Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour & Gediminas Tower Visit
Discover the medieval heart of Vilnius on a comprehensive old town walking tour taking you to the superb views of the Gediminas Castle Hill.
Once a flourishing capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania formed by historic alliances with neighboring Poland, Vilnius is today a modern European city with a rich cultural heritage to offer.
We will start our stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town with a walk down the magnificent Gediminas Avenue at the Gates of Dawn, the only remaining historical gate to Vilnius city.
Most governmental institutions of Lithuania are concentrated on this main street named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Gediminas. We will see the National Drama Theatre, Bank of Lithuania, National Library and City Hall Square.
Located in the geographical center of Europe, the blend of Eastern and Western traditions is visible with both beautiful Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches lining the old town streets. Some of the most impressive facades belong to the Gothic beauty of St. Anne´s Church and Saint Casimir Jesuit church with an outstanding dome.
Following a sneak into the hidden courtyards of Vilnius University we will also enjoy an inside visit of the Vilnius University. The stately Presidential Palace is on our way to the spiritual heart of Vilnius at the Cathedral Square.
Once we have visited the Vilnius Cathedral we will make our way up the historic Gediminas Hill on foot or using the cable railway. From the old fortification tower dating back to the 15th century we are able to admire the striking hilltops and city below us.
According to local legend, Grand Duke Gediminas built the city with the will of gods after he dreamed of an Iron Wolf standing on top of this hill howling as strong and loud as a hundred wolves.
The tour comes to end end in the old old town.
Children’s Discounts: 3 years old and under are free, 15% discount for ages 4-12.