The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Sightseeing

15 May

UKRAINIAN DAYS charity event for Ukraine

Afternoon social in the outdoors for Ukrainian and Lithuanian families.

Ukrainians will be inviting their Lithuanian brothers to taste the treats they have made. 
To listen to a joint concert featuring Ukrainians and Lithuanian stars. 
To purchase art, jewellery and souvenirs made by Ukrainians. 
To participate in workshops and the family space. 
To take a seat on the musical lawn with instruments and blankets.


12:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS opening. 

12:00-18:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Ukrainian food pop-up restaurants: borscht, dumplings, famous cakes baked by Ukrainians and other traditional dishes.
Ukrainians will be cooking together with Kitchen Rules, City Catering, Salt Story and Medininkai, Taurakalnis, Senoji Trobelė, chef Svajūnas Jarmala, BBQ chef Aurelijus Bagočiūnas, and others.
Taste the dishes, get to know the culture, and support Ukrainians.

12:00-18:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Children’s space with Noriu Pramogauti trampolines and entertainers from Linksmas Lagaminas.
Ukrainian and Lithuanian entertainers will make sure all of the kids have fun. This is a great opportunity to meet and make friends with Ukrainian families.

12:00-18:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Ukrainian-Lithuanian musical lawn in the Sorenginiai space
Everyone is invited to join with their instruments, voices and smiles. Don’t forget a blanket!

12:00-18:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Ukrainian arts and crafts fair and workshops
Buy Ukrainian-made items and create together with Ukrainian artists.

12:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Charity concert featuring Ukrainians and Lithuanian stars on the Tents.lt stage. 

18:00 UKRAINIAN DAYS: Closing ceremony and announcement of how much money was raised.

Information: This event is for everyone and is free of charge. No registration reguired. Organiser: "Menai ir renginiai" and partners.

Let’s get to know the signs of Ukrainian culture in Vilnius! Which world famous musicians from Ukraine have performed in Vilnius? And what nobleman of Ukrainian descent saved our capital? Let’s rediscover Vilnius through the prism of Ukrainian culture.

Information: The route is free of charge, and you can try it out on the website: https://neakivaizdinisvilnius.lt/studijos/ukrainos-istorijos-atspindziai/ or on the Neakivaizdinis Vilnius mobile app. Organiser: Neakivaizdinis Vilnius.

Vilnius is a few hundred kilometres away from Ukraine, but you can still find many signs of a common history and traces of Ukrainian culture. You just need to get into it. Go Vilnius invites you to learn new stories about the Vilnius of Ukrainians and spend an active weekend with friends or family.

If you like to solve riddles and are ready to test your knowledge – it’s time to put together a team and take part in a scavenger hunt. Log in to the tasks and join in on the fun. As you race around Vilnius on foot, you’ll discover mysteries that not everyone knows of.

The race starts as soon as you log in to the tasks! You can get your login details at the Vilnius Tourism Information Centre at Pilies g. 2, and log in to start.

* The tasks must be done on foot. You’ll need a mobile device with Internet and comfortable clothes.

RULES

  • The scavenger hunt will run on 13-15 May;
  • You don’t need to download any apps – the tasks are provided online;
  • To start, you just need to log in after you get your login details at the Vilnius Tourism Information Centre at Pilies g. 2;
  • During the scavenger hunt, your goal is to find the spot described and find the answer there;
  • Your finish time is when you e-mail the answers to ukrainos@orientacines.lt. The name of the team MUST be specified in the e-mail. After sending the e-mail, wait for an automatic confirmation of receipt;
  • The team with the most points will win. If more than one team gets the same amount of points, the one who finished the fastest will win;
  • The correct answers and results will be posted on 16 May on the Facebook event page and on the scavenger hunt website.

Date, time: 13-15 May.

Address:  Start – Tourism Information Centre, Pilies g. 2. Open daily, 9:00-18:00.

Information: The game is for everyone and is free of charge, but the tasks are presented in Lithuanian. You can get your login details at the Vilnius Tourism Information Centre at Pilies g. 2.

Lithuania and Ukraine in Vilnius are connected by history and personalities. Walking through the streets and streets of old Vilnius, we will talk about the history of Vilnius and how it relates to Ukraine. Cathedral Square, Palace of the Rulers, University, Castle and Great Streets, Town Hall, Basilica Monastery, Užupis Constitution in Ukrainian, st. St. Anne's Church and we will return to the Cathedral Square.

