Behind the Iron Curtain-Soviet Vilnius

Vilnius, i-Lithuania

Okokuzithokozisa kuqondiswa ngu Kestas

amahora angu-3, Ibungazwa nge IsiNgisi, Isi-Lithuania, ne-Isi-Russian
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Imigubho, imicimbi yasemsebenzini, nokunye.

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Nice things to note:
***If you're a group of 5 or more, reach out before booking so one person could join for free.
This offer is valid until the end of 2021
***WANT TO START A TOUR AT DIFFERENT TIME?
Just let me know

Exploring the Soviet past in Vilnius means diving into its quirks and absurdities, the funny and sad stories, and the harsh realities about life in ‘the best country in the world.’ On this tour, you’ll learn about Stalin’s horrors, as well as our the struggles, resistance, and drive for freedom that destroyed the Soviet empire.
For 50 years, Lithuania was a Soviet republic and this period left many visible marks. This is a country where partisan war lasted for nine years, where almost every family has someone who perished in Gulags, where unarmed people protected their country from Soviet tanks, and where the collapse of the Soviet Union began.

Walking and riding through Soviet blocks, WE’ll tell you about what life was like to be a citizen during that era - WE’ll pop into a Soviet-inspired restaurant to taste very special ‘delicacies’ from Soviet times discuss all the details and rituals of daily life, like what locals ate for breakfast, and find out why good friends were more important than money.

YOU will end up your tour in the point of no return - former KGB headquarters and prison - for a different kind of experience.
Nice things to note:
***If you're a group of 5 or more, reach out before booking so one person could join for free.
This offer is valid until the end of 2021
***WANT TO START A TOUR AT DIFFERENT TIME?
Just let me know

Exploring the Soviet past in Vilnius means diving into its quirks and absurdities, the funny and sad stories, and the harsh realities about life in ‘the best country in the world.’ On this tour, you’…

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Ikhasi 1 kwangu-2
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    We'll taste very special ‘delicacies’ from Soviet times. Don’t be afraid —...
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    It's up to you what you can handle - berry wine, beer or shot of vodka :)
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Yazana nombungazi wakho, u Kestas

Umbungazi ku-Airbnb kusukela ngo-2019
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  • Ubuwena buqinisekisiwe
Hi, my name is Kestas and I'm deeply rooted local of Vilnius.
Together with my most hospitable friends and certified guides Vilija, Viktorija and Ieva we are the bunch who are exploring and offering urban and suburban adventures for city guests.
Vilija - the last of homo sovieticus.
Viktorija - Soviet era expert.
Ieva - graduated Food historian.
We are the last generation which have lived through Soviet Union regime and behind Iron Curtain - therefore could tell our private stories and are happy to share our love to modern day Vilnius with you.
The experience we provide are researched, created, constantly improved and felt by ourselves and always have a local and cultural touches with inclusions, because we believe that a truly memorable experience is the felt one.
Come to discover many faces of Vilnius and befriend our lovely city.
Hi, my name is Kestas and I'm deeply rooted local of Vilnius.
Together with my most hospitable friends and certified guides Vilija, Viktorija and Ieva we are the bunch who are exploring and offering urban and suburban adventures for city guests.
Vilija - the last of homo sovieticus.
Viktorija - Soviet era expert.
Ieva - graduated Food historian.
We are the last generation which have lived through Soviet Union regime and behind Iron Curtain - therefore could tell our priv…
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Lapho uzoba khona

After meeting we will visit the local market. Then we’ll walk toward the former Railway Workers’ union house - a unique place that’s now converted into a nightclub and decorated with modern art. We will have Soviet style lunch before heading to the Soviet block apartment district to stroll through classified factories and ride to Wedding Palace.
Our final stop will be where the Soviet era started and ended - former KGB headquarters and prison.

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Shalini
Januwari 2020
Truly loved the walk !! It was extremely knowledgeable and personalised with the experiences of Helena - our tour guide . Highly recommend them !!
Keith
Disemba 2019
The tour was interesting and really helped us understand just how much influence and control the Soviets had over Lithuania. It was interesting to see some of the changes they made to the Vilnius architecture and city layout. The food was very good too!

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Ikhasi 1 kwangu-2

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