Vilnius: The Jerusalem of Lithuania

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Vilnius: The Jerusalem of Lithuania encapsulates a journey through time, tracing the rich tapestry of Jewish heritage nestled within this historic city. From iconic synagogues to poignant memorials, every corner of Vilnius echoes tales of resilience, faith, and cultural vibrancy. Join us as we traverse through the heart of Lithuania's capital, unraveling stories that resonate with both sorrow and hope. Experience a tour that melds history, emotion, and the enduring spirit of a community.

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10:00 AM - Vilnius historic Jewish Quarter
Stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter, often referred to as the ‘Jerusalem of Lithuania.’ Admire the music school where prodigy Jasha Heifetz took his initial musical steps. Witness landmarks such as the renowned ORT school, the iconic Tarbut Gimnazia, and the modern-day JCC. Uncover tales from the past at the site of the former Yiddish theatre, the rabbis’ council, and where Theodor Herzl once set foot in Vilnius. Reflect on the Benedictine convent and the touching narrative of 12 Jewish lives saved by the Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations. Traverse the streets of the Vilnius Ghetto, visit the residence of the esteemed Vilna Gaon, and pay respects at the location of the Great Synagogue.
12:00 AM: Recharge with a delightful lunch break at the City Hall Square.
1:00 PM: Vilnius Ghetto
Dive into the poignant history of the Big Ghetto, where tales of resilience, resistance, and partisan bravery unfold. Learn about the Judenrat office and the heart-wrenching “choiceless choices” faced by many. Experience the chillingly recreated hiding spots in cellars where Jews sought refuge post the Ghetto’s dissolution. Celebrate the indomitable spirit of resistance at the Ghetto theatre.
2:30 PM: Vilnius Synagogue and the Jewish Museum
Visit to the Vilnius Synagogue, an architectural masterpiece constructed in 1903, blending Moorish and Romanesque influences. Delve deeper into Jewish history at the Jewish State Museum.
4:00 PM: Holocaust sites in Vilnius
Discover the ‘Cheap Houses,’ once humble abodes for the less fortunate Jews, and witness the haunting remnants of the labor camp from WWII. Conclude your day with a poignant visit to Ponar Forest and its Holocaust memorial. Stand in solemn remembrance of the 100,000 souls, including 70,000 Jews, who tragically perished there.
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7 hours
2 People
€200/person
  • Walking tour
  • Guide service
7 hours
4 People
€100/person
  • Walking tour
  • Guide service
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