Vilnius - Vilnius Old Town Highlights. Part Two: Jerusalem of Lithuania

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Vilnius Old Town Highlights. Part Two: Jerusalem of Lithuania

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Vilnius Jewish Corner, Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania
45 mins

About the tour

The old Jewish Quarter of Vilna (Vilnius) was situated in the very center of the Old Town, next to the Town Hall Square. We'll walk through the streets where once famous Jewish community of Vilna lived, studied, worked and prayed. The tour includes the stories of the settlement of Jews in Vilna, their integration into the local community and the main features separating Vilna Jews from others. I will tell why Vilnius was called Jerusalem of Lithuania, who was the famous Gaon of Vilna and what other famous Jews (or Litvaks) lived in this city. The community is unfortunately lost, and will look for the surviving relicts or freshly presented accents. The tour will cover the stories before the Holocaust. During the tour copies of old postcards and pictures will be shown. Objects: Stiklių street, Žydų street, the site of the former Great Synagogue, the monument of the Gaon of Vilnius, the building of the Jewish hospital, Choral Synagogue, the monument of Dr. Tzemach Shabad, some street art items in the Old Jewish Quarter and around.

Meet Vilnius Urban Tour

Vilnius Urban Tour

Being raised in the Soviet period Vilnius guide Aušra is very happy her daughter was born in independent and Lithuania. According to Aušra, it is highly important to be independent and free, both for a country and for a human being. Feeling free in her mind Aušra is enjoying every moment of her life, whether she is guiding or hiking, dancing or meeting friends, travelling or learning foreign languages, discussing political issues or raising funds for a charity. Aušra has many hobbies but the main hobby, she says, is... her job! She is very much in love with her home town Vilnius and she is extremely willing to share this feeling with you. 

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Vilnius with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Vilnius. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Ronald W.

25 June 2021

We were given a fascinating, informative description of some aspects of Jewish life in Vilnius (Vilna).

William F.

23 June 2021

It was more of a history lesson than a tour, we didn't see many sites, but the sites we did see, or what were left of them, were very interesting. As a suggestion, I would recommend that the tour guide walk around more so that we can get a better grasp of the area and the city.

Caroll B.

23 June 2021

I only saw maybe 2 minutes of it, I will be following her for upcoming tours.

Eleanor S.

22 June 2021

A very interesting tour and I learned a lot about the history of Vilnius.

Mary M.

22 June 2021

Good. Thank you.

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