WHO ARE WE ?
We are a team of friendly, motivated and qualified local tour guides in Vilnius, Lithuania. We all have different stories how we ended up as guides (our team consists of historians, economists, journalists, lawyers, linguists…). What unites is that we all share a passion for travelling, learning new things and meeting people. After having travelled a lot, we want to introduce you to Lithuania the way we would like to discover the country ourselves. We never stop smiling and learning, so we could provide you the best service you could expect. We are not only your Lithuanian guides, we want to be your local friends as well.
WHY DO WE DO IT
In 2009 we started organising Vilnius free tour because we wanted to meet travellers and noticed a lack of regular tours in English in the city. Most of us were students back then and guiding free walking tours in Vilnius was a great way to “travel” without travelling. We started skipping classes at universities as we wanted to do more excursions. And so we got addicted to our job! Our team started expanding. It wasn’t only our hobby anymore. We wanted to become real professionals. At the moment we are a group of 15 motivated young (outside and/or inside:)) licenced guides.
We believe that a great sightseeing consists of these ingredients – a knowledgeable guide, a good mixture of history and nowadays life and a friendly atmosphere. We will do our best to provide you a memorable excursion. But if you could help us creating the atmosphere by asking us questions (our guides love questions and interaction!), sharing your stories or just smiling during our tours, it would make our day!
If you are looking for things to do in Vilnius, we can offer something for you every day. Check our regular walking tours (Soviet Vilnius, Jewish Vilnius, Alternative Vilnius, Vilnius Ghost tour, Vilnius Old Town tour), join us to sample Lithuanian food on our Vilnius food tour or let’s have a beer together on our beer tasting experience. If any of this is not something for you, we would be happy to organise a private tour in Vilnius or an adventurous day trip outside the city. Just contact us and let us know what you are looking for.
As we are a small company of local guides in Vilnius, we really care about our products that we create and we constantly try to improve them. If you have been on our tours and have any helpful feedback, we would be happy to hear from you!
You can meet Ieva on Alternative, Ghost, Food, Old town and Soviet tours. 'Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.' Yeah, I know it's cheese, but being a tour guide connects two of my favourite activities: exploring Vilnius and sharing stories with people. However, do not be fooled by my flowery dress - half of my jokes will be quite sarcastic or black humoured.
You can meet Martyna on the Old Town and Jewish tours. I moved to Vilnius to study, like most of Lithuanians from small towns around the country, and just fell in love with the city. So there was no question of living somewhere else. Being a guide here is even better as I not only get to learn something new about Vilnius everyday thanks to all the questions I get from travellers but also meet people from all over the world! I like to talk and Im interested in history - good combination for a tour guide :)
I love to explore the world. And add value to it. Helping travelers to explore my hometown Vilnius - that is the reason I became a guide! I am curious and curiosity keeps leading me down new paths. Well and I love good food, so if you need recommendations where to grab a bite - I might be the right person to ask :)
I’ve been working as a guide for 3 years and I enjoy it a lot as I still can learn a lot from all of you! I’ve studied religious philosophy and in Vilnius I can show you not only the most amazing places in the old town, but also teach you about the Jewish history there. F. Nietzsche once said: “If you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you” – that is the sentence I always remember and try to keep my mind active in search of the essential answers. I will be pleased to meet you in Vilnius, show you my city and exchange ideas :) You can meet Milda on the Alternative, Jewish and Old Town Tours.
I never planned being a guide..BUT! When I studied law at Vilnius University, I realised that I want to work with happy and curious people, not with papers and people's problems. As lawyers are not the friendliest people on Earth, I thought there should be something better waiting for me :) And, of course, there was! I came up with two options: either to leave Lithuania or work with travellers here. I tried both! After having lived in the Netherlands for a while, I realised that I missed Lithuania more than I thought I would. So I came back and now these tours are a huge part of my life. While guiding, I get to work with wonderful people that I would never meet otherwise. I totally love it! You can meet Jurate on the Old town tours.
You can meet Raminta on the Old Town and Food tours.
You can meet Marge on the Alternative and Old town tours and Beer Tasting experience.
You can meet Ieva on the Alternative, Food and Old town tours. Also, on day tours to the Hill of Crosses and Trakai.
You can meet Arminas on the Alternative and Old town tours.
You can Samas on the Alternative and Ghost Tours. Also, on Day tours to the Hill of Crosses.
I have lived in Germany and South Korea during my studies. After I came back to Vilnius, my friends from all around the world started visiting me. I was gladly showing them around and I understood that I do not know enough to represent my city and country well. I took guiding courses and now when they come to visit me, I make a tour to them and they even ask me to stop talking. :) I am an optimist, very positive and talkative person. Also I am the biggest basketball fan I know! Meet me in the Free Oldtown and Užupis tour or Free Alternative tour.