Flavours of Vilnius

    • 3 hours
    • LTUC
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $113
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With a fascinating fusion of Jewish, Polish, Italian, and Russian influences, Vilnius is a cultural feast of architectural and culinary proportions. Get lost in the narrow streets of the Old Town Vilnius while sampling tasty treats and bold brews from specialty food shops, cafes and bars along the way! Does it get any better than that?

Highlights

* Get the lowdown on Vilnius, one of Europe’s best kept urban secrets

* Cruise through the winding streets of Old Town Vilnius past churches (there’s over 40!) exhibiting a feast of architectural styles

* Taste a selection of organic produce, homemade cakes and delicacies made with love in Lithuania

* Devour smoked meats, fish, and cheese at the best specialty delis of Old Town Vilnius

* Transform from drinker to critic of Lithuanian’s best local drinks – beer, mead, wine, and kvass

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Vilnius Cathedral Belfry
  • Finish:

    Polocko str in Uzupis district of Vilnius Old Town.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

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

    Additional food and drinks, tips / gratuities for your guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

There are very few European capitals that can truly be described as hidden treasures, but Vilnius is certainly one of them. Its distinct architectural character and cultural richness shine bright despite the scars of Soviet rule. The oldest Baltic state, Lithuania also has deep culinary traditions, well known for their simple yet delicious dishes.
We begin our Vilnius walking tour in the Baroque, Gothic masterpiece that is the Old Town. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a bit of an identity crisis – is it Little Rome, North Jerusalem, or North Athens? Feels like them all!
From the grand Cathedral Square, we will take a stroll to discover some local Lithuanian culinary delights. On our way, we will discuss the fascinating history of Vilnius past and present.
Have you ever tasted acorn coffee or tried cold pink soup? Well now’s your chance! As we go from shop to deli, from café to bar, you will get a taste of Lithuania’s contribution to international cuisine. Although their stews are to-die-for, take note of the main deli-traction – the abundance of specialty meats and poultry hunted in Lithuania’s forests.
After celebrating the culinary traditions of medieval to modern Vilnius, you’ll likely want to revisit your favourite era after the tour. Make sure to ask your local guide for advice on other authentic bites and sites not to be missed. But be warned, you’ll want to take some time to walk off the feast you’ve just devoured.

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