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Trip from Vilnius to Riga: Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace

3.3 / 5

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Trip from Vilnius to Riga: Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace

From £253.01 per group up to 4

During this full-day tour you will see the Northeastern sites of Lithuania including the Hill of the Crosses and the amazing Baroque Rundale Palace in Latvia. Your private guide will drive you to the sites and inform you about the region.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
We will take you from your accommodation
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses
  • Marvel at the sights
  • Learn more about the area
Full description
Enjoy a complimentary hotel pick-up and transfer from your centrally located Vilnius hotel or accommodation to Riga through the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai and Rundale palace in Latvia, with a possible stop at Bauska castle in Latvia. The drive to the Hill of Crosses will be about 2.5 hours from Vilnius. The Hill of Crosses has about 100,000 crosses and is an historical architectural monument and a unique composition of folk art. It is said that first crosses were erected here by the next-of-kin of the rebels that fell in the 1831 rebellion. The Hill of crosses attracts people with its spirituality, authenticity, and sacred nature and was visited by Pope John Paul II. After exploring this site, you will head to Rundale Palace, which is an approximately 40-minute drive. Rundale Palace is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia. In 1735 Duke of Courland Ernst Johann von Biron bought land in Rundale with an old medieval castle in the territory of a planned summer residence. The old castle was demolished and construction after the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli started in 1736. Your drive to Riga after your visit to the palace is approximately 1 hour.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Fuel expenses
  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunch

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  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • You will cross a border so passport or ID card is needed.
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Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    2/5

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The Hill of Crosses was very impressive. The castle was beautiful, as was Riga. Dress warm when traveling in winter

12 November 2017

it is a car rental with driver, he allowed to change destination (Kaunas instead of Riga) There is no guide, only driver and if you are not lucky, you have to share car with another couple. I suggest to rent a car directly instead using this service

3 January 2020

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The activity delivered everything promised but I felt it did not allow enough time in Riga and too much time at Rundale Palace.

4 March 2020

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