Acquaintances include - discovering the Old Town of Vilnius, A trip to the Medieval City, The National Evening, The Legends of Vilnius: a ghostly excursion and Noblemen Feast in Tiškevičiai Palace.
Discover the Old Town of Vilnius
In 1994 because of its uniqueness, the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Old Town, historical centre of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. The buildings in the old town were built in a number of different centuries, therefore, it is a mixture of all European architectural styles: baroque, classicism, gothic, renaissance, jugend.
You can discover this by taking part in a sightseeing tour, during which you will feel the unique atmosphere of the historical Old Town and discover the places where you might want to return.
Vilnius Town Hall and its square – once the heart of the city life now the place of annual fairs, holidays and other events. Magnificent, with its legends Gediminas castle is the place where one can enjoy the panorama of the Old Town.
The Gates of Dawn and the painting „Mother of Mercy“ is said to be of magic power and is best known to the Catholics.
Vilnius University – one of the oldest and most famous higher education establishments.
The Presidential Palace is the picturesque late Classicist palace.
The Cathedral, standing in the territory of the Lower Castle, was established in the 13th century by King Mindaugas. The Belfry of the Cathedral was built on the remains of the defensive tower of the Lower Castle and in the 17th century a clock was installed. The residence of Grand Dukes of Lithuania, which was the place of famous and noble kings, is going to be rebuilt till 2009. This is only a small part of Vilnius that we want to show you.
A Trip to the Medieval City
Walking in the streets of the Old Town, entering courtyards and houses, often without knowing we walk through the remains of the Defensive Wall. Armoured noble knights and watchful armed guards, impressive knight battles and traditional Medieval feast will let you feel the unique Medieval atmosphere. Walking in the labyrinths of the Old Town, you will get acquainted with the history of the Medieval Vilnius. You can try your strength by shooting with a bow and arbalest or throwing an axe in the yard of the Bastion. You will feel the spirit of the Middle Ages by taking part in the theatrical knights‘ relay. This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to the faraway past.
The National Evening
If you want real entertainment, good mood and colourful impressions, do not miss a chance to take part in Lithuanian evening, in the Old Town of Vilnius. The most interesting custom and folk traditions, traditional Lithuanian food and drinks, the scenes from medieval Lithuanian life will create a special evening atmosphere. In unique song, dance and fire feast you will be able to see the temperament and cheerfulness of Lithuanians. You will have a good opportunity to try well-known Lithuanian beer, find out the secrets of folk crafts.
The Legends of Vilnius : a ghostly excursion
The Vilnius Old Town palace, churches, abbeys are surrounded by many legends. You will have an opportunity to reveal the secrets of the Old Town and hear the romantic and incredible stories.
At every step - new story, one much more interesting and romantic than the other. This sightseeing tour will help you to forget everyday routine and become the witnesses of the past events. Theatrical excursion will start its journey to the labyrinths of the Vilnius Old Town just after the sunset. During this magical evening many stories will come to life, such as tragic love story of Lithuania‘s King, the Black Book of great magician and resurrection of the damned. With the help of „The Old Town Theatre“ and a guide, this journey will become an unforgettable experience.
Noblemen Feast in Tiškevičiai Palace
Noblemen feast – a wonderful scene, which will show the luxury life of Lithuanian noblemen. You will be able to feel the pleasure of the noblemen feast in magnificent Neoclassicism Tiškevičiai palace and the surrounding park of Trakų Vokė. This will be a good opportunity to get acquainted with the authentic traditions and spend the evening in the company of the descendants of Lithuania‘s noblemen, as well as try roast pig and traditional drinks.