Tsarist Kaunas

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1.33 EUR

During “Tsarist Kaunas” tour you will be introduced into history of the city during the 19th century when Lithuania was part of Russian Empire. You will learn how Kaunas was expanded during tsarist times and what influence Kaunas had to all Russian Empire. Tour will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Karolis
Local

I am professional guide and I like to meet new people and to show them my beautiful city. I am working in museum as guide. And of course I love to travel...

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Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Kaunas New Town
  • See magnificent 19th century buildings
  • Learn about importance of Kaunas to all Russian Empire
  • Enjoy 1,5 hour length tour

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Description

Kaunas New Town is one of the most magnificent places in the city. Today many people even don’t know that New Town was planned and built by Russian Empire. From the middle of 19th century until World War I Kaunas City expanded rapidly. It became center of Kaunas Gubernya and it’s influence raised even more when Russians decided to construct fortress in Kaunas.

During the tour you will learn why Russians chose Kaunas to become a fortress. You will see Administration buildings of Kaunas Fortress, magnificent Kaunas Sobor and many more buildings which were important for daily and cultural life of rapidly growing city.

During the tour you will see these main objects in Kaunas New Town:
• Governor’s Palace – magnificent 19th century building in cozy park.
• Nicholas’ boulevard – the most important street in Kaunas New Town, full of important public buildings.
• Kaunas theater – place of cultural life of early 20th century Kaunas.
• Kaunas Sobor – stunning Russian Orthodox church, visible in all New Town.
• Kaunas Fortress Headquarters – “the brain” of 1st class Kaunas Fortress.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional guide services

Meeting point

Vilniaus g. 33

This operator has 3 reviews for other tours

4.7/5

Private Tour
for Karolis’s tour (Walking Tour of the Kaunas Old Town)
We enjoyed our tour of Kaunus and had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions:)
Excellent, entertaining and informative
for Karolis’s tour (Walking Tour of the Kaunas Old Town)
Karolis was a very good guide. Despite the rain he kept us interested and clearly knows his stuff. Private tour for four, would thoroughly reccomend .
Thanks Karolis
M
Kaunas a city caught between nations
for Karolis’s tour (Walking Tour of the Kaunas Old Town)
Hi good tour are greater cities to look at but tour was good and interesting. Definitely worth doing if you have time. A pity city currently a construction site

What I really got out of it was how kaunas was a city caught between nations. Peace and it prospers through trade. War and it becomes a potential battle field.

Really liked anadote about worlds longest bridge taking 10 days to cross. To find out more take the tour.
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