240 €

Jewish Vilnius full day tour

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Adults
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2 persons 120 €/person
3 persons 160 €/person
4 persons 180 €/person
240 €
Pass by Vilnius University
Explore the old Jewish quarter
Visit the Ghetto area
Drive to see Ponar forest memorial

Jewish Vilnius full day tour

Vilnius city has many faces, and on Jewish Vilnius full day tour, our guides will tell you about its prominent Jewish community. Jews lived in Vilnius since the early 14th century and played an essential role in making the city what it is today, at some point jews made up 40% of the population. There were many famous rabbis, teachers, scholars, artists, politicians, and artisans. On this day tour, we want to unveil to you the whole world, which was once here.

History and ArchitectureJewish HeritageLocal Customs & TraditionsMedieval History

Dress code

Comfortable shoes, jacket, umbrella

Age

12-

Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
1 Days
0 Nights

Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
1 Days
0 Nights

Tour Highlights

Famous historic places and local legends
Lots of places of Jewish heritage
Personal tour guide
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Tour Plan

Part 1 From the Old days to the 19th century
Part 2. The Big Ghetto and Ponar forest memorial
Part 1

From the Old days to the 19th century

Vilnius – Lithuanian Jerusalem Visit  Vilnius Synagogue built in Moorish- Romanesque style. Visit the Jewish State Museum. Walking in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Vilnius – Lithuanian Jerusalem. Pass by Mark Antokolski street and learn about the pride of the Russian Art. Stop at the Vilna Gaon street and see the location of the Great Vilna Synagogue. Music school where Jasha Heifetz did his first steps in a music career, the building of the famous ORT school, the building of the famous Tarbut Gimnazia and nowadays JCC. Former Yiddish theatre, rabbis’ council and the place of Theodor Herzl’s visit to Vilnius. Benedictine convent and the story of saving 12 Jewish souls by Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations. Vilnius Ghetto streets and Vilna Gaon’s house; the spot of the Great Synagogue. Will have lunchtime on the City Hall Square  

Part 2.

The Big Ghetto and Ponar forest memorial

The Big Ghetto and the story of suffering, resistance, and partisans. Judenrat office and the story of “choiceless choices.” Recreated hiding place in the cellar, where Jews were hiding after the liquidation of the Ghetto. Ghetto theatre as the center of Spiritual resistance. We will visit the dwellings for the poor Jews and the place of the labor camp during WWII. We will finish Jewish Vilnius full-day tour with a drive to Ponar forest and Holocaust memorial. It is the sight of the extermination of 100 thousand people, among which 70 thousand were Jews.

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Itinerary

Part 1. From the Old days to the 19th century

Part 2.. The Big Ghetto and Ponar forest memorial

Not Included

Museum tickets

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Price
240 €
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