What to expect from Alternative Vilnius Free Walking Tour
Pass through the ancient city wall and dive into the vibrant world of Vilnius New Town. By joining our free walking tour of alternative Vilnius you will be guided to some amazing places most visitors would never see. From mouth-watering markets to eye-popping street art and even face-to-face with a giant!
In the Soviet times Vilnius was called the most “Western” Soviet city because of its long-haired hippies and freedom ideas. Nowadays, most of alternative ideas can be found by discovering street art and abandoned areas of the town, exploring interesting buildings, bumping into random statues or even just by meeting some local drunks!
So if you already got enough of churches and cute narrow streets, we suggest you to leave the beaten track and face the other side of Vilnius! Come to join our free alternative tour and explore the dodgy station area which in 10 years is supposed to become one of the most prosperous districts in Vilnius. Also, say hi to Tony Soprano and a Bigfoot and find out more crazy things about the city! During this excursion you will have an opportunity to feel the real life of local people and see not so glamorous but very casual side of Vilnius which is usually hidden from tourists.
Come wearing comfortable shoes, take heaps of positive energy, a camera for unexpected shots and get into the rhythm of Vilnius! Whether it's a sunny, rainy or snowy day, you are welcome to scheduled alternative Vilnius tours all year round. See Lithuania's capital city from an alternative perspective and spend you time in a different way. Only 2.5-3 hours of walking and you'll feel the atmosphere here and get really familiar with fastly changing and growing New Town of Vilnius.
There is a lot of walking involved so come wearing comfortable shoes and dress up correctly according to the weather conditions.
The tour finishes out of Vilnius Old Town. If you need any help navigating back, ask your Vilnius free walking tour guide for help.
As this Vilnius tour is tip-based and our salary depends on our performance, each time we do our best to give you a great sightseeing tour and answer all your questions. If you want to support our idea, you are welcome to contribute at the end of the tour. You can give 5 EUR to you guide or you can give 50 EUR whatever you feel the guide deserves :)
Please note that by booking Vilnius free alternative walking tour you consent to share your personal data to receive TripAdvisor or Google review solicitation email. We promise not to spam you and just to send your one email after the date you booked the tour :)
FAQ about Altenative Vilnius Free Walking Tour
YES! Due to COVID-19, pre-bookings a day before are required. If we receive no bookings for Alternative Vilnius free walking tour, the guide will not go to the meeting point. You can easily do it via the website for free. Just click on the day you are interested in on the calendar. If you cannot choose the date, it means the tour is not available anymore for that day.
Groups of 8 or more people should book a private tour. Due to COVID-19 we no longer accept bigger groups on our free tours.
Click on the date you are interested in on the calendar above. If you cannot select the date, it is not available. After you click on available date, the form will appear to fill your details to book the tour. If you want to book a private tour, please select PRIVATE on the top of the calendar.
Alternative Vilnius free walking tour starts from Hales market (Pylimo g. 58) and finishes at the square on Pylimo g. 43 . Look for the guide next to the main entrance to Hales market from Bazilijonu street.
We are professional licensed guides in Vilnius, so you are in safe hands :) We are all full of enthusiasm, love our job and want you to have a great time with us!
Yes, we never cancel tours because of the weather. Do not forget to bring an umbrella or dress appropriately and let's discover Vilnius together no matter what the weather is.
Our guides have yellow name tags or a yellow sign with the name of the tour, a yellow “Vilnius with Locals Tours” sign or a yellow "Vilnius With Locals Tours" bag. It is impossible to miss us :)
All our regular tours are in English. However, we are happy to organise private Vilnius city tours in English, Russian, French, and Spanish.
Pay-what-you-want is a popular tour concept all over the World. This tour doesn’t have a fixed price, you can decide yourself how much you pay your guide at the end of the tour. You can give 5 EUR to you guide or you can give 50 EUR whatever you feel the guide deserves :)
We are not supported by the city, we can run these tours because of the travellers who like our idea and work. That’s why we always do our best to give the best tours we can.
On free tours we have groups from 15 to 20 people.
There is a place to leave your luggage at the bus station (Sodu g. 22) which is less than 10 min walk from Hales Market.
You can give the tip to your guide at the end of the tour cash or by card. Most of our guides have card readers!
If you have to leave the tour earlier, you can approach the guide and also give the tip cash or by card before leaving.
It is also possible to sent the tip online to our PayPal account firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING POINT (HOTELS):
Comfort Hotel LT Rock'N'Roll Vilnius | Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva | Novotel Vilnius Centre | Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius | Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre
DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING POINT (HOSTELS):
Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping | Jimmy Jumps House | Hostel Gate | Pogo | B&B&B&B&B | Mikalo House
AFTER THE TOUR:
MO MUSEUM | Vilnius Bus Station | Vilnius Town Hall | Lunch | Ghost tour