Pink excursions and education

It’s time to look at Vilnius through rose-coloured glasses. During the Pink Soup Fest, there will be loads of pink, everywhere you turn! As old as the hills, the colour of the legendary šaltibarščiai isn’t just for food. Decorate your outfit with it, find pink details in the city, and listen to pink fairy tales or interesting scientific facts. Go to educational workshops, museums or excursions, and celebrate the Vilnius Pink Soup Fest like you mean it.

1. Vilnius Pink Soup Fest Information Centre
Vilnius Tourism Information Centre
Pilies g. 2
Tel. +370 5 262 9660
[email protected]

The Vilnius Tourism Information Centre will become the Pink Soup Fest Information Centre! This is where you’ll be able to find information about the festival programme and also participate in various promotions organised by the centre. Win prizes or discounts, purchase some šaltibarščiai-coloured accessories, and get in the mood to celebrate the Vilnius Pink Soup Fest!

Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 9:00 – 18:00

11:00 PLINK game 
12:00 cotton candy on us 
13:00 PLINK game 
15:00 PLINK game 
16:00 cotton candy on us

2. The highest šaltibarščiai in Lithuania
Vilnius TV Tower and Paukščių Takas restaurant
Sausio 13-osios g. 10
Tel. + 370 5 252 5333
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Taste šaltibarščiai at an altitude of 326.4 metres – the Paukščių Takas restaurant is definitely the highest place in Lithuania where there’s pink soup waiting for you! Take a spectacular selfie with a bowl of šaltibarščiai and a bird’s eye view as a keepsake. This experience will become the highlight of your Pink Soup Fest.

Price: EUR 6.50/meal + EUR 14/adult ticket
Offer valid: 9-11 June 2023

3 Batik workshop
House of Histories and Eskedar Coffee Terrace
Kosciuškos g. 3
Tel. +370 696 16 227
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Create a unique piece of clothing for the Vilnius Pink Soup Fest and learn about Lithuanian traditions! Make your very own pink batik t-shirt. Don’t forget to register in advance!
Offer valid: 9 June 2023 | 18:00-20:00
Registration required by e-mail or phone.

4. Coffee, desserts and the Imagine exhibition
House of Histories and Eskedar Coffee Terrace
Kosciuškos g. 3
Tel. +370 674 07 078
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Catch some pink inspiration! At Eskedar Coffee Terrace, you’ll find a pink menu, featuring pink coffee, pink desserts, and – of course – šaltibarščiai. After that, you’ll be ready to hit the House of Histories to look for the colour pink in Imagine, a new international textile exhibition where imagination flourishes and the future of humanity is imagined. Liked it? Young visitors are invited to draw their impressions of the exhibition with pink crayons in the House of Stories courtyard.

Entry: Adult ticket for the Imagine exhibition – EUR 7. Coffee – EUR 3.50; crayon drawing – free of charge.
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 10:30-18:00

5. Educational workshop – The Colour of Šaltibarščiai in Science
Energy and Technology Museum
Rinktinės g. 2
Tel. +370 5 275 4312
[email protected]

Look at šaltibarščiai like a scientist! How does the colour pink work? What does it symbolise? How did it come about? After all, bright pink is the world’s oldest pigment. Take part in this educational workshop and learn more about the colour of šaltibarščiai in science.
Entry: Adult ticket – EUR 9; EUR 5.50 for schoolchildren, students and seniors
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 11:00; 13:00; 15:00; 16:00

6. Excursion – Code Pink: Adventures in the Naujamiestis District of Vilnius | in English
Vilnius With Locals
Meeting place – Halės Market (Pylimo g. 58)
Tel. +370 691 69 365
[email protected]

What better place to learn about the history of that famous pink soup and unique local traditions than the vibrant Naujamiestis district! Take to the colourful streets and discover amazing places, from mouth-watering products on market stalls to eye-popping street art and even a meeting with a pink snowman. Don’t forget your camera to capture these pink moments!
Ticket: EUR 17/person
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 13:00 (duration 2.5 hours)

