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In Soviet times Vilnius was considered the most 'Western' Soviet city because of its long-haired hippies and ideas of freedom. Nowadays most of the alternative ideas can be found by exploring abandoned areas, checking out street art and interesting buildings, bumping into random statues or even just by meeting some locals.

So, if you’ve seen enough churches and cute narrow streets, we suggest you leave the beaten track and discover the other side of Vilnius!

Visit a local market, explore the area around the station which in the next 10 years will supposedly become one of the most prosperous districts in Vilnius, say hi to Tony Soprano, find out why there is a bust of Frank Zappa in Vilnius, enjoy pieces of art and murals from Vilnius street art festival!

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Vilnius with Locals
Overview
Leave the beaten track and have an adventure in Vilnius! Admire street art and random statues, explore abandoned areas and listen to crazy stories about local life on an alternative 3-hour tour with one of our great local guides.
Highlights
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Great Alternative Tour with Samas

The Alternative Tour is a great way to see the other more artsy side to Vilnius and I'm so glad that I did it with our wonderful guide Samas. Not only does Samas have such interesting stories about each of the artworks, he told them...More

Thank Josephine326
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Brilliant tour with Ieva

Fantastic tour with (the Tall Lady!) Ieva through parts of town you would not normally visit. Previously run down areas, now developing with artistic communities and fine murals. Ieva also great to talk to about all aspects of Lithuania. Highly recommended.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile
Alternative Walking Tour

Very informative and engaging tour guide- Samas- took us to see lots of street art. He told funny stories and helped us see and learn about the art scene - outside of the old city— highly recommended

Thank Fslater312
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Fascinating!

You get to visit the less walked streets of Vilnius. I found out a lot about the Soviet and imperial history of the city. Great murals, places to go recommendations and we even visited the old market. Our guide, I think her name was Ieva,...More

Thank Karolina G
Reviewed 30 May 2018
History written today

Great tour if you are interested in the history, that is written in recent years and today. Very cool alternative to a classical old town tour. Thank you, Sam, for being an awesome tour guide!

Thank Kadri P
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