Hot Air Balloons

This city is beautiful from every point of view, but if we had to choose one, we’d prefer to see it from above.

 

Vilnius is one of the few capitals in the world that allows hot-air balloons to take off in the very centre of the city and fly over it, so if you’re looking for the coolest alternative to walking, this one is unbeatable. And if you’re afraid of heights, looking at those colourful beauties floating along the city’s skyline will probably still make your day.

Typically, the journey starts in one of the spots close to the Old Town so that, depending on the wind direction that day, they’d float over the historic centre and off towards the horizon. Three spots make for excellent starting points:

  • the area beneath Bastion Hill that fits a small number of balloons;

  • Vingis Park with its big field that’s right next to the concert stage;

  • Žalgirio street 120 with its big field that’s right next to the business centre Park Town.
     

If you’re interested in taking a ride on a hot air balloon, there’s no special preparation needed, other than charging your camera. 

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