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Practical details

Conference venue:

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Travel information:

Airport information
The main airport of the country is located in the south of Vilnius. Conference venue is located only nine kilometers from Vilnius International Airport and five kilometers from the bus and train stations. It takes half an hour or less to get to the Conference venue Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva. Guests can use buses and taxi services.

By taxi
The most convenient and fastest way to reach the hotel from Vilnius International Airport is to use a taxi or book a private transfer in advance through the hotel (contact the staff of the hotel).
You may also contact the Vilnius Tourist Information Centre at the Vilnius airport (Arrival Hall A) to book a taxi. The taxis that are already at the airport are known to be 3-4 times more expensive than the ordinary ones.

We can recommend "Smart Taxi” (http://smarttaxi.lt). Telephone 1820 or +370 520 00 820. The fair is roughly 10.00 €. “Smart Taxi” color scheme:

By bus
Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall of Vilnius International Airport.
The Conference venue is very easy to reach by bus No. 3G “ORO UOSTAS-CENTRAS-FABIJONISKES” (AIRPORT-CENTRE-FABIJONISKES) which goes from the airport and stops in the opposite to the hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva – bus stop “Europos aikste”. The bus runs every 8 – 15 minutes. 
Once you have boarded public transport, you can buy a one-way ticket from the driver that costs € 1. Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website.
Tickets for trolleybuses and buses can be bought at any newspaper kiosk. When buying ticket at the kiosk, an electronic card is needed. It costs € 1.50. Only then you can top it up with selected public transport tickets:
Ticket price for 30 min journey - € 0.64
Ticket price for 60 min journey - € 0.93

 

Accommodation:

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva
Konstitucijos av. 20
LT – 09308 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 272 6272
Fax: +370 5 272 6270
Email: info.lietuva.vilnius@radissonblu.com

Website: http://www.radissonblu.com/lietuvahotel-vilnius

 

General information about the country:

Currency
The Lithuanian currency is the Euro (EUR).
 
Climate & weather
Lithuania has a central European climate. The average minimum temperature in September is about 7C and the maximum average temperature 16C. The average minimum temperature in October is about 3C and the maximum average temperature 9C.It could be rainy; therefore, we suggest carrying a light coat and an umbrella. To know more about the weather click here.

Time
Lithuania lies in the Central European Time zone (GMT + 2 hours, or same as, for instance, Helsinki, Riga, and Tallinn).
 
Electricity supply
Lithuania uses a 220-volt 50Hz system with standard European sockets and three pronged grounded plugs.
 
Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public locations and night clubs.
 
Emergency number: 112
Dial this number from all public telephone networks anywhere in Lithuania. Calls to this number are free of charge at any time of the day, from any service provider, mobile or fixed line. Dial this number to report criminal offences, life-threatening conditions, health, safety or environmental hazards, and call respective emergency services.

Credit cards
Visa and Master Card are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.
 
Prepaid SIM cards
Lithuania has three main mobile network operators with the following prepaid SIM card brand names:
Tele2 – "Pildyk"
Omnitel – "Ezys"
Bite – "Labas"
Prepaid SIM cards are available in the stores of the network operators, petrol stations, supermarkets, news-stands and other agencies where you find top-up vouchers too. No ID is needed for purchase.

Visit Vilnius
Vilnius is the capital of the Republic of Lithuania and the largest administrative heart with all major political, economic, social and cultural centers. Lithuania is a member of the EU; it borders the Baltic Sea, Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia (Kaliningrad). Vilnius is in the South East of the country.
Current area of Vilnius covers about 400 square km. Buildings cover 29.1% of the city and the remaining area is prevailed with the greenery (68.8%) and waters (2.1%).
History reveals that Vilnius was first mentioned in 1323 by the Grand Duke Gediminas, who sent numerous letters to Western Europe inviting traders and craftsmen of all nationalities and religious confessions to settle in the city. Now Vilnius is the largest city in the country, with the population of approximately 560 thousand people, according to the data of 2001-2009.
The Old Town, historical center of Vilnius, is one of the largest in Eastern Europe (360 ha). The most valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. The buildings in the Old Town - there are about 1.5 thousand of them -were built in a number of different centuries; therefore, it is a mixture of all European architectural styles. Although Vilnius is often called a Baroque city, here you will also find masterpieces of Gothic, monuments of Renaissance, Neoclassicism and other styles. The main sights of the city are the Gediminas Castle, the Cathedral Square - symbols of the capital - and the historic center, the Old Town of Vilnius, which in 1994 was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Coming to Vilnius and missing the opportunity to enjoy capital’s impressive historical heritage would be nothing but a loss. Accompanying persons or participants outside the conference timings are welcome to take advantage and choose sightseeing tours in Vilnius and around depending on the interest and suitable duration. 
You are kindly asked to make your own bookings for the tours depending on your personal choice.
We recommend make your tour bookings at Vilnius City Tour or Lithuanian Tours.

Other useful information
Lithuanian Travel Guide
Vilnius Tourist Information Centre 
Vilnius International Airport