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The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

4.8 / 5

66 reviews

The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

From $64.99 per person

Visit the Hill of Crosses, one of the most popular attractions in Lithuania. Learn about the symbolism behind the cross and cross-making art.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Centrally located Vilnius hotels
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the symbol of the cross in Lithuanian culture and history
  • Visit the best repository of Lithuanian cross making art
  • Hear interesting stories about how the Hill of Crosses began
Full description
This full-day tour starts at 09.00 AM when you’re picked up at your centrally located Vilnius Hotel. After about an hour’s drive you’ll reach the Ukmergė District, stopping at a park established to remember those who fought against the Soviet regime. You’ll see crosses dedicated to the partisans, to the most important dates of Lithuanian history and to famous individuals, such as Pope John Paul II and US President Ronald Reagan. Learn about the symbolism of the cross in Lithuanian culture and history. Continue to the Siauliai area, where you’ll visit the Hill of Crosses, one of the most popular sightseeing attractions in Lithuania. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant and taste traditional Lithuanian dishes. After lunch you’ll head back to Vilnius arriving at around 5:00-6:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pick-up service (centrally located Vilnius hotels)
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch

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  • Solo travelers and couples should contact the supplier for the availability in advance; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirement
  • If this occurs you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund
  • Tours run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (in high season) and every Thursday and Saturday (in low season)
  • Private tours are available every day
  • If there are less than 3 persons on the group tour, you will be offered an alternative day, another tour on the same day, private tour option (additional fee) or full refund
  • The group tour ends at The Town Hall Square
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Andress our guide is the best very kind, knowledgeable and courteous who explained in detail the history of Lituania. He takes care of us very well drove us to the historical park and drove us back to our hotel safely. I give him an excellent ratings and when my friends go there I will be requesting for Andress

October 9, 2019

The Hill of Crosses - Spiritual Journey

On the way to The Hill of Crosses we have visited MŪŠIA (A. SVARINSKAS) PARK , which was dedicated to the partisans, who were fighting against Soviet Occupation. Monsignor Alfonsas Svarinskas, who initiated the establishment of the park, was sent twice in Siberian camps and he has survived - such an amazing man of God ! The Hill of Crosses itself has very spiritual and mystical atmosphere. Although the weather was windy, it was very quiet in front of Virgin Mary statue. The guide Inga is an excellent story teller !

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March 3, 2019

A brilliant experience

I was lucky enough to have Andres as a guide again (I also did the Trakkai - Paneriai Memorial tour). Andres is an excellent guide who was providing all the time information about history in a very well chronological overview for a better understanding for all of us. We first stopped at the park where we had a lovely walk around the park dedicated to the partisans of the Great Battle District, where you see crosses edicated to the partisans and for famous people such as Pope John Paul II, US president Ronald Reagan. Then we proceeded to the Hill of Crosses (~220kms from Vilnius) where many crosses are brought by people on the hill. The hill of crosses is a totally unique place. There is thousands of crosses. Afterwards we went to an excellent restaurant for traditional Lithuanian food. The food was delicious and cheap. A brilliant experience.

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October 19, 2018

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