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Vilnius - ONE of the kind in so MANY ways

Duration: 2h
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Guru: Lina
Registered on October 12, 2023

Walking, cycling guide of magical Vilnius and tour-leader across the vibrant Baltics! Strong believer - in passionate story telling, - in the historically unique, freedom-loving region.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Vilnius - ONE of the kind in so MANY ways!

From the meeting point at the foot of Grand Duke GEDIMINAS at the Cathedral Square to the shiny glass-&-steel across the river, it tells stories of freedom-driven Lithuanians who - 
- Stopped the Baltic Crusades (the rest of the world knows so little about)
- Formed peculiar community of peculiar religious and ethnic diversity (from Balts to Jews, from Pagan to Christian and Muslim)
- Always fought for freedom, no matter the size and the oppression of an enemy.
The Guru makes every effort to take into consideration -
- the composition of the group (by country, by interests, by capabilities)
- the weather (by temperature, by precipitation)
To make sure the Tour is comfy, cozy, friendly, engaging, tasty, warm, hospitable.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Katedros a., 01143 Vilnius, Lithuania
    Katedros a., 01143 Vilnius, Lithuania
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    Let's meet at the foot of the Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas at the end of the Cathedral Square. Guru will wait with a bright rainbow umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

    Origins of the city - from pagan Baltic settlement to Royal capital of the Grand Lithuanian Duchy, the largest state in Eastern Europe. Oldest underground fortification of the medieval capital of Lithuania - witness of fights and victories in Baltic Crusades.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Vilnius University

    Secret halls and corridors, courtyards and towers of Vilnius University - the illustrated history of Baltic culture - the temple of the Golden Age of the Grand Lithuanian Duchy.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Uzupis Art Incubator

    Užupis district across little river Vilnia - the origins of Vilnius crafts and trade (the true hub of medieval startupers), - the soul asylum of the outlaws of the oppressive soviet life, - the artistic community with self-proclaimed inner and outer independence (Republic of Užupis).

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Pilies gatvė

    Spine of Vilnius Old Town - royal road between Lithuanian and Polish royal residencies, - historic border between Western and Eastern christianities, cultures, mindsets, - prime location of historic breaking points of the 20th century.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vokiečių g.

    Main intersection of Vilnius - ethnic neighborhoods - German, Jewish, Slavic, and more, - calamities of the 20th century.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Halės turgus

    Farmers market with - quick run through the mix of culinary tradition, - imprints of the peculiar ethnic diversity of Vilnius.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ivan 24 Mar 2024
Munich

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Great informative and fun tour of the city highlights!
fern 23 Mar 2024
Kuala Lumpur

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
wonderful walking tour with Lina
Eleonora 13 Nov 2023

Lina is an incredibly knowledgeable guide who is easy to talk to and welcomes questions from both adults and kids. The route she took us on greatly enriched our understanding of both our own history and the history of Vilnius. The experience was so enjoyable that I look forward to joining another tour with Lina the next time I visit Vilnius, as there is still so much to see and learn. Thank you immensely!
Donatas 09 Nov 2023
Vilnius

Thank you it was realy beautifull and informative walk! Will do that again;)
Marius 09 Nov 2023
Vilnius

Lina is fantastic! I was so deeply engaged in all her stories. She is very knowledgeable, passionate, and most importantly - a great storyteller. I liked how she was able to match historical moments with today's world. Moreover, doing it on the bicycle - was a cherry on top. It's certainly a highly recommended tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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