Shopping in Vilnius, Vilnius (Self Guided)

Since the Soviet Period, possibilities for shopping in Vilnius have vastly improved. Vilnius is now characterized as a shopping heaven, thanks to state-of-the-art shopping venues that are very popular among tourists from Eastern Europe. The most popular shopping items include jewelry, wooden handicrafts, and alcoholic beverages.
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Shopping in Vilnius Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Vilnius
Guide Location: Lithuania » Vilnius (See other walking tours in Vilnius)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: emily
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Souvenir Market

1) Souvenir Market

Souvenir Market on Pilies is a shop every tourist should visit. The market includes a wide selection of droll hats with earflaps, churlish woolen gloves, wooden ornate boxes, whittled sticks, original shirts and dresses, amber necklaces, as well as bracelets. This market is highly recommended for peculiar Lithuanian accessories.
Open 09:00 - 17:00.
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Linen House

2) Linen House

Linen House is one of the top shops in Vilnius. The shop is considered one of the best places to buy linen and amber. Visitors will find a wonderful selection of linen clothes, tablecloths, bags, hats, as well as amber jewelry and knickknacks.
Operation hours: Mon - Fri: 10.00 - 19.00; Sat: 10.00 - 18.00; Sundays: 11.00 - 17.00.
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Littera Bookstore

3) Littera Bookstore

The university’s courtyards are straight out of a frame of a Nicholas Roeg film. The building itself is especially fancy with a highly modern design. Inside, tourists will find a wonderful bookstore called Littera. If you are looking for unique and interesting books, you should visit Littera.
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Gedimino 9

4) Gedimino 9

Gedimino 9 is the newest shopping mall of Vilnius and is located in the heart of the city. For four centuries the building, in which the mall is situated, was the political, administrative and cultural center of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Here you’ll find about 65 boutiques were customers can find out about famous Lithuanian trademarks as Lindex, La Senza, Living, the Body Shop, Polarn O. Pyret, Teddy, Kashmir, and others that are still new to Lithuania. The National Fashion and Design Gallery features the works of the most celebrated Lithuanian designers of fashion, accessories and jewelery.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Europa Mall

5) Europa Mall

Europa mall is Lithuania's shopping mall which holds local brands’ fashion and accessory shops, fun-filled kiddies' shops, quality jewelry and amber souvenir boutiques on three stores in the Snipiskes area. One of the most celebrated souvenirs is the Baltic Amber with a luster that will impress you. The shops embedded in attractive surroundings mixed with cosy cafes and restaurants are very enjoyable. This is a unique milieu, today to be found in many places around the world.
Operation hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00.
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Skybar

6) Skybar

Situated on the 22nd floor, Skybar offers some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Vilnius like the Gediminas Tower, the Cathedral, Old Town and camber of the river Neris. The hall's design is ultra modern with airport lounges that give the impression that you are floating into outer space. The Skybar offers a menu of over 70 classical cocktails, valued by the customers as the best in the capital. The soft chairs of the bar are ideal to relax after a tiresome walk.
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Akropolis Centre

7) Akropolis Centre

The Vilnius Akropolis is situated on the right-hand bank of the River Neries, 5 km away from the downtown area and it is probably the largest shopping and entertainment centre from Baltic countries and really a lovely place to go shopping. It has fast food venues, a multiplex cinema, ice-arena (which operates some nights as a discotheque), 20-lane bowling alley (describing itself as 'ultracosmic-style') and boutiques with famous local and foreign cloth and shoes brands.
Operation hours: 8:00-22:00

Walking Tours in Vilnius, Lithuania

Create Your Own Walk in Vilnius

Create Your Own Walk in Vilnius

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vilnius is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Vilnius' Old Town

Vilnius' Old Town

Europe's greatest architectural achievements such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles blend perfectly in the nation's capital of Lithuania. You will find the most attractive places of the city in this district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Fascinating Architecture of Vilnius

Fascinating Architecture of Vilnius

The architecture of Vilnius is very beautiful and diverse. Europe's greatest architectural styles such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical blend perfectly in the capital of Lithuania. Visitors will instantly recognize such landmarks as Gate of Dawn, Gediminas Tower, and Presidential Palace.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Nightlife in New Town

Nightlife in New Town

Vilnius Nightlife is vibrant, colorful, and offers quality entertainment. The city leaves an unforgettable experience with each tourist thanks to live music, huge dance floors, groovy atmosphere, food, and delicious cocktails.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Museums of Vilnius

Museums of Vilnius

Vilnius is recognized as a city of culture. The city offers a large number of museums that house interesting and original exhibitions. A couple of museums were set up in the palaces of former nobility. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit national exhibitions as well as appreciate works of international artists, all of which are represented in the museums throughout the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius

Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius

Gediminas Avenue is the main street in the capital city of Lithuania. The street was named after the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas. The average tourist will find many popular attractions on Gediminas Avenue such as the Museum of Genocide Victims, Lukiškės Square, and the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Religious Buildings of Vilnius

Religious Buildings of Vilnius

Vilnius is well-known as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vilnius. Here you will discover a large number of gorgeous religious buildings designed in different architectural styles such as Gothic, Baroque, and several other designs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Vilnius for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Vilnius has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Vilnius, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.