Small-Group Food and History Walking Tour of Vilnius

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Small-Group Food and History Walking Tour of Vilnius
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Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is one of the least visited great cities of Europe. While the masses are cramming the streets of Prague and Paris, Vilnius is waiting to be explored. This guided 3-hour tour is a nice combo of food and history, revealing the best of the Old Town and some delicious local cuisine and drinks. Visit specialty delis to sample smoked meats and fish and locally made cheese. Step into ancient Gothic and Baroque churches and get an insider’s view of the city’s history and culture from your guide. This small-group tour is limited to 12 participants to ensure a quality experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free drinks included
Free snacks included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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The Old Town of Vilnius, a UNESCO-protected site, is crammed with cobblestone streets and Gothic and Baroque churches, plus imposing palaces and even a castle. Meet your guide in Old Town and start strolling the narrow, winding streets, learning about the history and culture of Vilnius, as well as how the Soviet era created scars that are still visible in the streets of the city.

Vilnius’ Old Town is one of the largest preserved medieval quarters in all of Europe. Learn from your guide how so much of the town remains preserved. And while you’re at it, try some of the very edible fruits of Lithuania’s culinary culture: cured meats and fish, cheese, and bread. The tour includes stops at five cafés, shops or bars.

Lithuanian cuisine, influenced by the food of Poland and Germany, is rib-stickingly hearty. Indulge in bigos, a long-simmering hunters stew bobbing with sausages and seasonal veggies. Or sample the cold, bright-pink borscht soup. Wash it down with a locally produced beer or wine or even mead, honey wine. Try gira, Lithuanian kvass, which is made from black bread. Sip some acorn coffee, a caffeine-free drink that has been popular in Lithuania since the Middle Ages.

The tour concludes in Old Town, leaving you free to continue to explore this part of town. Go ahead and walk off the feast you’ve just devoured.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tastings in five cafes/shops/bars
  • Five local drinks (beer, mead, wine and kvass)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Departure Point

Cathedral Clock Tower, Katedros varpinė, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania

Returns To

Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: On your tour you will visit small shops and restaurants run by families who buy fresh products from small local producers in the area. Going to the market or having items delivered daily, they serve dishes made with only the freshest local ingredients.
  • By running this tour and bringing travellers like you to local, family-run cafes and restaurants, we do our part to help small businesses stay in Vilnius' Old Town where rental prices are very high.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

The concept of learning about a new country, culture and city with a local guide is brilliant. You mix the impressions of a new city with information, stories and flavors of local food. In our case we also got a picnic in a beautiful park. After nearly four hours we left the tour well fed with impressions and food. Our guide Ieva was both knowledgeable and committed. She was responsive and gave us valuable information about everything from historical events to local traditions in her family.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2019
Our guide knew the facts about Vilnius and the history of the traditional foods of Lithuania. It was an esdycwslk with stops to sample good and drink.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
Excellent tour which actually lasted 4 hours instead of 3. We enjoyed some really tasty authentic food and beer and plenty of it. We couldn't manage to eat everything at the last place. Our guide Vilija was very friendly and knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs. Highly recommended trip for a true taste of Lithuania.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
Exceptionally well informed guide Vilija, willing and able to provide customized tour experience. Wide variety of food samples in a variety of impressive locations. I was quite full at the end of the tour which was clearly the Best food and History tour I have taken anywhere in the world..
• Submitted 17 Oct 2016
very good. This is a beautiful city-- this tour really made our time there.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
Nice food, really knowledgeable guide. I had a really lovely tour of Vilnius and learned a lot. They did a great job of accommodating my vegetarian preferences!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2016
Amazing, unbelievable, great! I loved it! We took the tour in winter, the weather was about -15 C and still the tour was great! Our guide Rasa Aleksaite is very professional. She told us so much about Lithuanian cuisine and history. It was very-very impressive. Also everything was organized perfectly: she booked tables in each restaurants we visited. We started with some history and then came to nice restaurants to drink a shot to warm and to taste different kinds of cheese. Then we walked to Uzupis - a little bit crazy part of Vilnius. We visited a local pub, first it looked weird, I'd never get in this place without the guide's advice. But the place was greate: we drank some local beer and ate zeppelin a big dumpling. And all the time we listened to different stories about food, local traditions and history. At the end we went to the center of Vilnius again to visit amazing hunting restaurant. It was so cool, next day my husband and I came back there for dinner. You can eat there wild pig or deer or even beaver. Also they have raspberry wine and many-many other strange delicious things. Again, we would never find this place without the tour. Also the people in the group were so nice and interesting. We were sitting and talking 2 hours after tour was finished. We spent unbelievable evening.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2016
Our guide, Lukas, was friendly, courteous, and very knowledgeable. He took us to see many interesting sites and the food choices were all excellent. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2016
The tour was overall exceptional. The guide, Rasa, was wonderful. This tour was a very enjoyable experience and incorporated food, drinks, and history of Vilnuis and Lithuania. Local establishments were incorporated in this tour that I may not have seen on my own.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2015
This was a fabulous tour where we visited restaurants and shops and sampled foods that are special to Vilnius, Lithuania. We also stopped at folk-art places, interesting local shops, and went walking throughout the city to hear about its history as well as the history of Lithuania in general. Our guide, Jurga, perhaps Georgina in English was friendly and very knowledgeable and open to all kinds of questions. We have been on many tours and this one gets an A plus. Take it. L. Privitera
• Submitted 07 Aug 2015
This was a good tour, great food and drinks, but with ALOT of walking on uneven sidewalks, streets, roads and at night. I think this tour should be during daylight hours, because of the uneven surfaces. We were a group of 5 originally, a member of the family of 3 had a hard time walking, so there was a delay. We don't blame them, as it was alot of walking on uneven surfaces. They ended up dropping out, cause of walking too much and other personal reasons. It was great to have a "private"tour after they left, but we felt like there should've been another food stop. With the delay on the tour, the tour ended ontime. Our tour guide was very nice, but probably needed to get home
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
Great. Very knowledgable and friendly guide. Food tour is definitely more of a historical view of Lithuanian food and traditional family fare and not necessarily contemporary foodie cuisine. Fun stop in the Lithuanian artist breakaway republic of Užupis. Overall Vilija was a friendly host and definitely a great tour to take. Probably better in summer. It was cold and rainy when we went in October.!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2017
My friend and I love a food tour and booked this one the day before. Viktorija our guide was delightful. There were only a small number of stops on the tour (four from memory) and the first stop was just an alcoholic beverage. It was a bit unusual that the third stop was when we had dessert (cheese ice cream and cheese candy) and the last stop is when each person was given five full meals each. Although the food was delicious, it was too much and felt wasteful as it was impossible to eat it all. It would have been better to have been given dishes to share and to have dessert at the end. We also would also have liked to hear more of the history of Lithuanian. We barely heard anything of WWII, the Soviets and how Lithuania functions today politically. In summary, lovely food and guide but could structure the tour a lot better.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Vilnius is a small town and this tour ensures you walk through all of it. Our guide was very nice and informative. We weren't sure how much food to expect on this tour and there were just a few stops, but each stop was good. We didn't go into any of the sites we walked by, so keep that in mind if you wanted to visit inside the churches or university gardens. Overall, it was a good way to get a local view on the city and ask questions about the history and culture of the country.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2015
very few food stops and those were boring
• Submitted 07 Dec 2016

In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Free drinks included
Free snacks included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Choice of morning or afternoon departure