Lithuania might be a footballing minnow but it's a leading winner in terms of top draw stag action.
Stunt Flying - Hold on to your breakfast as you flip, twist, turn, drop and loop in a professional stunt plane.
AK47 Shooting - Get your itchy trigger fingers on these bad boys in a competitive shooting session.
Beer Bike - Enjoy 30 litres of cold beer from the comfort of your own pedal-powered pub.
See the full list of activities here...
Best Bars in Vilnius
Beer Library (Alaus-Biblioteka) – It's not just a library, it's like a holy place giving praise to beer. A simply superb place that any beer lover MUST visit while in Vilnius.
Website | Trakai g. 4
Spunka Pub – Why wouldn't a stag do head to this pub? You'll come for the name (leave it!) but stay for the amazing beer that's brewed on site. A real hipster haunt.
Website | Užupio g. 9-1, Vilnius 01203
Piano Man Bar – Big food, big drinks, big screen sports action, live music, great looking girls... The only thing you won't find here are Billy Joel tribute acts. But don't go changing...
Website | Islandijos g. 1, Vilnius 01402
May - Street Musician's Day
Expect the unexpected as strange street performance and music fill the city's highways and byways.
June - Culture Night
A huge street party with a mixture of art music and enough beer to please any Vilnius stag party.
September - Vilnius City Festival
Huge international artists such as Elton John and Bjork have headlined this massive open air gig.
"A man without a beard is like bread without a crust."
- Lithuanian proverb
Where to Head...
The coolest bars, funkiest hangouts, best restaurants and craziest nightclubs are all in the Old Town. It's easy to get round on foot so no squeezing everyone into taxis and with StagWeb all our Vilnius stag hotels are within easy walking distance so the best action is right on your doorstep.
Uzupis, or the self-declared Republic of Uzupis is a mad, bohemian area of the city's old town that has its own unofficial government and constitution. Its residents are a blend of artists and 21st century hippies. The bars are as mad as the constitution which includes No.37 'Everyone has the right to have no rights.'
Forget the Easter Bunny, in Lithuania treats are delivered by the Easter Granny.
The Republic of Uzupis in Vilnius replaced a Communist statue with one of rock legend Frank Zappa.
There is a forced labour camp styled theme park near Vilnius.
Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) was born in Lithuania.
The national sport is Basketball.
A Taste of Vilnius
Eats - Not just a great place to eat, this is a great place to be, friendly crowd, live music, it just happens to be our No1 choice for feeding in the lovely city, stag sized portions of simple pub grub done really well.
Website | Didžioji str. 28, Vilnius
Drinks - Beer. Vilnius really is all about the beer with hundreds of microbreweries. In fact it seems every bar has it's own brew which makes pub crawls epic! If you're going short be careful of '999' which is like the Devil’s mouthwash which is strong enough to melt metal and knees (which is why you'll have to crawl home).
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Vilnius
You won't want to go much further than Vilnius' old town, which is easily walked. However, with bus and trolleybus tickets costing a mere €1 why waste your energy?
Vilnius has its very own Boris Johnson inspired Cyclocity public bikes, as well as a number of cycle lanes, so if you're in a hurry or fancy working off the nagging hangovers with a bit of exercise, cycling in Vilnius is a great option.
"Labas" - Hi.
"Kuris būdas artimiausio baro?" - Which way to the nearest bar?
"Vienas alus, prašome?" - One beer, please.
"Du alaus , prašom" - Two beers, please.
"Trisdešimt aštuoni alaus , prašom" - Thirty eight beers, please.
"Jaunikis mokės už viską." - The groom will pay for everything.
“Ar jūs čia dažnai?“ – Do you come here often?
“Atsiprašome apie mano draugui, jis iš Norfolk.” – Sorry about my friend, he's from Norfolk.
like its 1929!"
Basketball is by far Lithunia's most popular sport.
