We will be offering several city tours during your stay in Vilnius. All excursions are planned in the afternoon of July 10. The exact schedules and prices, as well as the tour booking form will be announced after May 1. Below you can find the tour descriptions and approximate prices.
Vilnius – intersection of the cultures
“Vilnius was oddity, city of blended, intersected regions, reminiscent of Trieste or Chernovtsy,” – wrote the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz about Vilnius, where he spent youth between the two World wars. Vilnius is known as a multicultural city over time: Lithuanians, the Poles, Russians, Jewry, Belorussians and other nations live friendly among each other. According to one of the world best known Vilnius residents Antanas Venclova even today the city remains as an oddity, though his fate changed radically. Vilnius resemble palimpsest – an ancient manuscript, where through the text is emerging one or even few traces of the previous texts.
The tour on foot, escorted by a professional tour guide, goes through the historical monuments in the Old Town, a UNESCO heritage site and Užupis district, former suburb of Vilnius. Tour includes sites as the Gates of Down, Townhall square, the Jewish district, the Republic of Užupis, the Cathedral Square, Presidential Palace and more.
Duration of the tour: 3 hrs
Groups and prices: Min. group of 4, max. group of 25. Preliminary price: 10 EUR per person.
Vilnius Walk-n-bite tour
To experience a culture one must experience their cuisine and since Vilnius always was a multicultural city, its cuisine is a part of rich history and everyday life. Walk-n-Bite tour takes visitors through the most attractive parts of the city as well as through the neighbourhoods where Insiders live and eat.
This food tour including five stops with tastings (and even shopping) of typical Lithuanian delicacies: everyday snacks, homemade products, drinks and sweets and covers most prominent sites in the Old Town including Hales Market, Gates of Down, Didžioji and Pilies streets, the Jewish district. The local food-loving guide will tell you stories about origins, traditional way of preparation and consuming of the Lithuanian dishes and drinks so you really will eat and drink like an Insider.
LET’S WALK, TALK AND TASTE!
Duration of the tour: 3+ hrs
Groups and prices: Min. group of 4, max. group of 20. Preliminary price: 35 EUR per person.
There will be also the following excursions organized:
- To Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology (http://www.tmi.vu.lt/en/)
- Excursion to “Light Conversion” (http://www.lightcon.com/)
More information will be announced soon.
If you are interested in other excursions in Vilnius or Lithuania, please contact OP 2019 Conference Secretariat for more information.