Meet-and-greet service at Vilnius International Airport, pickup, and transfer to the hotel. Check-in & enjoy a free evening at leisure or self-exploring the city. Vilnius is the capital and the most attractive city in Lithuania. Here you will find yourself in a charming old city with a lot of narrow streets, cozy coffee shops, restaurants, churches, museums, and galleries. During the Christmas Market period all that gets a special flavor.
Meet your guide at the Hotels’ front desk on settled time; The tour begins:
The Cathedral of Vilnius – the Neo-Classical Cathedral church built in early 18 century and the square around it. Here is the center of Christmas market in Vilnius. You will be amazed by the mystic atmosphere of happiness and joy!
The Presidential palace, which changed many hands through centuries as well as Lithuania did. Finally, in 1997 our authorities renovated it and turned it into Presidential Palace.
Old Vilnius University campus and the library. Polish King founded it in 1579 as Jesuit theological school. It survived through three epochs – Renaissance, Enlightenment and the transitional 20th century. Indeed, it is one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe.
Pilies Street – the main artery of the old city since its foundation nowadays one of the most thriving places in the city.
Jewish quarter – from the early 1500′ there was a Jewish settlement in Vilnius. Which, later on, developed into one of the main Jewish centers of Europe. Jews called it Jerusalem of Lithuania.
The gate of Dawn – the only remaining gate of the last Vilnius city wall and the holiest place for Catholics in Lithuania. In the 16th-century city gates often contained religious artifacts intended to guard the city against attacks and to bless travelers. The Chapel in the Gate of Dawn contains an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, painted by monks on oak tree boards.
Uzupis “res publika” – is one of the neighborhoods of the Old city, populated by artists and just patriots of the old Vilnius. They preserve the area in its original shape and even atmosphere. They even have their own constitution: “Everybody has a right to live by the river Neris”.
The Hill of Three Crosses – from it you can enjoy one of the most thrilling panoramic views of the red and brown tile roofs with a lot of churches and spires.
Meet your guide at the Hotels’ front desk on settled time;
Trakai – is famous for 5 lakes in the center of a huge national park. It was a capital of Lithuania before Vilnius and the residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania. In the 14th century, Lithuanians built the castle in order to repel the attacks of the crusades. It was ruined during one of the wars and was reconstructed to host a museum of the Lithuanian history.
Visit unique Karaite cemetery with Hebrew inscription on the headstones.
Trakai has more water than land and it is a beautiful nature spot where one can enjoy the 5 major lakes and a great number of smaller ones. One can take a break for a walk and views of the castle and the Palace.
You can extend your stay by 2-3 days by 40 euros per person per night.
Day 4-6; Day for relaxing & self-exploring the city; We will be glad to offer you private tours as well.
Privat departure transportation to the airport for those who leave home.
You can also check an article about the past year Christmas market.
Destination Management Company JeruLita operates private tours and groups in cooperation with our partners. We will be glad to accommodate you in a private tour or will direct you to travel expert in your country who will register you to the groups we operate.