6 Best Vilnius Cultural & History Tours 2021 - Best Tours in Vilnius

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Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour

(28)
Booked by 96 people!
Visit Vilnius’ key Soviet heritage sites, see a different side of the city, find out how the Soviet occupation impacted local life and hear funny and crazy stories that should never be forgotten.
Booked by 96 people!
From
10 EUR
Jewish Vilnius Tour
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
12 EUR

Jewish Vilnius Tour

(37)
Booked by 113 people!
Get acquainted with the community that earned Vilnius the nickname “the Jerusalem of Lithuania” and learn about the times that changed the face of the city forever.
Booked by 113 people!
From
12 EUR
Welcome to Vilnius Short Bike Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Welcome to Vilnius Short Bike Tour

(5)
Get to know the Vilnius of locals on a 3-hour introductory bike tour of the historical Old Town and the bohemian Republic of Užupis. Fast and fun!
From
20 EUR
Vilnius Ghost & Legends Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Vilnius Ghost & Legends Tour

(10)
Hear medieval stories, myths and legends as you explore the neglected courtyards and historical streets of Vilnius’ Old Town on an enchanting evening ghost tour.
From
15 EUR
Vilnius Panoramas & Bohemian Užupis Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Vilnius Panoramas & Bohemian Užupis Tour

Admire wonderful panoramas of the Old Town from various vantage points around Vilnius and visit the bohemian district of Užupis on an entertaining 2-hour tour with a local guide.
From
15 EUR
Soviet Stories and Sweet Local Bites (Private Tour)
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
28 EUR

Soviet Stories and Sweet Local Bites (Private Tour)

Let us show You what Soviets introduced to Vilnius in their reign. From changing main cathedral to building some hotels and sport halls, and KGB museum to put the final touch in showing how it was to live in Vilnius under red people.
From
28 EUR

Customer feedback about Cultural & History Tours in Vilnius

Rating 4.9 based on 80 reviews

Jewish Vilnius: Heaven and Hell
I joined the two hour walking tour dedicated to the history of the Jews in Vilnius. The tour became one of the high points on my 6th visit to Vilnius. I had never taken a guided walking tour before, and this tour gave me much more than I had expected, thanks to the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Milda Jukniute.
I had been reading in advance about the time in history when Vilnius was known as the Jerusalem of East Europe. Milda gave us a very good introduction to this period, and how the Jewish community in town lived through the centuries up until the begining of the Second World War. On our wals she took us into small, hidden courtyards to show us how family life had been and the dwellings of famous religious persons and artists.

Then the tour took on a much more dark atmosphere, as we walked through the areas of the town where the small and the large gettho had been located during the war. Not much remains of the buildings now, but wherever it was something to see, she pointed it out for us. It would have been impossible to find these remains without a local guide. The tour ended with a very interesting visit to the only fuctioning synagogue in Vilnius.

I can really reccommend this walking tour, as it gave a very good insight in both the glorious and the dark side of the Jewish history in Vilnius. Our guide Milda was absolutely excellent, and for a Norwegian it came as an extra bonus that she spoke Norwegian fluently! (The guiding was done in English for the benefit of the other participants, and her English was also outstanding)

Jewish Vilnius Tour
Excellent ~~ An essential tour
My friend and myself went on the bespoke Jewish Tour , our guide was Milda. This began at the villnius town hall with a very clear orientation from Milda, then a walk around the old city that contained so much history. Deeply moving as I have family and my friend is from family who lived in Villnius. Milda was able to give us clear insight as well as deep sensitivity in the way she conducted the tour.
Thankyou !!!!
Jewish Vilnius Tour
Nice and informative informative walk through vilnius
The tour guide Elsa took me and my girlfriend on a nice walk through Vilnius and told us many stories about Lithuania under soviet rule. We did the tour pretty much off season so it was just the three of us on the tour. We got the chance to ask all sorts of questions and got great answers and good tips on how to spend the rest of our time in Vilnius. Thank you Elsa!
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Great tour!
This is quite a long tour, but well worth it. (Don't worry, there's a break for coffee). The guide is very interesting to listen to, it's not just the regular repeating of facts. We learned a lot from this tour. Fantastic stories!
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
excellent -- informative -- enjoyable
milda, our tour guide, was excellent -- well-prepared, well-informed, and sharing in what she knew

she was also very relaxed and generous in allowing us to take part in the conversation

