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Vilnius tours and excursions

Vilnius tours

Walking tours

Regular guided two-hour tours of the Old Town, starting from the cathedral bell tower, are organised daily by the Vilnius Tourist Office from 15 May to 15 September. The tourist office can also organise pre-booked guided tours and offers audio guides that people can rent and listen to on their own as they walk along the streets of Vilnius. In addition, there are quite a few thematic tours - such as the 'War and Peace' tour.

Walkable Vilnius offers 23 walking tours all year round. Maps of the tours are available on Google Maps and can be downloaded via the Walkable Vilnius app.

Tel: +370 5 262 9660 (Vilnius tourism office)
Website: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt

Vilnius excursions

Europos Parkas

Europos Parkas is a large sculpture park located at the supposed exact centre of Europe, though the French geographers who originally ‘located' it have now come out and said the real centre may actually lie a few kilometres away. The park is located 17km (10.5 miles) north by bus from Vilnius.

Tel: +370 5 237 7077
Website: http://www.europosparkas

Grūtas Parkas

Grūtas Parkas is laden with the sort of old Soviet-era statues that have disappeared from the rest of the old Eastern bloc. Images of Lenin and Stalin stand just two hours' bus ride from Vilnius. Kitsch but fascinating.

Tel: +370 313 55511
Website: http://www.grutoparkas.lt
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Grotthuss

This quaint Vilnius boutique hotel is at the heart of the Old Town with a welcoming, homely ambience, and a sense of tradition that is backed up by free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is free.

Conti

Set right in the heart of Old Town, Conti offers spacious rooms with satellite TV channels and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a gym and a sauna.

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius

A glitzy international hotel located in the Old Town. Its 96 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and many of them offer excellent views of the UNESCO-listed Cathedral Square. After a day of sightseeing, guests can unwind at the spa centre.

Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'N' Roll Vilnius

With 200 funky music-themed rooms, this modern hotel has a gym and offers complimentary breakfast. There is no "Concierge Service" but there are Mac computers in the lobby readily available to help.

Ecotel Vilnius

This Vilnius hotel has 166 rooms over four floors and offers guests free buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi. It is located in the centre of Vilnius on the north bank of the Neris River a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.

Mabre Residence Hotel

This excellent Old Town bolthole is the perfect hotel in Vilnius for those looking for peace and quiet. The hotel has 40 spacious rooms, housed in an old monastery with an on-site steak house and massage spa. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Highly recommended.