Regular walking tour of Soviet Vilnius

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Regular walking tour of Soviet Vilnius
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Step back in time and explore 50 years of Soviet rule on this 2 to 2.5-hour walking tour of Vilnius. Follow a guide through the grand streets of Vilnius and enjoy some imposing Soviet-era architecture. Discover the most famous Soviet heritage sites such as Palace of Concerts and Sports, National Opera and Ballet theater, etc. As you explore, gain insight into life in Vilnius under Soviet rule and find out how this bustling city ticks.
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In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
120 to 150 minutes
Operates:
Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Step back in time on a history tour
Overview
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vilnius With Locals Tours, Vilnius Lithuania

Our local guide will guide through Soviet history of the city

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gediminas Monument, Sventaragio g., Vilnius 01143 Lithuania

Meeting point

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Zaliasis Tiltas, Vilnius Lithuania

Until summer 2015 you could find Soviet propaganda sculptures on this bridge, find out what happened and where they are now

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius 01109, Lithuania

Soviet architecture, events of January 1991

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Vilnius With Locals Tours

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas, Šventaragio g., Vilnius 01143, Lithuania

Returns To

1: Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius 01109, Lithuania
2: V. Kudirkos aikštė, V. Kudirkos a., Vilnius, Lithuania

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • There is a lot of walking involved, so please wear comfortable shoes

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.54 out of 5 based on the last 13 recent reviews

Really interesting tour, packed full of history and interesting sites. Really enthusiastic guide, despite there being only two of us. Nice to have a coffee stop mid-tour (it was very cold) and great pub recommendations for craft beer afterwards!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
We are a couple interested in Soviet history and for us this was a given on our Vilnius itinerary. Our guide Sharonas was amazing, he had studied history and was extremely knowledgeable and professional. The tour was thorough and Sharonaas guided to different places and monuments we wouldn't have found on our own. It was also interesting to hear how much suffering Communism inflicted upon the Lithuanians - especially coming from a country where we don't discuss Communism's grim side enough. Highly recommended if you're going to Vilnius!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Lukas was an outstanding guide who knew the history of Soviet Vilnius very well. His tour was well paced and expertly organized. If you want to know about this part of the history of Vilnius, and you should, I highly recommend this intelligent young man.
• Submitted 29 Sep 2018
Our guide, Ieva, was an expert in her field, very knowledgeable, and with a great command of English. She added personal experiences of her family as well as pictures of the troubled times prior to 1991. Highly recommended if your are interested in learning about life under Soviet rule and Lithuania's struggle for independence.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018
Our guide Milda is very energetic, fun and wit. She displayed a deep knowledge about different history,architecture and politics of the era. She provided accurate yet entertaining descriptions of a bygone era, making us see Vilnius through her eyes. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
had an amazing time in vilnius and a great tour of the city our guide Martine did a suburb job. she was very knowledgeable and a great outlook on life and demonstrated a great attitude through out the tour. Lithuanians she really did you proud. definitely would recommend a visit to Vilnius and book this tour. may 2017
• Submitted 17 May 2017
It was an amazing tour... The guide was at a high knowledge level and was able to give to every question a clear answer. Further the guide provided us with pictures about the sights of former times on an Ipad which was also very good to get an imagination about how it was in former times. The walk by feet was not to far and absolutly able to walk. I got more impressions on that tour than I have suggested. Definitvly I recommend you this tour!!!
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
The tour was really great! The guide explained lots of the older buildings in Vilnius and put them in historical context. He also answered loads of my questions and recommended really interesting books about Lithuania as well as restaurants and places to go. Amazing value for money!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
Our guide covered alot of ground. We saw many monuments and buildings. The guide had grown up in the Soviet area so recounted some of his experiences. It was also a good way to see some parts of the city you might otherwise miss. I highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
Very good tour with an interesting guide.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
Eva was a fantastic guide and got a lot out of her program. Due to the very small nature of the group, her presentation was very interactive conversational like vs. a straight lecture.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
great tour and such a way to see Vilnius - was one of last things I did and was glad for opportunity
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
This was a tour given by a young lady who is deeply interested in the subject, but not that interested in telling us about it. Consequently lip-service was given to 'answering questions', but the tour was shaped such that there was seldom opportunity. The guide seemed to want to be somewhere else. She asked - in the latter stages of the tour - if we would like to finish early 'in view of the weather.' (the weather was fine). We refused her, which turned out to be wise, as the final part of the tour was crucial. If you are, like me, interested in the history of communism then you may want to 'pass' on this tour, for fear that you will find it a little discouraging.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019

In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
120 to 150 minutes
Operates:
Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Step back in time on a history tour