Vilnius Jewish history tour
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Activities

Vilnius Jewish history tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn about the history of Jews in Lithuania and see where the Jewish community lived within the city walls
  • Visit the most predominant synagogues in the area and the cemetery led by an expert local guide
  • Stroll the streets for authentic Yiddish inscriptions, statues, and plaques of famous local Jews
  • Explore the architecture of old town and see the lesser-known monuments dedicated to Jewish personalities
What to expect

Learn about the lives of the Jewsish community of Vilnius in history and modern days. Enjoy a rich introduction to the Jewish past in Vilnius city on a 3-hour guided tour.

Visit Vilnius Synagogue and learn about Jewish history in Lithuania before and after WWII. Travel in time to Soviet times to discuss with your guide about the unspoken prohibition of Jewish religious life and constant supervision by the Soviet state security authority and how the synagogue remained the heart of the city's Jewish life. Continue with your guide through the Jewish information center.

Head to the memorials of Vilna Gaon and Jacob Gens to learn about these very respected personalities of Jewish Vilnius. Stroll the streets of Old Town Vilnius along the ghetto to see Yiddish inscriptions, authentic statues and plaques dedicated to local Jews. Hear about the Holocaust in Lithuania and find out about its locations as you head to Zemach Shabad memorial.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
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  • What's included
    • Guided walking tour
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-2): Free
    • Children (age 3-8)
    Where

    Sirvydo skveras, Vilnius 01123, Lithuania

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in Konstantinas Sirvydas Square, by the fountain. Look for them holding a sign that says 'Walks In Europe.'

    What to remember
    • Small-group tours operate with a maximum of 12 people
    • Reduced tickets can only be booked in combination with at least one paying adult ticket
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Walks In Europe,OU
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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