Private tour

Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

4.9 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Private Guide in Vilnius

Vilnius: Then and Now Old Town Tour

Activity provider: Private Guide in Vilnius

A tour to explore and better understand both Vilnius and Lithuania by walking through the historical UNESCO Old Town with a happy and friendly guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn from a professional, English-speaking guide
  • Receive advice and tips on things to try and places to eat
  • Explore hidden courtyards and corners
  • View the beautiful city panorama
Full description
Vilnius is a beautiful city, renowned for it's green spaces and Baroque architecture. It is also a very old city with lots of history, which nuances are best presented by a local Lithuanian. We recommend starting your tour where the history of the city began 10,000 years ago at the Cathedral Square. Other meeting points in the Old town would also work, however this one is recommended. Walking through important buildings, streets and other objects you will find out how Lithuania emerged from the swamps to become a self-sufficient country, how it came to its fall, what was the situation during the Soviet occupation and what the situation is now.
Includes
  • A friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Gratuities are not included, it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour

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Meeting point

In the Cathedral Square, there is a metal Gediminas monument, a man standing next to a horse. The guide will be waiting for you there, wearing a guide's license on a red strap.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour, as it is believed that Old Town is best explored on foot
  • Wear comfortable shoes and check the forecast beforehand
  • If you require a transfer to or from the meeting point, it can also be arranged for an additional price depending on the distance
  • The standard duration of the Old Town tour is 2 hours, but if you don't have time to walk a lot, you can simply see the main sights in about an hour. If you choose to add the Republic of Užupis, the tour will run a total of 2.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Great experience, Ugne was very well informed and told us a lot about the old Vilnius town that even I, a Lithuanian national, did not know. I did wish we got more information on the Lithuanian folk tales as we visited a room with images of them, St least in summary. Besides that we did enjoy the history on the Jewish people in Vilnius.

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July 14, 2022

This tour was from a professional guide (Ugnė) who provided a great experience. She had a plan, carefully answered questions, and was generous with her insight and perspectives, including sharing experiences of her family across recent Lithuanian history. She provided a balanced viewpoint whilst also showing a sense of pride and love for Lithuania. The tour was just what I was looking for and just the right length.

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November 19, 2021

Right from the start I was very pleasantly surprised because she had an official tourist guide ID for the city on her head. We had a full program for 2 hours and she showed us the old town and the republic of Uzupis. This included both the backyards and a visit to a church that we hadn't planned on. She was very familiar with the city's history and history and was able to make the entire tour entertaining. Great knowledge of German. At the end there was information about bars and food. We recommend!!!!

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July 24, 2019

Product ID: 155787