Vilnius. Meet the Alternative Side of the City (Private Tour)

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18 EUR

Forget churches and tourist brochure pictures, explore the neighborhoods that were not made for tourists and discover expanding alternative culture. This is our local Brooklyn, Kreuzberg and Friedrichschain – new vibe constructed on ex-industrial concrete that remembers soviet times.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Find out why Lithuanians build monuments for the artists who never visited Lithuania
  • Find out where the best rave party scene is located
  • Find out what's the secret code 'Post box no 555'
  • Find out what did the soviet cosmonauts do in Vilnius
  • Find out which graffiti made headlines all over the world

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Description

Welcome to Alternative tour and let’s discover cultural and social hotspots of Vilnius.

We will escape the most visited areas of Vilnius that are popular among locals and tourists, and soon you will be led to the Uptown district to explore some hidden scenes of the city. To feel how the new independent generation lives.

In this 3 hours walking tour you will visit the world's first memorial to the offbeat American musician Frank Zappa and find out why Lithuanians build monuments for the artists who never visited Lithuania.

Walking further into the district you will pass through once famous promenade known as 'pogulianka' and hear the stories of its dynamic past in soviet times.

We will find out what did the Soviet cosmonauts do in Vilnius and what's the meaning of the top secret code 'Post box no 555'.

During our visit in a once highly industrial area of the city you will hear how the biggest factories of the Soviet era were transformed into cultural and arts centers attracting vibrant communities nowadays.

Either on foot or by a short ride by public transport we will continue to the most dynamic street art and hip district of Vilnius – the Station area.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • Food or drinks
  • Trolleybus or bus ticket (1€)
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Hotel pick up available. Free pick up from most centrally located hotels in Vilnius. If no pick up required, meet the guide at the Monument of Frank Zappa. Address: K. Kalinausko g. 3, Vilnius 03107

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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