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Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius

  • 2.5-hour Soviet-era Vilnius walking tour
  • Explore the streets and parks of Vilnius with a guide
  • Learn all about the city’s Soviet-era history
Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius
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2-2,5 hour walking tour around the places that remind us about the recent history of the city
Private Soviet Vilnius tour
2,5 hour private walking tour around the places that remind us about the recent history of the city
Get an overview of Soviet rule in Vilnius during this 2 to 2.5-hour walking tour of the Lithuanian capital. See highlights such as Lukiškių Square, the Gediminas Monument, and the former KGB headquarters while listening to your guide's commentary on what life was like there under Soviet rule. You'll also see famous Soviet-era buildings, including the former Palace of Concerts and Sport, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the House of Scientists.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in front of the Gediminas Monument in Cathedral Square, located in the Old Town. Your tour will focus on the history of Vilnius, an area that developed during the Soviet period. Pass the Green Bridge, the Planetarium, Lukiskiu Square, and the former KGB headquarters. As you go, hear tales about KGB spies, and learn about the role that basketball played in Lithuania's independence and how Lithuania and Vilnius were incorporated into the USSR.

You'll also stop to see the most iconic Soviet-era buildings, such as the former Palace of Concerts and Sport, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the House of Scientists.

Your tour will conclude in Kudirkos Square, a 5-minute walk from your original departure point.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating tour of Soviet Vilnius

Tad was a great guide to Soviet Vilnius. He had lived through Soviet times so he had a lot of personal experience to share with us. He taught us about the history in a way that was entertaining and memorable, not dry. He even taught...More

Thank Estella G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Walking tour of Soviet Vilnius

Excellent tour and our guide was amazing. He even suggested other places to see/go to. We got a great historical overview of the Soviet period and we covered a great part of Vilnius. Definitely recommended if interested in Soviet history or sightseeing.

Thank Andreas I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting tour

I learned a lot about the Soviet period in Vilnius, and its influence on the population in various fields. The tour was interesting and instructive. The guide,Sarunas, knows a lot and conveys the information in a very interesting way.

1  Thank יעל ה
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting perspective on Vilnius

I did the Soviet Tour of Vilnius with Šarūnas. The tour was complete and gave some very interesting information on how Vilnius (and Lithuania) lived pre, during and post Soviet Union.

Thank Guillermo B
Reviewed June 24, 2018
Learned a lot about history of Lithuania

The Soviets occupied Lithuania for over 40 years - so this was a good insight to the life then and how it has impacted the development and thought process of Lithuanians. Highly recommend tour. Smaller group than the typical free tours (this was a paid...More

Thank Suanwei Y
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