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The New York Times published a glossy video and article about the wonders of Vilnius, from history lessons to traditional tastes like a zeppelin. The result reads like a siren call for tourists to visit Lithuania’s capital, with a timeframe and map offering all a visitor might need for a short stay.

European travel search engine GoEuro has listed and rated passports from 51 nations to uncover which nationalities' passports are the most useful when it comes to travel. Lithuanian passports have made the top 35 most powerful passports in the world list, sneaking in at number 32.

Friday, 17 April 2015 18:15

Vilnius is on sale for Summer travel

For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Europe cheaper to Americans than it's been in a long time. The time to go to Europe is now!  Lithuania which joined the euro zone at the start of 2015 is the perfect destination to enjoy the ride of the dollar. Moreover, PriceofTravel.com found that Vilnius is one of the cheapest cities in Europe for budget-minded travelers.

Scenery and beauty of Lithuania’s Curonian Spit are being featured by the Associated Press and reposted by a number of online publications, highlighting the potential for the tourism to grow here.

Lithuania has been named one of the top countries in the world to visit in 2015 by travel guide Lonely Planet. It was voted third best country to head to, behind Singapore which took the top spot and Namibia which came second.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 16:17

Lithuania

Here is what my 21 year old grand-daughter wrote on FB from Old Town Vilnius: "I really, really wanna stay. It's been real. 12 countries in a little over a month and Lithuania wins my heart hands down. Much love."

 

If you're interested in sustainable tourism, consider Lithuania, chosen by Ethical Traveler as the best places to visit in 2014.

The Travel section of The New York Times published “The 46 Places to Go in 2013″ last weekend.

One of the hottest places to visit is Lithuania, according to the paper.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:55

Vilnius - European city break destination

I live in Scotland, and I love it, but there are so many things that I miss about Vilnius. When I have a chance, I try to tell this to my Scottish friends, strongly encouraging them to visit my beloved city.

In fact, Vilnius is the perfect European city break destination this summer.

According to online reservation site Hotels.com’s annual Hotel Price Index report, budget travelers looking for a weekend or short getaway within Europe should consider the city of Vilnius, where the average hotel room comes in at €61.

The Hotel Price Index looked at more than 155,000 properties around the world from 2012.

Visit the Lithuanian capital this summer as it prepares to host a number of major events.

There will be plenty of dancing and singing going on during May, when the city holds the international contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance, the Vilnius Salsa Festival, the Street Music Day and the Europe’s Day.

May concludes with the exhibition Wine Days Vilnius 2013, before June sees the Vilnius Challenge, an urban adventure race, and the international music event Vilnius Festival 2013 taking place, among others.

The summer's festivities conclude on the 23 and 24 August, when a traditional craft fair is being held.

As well as exciting international events, Vilnius boasts a Unesco World Heritage-listed Old Town, brimming with fabulous Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

With more than forty percent of the city made up of parkland and open spaces, there are also plenty of places to enjoy a summer picnic or a spot of sunbathing.

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