VILNIUS Meet the alternative side of city

VILNIUS Meet the alternative side of city
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$23.53
Duration: 3 hours
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Forget churches and tourist brochure pictures, explore the neighborhoods that were not made for tourists and discover expanding alternative culture. This is our local Brooklyn, Kreuzberg and Friedrichschain – new vibe constructed on ex-industrial concrete that remembers soviet times. Find out how once abandoned industrial buildings have been transformed into multipurpose cultural venues that are shaping Vilnius culture and lifestyle. Do not miss some important street art pieces that make their way into profits of global fame. See what locals adore.

Welcome to Alternative tour and let’s discover cultural and social hotspots of Vilnius.

We will escape the most visited areas of Vilnius that are popular among locals and tourists, and soon you will be led to the Uptown district to explore some hidden scenes of the city. To feel how the new independent generation lives.

In this 3 hours walking tour you will visit the world's first memorial to the offbeat American musician Frank Zappa and find out why Lithuanians build monuments for the artists who never visited Lithuania.

Walking further into the district you will pass through once famous promenade known as 'pogulianka' and hear the stories of its dynamic past in soviet times.

We will find out where to see real meteorites gathered in all the corners of the world and get to know what did the Soviet cosmonauts do in Vilnius and what's the meaning of the top secret code 'Post box no 555'.

During our visit in a once highly industrial area of the city you will hear how the biggest factories of the Soviet era were transformed into cultural and arts centers attracting vibrant communities nowadays.

To empathize more with the local life we will get a short ride by public transport (ticket is included in the tour price) and continue your tour in the most dynamic street art and hip district of Vilnius – the Station area. Which is in between Brooklyn and Kreuzberg for Vilnius in its scale, of course.

Admire some wonderful street art painted by some world famous artists and find out which painting made the headlines all over the world.

Discover our favorite bars and party places that made a significant impact to the rising of the district.

Get a glance of Vilnius not so glamorous 'Red light' district and finish your tour at the Hales market where you can shop for local groceries or enjoy a glass of freshly squeezed juice.

Forget churches and tourist brochure pictures, explore the neighborhoods that were not made for tourists and discover expanding alternative culture. This is our local Brooklyn, Kreuzberg and Friedrichschain – new vibe constructed on ex-industrial concrete that remembers soviet times. Find out how once abandoned industrial buildings have been transformed into multipurpose cultural venues that are shaping Vilnius culture and lifestyle. Do not miss some important street art pieces that make their way into profits of global fame. See what locals adore.