Kempinski Cathedral Square Hotel - Vilnius, Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania

Simply Vilnius

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Sail down the beautiful rivers

The perfect introduction to Vilnius at an uncommon value, Simply Vilnius is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to this city, with just a taste of the extraordinary experience that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics

  • Three nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
  • Private airport transportation to and from your hotel
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter’s Simply Vilnius

  • Private tour of Old Town with your personal guide

Easy to Combine with:

  • Riga & Tallinn
  • Copenhagen & Stockholm
  • Warsaw

For custom luxury travel and tours to Vilnius and Lithuania, please contact one of our travel experts.

Download a PDF itinerary here.

ITINERARY

PRICING FROM

$800 per person, based on two guests traveling together. Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability. 

Day 1
Arrival | Vilnius Vilnius - Lithuania

Arrival to Vilnius airport where you will be met by your Exeter International driver and taken to your hotel in the historic center of the city. Your hotel is the finest in Vilnius, the Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius. This new hotel is located in the heart of Vilnius’ Old Town and is walking distance to all the major sites.

Vilnius Old Town boasts outstanding architectural diversity in one of the largest and best-preserved old towns in Europe. This UNESCO site is filled with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. Narrow medieval streets, secluded courtyards, town castles and fortifications and an incredible number of churches reflect the city’s rich and vibrant history.

Exeter Services: Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

Day 2
Vilnius | Vilnius Trakai Castle, Riga, Vilnius

This morning, you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for a walking overview tour. The best place to start your tour of the city is from the top of the Gediminas Tower – the only remaining part of the Upper Castle overlooking the red-tiled roofs and the church towers of the Old Town. The 14th century, three-story octagonal brick tower houses a small exhibit of archaeological findings and the history of the castle.

Take a walk across Cathedral Square, the main downtown square, to the Vilnius Cathedral. This is where the coronations of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania once took place and many important historical figures are interred in the crypts and catacombs. Also here, you will see the Chapel of St. Casimir, where the remains of the Polish- Lithuanian prince Casimir and patron saint of both countries rest.

Just behind the Cathedral, the Royal Palace has been under re-construction since 2002. The original 15th-century palace was damaged by fire in the 17th century and remained unused for over a century. In the late 18th century Lithuania was annexed by Russia and the derelict palace was dismantled and the bricks and stones were sold.

A tour of the Old Town is not complete without a visit to the Vilnius University, founded in 1570 by Jesuits and one of the most important centers of the Counter-Reformation. The university complex has more than 10 courtyards. The observatory tower dates back to 1569 and the library contains nearly 5 million volumes, making it the richest collection of Lithuanian books and one of the best-known libraries in Eastern Europe.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

Day 3
Vilnius | Vilnius Vilnius Jewish Ghetto, Lithuania

Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city. We recommend going to Trakai, about 20 miles west of the city. Trakai, the ancient capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, is situated amidst picturesque lakes, the largest of which – Galve – has over 20 islands. It is best known for its captivating 14th Century fairytale castle.

Alternatively, you may wish to explore Vilnius’s Jewish history including the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, the synagogue at 63 Pylimo Street or Paneriai, which was once a quiet small suburb before being turned into a mass-murder site by the Nazis in World War II

If you would like us to arrange for additional sightseeing please let us know and we will be happy to help plan something for you.

Exeter Services: No Exeter Services

Hotel: Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

 

Day 4
Departure | Vilnius Kempinski Cathedral Square Hotel - Vilnius, Lithuania

Meet your driver today, after checking-out, for your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Cost of flight is not included.

Exeter Services: Departure Transfer

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