Artillery Bastion (Basteja) Tours

The Artillery Bastion in Vilnius is one of the last surviving parts of the city’s old defensive wall. Built in the 17th century, it is a horseshoe shaped building with a tower and connecting tunnel. Damaged during the Russian occupation in the late part of the 17th century, the bastion gradually lost its defensive function. By the beginning of the 19th century, most of the defensive wall had been destroyed and the bastion was turned into a garbage dump for the city.

Reconstruction of the bastion began in 1966 as the tower was rebuilt and the tunnel and interior rooms were renovated. A museum opened within the bastion in 1987 and there visitors can see weapons and armor from the 15th to 19th centuries, as well as cannons and stone cannon shells. A viewing platform also offers a nice view of Vilnius’ Old Town.

Practical Info

The Artillery Bastion is within walking distance of Vilnius’ Old Town. The nearest bus stop is at Ausros Vartai, where buses 13, 31, 34, 74, 88 and 102N stop. From there, it is just a couple blocks to the bastion. Guided tours are available in the Lithuanian, Russian and English languages, but tours in a foreign language must be ordered in advance by phone or e-mail.
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Address: Bokšto gatvė 20/18, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Admission: 2 Euro
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The Artillery Bastion of Vilnius Defensive Wall Entrance Ticket

Pre-book admission to the Artillery Bastion (Basteja), then enjoy the flexibility to visit the 16th-century structure at the time of your choosing. Since your Artillery Bastion tickets include admission to the onsite museum as well as the former defenses, you can explore the restored wall, then check out historic armor, cannons, and stone cannon shells that once protected Vilnius from invaders.
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Private Vilnius Ghost & Legends tour

Discover the dark side of Vilnius on an evening ghost walking tour with a private guide. Hear myths, legends, war stories and terrifying tales about the city as you explore its historical streets after dark. Learn about the life of a medieval executioner, and see sights like Vilnius Cathedral and Eustachy Wollowicz Palace.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour

Discover baroque architecture and medieval heritage in Lithuania on this private 2.5-hour Vilnius Old Town walking tour. Follow a private guide through Vilnius’ historic Old Town, and gain insight into the city’s rich history and heritage. Admire bold architecture and pretty streets, and mingle with the locals going about their day. Along the way, discover top city attractions and famous landmarks including the Church of St Francis and St Bernard, Gediminas' Tower, the Presidential Palace and Vilnius Cathedral, and admire fine city views from Castle Hill and Subacius Hill.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius

Cover tons of ground in a short amount of time on this Segway tour of Vilnius. Meet up with your guide and group to learn how to operate your 2-wheeled, electric, self-balancing scooter; you'll get the hang of it in no time and head out through the city. Zoom over the cobblestone streets of Old Town and around other city highlights, choosing from three routes. As you travel, listen to your guide's commentary to learn about Vilnius' history and culture.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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