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Vilnius: Private Tour with a Local Host

1. Vilnius: Private Tour with a Local Host

Discover Vilnius through the eyes of a local on a private, customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Your local guide is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask you some questions to get to know you better to assign the right local host, based on your interests. Learn about the easiest ways to get around, hear about the top things to see and do, and chat about life in the city with someone who lives there. Each tour is completely unique and you can choose the meeting point, start time, and length that you prefer. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own, confident that you have all the information you need.

Soviet Vilnius Guided Walking Tour

2. Soviet Vilnius Guided Walking Tour

The tour starts next to Gediminas monument at the Cathedral Square. As your guide takes you out of the Old Town you will see the former Palace of Concerts and Sports - a brutalist Soviet-era building which housed concerts and basketball games back in the day. Your tour continues along the river with some spectacular views towards the Green Bridge which used to be famous for its Soviet propaganda statues which were taken down recently. Then you will visit the first shopping mall in the city and see one of the first hotels build for foreign guests to be spied on by KGB agents. After this, you will cross the river and go to Lukiskiu Square, former lyLenin's Square. Your guide will tell you more about the harsh soviet rule under Stalin. Then finish your tour next to Seimas (parliament building) which was one of the spots where Lithuanians defended their independence in 1991.

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What people are saying about Vilnius

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

The 2 hour tour of Vilnius with Carlos was an absolute blast. In addition to knowing the history and the most characteristic places of the city, Carlos offered us a much more realistic vision of the capital and the country itself, especially its society, its customs and its lifestyle. A different tour than the ones we are used to and very enjoyable. Carlos also adapted to our interests, resolved our doubts and offered us several interesting recommendations. We would repeat without hesitation.

Ugne contacted us in advance to clarify what priorities we had on the tour! And it fully fulfilled the wish to show us things that are not to be found in every travel guide. With her lively manner she managed to get us very familiar with her Vilnius during these hours! She also responded very well and competently to all our questions. We can highly recommend ugne (apart from the fact that your German was also excellent!)

friendly and cooperative guided tour through the new and old town

Very good German-speaking tour with a local and well-prepared tour guide. Responded well to requests and questions. A very successful and informative city tour.

A well thought out whole. Got a good picture of Vilnius Old Town and country life.

Very nice !! Ugne was a great guide who had a lot to tell.