What to expect from Soviet Vilnius Tour
NB! Our tours runs only if three or more people book the tour in advance (until 7 pm a day before). If you cannot book the tour anymore, it means no one booked a day before and the tour is not happening. E-mail us or call if you are not sure :)
Let's travel back in time with our Soviet Vilnius walking tour and remember the recent 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 Soviet architecture styles, 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!
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FAQ about Soviet Vilnius Tour
YES! Due to COVID-19, pre-bookings a day before are required. If we receive no bookings for Soviet Vilnius tour, the guide will not go to the meeting point. You can easily book the tour by clicking on the day you are interested in on the calendar. If you cannot choose the date, it means the tour is not available anymore for that day.
Click on the date you are interested in on the calendar above. If you cannot select the date, it is not available. After you click on available date, the form will appear to fill your details to book the tour and proceed with the payment. If you want to book a private tour, please select PRIVATE on the top of the calendar.
Soviet Vilnius tour starts in front of Gediminas monumnet at the Cathedral square and finishes next to Lithuanian Parliament. Look for our guides on the stairs.
You can purchase your tickets to the regular tour:
1. Here on our website by booking via calendar. Advance payment is not required and you can pay before the tour. However you should note that if you pay on the spot, the price will be higher.
2. During other tours. You can also buy tickets during other Vilnius With Locals tours from the guides.
3. Tourist Information Center (Pilies g. 2 and Didžioji st. 31).
4. Before the tour at the meeting point (however we charge 15 EUR instead of 12 EUR if you pay on the spot).
5. You can also buy from our partners: Expedia, GetYourGuide, Trip Advisor Experiences, Musement, Civitatis and Like A Local guide.
You may cancel your booking any time before the tour date by writing an email to email@example.com. Cancellations need to be made at least 72 hrs before the start of your private or regular tour to get the full refund. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations received between 48-72 hours before the start of your private tour. Cancellations received within 48 hours and no-shows will not be refunded.
All kids up to 7 years old are welcome to join our regular walking tours for free.
Others up to 14 years old get 50 % discount for walking tours
We are professional licensed guides in Vilnius.
Yes, we never cancel tours because of the weather. Do not forget to bring an umbrella or dress appropriately and let's discover Vilnius together no matter what the weather is.
Our guides have yellow name tags or a yellow sign with the name of the tour, a yellow “Vilnius with Locals Tours” sign or a yellow "Vilnius With Locals Tours" bag. It is impossible to miss us :)
At the moment we offer Soviet Vilnius tour only in English.
On regular tours we have groups from 5 to 20 people depending on the season.
Yes, if you Vilnius Pass, you can join Soviet Vilnius tour for free.
Please do not be late:) In case you are running late inform us as soon as possible via phone +37069169365. If you manage to do that before the tour starts, we can ask the guide to share his/her location via whatsapp. But we are unable to do that after the tour starts.