Step back in time and explore 50 years of Soviet rule on this 2 to 2.5-hour walking tour of Vilnius. Follow a guide through the grand streets of Vilnius and enjoy some imposing Soviet-era architecture. Discover the most famous Soviet heritage sites such as Palace of Concerts and Sports, National Opera and Ballet theater, etc. As you explore, gain insight into life in Vilnius under Soviet rule and find out how this bustling city ticks.
Meet your guide and group at the Gediminas Monument in Cathedral square. Leave the Old Town to look for traces of the city's Soviet history. Stop to see the most iconic Soviet-era buildings like former Palace of Concerts and Sport, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the House of Scientists.
Your tour will focus on the area of Vilnius, which developed during Soviet period. See the Green Bridge, Planetarium, first shopping mall in Vilnius CUP, Hotel Lietuva, Lukiskiu Square, former KGB headquarters, Neringa restaurant, Opera and Ballet Theatre, and Kudirka's square.
Learn how Lithuania and Vilnius were incorporated into the USSR, and about the role that basketball played in Lithuania's independence. Your guide will provide engaging commentary outlining the half-century of Soviet occupation, including tales of the KGB spying on visitors.