A guide to your Vilnius stag weekend
You've heard of Amsterdam, you've heard of Prague and you've done Benidorm and Magaluf so many times you've lost count - enter Vilnius. The capital city of Lithuania is a relative newcomer to the weekend break stage and it's fast becoming one of our most popular destinations in Europe! Just a short two and a half hour flight away from Blighty and into the Baltics, you'll be transported to a once in a lifetime stag do that you and your mates most definitely won't be forgetting in a hurry. Vilnius is a real party city where clubs stay open well into the early hours of the morning - and with over 60 of them, you certainly won't be short of top quality entertainment! It's one of the most original and unique choices around for a central European city break since there's a huge amount to do... and because it's still up-and-coming, it remains excellent value with food and drinks a mere fraction of UK prices. Vilnius is one of our top picks in Europe!
When should we go on a Vilnius stag do?
Its not bunny.
In Lithunia kids are visited by the 'Easter Granny'.
We'll be frank here, temperatures get pretty arctic in winter, so although a Vilnius stag do is still great in the chillier months, we'd recommend waiting it out until summer for the best nightlife, sunnier climes - and a far higher likelihood of getting back home with all your necessary parts still attached! Often, weather is blazing hot in summer and you'll definitely be able to top up your tan whilst wandering about the streets in blazing 30 degree heat. Restaurants, bars and cafes take everything outdoors during the summer and there's an electric party buzz in the air as both tourists and locals alike get ready to party together. If you're around in the late summer, the Vilnius City Carnival is definitely an unmissable event. They welcome huge names every year such as Chicane, Elton John and Bjork. For the big kid in you, the International Festival of Animated Cartoons, or 'Tindirindis', comes to town in November. All across the city, events featuring non-commercial cartoons of all varieties are played out and, also in November, Vilnius is host to a totally unique event which is perfect for busting those stag weekend hangovers - a breakfast music festival which takes place only in the morning! Listen to live music over a cup of coffee and the day's papers from 7.30am.
Where to go in Vilnius...
Having a good idea of where everything goes down on your Vilnius stag do is an essential before you even board the aeroplane and luckily, we've got the city's hotspots sorted. The Old Town is arguably the very nicest part of the city and the Gate of Dawn Chapel lies above it, giving the entire area a look of magic. The historic streets here are lined with a wide variety of great restaurants, bars and cafes and it seriously can't be missed! The area around the university, close to the river, is also one of the best places to be particularly at night and there's always something going on at the twist and turn of every street corner. If you've got the river in sight, you can be sure there'll be signs of life!
Okay, so not many people outside of the Latvian borders use this language and just about everyone in Vilnius speaks amazing English, but learning a few phrases is good fun and will raise a smile with the tourist-weary locals when you drop them into a (mostly English) conversation.
Hello - Labas
My name is - Mano vardas
Cheers - Sveikatą!
Goodbye - Viso gero
Sorry - Atleiskite!
Thank-you - Ačiu
Where are the toilets? - Kur yra tualetas?
This gentleman will pay for everything! - Šis vyras užmokės už viską (Handy for use at bar around those of your group who haven't been reading their Latvian dictionary as much as you)
I love you - Aš tave myliu (Essential drunk-talk fodder for your mates.)
My hovercraft is full of eels - Mano laivas su oro pagalve pilnas ungurių (Only Monty Python fans will understand.)
Lithuania was once the largest country in Europe.
And what can we do for you?
As you can probably tell, Vilnius can really stand alone as a top getaway destination and is a major player in the European stag do chart. However, even organising a trip to the pub with all your mates can be more difficult than a major military operation, so when flights, hotels, passports and vital documents get involved, it's hardly surprising that many of even the bravest souls run in terror at the first mention. Luckily, because we've been organising stag weekends since 2002, we really do know what we're talking about and so when you hand your plans over to us for a Vilnius stag do, we can take 100% of the stress away from sorting out the most important lads' weekend in your groom-to-be's life - an incredible 96% of our customers say they'd book with us again! There's no time like the present, so get things in motion then you give us a call on 01225 474200 and have a chat with one of our clued-up client advisors or send over an e-mail and get us to call you!
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