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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
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Day Tour around Vilnius city and Trakai Castle
"Tour starts by discovering Vilnius old town: from classical Town Hall the small church of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture old Vilnius University central Cathedral square. Then move to ""another"" republic of Lithuania - Uzupis area with its Angel and unique constitution. Church of St. Peter and Paul - one of the most beautiful catholic Church also be visited on the tour. After that you explore Vilnius surroundings - unique geological monument - Puckoriai exposure with its enchantin authentic Exile Memorial which reminds the painful part of Lithuanian history. Besides you visit literary Markuciai Manor
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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
From EUR11.00

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Vilnius

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Dangerous Sidewalks and Pot Holes

More than any place in the Baltic countries Vilnius's street infrastructure is in need of some serious help. Walking from the train station to our flat a distance of less than 300 meters we ran...
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Travel with Baby

Restaurants were very accommodating of our son, and they all had baby chairs. People were friendly towards him, smiling and waving at him, especially the old women. Getting about was a bit difficult,...
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Don't get lost

You mustn't think that, even if you have a map of Vilnius, you will find your way easily. This is because the local authorities seem to assume that everybody knows the city well and have put street...
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Pavements - watch where you are walking

We hadn't been in Vilnius long before we released that there was plenty of potential to trip up/fall over.Not just from the uneven paving slabs/cobbled roads, but also from concrete slabs etc. Some...
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Drain pipes

We had a few days in Vilnius before it rained, but we'd already spotted that the drain pipes just opened onto the pavement, and not into a grate/drain. Also, many of the roads/pavements are uneven...
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Feels Safe

I'd heard a few bad stories about Vilnius before I arrived, most involved pickpockets on Pilies street in the old town, rampant taxi rip-offs and some nastiness in the suburbs. But aside from the...
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Language

There are two major languages in Vilnius, Lithuanian and Russian, although only one is official. It's obviously a political minefield, just like it is in the rest of the Baltics, and you can see that...
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EXTREME NIGHT TIME DANGERS-VILNIUS

After being dropped of by a taxi at night time from an afternoon flight, I arrived at a hostel whose doors were closed, they had moved (I should have booked). Two tall guys stopped in a car and got...
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Guidance on photography in churches: Homer's Rules

Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the culture which has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike...
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Vilnius under construction

When we were in Vilnius in August 2006, quite a few buildings and squares were under construction. Among other sights, even the belfry of the cathedral was completely scaffolded. Also the wonderful...
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Closed chapels :-(

There were 10 chapels inside the Vilnius Cathedral but all were closed when I visited this the most famous Lithuanian church.The most impressive St. Camisir's Chapel was closed because of renovation...
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Avoid Airport Taxis

Outside of the airport, taxis are waiting to take passengers for a ride--for their money. The quote I got to go to the Gates of Dawn--according to Google, a 4.5km drive--was 50LT. I asked the bus...
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toilets...

dont bother much of looking around for this 'service', sneak into any coffee shop or restaurant, have cup of tea or coffee and visit the WC there, will be cleaner, faster and hopefully you will get...
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Look under your feet.

Vilnius is full of surprises, not only pleasant ones though. While you are looking up admiring the architecture, esp. in the Old Town, you can easily trip on an uneven pavement, a rickety or broken...
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Top Hotels in Vilnius

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Didzioji 35/2, Vilnius, 2001, Lithuania
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Bernardinu str 8 / 8, Vilnius, 01124, Lithuania
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Gaono str 7, Vilnius, 2024, Lithuania
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Gedimino Avenue 23, Vilnius, 01103, Lithuania
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Gedimino Ave 16, Vilnius, 01103, Lithuania
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24 Pilies Street, Vilnius, 2001, Lithuania
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Top Things to Do in Vilnius

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Cathedral of St Stanislav and St Vladislav

The cathedral is an impressive looking white building with a separate bell tower. The statues of 3 saints stand on the roof of the building. They are St Stanislaus, St Helena and St Casimir and...
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Gediminas Castle

Castles on thie site of the present Gediminas Castle date back to the 13th century. The current castle was named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania. The castle tower that is visible today was...
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Gate of Dawn - Ausros Vartai

The Gates of Dawn were originally part of the city walls, but later they were converted into a chapel. The chapel dates from the 16th century and houses an image of the Virgin Mary. The image which...
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Church of St Anne

Simply stunning in its beauty is St. Anne's Church. I first approached it from across the street from some knitting trees. The church is located on the left bank of the Vilnia River. The...
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Hill of Three Crosses

I first became aware of the Three Crosses while on top of Castle Hill. The crosses appeared between a grove of trees. They are located in what locals call Kalnu Parkas. According to a local...
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Uzupis District

After Lithuania gained its independence this breakway republic decided to declare itself independent, too. Located in the centre of Vilnius, just across the river from St Anne's Church , Uzupio...
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matcrazy1

"Very friendly, very historical and inexpensive :-)"
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HORSCHECK

"Vilnius - City of Churches"
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Raimix

"Vilnius - mix of cultures"
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Carletto76

"The Wonderful Vilnius"
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evaanna

"Vilnius - my grandparents' love"
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