We will drive out to see the pearl of Baroque architecture in Vilnius – St. Peter and Paul’s Church – which contains more than 2000 statues and bas-reliefs. We’ll follow with some of Vilnius’ Jewish history, such as the unique Vilnius Synagogue, built in 1903, remarkable for its Moorish- Romanesque style. Then we’ll walk in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Vilnius, also known as Lithuanian Jerusalem. We’ll pay a visit to the Benedictine convent, where we’ll learn of the savior of 12 Jewish souls by Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations.
For lunch, we’ll walk up to the City Hall Square, and afterwards, see the gorgeous Gate of Dawn. This golden Chapel and City Gate contains a famous icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy, believed to have miraculous powers. We’ll continue our sightseeing adventures by bus, to the Parliament building and the story of the “Last Revolution,” Gediminas Avenue, a former KGB Building, Constitution Street and new Vilnius.