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Vilnius City Break

Wander through the curved streets and intimate courtyards of Europe's largest Baroque old town

3 nights from £199 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Vilnius is a rising star on the city break scene. Definitely worth fitting in a visit before word gets out...

Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £199pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices are generally higher but please contact us with your preferred travel dates and we will find the best price available from your local airport. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms, checked luggage and hotel upgrades available at a supplement

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly direct to Vilnius. On arrival make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights. (Instructions on how to reach your hotel using public transport will be provided. Alternatively, airport transfers can be pre-booked at a supplement.) Spend the rest of the day discovering why Vilnius is becoming increasingly popular as a city break destination.

Day 2

Vilnius: Vilnius Old Town is one of the largest in Europe (3.6 km2), listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Start your journey in Cathedral Square and the Cathedral of Vilnius, built in 14th century. This impressive Roman architecture contains more than 40 artworks, crypts and catacombs as well as a museum that exhibits the history of the cathedral. Unusually it has a bell tower that is situated some yards from the main building. The Vilnius University should also be on your list of places to visit, founded in 1579, it has an amazing collection of buildings encompassing several different architectural styles, such as St Johns Church founded over 600 years ago with its unique alters and the Bell Tower.

Day 3

Vilnius: The Gates of Dawn on the edge of the Old Town are one of the most renowned sacred places in Europe and the last remaining gates of the cities old defensive walls, and are well worth seeing. Like a proper medieval city, Vilnius too had a castle, consisting of the Upper, the Lower and the Crooked castles. Unfortunately after suffering severe damage repelling several attacks over the centuries, it was never rebuilt, however the Lower Castle is currently the site of the largest archaeological excavation in Europe. Also worth a visit is the Uzupis district, whose name means ‘on the other side of the river’. It contains art galleries, artist’s workshops and popular cafes and has been compared to the Monmartre district of Paris due to the bohemian atmosphere.

Day 4

Check out of your hotel and, if time permits, spend a few final hours enjoying the beautiful Baroque old town before making your own way to the airport for the return flight to the UK.  Of course, if three nights doesn't seem long enough to do justice to this intriguing city, extra hotel nights can be added at a supplement.

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Return direct flights from UK airport to Vilnius
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Vilnius
 Hand Luggage Only
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… This is an excellent hotel situated in the old town within easy walking distance of many attractions.

Location… Situated on a quiet street in Vilnius Old Town.

Accommodation… All rooms have a satellite TV, a fast free Wi-Fi and telephones. Deluxe and superior rooms include a mini-bar with a range of beverages, as well as different kinds of snacks, for additional charge. All rooms are non-smoking. Room service is available 24/7.

Facilities… Breakfast room, luggage storage service, souvenir and gift shop.

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