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Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius

  • 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
Walking Tour of Soviet Vilnius
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2-2,5 hour walking tour around the places that remind us about the recent history of the city
Private Soviet Vilnius tour
2,5 hour private walking tour around the places that remind us about the recent history of the city
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Really great tour!

Did the Soviet tour with Tadas. Really great stories about the history of Vilnius. Learned and saw some really interesting things, in a very entertaining way. Thanks you Tadas!!

Thank Maxim B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting and off the beaten track!

For anyone with the slightest interest in what life was like during the Soviet time, the guide was very informative and shared stories I would never have been able to find elsewhere.

Thank Jaana N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very informative Tour

Our tour guide was Sarunas, a very enthusiastic and full of knowledge guy. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour! I would highly recommend everyone that visits Lithuania to go on this tour

4  Thank Paule N
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Digging deeper on Soviet history in Vilnius

A wonderful tour- it was recommended to me by a friend who loved the experience so much she went to take their Alternative tour as well. Our guide was never stumped by our questions. There would be certain points where digging for more details and...More

1  Thank Ellison G
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Fascinating tour of Soviet Vilnius

Tad was a great guide to Soviet Vilnius. He had lived through Soviet times so he had a lot of personal experience to share with us. He taught us about the history in a way that was entertaining and memorable, not dry. He even taught...More

Thank Estella G
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