At the end of the XVIth century, a new dynamic began to take shape in Vilnius. The city life that was dominated by the established merchant and artisan class was enhanced with politics of the academia. And that shift can only be attributed to having an actual university built in Vilnius.
Today, Vilnius is a pound home to the oldest university in North – Eastern Europe.The buildings and inner courtyards of the old university form a united, spectacular and unique architectural ensemble of the Old Town of Vilnius, which we invite you to explore with us!
||The Bell Tower in The Cathedral Square in Vilnius center.|
|DURATION||About 2,5 hours.|
|WEAR||Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
|PRICE||From 11 € to 80 € per person (depends on number of travelers) – use “Book the tour” form (on the right) and find exact price for your tour by selecting number of travelers
If you’re traveling in a group of more than 10 people – contact us for a special rate
||Bell Tower of St. John’s Church:
Open: May-September 10:00-19:00
Vilnius University architectural ensemble:
During the tour you will see:
- Vilnius University Courtyard Maze
- The oldest university hall – former refectory (the medieval monastery hall, that performed dining functions)
- Faculty of Philology and its new interiors
- St. Johns Church
At the end of the tour, those who wish to go up to the church bell tower and enjoy some stunning Vilnius city panoramic views can do so (only in the summer season from April to October).
We can additionally organize:
- Expanded tour of the Old University ensemble. During this time, you will see the reading room of the old library, the White hall, and get up at the Observatory.
- Tour of the rare print department.
- “A trip to New York” – the so-called student town and visit to the new VU library.
- A walk in the Vilnius University botanical garden, tucked away at Vingis Park.
- A tour of Vilnius Old Town, expanding the narrative of the life of the University professors and students.