Soviet Stories and Sweet Local Bites (Private Tour)

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28 EUR

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.

Duration: 3.5 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Visit former KGB prison (musuem now)
  • Learn about everyday life and struggles of Lithuanians during the occupation period
  • Hear jokes from soviet times
  • Pit stop for a tea with soviet style sweet snacks
  • some soviet architecture sites

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Description

We would like to begin with a KGB museum, that is located in a former KGB prison and it is a sight and experience by itself. This will give us a general feeling on the level of terror and vibe in the air.

Next we will go for a river walk along Neris and both banks of it that Soviets were to credit for it’s urbanization. We will see the contrast between the old and new and hear stories on a few very important topics such as:

- Why was humour so important for Soviets and what was it like?
- Were private conversations really private while staying at a hotel?
- What does "singing revolution" mean for the Baltic states?
- Where does Lithuanian obsession with basketball come from and the story of the other "Dream Team".

During the tour you will stop in one of the oldest working Vilnius cinemas to have a coffee/tea break while tasting various sweet snacks and learn how come kitchen became the center of everyday life.

Availability:

All year round, upon request.

Mondays and Tuesdays KGB museum is closed. Shorter tour possible without the museum (request separately).

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What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • Snacks and tea/coffee
  • KGB museum entrance
  • Guided tour in the KGB museum
  • Other food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Hotel pick up upon request. Free pick up from most centrally located hotels in Vilnius. If no pick up required - meet at the KGB museum entrance. Address: Aukų g. 2A, LT-01113 Vilnius, Lithuania.

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

D
Praise for Trakai Castle and Jewish History Group Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour while in Lithuania. Excellent guide and fellow tourists...and the sites we saw were so compelling. Sometimes it's hard to book private tours on this website (guides are not that available/flexible I have found...book far in advance if you want one), so I was switched to this group tour and enjoyed it even more. Give this site a try!
L
Best walking tour!
If you are in Vilnius you definitely need to join their walking tour of the Old Town and Užupis.

Alina, our guide, showed us places that you'd only see with a local.

We were also told about past and present history of the country and the town, visited the top sightseeing places and I specially enjoyed the time spent in the Užupis district.

The tour takes around 2.5 - 3 hours so you really get to see a lot.

100% recommended!
L
Brilliant tour!
The tour was really great! So many interesting stories and facts about Vilnius. We came away with a better understanding of Lithuanian people and culture. Couldn't have asked for a better guide.
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