gatvė 3, Vilnius 02188, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
12.7 kms
Outlet Park
Shopping Malls
Outlet Park, Verkių g. 29, Vilnius 09108, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
2.7 kms
PC Mandarinas
Shopping Malls
PC Mandarinas, Ateities g. 91, Vilnius 06325, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
5.7 kms
Givila
Shopping Malls
Givila, Žirmūnų g. 128, Vilnius 09126, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
3.6 kms
Pc Kubas
Shopping Malls
PC Kubas, Žemynos g. 18, Vilnius 06126, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
6.5 kms
The Mall Galaktika (Galaxy)
Shopping Malls
The Mall Galaktika (Galaxy), Žemynos g. 18, Vilnius 06128, Lithuania
Distance From City Center
6.5 kms
  • Mead: The oldest alcohol beverage in the world has deep roots in Lithuania
  • The basketball jersey: Lithuanians are crazy about the game, and getting a basketball jersey for yourself would only remind you about their excitement for the game when you are back home
  • Black Amber: A brilliant jewel that can help you make jewelry at home itself, the black amber is a stunning thing to own 
  • Traditional Lithuanian knitwear: A companion that will keep you warm and cozy during winters
  • Carved wood: Medallions, statuettes
  • Linen: The back-to-nature fabric symbolizes the nature of the Lithuanians to the T 
  • Honey: Lithuania is famous for its honey
  • Ceramics: One of Lithuania's most interesting souvenirs 
  • Beer: Lithuanians are extremely proud of their beer

Official Language

Lithuanian

Other Language

Russian, Polish

Spoken Language

Most locals are fluent in Lith... Read more

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

0.5 (Millions)

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Weather

Mist 8.06°C

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TimeZone

09:43 AM (GMT +03:00)

 

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Ambulance

112

 

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Police

112

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Vilnius International Airport - VNO

Best time to visit

June, July, August, and September as the weather is extremely pleasant and tourism booms during this time

Moderate time to visit

October, November, April, May:October, November - The weather is slightly chilly.April, May - These months are fairly humid. On the up-side, tourism is slow so the rates for hotels would be cheaper.

Worst time to visit

The months of December, January, February, and March are extremely cold.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 1.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 0.60

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 9.00

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