TOUR COLD WAR LEGACY IN LITHUANIA & LATVIA
4 days / 3 nights
Price depends on the hotel category/ number of people traveling/ season/ language of guide
Accommodation in 4 star hotels: 1 night in Liepaja, 1 night in Riga, 1 night in Vilnius
Buffet breakfasts & 4 lunches & 3 dinners
Soviet themed sightseeing tours in Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas
English speaking guide services
Entrance/ guide service fees “Memel – Nord”, Cold War Museum, Karosta prison, Ligatne Secret Bunker, KGB museum in Vilnius, IX fort in Kaunas, “Survival Drama 1984
Reveal the shield of the Cold War and step back to the USSR. Military bases recently available just for the chosen ones are waiting to be discovered and share their deepest secrets..
1 DAY Welcome to Klaipėda – the only seaport of Lithuania. Trip to „Memel Nord“ - artillery battery on the sea coast, built by Germans in 1939. Afterwards, lunch in the restaurant „Vienaragio malūnas“ (Kretinga). Trip to Cold War Museum (the former underground missile base of the Soviet army built in 1962) there you will be introduced to the Cold War period and will have an opportunity to see the underground missile silo labyrinth. Later visit to Karosta prison (Latvia). Built in 1900 it has endured almost no changes until today and was place to break people’s lives. Funny thing – nowadays people are staying in Karosta prison on their own will. Why? The prison has been turned into the hotel and selected as one of world’s most amazing, unusual hotels in 2011. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Liepaja.
2 DAY Departure. Trip to Jelgava – surface launch base. It was also a “Missile Elimination Site”, one of the sites designated to eliminates missile according to the reductions signed into the 1987 INF Treaty. Lunch in a restaurant in Sigulda. Afterwards, visit to the Ligatne’s secret Soviet Bunker. Well-equipped Soviet bunker is located nine meters underground and was declassified only in 2003. Constructed in 1980s for the needs of political and power elite – for governing the state in the case of nuclear war. Trip to Riga. Walking tour Soviet Riga. There still are many things in Riga telling us about the Soviet times! Visit monuments and find banned Soviet symbols in old Soviet architecture. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Riga.
3 DAY Trip to Vilnius. Soviet Vilnius tour. Discover Vilnius' turbulent history with a tour that delves into the Soviet occupation. Visit buildings, monuments, and sights associated with this period including Stalin Avenue and Lenin Square. Lunch in the restaurant “Aula“. Afterwards trip back to 1984 is waiting for you! Find yourself in the USSR and become a citizen of a totalitarian state. You will be taken to the maze, watch TV shows and shops of 1984, be interrogated in a KGB office, learn the anthem of the USSR and get used to wearing a gas mask. You will dance to the music of those times and will eat a Soviet dinner yourself. Before leaving the bunker you will receive a special certificate and an authentic present. Trip back to Vilnius. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Vilnius.
4 DAY Trip to Kaunas. Visit to Karmelava Missile Operating Base, established in 1976. There are 4 launch pads for rockets and 6 underground hangars for missiles. Following the INF treaty, the rockets were removed in 1988. Later short introduction to main tourist sights of Kaunas and dinner in the restaurant “Avilys”. Afterwards trip to Klaipeda. Transfer to the Ship Terminal. Departure.