Seven tidy rooms tucked away at the top of this glistening great casino and entertainment complex. Morozov ballet Doctor Ouchaches 15 to the music by P. Minkus ballet Don Quixote 13 I. The unfortunate downside of this is that non-smokers will have to hold their breath as they enter and leave some places. Detour through courtyards, wander through parks or climb the hills around town to enjoy the spectacular hues of a city with proper seasons. Rooms are beige-and-olive bland, but have all the necessary comforts and amenities.
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Locally produced essential city guide to the capital of Lithuania. Less Read the publication N°90 - 5Lt www. Sightseeing 46 Oh, look! Oh well - not to worry. Vilnius is the Baltic capital with the highest proportion of green space in and around the city, and there are some lovely spots within walking distance, or just a short drive or trolleybus ride away, where you can enjoy peace and quiet and the colourful hues of autumn.
Do rug up, however. Things can be pleasant while the sun is shining, but once the cloud cover builds or a stiff breeze comes along, it can be chilly.
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Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and very occassionally, in the sky blue. Detour through courtyards, wander through parks or climb the hills around town to enjoy the spectacular hues of a city with proper seasons. Bars, restaurants and nightclubs really start to fire-up in autumn. During October, you may still be able to enjoy outdoors venues, where blankets will be proffered to ensure you do more chatting than shivering. In November, on the other hand, you ought not be surprised if you get snowed on.
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What more excuse do you want to start enjoying hearty soups, hot wine and the not-what-you-expect local version of hot chocolate? We can also recommend an autumn visit to Trakai see page 84 where the colours of the season enhance the fairy-tale quality of the castle nestled on an island in a lake. If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, e-send them to vilnius inyourpocket.
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Be sure to ask, however, in what language the excursion is presented. Also at Didžioji 31 Town Halltel. OpenSat, Sun - Geležinkelio 16 Train stationtel.
Open -Sat, Sun - Lunch Konstitucijos 3 Municipalitytel. Open -Fri - Closed Sat, Sun. QOpen -Sat - Closed Sun. J Tourist information Arriving by plane Vilnius Airport Vilnius airport is just five km from the centre of the city, so getting to town is quick and, unless you get ripped-off by a taxi driver, inexpensive.
Getting through immigration and customs is also very quick. The nearby Lietuvos Spauda kiosk open -Sat -Sun - is a little further along and is great not just for picking up phone cards, sweeties, and the latest copy of Vilnius In Your Pocket, but also for giving you enough change to make getting into town a bit easier.
Try handing a Lt Sekso pletros narys Pomer Video to the bus driver and see what happens. Left luggage open 24hrs is at the opposite left end of the arrivals hall, as is lost Nario skersmens matmenys open - A twominute exploration will also reveal a Vilnius Bank currency exchange open 24hrspublic telephones see page 65 for instructions and car rental kiosks.
Getting to town from Vilnius Airport A taxi to Old Town will cost about 40Lt, depending on the time of day and mood of the driver.
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Only one taxi company, Martonas, has been granted a licence to allow its drivers to squabble over newly arriving passengers at the airport. To save a little money, you could call another taxi company see page 76but for most foreigners the amount saved will not be worth the bother.
Thebus stop is just to the left as you exit the arrivals hall. Bus 1 goes to the train station H-5 as late as and bus 2 to Lukiškių Square G-3, north-east corner as late as on weekdays and on weekends. Buy tickets from the driver on the bus for 1. Vilnius Transport tickets bought in advance from a kiosk for 1. Detailsofthefresh,shinyandwhoop-de-doo-excitingnewtrain service are on page Kaunas Airport There is a private minibus company that will pick you up from Kaunas airport and whisk you to Vilnius for 65Lt 50 if you book in advance online: www.
The schedule is timed to meetincomingflights. Thedrop-off point in Vilnius is close to the bus and train stations. Read on for details of how to get to town from there. Bus 29 leaves from outside the front of the airport and goes to both the bus and train stations. If you need to stay in Kaunas, grab a copy of Kaunas In Your Pocket or check our website for accommodation listings.
Arriving by train The renovated train station is considerably less abysmal than the bus station located across the street. The hour left luggage and Lietuvos Spauda kiosk Open - is located downstairs in the basement.
Public telephones can be found scattered throughout the station. A train set is located in the foyer. There is a hour Parex bank exit the station and turn left which will handle currency exchange. Confusing train timetables are online at www. Walk to the Old Town in seven minutes by sauntering to your right as you exit the station and either taking a left down Pylimo street, or hopping on bus 26 or trolleybus 1, 2, 5 or 7, all of which head off to different destinations via the city centre.
Buy a ticket from the driver for 1. Minibuses 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 or 62 go via the city centre, tickets cost 3Lt. Arriving by bus When the bus station was renovated the vagrant riff-raff who hang around it were left alone, ensuring a trip here will increase your vocabulary of Russian swear words. The Lietuvos Spauda Sekso pletros narys Pomer Video open -left luggage open - and public telephones are located in the main building. A few ATMs and kiosks can also be found, where you can purchase, among other things, snacks and maps.
Getting to town from the bus station The same as from the train station — see above. You can download PDF versions of them all for free at inyourpocket. Lithuanian beer is all light and bright in terms of taste and texture, but packs a punch. It seduces you like Lolita in a summer dress and then takes you down like a body slam from Jabba the Hut. It can even lead gentlemen to go to bed with one and wake up with the other.
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The common local brands are Horn, Sekso pletros narys Pomer Video, Švyturys, Utenos, Ragutis and Tauras, all of which come in a confusing variety of varieties.
In Old Town areas, expect to pay somewhere in the region of 6 - 12Lt for half a litre. Watch out for Žalgiris, named after the greatest battle Onanizmas padidinti nari medieval Europe.
With 75 per cent alcohol content, it has the potential to make you feel that the battle is taking place inside your eyeballs. Lithuanian vodka degtinė is worth trying as it stacks up to, if not topples over, many of its Russian and Polish counterparts. Numerous herb and fruit-based liquors will often line the inside of a drinks menu; most work as a pleasant accompaniment to tea. The local variation of champagne, Alita, is a bit more like alcoholic 7-Up than grown-up sparkling white wine.
All such cunning schemes have been foiled at the border. When arriving from non-EU countries, you are entitled to bring in one litre of spirits or two litres of wine or beer and cigarettes, cigarillos, 50 cigars or g of tobacco. Dogs require vaccinations and passports or other proof of vaccination. Take two photos of the art piece and your passport to the Committee of Cultural Heritage, Šnipiškių 3, tel. Many of the better antique shops in Vilnius see page 86 can take care of all the paperwork for you.
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While things have greatly improved for the disabled over the past few years, Lithuania is still a tough place to get around on anything other than two well functioning legs. Sekso pletros narys Pomer Video places that claim to be wheelchair friendly are often flanked by deep kerbs or stairs, or are located on cobbled streets.
It is becoming common for good international-standard hotels to be wheelchair friendly, offer hearing loops in conference facilities, and even to offer rooms fitted out for the disabled. See the key in our Where to stay listings page 16and call ahead to discuss your specific needs before making any bookings.