Trip from Vilnius to Riga: Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
per group up to 4
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I went on this tour with my daughter, age 23, so the cost for 2 people was not very economical. During the course of the evening, we drank less than 2 pints each. However, the guide was especially knowledgeable and friendly. She was well prepared with historical information about the history of beer in general and in Lithuania in particular. We stopped at 2 micro breweries and one pub. The publican at 'Busi Trecias' was especially outgoing and descriptive about his family's business. Our last stop was at 'Jovaro Snekutis' and we enjoyed the dark beer but the light beer seemed to be 'off' and we did not drink it. 'Snekutis' did not interact with us, except to bring the beer. This was disappointing as we were expecting a very interesting and 'chatty character'. Suggest you include a local phone number on your website as I did not have any confidence that the website was legitimate until I called the office in Germany.
The tour included the city's only remaining synagogue, cemeteries, a walk through the ghettos and visits to Holocaust hiding places. With these visits plus Tomas' knowledge and descriptions, we learned a great deal of the growth of this culture and its tragic end in Lithuania. If you are at all interested in history in general or Jewish history in particular, this tour is well worth your time.
Milda was an excellent guide--informed, open to questions and compassionate in her descriptions of the human achievement and struggle that occurred in the city.