- Old Town:
One of Europe’s longest surviving medieval towns has so many buildings and galleries waiting to be explored. In this melting pot of different architectural styles, you’ll see gothic, renaissance, baroque and neoclassical buildings standing side by side – a view that will take your breath away. With its twisting alleyways, cobblestone streets, countless cafes and brimming street market, you’ll find yourself easily spending a day or two exploring this historic center.
- Soviet Bunker:
If you’re interested in more recent history then Vilnius is just the place for you to live under Soviet rule! Visitors are taken to a forest where they’re “ambushed” by members of the Red Army. Captured and blindfolded, the prisoners are then taken to a bunker, 19ft below ground, where they’re Soviet prisoners for three hours! This is “1984: Survival Drama In A Soviet Bunker” – a three hour long, interactive, quasi theatrical experience in a real Soviet bunker in the middle of the Lithuanian forest! Complete with KGB officers, real dogs and blindfolds, this is a hit with tourists!
- Gediminas’ Tower:
It is the only remaining part of the Upper Castle in Vilnius. Legend has it that once upon a time, the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was hunting in the woods when he got tired and retired for a nap. He had a dream of a large wolf standing on top of a hill and howling out loud. The dream was interpreted to mean that a city should be built in that place. Gediminas then went on to build Vilnius and he put a castle in the center of the city. Today, Gediminas Tower is the only part of the castle that remains standing. It has become an important historic symbol of the Vilnius and Lithuania.
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So where do you get started in your journey? There are a lot of travel sites out there that can help you choose a trip, but if you’re like me you want a bit more information than a single screen that’s just trying to get you to book a cruise ASAP. That’s why I always opt to request free cruise brochures from all of the different cruise lines I’m interested in. The majority of them offer them at no cost, and the detailed information you get about your possible cruise destination is without rival.
Armed with your new cruise brochure, you can more easily make the choice that will send you on your way. There’s a lot of things to take into account when going on a cruise. You’re going to be on a giant boat moving through the ocean, and because there’s limited space everything will have a cost. Do you not mind a smaller room on the interior of the ship, or are you the type of person who needs to have a view? If you want a view you can be talking about something as simple as a porthole all the way up to a private walk-out balcony on the higher decks of the ship. If you have a little pricier type of flavor, you can also upgrade to many different types of suites that have much more room relative to the standard rooms, with many of them also coming with nuanced perks like a shorter distance to the lido decks and restaurants. No matter what you choose, one thing is almost certain: you’re going to have a great time when you figure out exactly which cruise line, destination, and length of trip you want to take. Lucky you requested those free cruise brochures, right?