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|Vilnius city centre|
|Vilnius Airport (VNO): 5 mi from city centre|
Planning a holiday in Vilnius, Lithuania's beautiful capital? Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Vilnius onboard a lot cost airline. Ryanair flies direct from London Stansted. Wizz Air also offers flights from London Luton. Lufthansa and LOT Polish Airlines also offer cheap flights to Vilnius International Airport (VNO).
Vilnius is a great choice for a historic but offbeat city break in Europe. Summer, when the weather is pleasantly warm, is the best time to visit the city as well as the most popular. Flights are cheapest when booked 3 months before departure.
Direct flights to Vilnius take just under 3 hours from London.
Vilnius has always been an international city with Slavs, Lithuanians, Germans and Jews living here for centuries. The city is small enough that most of it can be walked so get ready to explore the old town, discover castles and stand in awe of cathedrals.
Uzupis District: Part of Vilnius' old town, the Uzupic District is where you'll find a more local Vilnius. Many artists live in this unrestored quarter. It is often compared to Copenhagen's Christiania because the neighbourhood declared itself unofficially independent.
St. Anne's Church: This is by far one of the most beautiful churches in Vilnius and in all of Lithuania. It's small but a very fine example of Gothic architecture.
Gediminas Castle: From the cathedral, take the funicular up the hill to the castle. It was constructed in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by the Dukes of Lithuania. The main tower, in red brick, has been restored and you can enjoy the best views of the city from it.
Find more information on Visit Vilnius.
There are many hotels sprinkled about in Vilnius. Most are in the and around the city's historic quarter in the city centre. In summer hotels tend to book up quickly and it can be hard to find a last minute room for a cheap price. Avoid disappointment and book your hotels in Vilnius early.