Vilnius Tourism

The European Capital of Culture, Vilnius is a beautiful Jewish ancient city. With the marvelously striking architecture, it is no surprise that the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. With its name originating from the Vilnia River, the city has various derivatives geographically. If you are a lover of medieval era, whether in the form of architecture, vibe, culture and everything else, Vilnius is the place to go! Home to the largest baroque old town in Europe, it only gets better. Taking you back in time, the city will not cease alluring you to the time gone by.

Its cobbled streets in cryptic alleys, shadowed by primitive buildings adorned with quirky graffiti, will make you wander endlessly. Exploring the city as you bask in its rough history is a one-of-its-kind experience. Yes, the city has experienced some rough chapters that include the revulsion of KGB’s torture cells to the Jewish quarters where the Jews were gathered before being murdered by the Nazis. Decades after this turmoil, today the city has evolved with a novel distinctiveness.

With a burgeoning nightlife and swanky skyscrapers, it is hard to revere the fact about its troubled past. If you are already contemplating a trip here, here’s all the information you need. From the best time to visit, to accommodation, without missing out must-visit places to indulge in some lip-smacking delicacies, we’ve got you covered.

Essential travel information and Vilnius tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern European Time Zone; UTC+2/+3
  • Currency: Euro
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 220 V/ 50 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: The official language is the Baltic language of Lithuanian, which is like Latvian. Followed by Polish and Russian.
  • Security: Dial 112 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade.
  • Tipping: Customary tip of up to 10% of the meal's total is essential.
  • Don’t buy anything from persuading street vendors at the Old Town.
  • Beware of the beggars at attractions.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Vilnius

  • Know the pollution level of Vilnius before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.06 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.85 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.09 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.06 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Vilnius for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vilnius.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.81 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.06 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.98 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.37 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.23 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.85 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.91 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.42 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.63 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.2 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Vilnius is 158 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.94 (High)
    • Climate Index 66.59 (High)
    • Pollution Index 26.05 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.97 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.56 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.06 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 60.08 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vilnius

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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