The Old Town of Vilnius with its charming cobbled alleys, 18th century town houses and fantastic array of Baroque churches has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. It is a small but dynamic city offering a fascinating introduction to the friendly nation of Lithuania, the lesser known gem of the Baltic States. Sights in the city include the white colonnaded Cathedral, the Peter & Paul Church and The Gate of Dawn, the only survivor of nine gates that once studded the walls of Vilnius, inside which is found the most sacred image of the city, the Madonna of the Gate of Dawn which is a place of national pilgrimage. Vilnius’ past as a centre of Jewish culture and scholarship, and its associated history through both World Wars, is depicted in the city’s two Jewish museums.
Small group tours and tailor-made holidays in Vilnius
- Small group tours