True Lithuania

Jewish tours

True Lithuania specializes in Jewish tours of Lithuania, offering experienced guides who know all the Jewish sights in Lithuania and their histories, including synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, homes and statues of famous people and places of genocide.

All our Jewish tours are private and prices are listed "for the tour", that is additional people do not cost additionally.

Our main Jewish tours:
Vilnius Jewish tour
Kaunas Jewish tour

If you wish, Jewish tours may also be combined with the most famous non-Jewish sights of the same cities.

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Vilnius Jewish tour

Vilnius Jewish tour

3-hour Jewish private tour of Vilnius led by a professional licenced local guide, recommended by True Lithuania website!

Price: Only 99 Euro! (for the whole group)

The tour is personal. There would be no additional people in the group except for you and your family / friends. The tour may begin at any convenient time.

Order at tour.baltic@gmail.com

Vilnius is sometimes called "Jerusalem of the North" and is rich in Jewish locations. At one time Jews were the largest ethnic group of Vilnius. During this tour, you will see much of that history.

Vilnius Jewish tour includes

• Vilnius Jewish districts and ghettos.
• Vilnius synagogue.
• The site of Vilnius Great Synagogue.
• Locations related to Vilnius Gaon (the final commentator of Talmud).
• Authentic Yiddish inscriptions on buildings.
• Statues and plaques of famous local Jews.
• Holocaust locations in Vilnius Old Town.
• Jewish information center.
• Former Jewish theater.
• And more...

What will you learn

• Learn how Jews of Vilnius contributed greatly to worldwide Jewish thought and Judaism.
• See the streets, courtyards, and alleys where a large Jewish community has thrived for centuries.
• Learn about the local Jewish community and culture, both historic and contemporary.
• Learn how some Jews managed to hide or escape from the planned murder under Nazi German occupation (1941-1944) and what resistance took place.
Who were the famous Jews who lived in Vilnius, what languages they spoke, where they came from.
• And more...

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Kaunas Jewish tour

tourkaunasjewish3 hour private tour of Kaunas Jewish tour led by a professional local guide, recommended by True Lithuania website!

Price: Only 89 Euro! (for the whole group)

The tour is personal. There would be no additional people in the group except for you and your family / friends. The tour may begin at any convenient time.

Order at tour.baltic@gmail.com

Kaunas (or Kovno) has always had an active Jewish community. Historically a significant part of Kaunas elite were Jews: architects, businessmen, traders, and artists. Their lives inscribed a number of stories and traces visible in the architecture of the city. Kaunas is also renowned for an incredible story how Dutch and Japanese diplomats conspired to save hundreds of Jewish lives in the 1940s.

Kaunas Jewish tour includes

Neo-Baroque Kaunas synagogue, still used by an active religious community.
Two former synagogues that served different forms of Judaism.
Chiyune Sugihara house where a Japanese consul saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.
Locations where Jewish artists, architects and traders of Kaunas lived and worked (and their life stories).
Monuments to the Jews of Kaunas.
• And more...

What will you learn

• Learn how Jews of Kaunas contributed to creating the city as it is today.
• See the streets, courtyards, and alleys where a Jewish community has thrived for centuries.
• Learn about the local Jewish community and culture, both historic and contemporary: their languages, beliefs and more.
• Witness the former Jewish cultural centers, and learn about the artists and performers of the interwar Kaunas who later prospered in Israel;
• Where did such artists as Marc Chagall arrange their exhibitions on the way from Russia to Paris?
• Learn how some Jews managed to hide or escape from the planned murder in Kovno Ghetto under Nazi German occupation (1941-1944) and what resistance took place.
• Learn other stories of the Holocaust / Shoah in Kaunas.
• And more...

The tour is available in English, Polish, Russian and Lithuanian languages

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