A new Vilnius Tourist Information Centre that has commenced operations in the heart of the Old Town this month will provide guests to the city with insider advice and offer them the opportunity to take a rest and enjoy a cup of coffee. The open concept and modern centre is connected to the renowned Old Town restaurant Grey.
Situated on Pilies Street 2, this Tourist Information Centre will replace the recently closed centre that had been in operation on Vilnius Street for the past 20 years. It will be open to visitors daily, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
According to Inga Romanovskienė, Director of the Vilnius Tourism and Business Development Agency Go Vilnius, today’s travellers are not only looking for information, but also for more diverse services; they want to find undiscovered places and interact with locals.
“The new tourist information centre, established in a shared space with the restaurant, offers guests the possibility to get some useful tourist information while having a snack, some coffee, and a chat. This is the format that has been gaining popularity in Western Europe. Besides, the new centre will be on the way for tourists in the true sense of the word – almost everyone visiting Vilnius walks down Pilies Street, so the centre’s location is ideal and will certainly help us to better identify the needs of the city’s guests and to be even more useful to them,” remarked the Go Vilnius Director.
With regard to the changing needs of tourists, more and more attention is being paid to specific interest travellers may have when visiting the city, and routes for independent sightseeing are constantly being created. Tourists in Vilnius now have access to informative routes enabling them to get to know iconic places like Halės Turgus (the city’s oldest market), taste both traditional and contemporary Lithuanian food, find the most photogenic spots in Vilnius, and take in the most interesting works of street art. Moreover, a specially created route for the centenary of the restoration of the State of Lithuania invites visitors to travel along the paths walked by the people who helped create our state a century ago.