• Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs
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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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • See top attractions such as the former KGB headquarters and the Palace of Concerts and Sport
  • Gain insight into the city’s history and traditions

What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius

National Opera and Ballet theater

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.

Customer Reviews

Joaquim P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

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.

melvin b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 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

Dieter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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!!!

Rhiannon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!

Marion.attfield

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

Very good tour with an interesting guide.

Paul K

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.

Stephen R

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

great tour and such a way to see Vilnius - was one of last things I did and was glad for opportunity

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