As if downing craft beers and eating local delicacies weren’t enough, on this Vilnius tour you also get to see Napoleon’s favourite church.
- 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 are 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.
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Ages 6-11
- Private Tour Per Person, Ages 6+
Old Town Vilnius Food Tour
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?
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- On your tour, you will visit small shops and restaurants run by families who buy fresh products from small local producers in the area. Going to the market or having items delivered daily, they serve dishes made with only the freshest local ingredients.
- By running this tour and bringing travellers like you to local, family-run cafes and restaurants, we do our part to help small businesses stay in Vilnius’ Old Town where rental prices are very high.
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.
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.
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.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. 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 between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Office phone number: +370 616 20002 or +370 616 20007
Email address: [email protected]
Ms. Jong Hee K. from Uruguay travelled on 15 Oct 2019:
The tour was great, learned plenty and most importantly, felt very welcomed to Lithuania by Ieva! She was energetic, very kind, friendly and insightful. It was truly a delight to be on her tour!
Ms. Catherine A. from United Kingdom travelled on 09 Sep 2019:
loved it all! Ruta was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic-we made 5 stops for food and drink, all delicious and special to Lithuania. I was on an organised trip of the Baltics ( not Intrepid :)) but did not get this insight in to local cuisine-Thank you for a wonderful evening
Ms. Katie H. from United Kingdom travelled on 06 Sep 2019:
Ruta was a passionate and knowledgeable guide – giving us lots of information about Vilnius and Lithuania, not just limited to the food and drink, but also the history and culture. We also ate and drank well!
Ms. Mairead O. from Ireland travelled on 23 Apr 2019:
My guide Vilija created a wonderful route for my solo food tour of Vilnius, tailored to my particular interests and tastes. We explored the city and the culture through flavour, hospitality and history. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it..
Ms. Leanne Z. from USA travelled on 24 Feb 2019:
Our guide was the best & we had a great time. Lots of information about Vilnius & wide range of food samples and drinks. Highly recommend
Ms. Maria R. from USA travelled on 05 Sep 2018:
Ieva lead our eclectic tour group making all of us feel like we were a group of friends exploring Vilnius’ food scene together. We went back to buy Zalios Devynerios 999 (a herbal liquor) and Dzuigas cheese to take home and remember a most enjoyable evening. We would recommend the tour — you’ll love the pink soup!
Ms. Kristina Z. from USA travelled on 07 Mar 2017:
Vilija, my tour guide, was great. She shared a lot of information and has been willing to answer any questions I had while in Vilnius via e-mail.
Mr. Peter L. from United Kingdom travelled on 01 Mar 2017:
Really enjoyable tour of Vilnius with Rasa, who has a good knowledge of the city, its culture and traditions, and was great company. We went off the beaten track and had some very interesting food, although I’m not sure I’ll be trying pigs’ ears again!
Ms. Kathryn v. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Dec 2016:
Great tour – booked at the last minute as was travelling solo in Vilnius. Vilija was an excellent guide – tailored the evening to the groups wishes. Didn’t rush us at all, plenty of time in each location with plenty to eat and drink. Really good choice of locations, and local food and drink. Good value for money. Vilija was knowledgeable and interesting – answered our many, many questions.
Ms. Janelle V. from Canada travelled on 12 Oct 2016:
Victorija was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour. She made the experience great and was able to answer any questions that we had.
Mr. Tor Magne Jarl M. from Australia travelled on 30 Sep 2016:
My advice to all travellers : Visit Vilnius and go on a “Flavours of Vilnius” tour with Vilija as your guide ! Excellent !