Private tour

From Riga: The Hill of Crosses Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Day Out Latvia
Private tour

From Riga: The Hill of Crosses Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Day Out Latvia

From US$ 102.31 per person

Discover the fascinating Hill of Crosses in Lithuania on this guided tour from Riga. Cross the border to explore the thousands of crosses and learn why this place is a symbol of faith and freedom.

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Duration 5 - 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
If weather is fine please wait outside the hotel, because it is not possible to park the car in Old Riga.
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  • Latvian - Lithuanin border
  • Hill of Crosses - special place
  • Rural landscape of Southern Latvia
  • Hill of Crosses in Lithuania is closer to Riga than Vilnius or Kaunas
  • Jelgava town on the way
Full description
After meeting and greetings in the hotel, driving to the Lithuania about 130 km to visit Hill of Crosses. After crossing Latvia -Lithuania border, possibility for coffee break. More 30 km and destination reached. The Hill of Crosses is a potent symbol of faith, hope, and freedom of Lithuania. Desecrated but never destroyed, set on fire but never burned down. Located near town Siauliai it is a hill (castle mound) covered with thousands of crosses made from different materials and in different size. During the Soviet era, these crosses were removed by the authorities, but locals continuously replaced them. In 1993, Pope John Paul II had a service here. He later sent a crucifix to Lithuania which was placed on the hill, and today pilgrims begin and end their journeys at this location. For locals and visitors alike, this is a place of hope and enlightenment, reflecting Lithuania’s historical and cultural traditions. On the Hill of the Crosses, everyone can place their own cross for every occasion in life. The main thing is to believe! About 30-40 minutes for photos and walking around. Specially beautiful and emotional in the time of sunrise and sunset.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinking water
  • Guide service
  • Food and other drinks
  • Tips

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  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
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based on 5 reviews

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The journey from Riga was very interesting I saw roe deer, fox and what Armamds called a racoon dog. The trip was lovely. The hill of the crosses may not be to everyone's taste but to see more of beautiful Latvia it was worth it. If you want calm and mindfulness this is a trip you should most definitely do. The hill itself is unique and early in the morning there was magic in the air and we were very lucky to have the space to ourselves. It is a unique tour but with Armands it was very memorable.

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March 20, 2023

It was a brilliant experience! Armands is great . Went there early to see the hills very peaceful and quiet ! Got my moment that I need . Thank God that there’s nobody there early ! Brilliant day. The drive wasn’t that bad either considering it was snowing. It’s mostly flat driving . I went there to fulfill a bucket list ! And happy that I’ve done it! Plus , Armands took a lovely pic of me. Thank you man. Much appreciated!

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February 23, 2023

The place is interesting and unique with deep meaning particularly for Catholics and religious people. Armands (tour guide) is very knowledgeable not only about where we are going (Hill of Crosses) but about the Baltic regions, general knowledge and current events. He is also very friendly and accommodating. The trip went smoothly. He gave us enough time to take pictures and videos (and even offers to be a photographer just so my friend and I have a picture together). Overall, Hill of Crosses only takes half a day but the experience is worth it.

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February 15, 2023

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