- Uncover the fascinating Soviet history of Vilnius
- Explore key historic landmarks and sample traditional Soviet cuisine
- Drink at the most popular pub in Soviet Lithuania
Was it true there was no sex in Soviet Lithuania? What is the meaning of the saying”it’s better to have 100 friends than 100 rubles?” How did people live, eat, socialise and joke during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania that lasted nearly 50 years? And where was the one place people felt they could go to escape the prying ears of the KGB? On this fascinating tour of Soviet Vilnius you’ll learn the answers to all of these questions, and many more, with a knowledgeable local guide taking you around significant landmarks, from the Soviet apartment block district to the wedding palace, the TV tower and the KGB Museum, as well as what was the most popular pub in the city during this era, for a glass of refreshing beer.
The scars of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania are still healing. Almost every family has an ancestor that perished in the gulags, or stories to tell about the harsh daily realities of the struggle to survive. You will learn how people lived in tiny apartments, sample delicacies from that period in a Soviet-inspired restaurant, hear stories that will intrigue you, amuse you, and break your heart. Find out about strange wedding traditions and take a peek into the dark heart of the occupation with a tour of the KGB headquarters. This is the ultimate guide to Soviet-era Vilnius, a must for history buffs visiting the capital.