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Christmas Markets

Vilnius Christmas Markets- 4*Ratonda Centrum Hotel

From €225pp
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
03 Dec 2021 - 06 Dec 2021
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
3 Nights
Destination
Vilnius, Lithuania
Price
From €225pp
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Fly from Dublin to Vilnius and spend three nights in this beautiful city as you explore the festive Christmas markets.

The superior Ratonda Centrum Hotel lies in the centre of Vilnius, about 10 minutes on foot from the famous old town, where travellers can explore one of the largest surviving medieval old towns in Northern Europe, the central squares in the Old Town are the Cathedral Square and the Town Hall Square.

Amongst the facilities in the hotel is a restaurant which serves a delicious breakfast buffet, business guests may take advantage of the conference room, leisure activities include a gym and a sauna and a bar for guests to enjoy a refreshing drink and unwind after a day of exploring. The rooms are very spacious with a modern simple design, a luxurious private bathroom which includes a hairdryer.

All the rooms are thoughtfully designed and beautifully finished to ensure guests enjoy perfect comfort and convenience during their stay. Public transport is only a few minutes on foot and the train station is around 5 kilometres from the hotel.

Probably one of the lesser known Christmas Markets in Europe, Vilnius offers a fantastic festive experience without being too crowded or spread out, and lots of other things to do too!

The markets are set on two of the city's main squares, Katedros aikštė (Cathedral Square) and Rotušės aikštė (Town Hall Square). You'll also find stalls on  Vincas Kudirka Square and Gediminas Avenue- the main shopping street. You'll find beautiful artisan gifts, local delicacies and mulled wine. some of the stalls follow the traditional wooden chalet design, but you'll also find fantastic glass igloos dotted around the place- some of which serve as cafes! 

There's also a Christmas Train, decked out in garlands and decorations, which travels around the city over the season. The city's ice-skating rink is open all winter, and is a great place to spend a couple of fun hours. 

Private Tour: Vilnius Beer Experience from €30

Explore Lithuania’s craft beer renaissance on this private 5-hour Vilnius beer experience. Follow a private guide through the streets of Vilnius and gain insight into the city’s brewing history. Along the way, visit 3–5 different local bars and sample a broad selection of the craft beers on offer. Learn how the beers are made, hear of their diverse ingredients that set them apart and enjoy the chance to taste the flavors the Lithuanians love.

  • Private 5-hour tour of Vilnius’ craft beer heritage
  • Visit 3–5 different craft beer bars with a private guide
  • Gain insight into Vilnius’ brewing traditions and techniques
  • Hear of the diverse ingredients which differentiate the beers
  • Sample different craft beers along the way

Chernobyl TV Series Tour Vilnius (Private) from €59

HBO series Chernobyl was filmed in a Vilnius one of the sleeping quarters – Fabijoniškės. During the tour you will visit Fabijoniskes as well as other filming sites and learn about soviet life as well as Chernobyl catastrophe. The town of Pripyat (‘peaceful atom’), created in the late sixties to service the plant, was built during few decades as the symbol of a friendship between the soviet nations. Most of the Soviet republics had their town districts built by then.

That is why the series were shot in Vilnius quarter Fabijoniskes that served as an example of Pripyat. One of the most-visited museums in Lithuania is an actual KGB prison and still has its KGB cells and torture chambers intact. The original pieces of furniture where prisoners were held were used in the shooting of the series. We will end our tour at the KGB building, so you will be able to visit it on your own.

Flavors of Vilnius - Private Walking Food Tour from €85

Enjoy culinary walk at a convenient pace through magnificent Vilnius Old Town. Get versatile and personal introduction to Lithuanian cuisine, customs and traditions - from pagan to current times, from interesting facts to individual experiences - all along with tastings in various hand picked shops and cafes. Come hungry!

Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different Vilnius experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

Price is per person, based on 2 adults sharing, and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • Priority boarding
  • 10kg cabin bag
  • 3 nights room-only accommodation the 4* Ratonda Centrum Hotel , in a standard double room

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers
  • Vilnius city tours and experiences
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below. 

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