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Soviet Vilnius Tour

By Vilnius With Locals Tours
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2h 30m
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Highlights

  • Learn all about the city’s Soviet-era history

  • See top attractions such as the former KGB headquarters

  • Hear horrific tales of life and death during the occupation

  • Learn about life under communist rule

  • Learn how KGB spied on foreign guests

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    2.5-hour Soviet-era Vilnius walking tour

  • What's excluded

    Service

Know Before You Book

  • There is a lot of walking involved so come wearing comfortable shoes and dress up correctly according to the weather conditions.

  • Not recommended for under 12.

What you can expect

Get an overview of the Soviet rule in Vilnius during this 2 to 2.5-hour walking tour of the Lithuanian capital. See highlights such as Lukiskiu Square, the Gediminas Monument, and the former KGB headquarters. 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.

On the 11th of March 1990 Lithuania became the first country to declare independence from the USSR after 50 years of soviet occupation. Those years made a huge impact on ordinary people’s lives, Lithuanian culture and its architecture. The road to independence was not easy but the Lithuanians never gave up. They started one of the longest guerrilla (partisan) wars in Europe in the 20th century and finished it with the singing revolution and the Baltic human chain. However, the occupation was not all bad news. It gave us new buildings and architecture style, brought us some new traditions and a lot of funny and crazy stories that should not be forgotten and must still be shared to this day!

Location

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Activity Location

  • Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas
  • Šventaragio gatvė
  • Vilnius Vilniaus apskritis

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Monument to Grand Duke Gediminas
  • Šventaragio gatvė
  • Vilnius Vilniaus apskritis
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