WHEN: during the winter season private option only, contact us for more information
MEETING POINT: In front of Gediminas monument in the Cathedral square (look for a yellow sign!)
DURATION: 2.5 - 3 Hours (lots of walking involved, wear comfortable shoes :)))
Find out how basketball led us to independence
See imposing Soviet-era architecture
Learn how KGB spied on foreign guests
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SOVIET TOUR:
On the 11th of March 1990 Lithuania became the first country to declare independence from the USSR after 50 years of soviet occupation. Those years made a huge impact on ordinary people’s lives, Lithuania’s culture and its architecture. The road to independence was not easy but the Lithuanians never gave up. They started one of the longest guerrilla (partisan) wars in Europe in the 20th century and finished it with the singing revolution and the Baltic human chain.
However, the occupation was not all bad news. It gave us new buildings and architecture style, brought us some new traditions and a lot of funny and crazy stories that should not be forgotten and must still be shared to this day!
Leave the old town of Vilnius and visit the main Soviet heritage sites, visit the places that most foreigners miss! Find out how basketball led us to independence, , how KGB spied on foreign guests and in what hotel all the foreigners had to stay, where to find the best hot chocolate in Vilnius, why there was no unemployment in the Soviet Union and much more!
There is a lot of walking involved so come wearing comfortable shoes and dress up correctly according to the weather conditions.