4 Days Exploring Cold War and Soviet History in Lithuania

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Go all into the topic of Soviet Union and Cold War and discover how it felt to live under the red flag. During this tour you will be introduced to the most important sites of Vilnius during the Soviet times and get deeper understanding of the KGB repressions in the Genocide victims museum. On the other hand you will explore a nuclear bunker near Kaunas and will get an exclusive chance to visit a Cold War museum near Plateliai to get a first hand experience and knowledge about this dark period of history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Get a deeper understanding of the Cold War

  • Visit top Soviet military secret site

  • Explore KGB surveillance equipment and devices as seen in James Bond movies

  • See the shaft of the nuclear missile

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from the airport

  • 3 nights at centrally located 3* hotel in Vilnius

  • 3 buffet breakfasts

  • Transportation by comfortable private minivan on the day 3

  • Entrances to KGB ex-prison museum, KGB nuclear bunker and Cold War Nuclear Missile base museum

  • Soviet themed walking tour in Vilnius

  • Cold War themed tours in Kaunas KGB bunker and Cold War Nuclear missile base in Plateliai

  • Vilnius city tax

Day 1.

Arrival and private airport transfer to you hotel. Free evening. Overnight in Vilnius.

Day 2.

In the morning you will have a Soviet themed walking tour that includes a guided tour in the KGB museum ex-prison which is one of the most visited museums and has a lot to tell about the time. Walking tour continues along the river Neris where you will see the real examples of remaining Soviet architecture and hear the stories behind it. The afternoon at your leisure or you can choose some optionals such as Lithuanian food or beer tasting. Overnight in Vilnius 3* hotel.

Day 3.

During this day you will get deeper into the Cold War history and memories that are still alive in some remote places of Lithuania. Early in the morning we will leave Vilnius and after 1,5 hours we will arrive in the outskirts of Kaunas where we will explore a secret KGB bunker which is hidden 6 meters underground. During the tour you will have a real chance to see the original artefacts from the Cold War and Soviet times such as secret surveillance equipment and devices used by KGB as seen in the James Bond movies. Later we will continue our trip to Plateliai (2,5 hours drive) were we will visit former Cold War Nuclear Missile base - the only museum of such kind in Europe. You will have a guided tour in the museum and get a unique chance to see the shaft where the Soviets kept missiles with nuclear warheads ready to launch and start another world war. After the tour we recommend to have lunch at the local homestead ‘Pas tevukus’ which makes the best Samogitian food (the western region of Lithuania) - full authentic lunch price is around 20EUR (payable in place). After lunch we will drive back to Vilnius (3,5hours). Overnight in Vilnius 3* hotel.

Day 4.

Departure day. Private transfer to the airport.

  • Your hotel.
  • Your hotel.
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Your Passport or ID card 
  • All you need for 4 days tour as you will have private transport for your things.
  • Plane ticket to and from Lithuania
  • Other food or drinks
  • Gratuities to local staff and guides
  • Optional tours and services

Prices:

Min 2 persons.
 
Price starts from 320 EUR per person.
 
 
Optional extras:
 
• Optional dinner in Vilnius 6 course Lithuanian historical dinner – 40 EUR per person;
• Local beer tasting in Vilnius (PRICE: 30€ per person)