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Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

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Vilnius: 3-Hour Jewish Heritage Tour

From $87.94 per person

Learn the history of the Jews in Lithuania on a 3-hour Jewish heritage tour of Vilnius. Discover some of the towering Jewish heroes and leaders, and explore historic sites.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Vilnius. Please provide hotel details on booking
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the former Jewish Ghetto of Vilnius
  • Go to the Vilnius Choral Synagogue
  • Visit the Jewish Cemetery, and hear about Jewish heroes and leaders, such as Vilna Gaon
Full description
Explore Vilnius by air-conditioned minibus, with an English-speaking guide, and discover the history of the Jews in the city as you travel through the former ghettos along Žemaitijos Street, discover the Vilnius Choral Synagogue, and go to the Jewish cemetery. The story can be traced back to the 13th century. In folklore Litvaks (Lithuanian Jews) were known for their love of education, no-nonsense straight-talk, and sardonic wit. They first settled in Vilna, as the capital was and still is known in Jewish culture, from around the time of its founding in 1323. By the 18th century, Vilna had become the world capital of traditional religious (Talmudic) learning, and was often referred to as the Jerusalem of Lithuania. Towering over the many great Jewish figures the city has produced is the Talmudic leader, Gaon of Vilna. Some 94 percent of the Litvaks perished in the Holocaust, the highest percentage of genocide in Europe. Today, a small community of around 5,000 Litvaks make bold efforts to maintain their heritage.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Tomas provided an excellent, informative tour

The tour included the city's only remaining synagogue, cemeteries, a walk through the ghettos and visits to Holocaust hiding places. With these visits plus Tomas' knowledge and descriptions, we learned a great deal of the growth of this culture and its tragic end in Lithuania. If you are at all interested in history in general or Jewish history in particular, this tour is well worth your time.

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