Registration required:

7. Excursion – Pink Vilnius | in Lithuanian
Vivid Vilnius
Meeting place – Cathedral bell tower
Tel. +370 677 24 824
[email protected]

Look at Vilnius through rose-coloured glasses! Pink Vilnius – what is it? What stories, secrets and surprises do Vilnius’s pink accents hide? By only following the pink footprints of Vilnius, you’ll find bundles of long-forgotten and newly discovered curiosities. Discoveries await!
Ticket: EUR 15/person
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 13:00 (duration 2 hours)

8. Excursion for young and old – Tales of the Pink Soup
Meeting place – Palace of the Grand Dukes garden
Tel. +370 629 44 714
[email protected]

When kids hear the šaltibarščiai fairy tale about the capricious little princess Rosalia, they might even decide to swap their pink cupcakes for a bowl of soup. Children will hear the fairy tales of different nations about the ingredients of the soup – a tale about the preciousness of cucumbers, about the pungency of onions, and about a huge beetroot. Of course, there will also be tales about salt and boiled eggs, and all kinds of riddles.
Ticket: EUR 5/person or FREE for excursion participants dressed in pink
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 11:00 (duration 1 hour)
Registration required by e-mail: [email protected]

9. Gondola ride on the Neris
Vilniaus Gondola
Žvejų g. 14A
Tel. +370 608 18 042
[email protected]

Time for some unique relaxation! Let yourself be carried by the flow of the river and watch the magical views of Vilnius passing by – historical architecture that goes back to the days of nobles and untouched natural oases. And of course – just for the Vilnius Pink Soup Fest – a pink sunset.
Ticket: EUR 10/person; 50% discount for people who come to the excursion dressed in pink
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, 17:10, 18:10, 19:10, 20:10 (duration 55 min.)

10. Excursion "Šaltibarščiai in Verkiai" | in Lithuanian
Meeting point at Verkiai Manor Stables 
Tel. + 370 618 08636 
[email protected] 

Verkiai has always been a favourite place for recreation and picnics. In the 19th century, a picnic is mentioned here, during which cold beetroot soup was eaten. This time we invite you not only to take a stroll through the picturesque Verkiai Park, recall the history of this place, but also to talk about the tradition of picnics in nature. 
Ticket: EUR 10 Eur / person;  
EUR 5 / person for those wearing pink;  
Children and seniors free of charge 
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 11:00 and 14:00 (duration up to 1.5 hours)  
Registration required by email: [email protected]

11. Culinary lecture "Cold beetroot soup on the estate: from ancient times to the present day" 
Markučiai Manor Museum 
Subačiaus g. 124 
Tel. +370 647 95944 
[email protected] 

Using old (and newer) historical and culinary books, we will look at the historical development of šaltibarščiai, discuss what kind of šaltibarščiai was eaten by gentlemen at their estates in previous centuries, what šaltibarščiai and batviniai have in common, when did šaltibarščiai get its pink colour, and what kind of Šaltibarščiai is being enjoyed by the inhabitants of Markučiai today. During the lecture, we will illustrate the production of the old šaltibarščiai and present each participant with a noble recipe for šaltibarščiai. 
Ticket: EUR 5 / person 
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 11:00 (duration 1 hours)  
Registration required by email: [email protected] 

12. Open-top bus tour in Vilnius 
Odminių Square tourist bus stop 
Tel. +370 600 60080 
[email protected] 

A tour of Vilnius in a beetroot-red cabrio bus is a great opportunity to get to know the capital of Lithuania. Listen to an informative audio recording to learn about the city's most important and beautiful sights, its history and its people. During the festival, all lovers of the colour pink will enjoy a special ticket price - even 20% discount on tickets with the code "Šaltibarščiai". 
Ticket: EUR 12 / person with discount 
Offer valid: 10 June 2023 | 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:40 (duration 1,10 hours) 

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