Let's travel back in time with our Vilnius Soviet tour and remember the history when Lithuania was a part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). On the 11th of March 1990 Lithuania became the first country to declare independence from the USSR after 50 years of Soviet occupation. Those past years made a huge impact on ordinary people’s lives, Lithuania’s culture and its architecture. The road to independence was not easy but 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 Soviet 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 city, why there was no unemployment in the Soviet Union and much more! This Soviet Vilnius tour includes both the facts and the fiction so don't miss a chance to broaden your horizons.
There is a lot of walking involved (tour lasts around 2,5 hours), that's why you should come wearing comfortable shoes and dressed up correctly according to the weather conditions.
PLEASE COME A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE SOVIET TOUR STARTS! OTHERWISE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL FIND THE GROUP :)
It is possible to arrange a private Soviet Vilnius tour with a car! Contact us for more information!
Private Tour Options (please, inquire us to get more information):
- Tour in the KGB museum
- Visit to the TV tower & soviet district