How To Book A Vilnius Weekend Escape For Just £6.87

Vilnius weekend escape
Vilnius castle

I am so excited to be jetting off for a weekend in Vilnius with its magical, UNESCO world heritage old town, worthy of any fairytale cover. Even better, though, this Vilnius weekend escape has cost us just £6.87. Yes, three nights in Vilnius for little more than a few lattes!

Vilnius weekend escape bargain

So how did we do it? We are partnering with Wizz Air this weekend, flying from our local Doncaster Sheffield Airport directly into Vilnius. As such, admittedly we haven’t paid for flights, but with flights starting at just £19.99 one way from Doncaster and £30.49 from London Luton (correct as at 6th May 2017), flights will not bankrupt you.

Wizz Air Vilnius weekend escape
Fly to Vilnius with Wizz Air

That aside though, we still have bagged three nights accommodation in the Crowne Plaza, Vilnius for just £6.87, an average of less than £2.30 a night! We didn’t even pay that little during our extended tour of SE Asia.

Two FREE hotel nights

I recently participated in the IHG accelerate challenge and earned almost 48,000 hotel points. With these, I booked two free nights costing 40,000 points at the Vilnius Crowne Plaza. Unlike airline rewards, hotel rewards really are FREE! No taxes to pay at all. rewards night

Sadly, I didn’t have enough points to pay for the third night but another hotel reward scheme I use, offers one free night in every ten stayed. Thankfully, I had a free night to redeem which was enough to book an executive room including breakfast. I just had to pay £6.87 in taxes for the room. Not ideal, I really would have preferred to have paid nada but I am not going to lose sleep over it.

Vilnius weekend escape
Vilnius street scene

Be rewarded for your loyalty

I guess the motto of this post is quite simple. If you are staying in branded hotels then you really need to ensure that you sign up for the rewards programme. It is a good idea not to spread yourself too thin if you travel infrequently, and just pick one or two rewards programmes. That way, you will have a greater chance of acquiring enough points to bag a FREEBIE sooner rather than later.

If you are happen also to be visiting locations with few international brands, then be sure to sign up to You get rewarded for your loyalty to regardless of whether you stay in a £15 a night guest room or £300 guest room. Their service is excellent too!

Mix and match

By doing both, you can mix and match, but regardless you will always be rewarded for your loyalty. As you can see, I’ve managed to book three nights in the same hotel using two different reward schemes. Pretty awesome right?

Vilnius weekend getaway
Using rewards makes weekend escapes much more affordable
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About Anne

Anne is the founder and editor of Frommilestosmiles. If she isn't travelling, she is thinking of travelling or planning her next trip. She has visited over 90 countries on six continents and sampled everything from backpacking to bank bursting travel. Her mission is to help you enjoy more luxurious travel without the luxury price tag through the use of airline and hotel rewards and other money-saving travel tips


  1. Thank you on a detailed impressive guide! Saved your post for the future 🙂

  2. Sandy N Vyjay

    Vinlnius looks a charming town.. Being a UNESCO World Heritage site, means its stone buildings have intriguing stories to tell. And at such a low price, the trip is nothing short of a steal!

  3. What an awesome and cheap trip! Love this. We have no tried Wizz air yet but they keep popping up on our skyscanner searches so we will be using them soon

  4. Beautiful location, what a great way to use points, what a steal of a deal! Thanks for the info.

  5. That sounds like a pretty good deal to me! I always forget that it is possible to mix and match different rewards. I definitely enjoy getting the best deal possible by staying loyal to booking sites and such.

  6. I have been to Vilnius several times and all I can say to first timers, if you see a good deal to get you out there, then go. The city is fantastic, so much to do and see, eat, drink . 🙂

  7. What! How is that even possible?? This is so cool to visit a UNESCO world heritage site in such an affordable way 🙂

  8. Great article. I was in Vilnius last month and it really is an amazing city. You will hear many people talk about Riga and Tallinn when it comes to the Baltic states, but Vilnius was a clear winner for me! Did Wizz Air sponsor the flights?

  9. Less than £7 for a one night stay is still not bad at all but even better that the first two nights didnt have any additional charges. Crazy to think that your travel cost was less than a subway sandwich

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