highly recommended
Jewish Vilnius Tour
We had the pleasure of a guided tour provided by one of your guides, Martyna, this sunday. It was a very inspiring tour and your tourguide Martyne made it very interesting. We took the Soviet tour.
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
BEST TOUR EVER
Our guided was amazingly wonderful. Spoke English really well and had plenty of time and room for questions. Funny, knowledgeable, and just excellent. Made our short 4 day stay incredible.
Vilnius Ghost & Legends Tour
Fantastic and informative
Excellent tour around vilnius, with a very knowledgeable guide. Very informative and answered everyone's questions.
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Great tour with Šarūnas
Well planned out and paced tour. A good introduction to contemporary local history.
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Super!
Great guide and great tour in Vilnius, definitely worth it!
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Nice tour, very informative tour guide.
Vilnius Ghost & Legends Tour
Informative and detailed - excellent value!
My wife and I joined two traveling companions for the Jewish Vilnius Tour, conducted by Milda. The tour took about 2-1/2 hours, winding through the streets of the former Jewish community as well as the areas where the WWII ghettoes were established, stopping at several monuments and building remnants. The pace was perfect for relatively active seniors. Our guide, Milda, was very well-informed on both past and current events regarding Jews in Vilnius, offering detailed history, useful context, and personal insights from her own experience and research. She eas personable, patient with our questions, curious about her guests, and spoke clearly, with a very good command of English. Thank you!
Jewish Vilnius Tour
Ieva brought a forgotten era to life
For anyone in Vilnius, be you a regular visitor, a weekend guest or even a local, I highly recommend the Soviet walking tour. Ieva was the guide during my trip and she brought such charisma and charm to what is a dark chapter in the memory of many Lithuanians. Her passion for history, especially the human aspect of it lead me to learn many things that you can't read about in travel guides or online articles. She was happy to answer any question and suggested movies and further reading to build on what we discussed. Whether you have just arrived in Vilnius or are at the end of your stay, don't hesitate to go, you'll soon see the city in a different light.
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
Meaningful Tour
We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide, was great, very informative and responsive to our needs. We were fortunate to have a tour of our own which allowed for lots of questions and interaction.

At the end of the tour we were able to visit the Jewish Cultural Center and do some genealogy, get pointers on websites, and the director offered her email if we needed further assistants.

Milda was so kind to send a link to some information we were discussing. We would recommend her to anyone who wants a through and thoughtful guide. She helped make our stay in Vilnius very meaningful.
Jewish Vilnius Tour
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Even better than I had expected
The Jewish Vilnius tour was a sensitive, comprehensive introduction to the history of Lithuania's Jews. Our guide, while not Jewish, had a deep understanding of the importance of the Jewish community to the country's rich fabric of life. She was also current on events pertaining to the socio-political climate affecting Vilnuis' Jewish history. She enriched my visit to Vilnius; she introduced me to Ponar, the killing field a mere 10 minute train ride from the Vilnius train station. It was one of my most impactful, moving experiences in Lithuania.
Jewish Vilnius Tour
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Fascinating insight
Our guide Arminas was just brilliant - we met him on an extremely cold day (minus 20 degrees) and his beard was all frosty! He even brought extra clothing to share in case we got cold. He showed us all around some really interesting and 'off the beaten track' parts of Vilnius and gave a fascinating insight into its history. He kept the pace up so we didn't get frozen and we stopped at an ex-Soviet hotel for coffee. Arminus was charming, enthusiastic and it was a real delight to spend time with him. Thank you.
Vilnius Soviet-Themed Walking Tour
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Do the Jewish tour!
For the Jewish tour we did a private tour, because we wouldn't be in town on the days they have the regular tours. Milda was great. You couldn't believe she is not Jewish! It's very interesting, no matter your religion. It gives a great view of how a community lived during a period of time, how politics and religion affected the history of two groups of people (Lithuanians and jews) and helps to understand the current scenario of the jewish people and the country. It's not a gloomy tour, I promise!
Jewish Vilnius Tour
The tour was very informative, interesting and provoked reflection.
We went on this tour not without bias. The topic is quite painful and controversial. We were very pleased with the quality of our guide Mrs. Milda Jukniūtė. Her intellectual level, knowledge, and mainly tactfully put accents, won our appreciation and respect. The tour was very informative, interesting and provoked reflection. The guide of such a level gives credit to the city.

Victor Steinberg, The Harry de Jur Professor of Physics. Weizmann Institute of Science.
Sophie Steinberg, Ph.D.
Jewish Vilnius Tour
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Very informative
Three of us were guided by Sarunas around the Jewish ghettos and other sights. We also made a visit to the Choral Synagogue. Sarunas provided us with the background of not only the Jewish people in Vilnius, but also of Lithuania's occupation history over the centuries and provided the insight and information that one cannot find on their own. It was a very enjoyable and interesting tour of Jewish Vilnius and the only way to see and understand the history of the Jewish people in Vilnius.
Jewish Vilnius Tour
BRILLIANT
Informative. Brilliant. Easy going. Inexpensive. Brilliant. No watch clocking. Time just went by. Oh by the way it was BRILLIANT. Guide Brilliant, knew her stuff. Helpful as well as being patient. I'd do it again because seriously there is so much to take on board and learn particularly if you have family connections to the old part of Vilnius. Suddenly the words you heard from your late parents now have meaning and value. OH did I say it was BRILLIANT ?

Just go !!

And book.
Jewish Vilnius Tour

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