For centuries, Vilnius, or Vilna, has been known as the Jerusalem of the North, a city that was home to a large Jewish community of almost 70 000 inhabitants before World War II. The streets of Vilnius were bustling with merchants, bakeries, small and large businesses.
Jewish history of Vilnius varies from very fun and happy stories to a sad and tragic history of Holocaust.
I invite you to discover the history of Jewish Vilnius, and we will travel through Vilnius from the beginning of the Jewish community to the tragic events of the Holocaust, following the traces of Litvak culture.
Its an emotional and very sincere journey to discover the traces of famous litvaks and jewish community members,during this tour you will see locations,signs,traces,places of interest and will hear a lot of stories,personal and about the jewish people that became famous world wide but maybe less known here.
As an option we can make a stop for a lunch break at traditional bagel shop where you can enjoy bagels,shaksuka and feel the community vibe.(Except shabbat).
This tour is ideal for first-time visitors and those with a knowledge about Jewish heritage and culture.
There are two programme options -Short and Long (half day or full day)
With a van or minibus -contact for detailed personall offer.
Starting time and location discussed prior to the start of the tour.
Some kosher meals might be arranged in advance by local jewish cook.
If you have questions -just contact me and we will discuss all the details and issues.
The cost of the tour does not include tickets to museums ,entrance fees.
Final cost depends on number of guests and must be arranged in advance.
With the car/van we can visit :