All Conference participants are welcome to join a free-of-charge out of 3 options tour in Vilnius or Trakai.
Discover Vilnius – the baroque beauty of the Baltic. Vilnius has one of the largest Old Towns in Central and Eastern Europe where the buildings of different styles and the network of medieval streets are very well preserved. The area was built up in the 14th and 16th centuries, and its narrow winding streets, hidden courtyards and lavish old churches retain the feel of bygone centuries.
During the tour the professional guide will show gems of the Old Town with beautiful Cathedral, Castle area. We will walk through cobbled cozy narrow streets, hidden courtyards and subtle statues. Moreover, the tour will offer a possibility of visiting the gothic pearl that Napoleon admired in Vilnius and taste amber in Amber Gallery museum. We will also leave Lithuania and travel to the independent artist Republic of Uzupis, unconventional and compact unique breakaway enclave of artists and eccentrics. As well the visit in the ensemble of Vilnius University will provide an opportunity to see from the St. John ‘s tower that the capital of Lithuania is a city of immense allure.
Vilnius – the capital of Lithuania is the city situated on the boundary of two ancient – Latin and Byzantine – civilizations. People from all the different nationalities, religions and cultures lived here and have created a colorful city mosaic. Vilnius has one of the largest Old Towns in Central and Eastern Europe where the buildings of different styles and the network of medieval streets are very well preserved. Thus, the Old Town of Vilnius is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
We are offering you a unique opportunity to explore the beauty, legends and architecture of Vilnius by taking the bus Vilnius City Tour. You will get acquainted with the most important landmarks of Vilnius including the masterpieces of gothic St. Ann ‘s church, Baroque style St. Peter ‘s and Paul ‘s church, Classical Cathedral as well as the symbols of the dynamic new development of Vilnius. After a short introduction with the history in the Old Town of Vilnius the tour will present you the reality of the Soviet regime during the visit Genocide Victims museum (KGB museum). Moreover you ‘ll get the chance to feel the charm of contemporary districts and hear the stories about nowadays life of the capital of Lithuania.
Trakai – the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – is a small town located about 28 km from Vilnius. Situated in a picturesque lakeside area it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country. You’ll get an up-close look at Eastern Europe’s only insular castle and learn why it’s remained one of the most-visited historical sites in Lithuania. Professional local guide will also provide you with the history of Karaites—a Turkish ethnic group that is the country’s smallest minority, with fewer than 300 members living in the nation. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Vilnius in air-conditioned comfort.