Spend 3 nights exploring Vilnius in its 700th year! Price includes return flights, 3 nights room-only stay in 4-star Hotel Vilnia, in Vilnius Old Town, ATOL Protection, and a FREE £29 donation to charity!
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With a stay at Hotel Vilnia in Vilnius (Vilnius Old Town), you’ll be steps from Bernardine Park and 2 minutes by foot from St. Anne’s Church. This 4-star hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pilies Street and 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from the Church of Archangel Michael. Make yourself at home in one of the 79 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and slippers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favourite drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Known for its rich history and picturesque Old Town, Vilnius is quickly building a reputation as a fresh destination with dynamic arts and culture scenes, seemingly endless culinary delights, and all kinds of events. In 2023, Vilnius is celebrating its 700th anniversary. Yet, exploring the Lithuanian capital can be a true revelation for travellers searching for new experiences. Exciting artistic, cultural, and gastronomic adventures await around every corner of the city throughout this and next year. Book your holiday today and embrace an array of exceptional discoveries in Vilnius. Read more here.
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania was founded in 1323 when Grand Duke Gediminas built a castle there, nowadays a bustling city with one of the oldest and most charming Old Towns in Europe. The splendid architectural blend of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles makes this a wonderful city to explore. Visit Cathedral and Cathedral Square and pass by Gediminas Avenue, the Parliament and President’s Palace, Vilnius University and Town Hall. Continue walking narrow old streets, and visit St. Anna’s Church – a gem of Gothic architecture, Gates of Dawn and St. Peter-Paul Church.
Užupis is one of the oldest quarters of Vilnius, mentioned in historical sources in the early 16th century. Then it was a quarter inhabited by the poor population, which the residents of Vilnius tried to avoid for many years to come. However, with the passing of time artists started to settle there and turned Užupis into a real republic of artists with its own government, constitution, anthem, traditions and festivals. The sculpture of the Angel of Užupis symbolises freedom and protects the residents of this quarter.
Dinner in Vilnius city centre/old town.
Trakai, the former capital of Lithuania, is situated on an island in the middle of a lake. The 14th-century red brick castle now houses the Art Museum. The castles of Trakai are the best-known works of defensive architecture in Lithuania. The old town of Trakai, which includes the Island and the Peninsula Castles, surrounded by lakes, is one of the most impressive and picturesque locations in Europe. Here still reside a small national minority of Karaites, which is confessing Judaism. It is believed they were brought from Crimea by the Grand Lithuanian Duke Vytautas. Visit Kenesa, a praying house. Kenesas are allegedly similar in layout to synagogues inside.
Lying on the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris, Kaunas with its population of 430 000 inhabitants is the second largest city in Lithuania. Kaunas is a city, which was not destroyed during the Second World War; thus now it has a number of ancient architectural monuments. The Old Town is a concentration of the most important, ancient city architectural monuments: the 13th century Castle, the Old Town Hall, nicknamed the “White Swan”, the Archicathedral Basilica, the Church of St. Francis Xavier and the Jesuit monastery, Perkunas House and Vytautas Church. The most outstanding monument of the Baroque epoch is the architectural complex of Pazaislis Monastery. It is one of the most beautiful Baroque-style erections in Lithuania. The ensemble devoted to Camaldolli Abbey was built in the 17th century under the supervision of Italian masters from Florence (Michelangelo Palloni, Joan Merli, and Pietro Perti) The green and flowering pedestrian street Laisves Aleja is the main business and leisure area of Kaunas.
Price correct as of 28Dec22
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