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Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour

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Tour through the well-preserved historic streets of Vilnius Old Town
Tour the Vilna Gaon state Jewish museum in Vilnius
Visit the only remaining Synagogue in Vilnius
Learn about the modern Jewish quarter and its history
Pay respects at the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius

Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour

On a Jewish Vilnius Walking Tour, our guides offer you a deep dive into Vilnius Jewish history, a story of prosperous Jewish life, and it’s sudden and devastating demise. The city, known as Jerusalem of Lithuania, had one of the largest Jewish population (over 45% Jewish) in all of eastern Europe. It had 105 synagogues, six daily Jewish newspapers, and the language of choice was Yiddish.

Today the Jewish community is once again vibrant and secure. Heritage trips and community events are frequent and help educate the new generation about their past and preserve Jewish culture. People from all over the world, even from the United States, come to pay respects to Vilnius Jewish cemetery.

Jewish HeritageLate-Modern HistoryMedieval History

Dress code

Comfortable shows, light jacket, umbrella

Age

12-

Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
1 Days
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Trip Conditions

Temperate
Activity Level 3
1 Days
0 Nights

Tour Highlights

Lots of places of Jewish heritage
Personal tour guide
Rich guidance content
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Tour Plan

One day tour Jewish Vilnius Walking tour
One day tour

Jewish Vilnius Walking tour

We will visit the Vilnius Synagogue, designed in the Moorish – Romanesque style. Then we’ll stroll through the medieval Jewish Quarter of Vilnius – the location of Lithuanian Jerusalem. We’ll pass by the music school where Jasha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist of all time, started his career. Next is the building of ORT school, the House of the famous Tarbut Gimnazia, and the Jewish community center. 

We will see the former Yiddish theatre. You will pass by the House of the Rabbis’ council and the place of Theodor Herzl’s meeting with locals. Next is the Benedictine convent, which tells us the story of saving 12 Jewish souls by Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations.

Continue to the Vilnius Ghetto streets to see the Vilna Gaon’s House and the spot of the Great Synagogue. We will finish the Jewish Vilnius Walking tour on a German street, where jews had numerous shops, restaurants, and schools.

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