Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania is a diamond waiting to be widely discovered. At the heart of the city sits the Baroque old town, with small winding streets and a grand open square. Climb the hill to the remaining part of the upper Castle, Gediminas’ Tower, and admire the breathtaking views across the city. Walk the extensive parks and enjoy the local delicacies.

Vilnius hasn’t always been a place of peace, and suffered greatly under the Nazi’s. The city offers many museums, such as the KGB cells, for those who wish to explore its difficult past. Despite this, Vilnius is a place of resilience and beauty. The city is still working on it’s identity but with the great architecture, abundant nightlife and vast shopping, Vilnius is one to add to your long weekend away list.