The Story of the Užupis Republic

Duration

2,5 hours

Departure Time

You choose

Activity Type

Activity theme

Walking

History, Culture, Community

5.0

From:

€130
This tour is priced for minimum of 2 guests. Any other guest +€35.

Tour Snapshot

Experience one of Europe’s most creative communities – the Republic of Užupis.
Visit artisan stores and cafes, taste some of the Republic‘s best food and meet the owners behind the businesses.
See the area‘s main sights such as the Bronze Angel of Užupis, Tibet Square and the Alley of Sculptures.
Dare you walk the Street of Death. Those who do will be rewarded with a discovery of buried Soviet robot and a swing on the Swing of Destiny…
Find the tap where beer runs free, with the help of your expert local guide.

Unforgettable Experience

Visit to unique neighborhood

Explore the bohemian Republic of Užupis located in the old town of Vilnius, which declared its independence from the rest of the city in 1997. Home to artists and creative types, this unique place even has its own President, constitution and flags and can claim the Dalai Lama as one of its honorary residents. Get an introduction to this fabulously unique place from a local guide, see the Republic’s main sights and discover its hidden secrets too (Food! Views! Beer!).

Full Itinerary

Your Republic of Užupis tour will begin with an introduction to the area, its history and how it came to be independent.

We will take a walk along the main streets, pointing out landmarks such as the Mermaid Statue and the Bronze Angel of Užupis and telling you about their origins.

We will enjoy the laidback atmosphere of the area, admiring colourful street art as your local guide escorts you towards hidden gems that most tourists wouldn’t find on their own.

As we wander, your expert guide will talk about the Constitution of the Republic, its history, its meaning and who is responsible for enforcing it.

We’ll also pop into boutique shops that offer a weird and wonderful variety of goods, fabulous for picking up that authentic and unique gift or souvenir to take home with you.

A Lithuanian beer stop at one of our favorite local joints is included too.

Your tour will end near one of the ten bridges that belong to this rare bohemian enclave. If you want to continue exploring, your guide can point you in the right direction or give you directions back to your accommodation. Whatever you do, don’t forget to ask for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.

Additional information Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one local snack and one sample of Lithuanian craft beer.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Dress standard: Please bring an umbrella or raincoat if the weather forecast shows rain.

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.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Dietary Notes
This tour can accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance of your dietary needs. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at info@privatebaltics.com.

Local contact
P: +370 616 20002 or +370 616 20007
E: info@privatebaltics.com

Schedule Details

Meeting point: By the writer’s sculpture near Bernardine Church on Maironio St. 10.
Suggested starting time: 2.00 PM
Ending point: By the Užupis Bridge.

Customer Reviews

5.0

OMG - the tour with guide Ruta, the Ambassador of the Good Will of the Republic of Užupis was just mind blowing - I was so surprised to discover that the district of Užupis and its Independent Republic has such a interesting history, deep meaning and personality - all objects of art, buildings visited on the tour came to life. And there so much more is left to discover! What a delightful experience - thank you so much.

Andrew-Lithuania

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