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Hot air balloons take to the skies over Vilnius.
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Hot air ballooning

Perhaps the dream of everyone is to look at the earth from a bird's eye view. Its appearance from the ground and from the sky are two different experiences.

When the weather is beautiful and clear, you can see dozens of colourful hot air balloons over the major cities of Lithuania. Vilnius is one of the few European capital cities where hot air balloons are allowed to fly, so don't miss the chance to see how Vilnius Old Town looks from a bird's eye view.

Air balloon pilots are very good storytellers. During the flight, you'll hear interesting tales and learn about all the objects you can see better than from on the ground.

Lovers of adventure and thrills can experience the mind-bending height as you're lifted in the air balloon as high as seven kilometres. If you are able to rise that high, you'll understand how the climbers feel when they reach the peaks of the highest mountains.

Romantic souls can go for a night flight or take off an hour before sunrise. Then you will see the first rays of sun and watch the awakening earth from above. The end of the flight is celebratory and fun. Those who are flying for the first time are baptised according to the old ballooning tradition and are given honourable titles and names of baptism, along with first flight certificates.

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Hot air ballooning