3 DAYS JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR VILNIUS - KAUNAS - VILKOMIR (Ukmerge)

Arrival in Vilnius(Vilna) -meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 1: Vilnius

Start of the Grand Jewish Heritage Sites tour in Vilna.

We start at the Cathedral square
- Follow the central street of Old town - Pilies
- Presidential Palace
- University ensemble and the importance in Jewish history
- Small Ghetto – the place of Big synagogue and monument of Gaon of Vilna
- Vokieciu street and Big Ghetto
- The hiding place Malina and the monument of Ghetto victims
- Jewish theater
- The Ghetto uprising place
- Former sweet shop
- Vilnius Choral Synagogue
- Continuing to Pylimo street
- Gaon of Vilna Jewish State museum
- The cultural triangle ( Joseph Brodsky, Jungen Vilna , Herman Perelshtein )
- The righteous among the nations
- Vilnius street - Jascha Heifetz
- Central street Gedimino av
- Uzhupis republic and Jewish history
- 3 Jewish cemeteries with one working and Ohal Gaon where the religious Litvaks come to pray and like in the western wall put the notes.

Dinner at local restaurant SENOJI TROBELE- a small cozy Lithuanian cuisine restaurant where you can taste homemade bread,beer and lots of more -the best of our cuisine.
Free time( transfer to casino or night club or just for the night-life optional)
 

Day 2: Trakai - Kovno

Meeting at the hotel lobby
Trip to Kaunas (Kovno) - second biggest city in Lithuania, Kaunas ghetto and the IX fort - jewish execution site .
On our way to Kaunas (Kovno) we will stop at:

Ponar memorial where Vilnius Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

Trakai(Trok) - Historical capital of Lithuania:

• tasting of “kibinai”,traditional karaites pastry
• Trakai castle museum (on request)
• Tiškevičiai estate homestead (during the season)
• Hillfort of Angels
• Holocaust victims memorial site

 

 

 

 

 

Kaunas(Kovno) Tour:
• The IX Fort- Jewish execution memorial site
• Kaunas Old Town,
• Kaunas castle
• Kaunas cathedral
• Laisvė avenue
• Kaunas synagogue
• Slabodke
• Kaunas ghetto

Lunch in Kaunas(Kovno) and nightstay in hotel in Kaunas(Kovno)

 

 

Day 3: Keydan - Vilkomir

9:00 a.m  leaving Kaunas(Kovno)

Trip to Kėdainiai (Keydan) the famous jewish city where Gaon of Vilna studied Talmud.Rich in heritage unique city a must visit place in Lithuania:
• Former Great summer synagogue
• Smaller winter synagogue - Kedainer Jewish history center
• Great marketplace and the Keydan ghetto
• Holocaust victims memorial "Shoa ich bin Keidainer"
• Gaon of Vilna Synagogue where he came to study Talmud
• Jewish street with unique multipurpose type building -Sukhot celebration place
• The Jewish cemetery
• Holocaust victims memorial for Keydan Jewish people executed in 1941

Lunch in Keydan.

Go to Ukmergė ( Vilkomir) once an active center of the Jewish life.

On our way we make stops in important jewish villages - Krakės(Krok)
• Former leather manufacture
• meat grocery
• former jewish groceries and houses
• Jewish cemetery
• Holocaust victims memorial site in Dauksiai village-1003 executed are commemorated in the memorial "Wall of tears".
• Ghetto in Pestiniukai - 1125 jews were executed there.

Tour in Ukmerge (Vilkomir):

• Former Great Synagogue
• Orphanage for Jews
• Jewish cemetery
• Talmud-torah primary school
• Jewish street
• Massacre site of Jews of Vilkomir
• jewish hospital

Late evening return to Vilnius (Vilna) for a nightstay.

The price for the tour:
1-4 persons - 600 EUR(transfers from and to the airport at the time of arrival and departure, personal car and guide services with fuel costs)
5-19 persons - UPON REQUEST

The price does not include - tickets to memorial sites and museums, dinner, lunch, nightststays for guide or/ and the driver.
 

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