Includes Soviet times sweets tasting and KGB Museum visit!
Let us show You what Soviets introduced to Vilnius in their reign. From changing main cathedral to building some hotels and sport halls, and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) to put the final touch in showing how it was to live in Vilnius under red people.
We would like to begin with a KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), that is located in a former KGB prison and it is a sight and experience by itself. This will give us a general feeling on the level of terror and vibe in the air.
Next we will go for a river walk along Neris and both banks of it that Soviets were to credit for it’s urbanization. We will see the contrast between the old and new and hear stories on a few very important topics such as:
- Why was humour so important for Soviets and what was it like?
- Were private conversations really private while staying at a hotel?
- What does "singing revolution" mean for the Baltic states?
- Where does Lithuanian obsession with basketball come from and the story of the other "Dream Team".
During the tour you will stop in the oldest Vilnius cinema to have a traditional soviet style coffee/tea break while tasting various sweet snacks and learn how come kitchen became the center of every day life.
- visit former KGB prison in KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)
- learn about everyday life and struggles of lithuanians during the occupation period
- jokes from soviet times
- pit stop for a tea with soviet style sweet snacks
- some soviet architecture sites