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$ 102.58 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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
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Armands was an absolute star. Punctual, so knowledgeable and made the journey to Hill of Crosses from Riga so interesting and fun. Felt really safe and overall had an excellent experience. Thank you!

February 17, 2023

Product ID: 429681