There are two options for this tour. As most of the visitors are not staying in Kaunas for an overnight, they still want to see a second large city of Lithuania. So we offer a full day tour including a pickup and return to your hotel in Vilnius.
Another option is a tour which starts and ends in Kaunas.
We will start the tour by walking to the park of Confluence of two biggest rivers in Lithuania. Next is the Old Town of Kaunas. Will visit Kaunas Cathedral and a beautiful Town Hall square.
Walk through Vilnius street towards A. Mapu and L. Zamenhof streets which testify about a Jewish presence in Kaunas before the WWII. On Zamenhof street, one can still see a Synagogue and Talmud Tora buildings.
Stop to see the plaque in honor of Lea Goldberg, who was born and raised in Kaunas. Visit the garden of the former Presidential palace. Continue walking along the main pedestrian street, Laisves aleja, with its 2-3 story buildings just as they looked before the war.
The Art Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis, the outstanding Lithuanian painter, and composer.
From the museum, we will drive to the panoramic platform to enjoy a very nice view of the city and the rivers.
Drive to Slobodka Jewish neighborhood. Stop to see the Building of the famous Slobodka Yeshiva, The gate to the Ghetto and its story, Butcher street and other places of the Jewish memoir.
The last but not least interesting and overwhelming site is The History Museum and the Memorial in the Ninth Fort – the place where Nazis and their collaborators killed over 50 thousand people, most of them were Jews.