Made In Vilnius
History, Culture, Shopping
This tour is priced for minimum of 2 guests. Any other guest +€35
Discover unique designer boutiques off the tourist trail and shop for clothes, accessories, jewellery, and other handmade originals, all created in Vilnius by local designers.
Visit the Old Market for a taste of the best local produce, delicious cheeses, dried meats and berry wines as we chat to friendly stall owners.
Enter an old crafts workshop and discover medieval arts that have not changed for centuries.
Turn your hand at bar-tending with a visit to our favourite craft brewery for a drink and some authentic Lithuanian snacks.
Learn about the fascinating history of Lithuania’s capital as we shop, discovering its traditions and hearing the stories of locals both old and new.
Learn about Lithuania through discovery of Lithuanian products
Discover Lithuanian culture through our beautifully crafted, handmade products! This Vilnius tour will take you to the workshops and shops that you would never find on your own and connect you with the people behind the products. See the art they’re making for a living, hear the stories behind their crafts, support local people by buying their creations and go home with a unique and special souvenir of Vilnius in your pocket!
After meeting your super-friendly guide, we’ll take you on a walk outside the charming Old Town of Vilnius, chatting and getting to know each other as we stroll towards our first stop, one of the oldest markets in Vilnius.
At the market, we will introduce you to some of Lithuania’s finest organic produce and the crème de la crème of local food products and drinks. Think strange cheeses, dried meats, rye bread, craft beers, pink soup (a Lithuanian specialty!) and berry wines — all of which will allow you to experience the exciting and up-and-coming gourmet world of rural Lithuania. Yum!
Upon leaving the market, we’ll continue our walk along the city walls to discover a quirky artisan sweet shop down a delightful road that not many tourists know about, which boasts an abundance of handicraft stores and workshops. We’ll talk to the shop owner and hear stories about how the businesses on this funky street work together to create a buzz about their work. There will also be an opportunity to view and touch unique pieces of art made right here by the artists living on the same street. We are certain that you’ll want to return here for more shopping after your tour!
Next up, we’ll visit a boutique designers’ shop where they specialise in creating innovative and sometimes spiritual works of art from odd materials.
From the modern to the medieval, a shopping tour of Vilnius would not be complete without exploring some of its fabulous old workshops which specialise in classical crafts, with many of the methods used to create them going unchanged for centuries. If we get lucky, we might actually see the artisans at work and find out some of the secrets of their craft. Even we locals are constantly amazed by the works of these artisans — from rural three-in-one dolls and intricate wardrobes to ancient noblemen’s jewellery and household items. We are proud that the artisans of Vilnius work hard to preserve our history for future generations.
Having worked up a healthy thirst, our tour will end with a lovely walk down another street full of boutique local designers (we may pop in one or two if we have the time) towards a small local brewery. Here we’ll treat you to a well-deserved pint of beer or mead and if you like, you can treat yourself to a traditional Lithuanian fire lunch (BBQ sausages, which pair nicely with an ice-cold beer!). And relax…
Last but definitely not least, if you’re in the mood to do something a bit different and slightly crazy, we can take you to get a temporary Lithuanian pagan tattoo so you can surprise your loved ones with a spot of ancient body art! We know tattoos aren’t for everybody so this activity is totally optional and at your own expense at the end of the tour, but what a fun way to remember the incredible shopping tour you experienced in Vilnius… just be sure to get a photo before it washes away!
Before you go on your way, shopping bags in hand, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else there is to see, do and eat during your stay in Vilnius.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 4 food samples of unique, organic products, 1 sample of Lithuanian craft beer and good vibes.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: We recommend that you bring an umbrella or plastic raincoat if the weather forecast predicts rain.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have received your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher
Closure of sites: If any of the spots we normally visit are closed, we will find an alternate but equally awesome place to take you to.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Office phone number: +370 616 20007 or +370 616 20002
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting point: By the steps leading into Vilnius City Hall.
Ending point: Stikliu str. 5, a pretty shopping street near one of the main town squares.