Date, time: May 14. 10:00, 13:00, 16:00 May 15 10:00, 13:00, 16:00

Address: the tour starts at the stairs of the Cathedral Bell Tower.

Information: Excursion for Ukrainian citizens, free of charge with a Ukrainian passport. More information tel. +370 5 262 9660. Pre-registration required, links for registration below. Organizer: Vilnius Tourism Information Center.

14 d. 10 a.m. https://forms.gle/KujEt9SeLmuWtAQ49
14 d. 1 p.m. https://forms.gle/LKhgUW9g2HBJQKTR6
14 d. 4 p.m. https://forms.gle/GeRqqqk9eSh4jg7d8

15 d. 10 a.m. https://forms.gle/4xSJ3wv5mZPncJ1v8
15 d. 1 p.m. https://forms.gle/EXvHZQM21w1YTkgr5
15 d. 4 p.m. https://forms.gle/hBwrXXeyeFvHugG29

We’re inviting Ukrainians currently residing in Lithuania to the Palace of the Grand Dukes in Vilnius. Surrounded by the old masonry, we will listen to stories of how the rulers settled in this place, take in the restored historical interiors from various periods, and even get a glimpse of the grand duke’s bedroom. We’ll also talk about what the “Lithuanian era” means in the history of Ukraine, why it is called that, and what connected Lithuanians and Ukrainians hundreds of years ago.

Date, time: 15 May, 11:00 and 14:00.

Address: Palace of the Grand Dukes, Katedros a. 4.

Information: The tour is for Ukrainians and is free of charge. Preregistration is required, and can be done here:

11 val. - http://registracija.valdovurumai.lt/ft4jjbco

14 val. - http://registracija.valdovurumai.lt/qqwyhtz3

Organiser: National Museum, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

We invite you to join us on a sightseeing tour where you will get to know Vilnius. During the tour, you will use an audio guide which will tell you – in Ukrainian – about the city’s most important places and famous figures, as well as about Ukrainians who lived, worked and created in Vilnius.

Date, time: 13 May, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30; 14 May, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30; 16 May, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30.

Address: Cathedral Square, station across from the Cathedral Bell Tower. Website: https://valandele.lt/

Information: The tour is for Ukrainians/everyone and is free of charge. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call +370 655 6689. Organiser: Valandėlė.

The territory of Vilnius’s three castles, the foot of Gediminas Hill, and what is now Kalnų Park are all places where ongoing struggles and events took place for centuries, gradually taking the city from the capital founded in the times of Gediminas to the capital that it is today. After looking around the Lower Castle, we will go up to the Upper Castle, and then continue on to where the Curved Castle once stood. Note: Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Date, time: 15 May, 13:00.

Address: We’ll meet by the Gediminas monument in Cathedral Square.

Information: The tour is for Ukrainians and is free of charge. Preregistration is required, and can be done here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmFzt-uYlYxnNGYMpJUVlerDwyXhs4XGeWQNSXhsE7_CYS-Q/viewform Organiser: Directorate of the State Cultural Reserve of Vilnius Castles.

Lukiškės Prison 2.0 invites Ukrainians to discover a prison liberated by culture. Hour-long walks in English and Russian. For 115 years, Lukiškės Prison was protected by high walls and barbed wire, but today it is open to curious visitors. The last inmates were only moved from this prison in 2019. Today, the prison has taken on a new spirit and invites visitors to discover these mysterious grounds and take in its unique atmosphere. Take a tour, see the prison cells, hear interesting stories, and be prepared for new experiences.

Date, time: 13 May, 16:00, 18:00 (in English), 17:00, 19:00 (in Russian); 14 May, 13:00, 15:00 (in English), 14:00, 16:00 (in Russian). 15 May, 13:00, 15:00 (in English), 14:00, 16:00 (in Russian).

Address: Lukiškės Prison, Lukiškių skg. 6. Website: https://www.lukiskiukalejimas.lt/pasivaiksciojimai/

Information: The tours are for Ukrainian citizens and are free of charge with a Ukrainian passport. Preregistration is required, and can be done here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSXhLALq8Xuq8b34UzVFNpenx_sv-m_LnT-SJcKqhGIvkNFA/viewform Organiser: Lukiškės Prison 2.0.

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