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Tour to The Hill of Crosses

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9 Hours
Availability : Tue, Thu, Sat (peak season); Thu, Sat (off season)
Hotel pick up
Town Hall Square
Max People : 200
Tour Details

Take a day tour from Vilnius to the Hill of Crosses, the famous Jurgaiciai Hill, which is located 12 km north of Siauliai. This authentic monument of history and religious folk art is the best repository of Lithuanian cross making art and inspires with its peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. The legendary stories about the beginning of the Hill are insteresting as well.

Another highlight of the tour is the park dedicated to the partisans of the Great Battle District. The park was established to remember the resistance war against the Soviet regime, so you will see the crosses dedicated to the partisans (also known as Forest Brothers), the most important dates of Lithuanian history and for famous people such as Pope John Paul II, US president Ronald Reagan. 

Pick up details

Vilnius centrally located hotel, apartment, hostel, etc.

Drop off details

Vilnius Town Hall Square

Departure time

09:00 am

Pick up time

Prior to the departure time (emailed 1 day before the tour starts)

Price Includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation service

Price Excludes

  • Meals and beverages

Min group size

The tour runs if min of 3 persons are going. If the min group size is not met you will get an alternative date, private tour (for extra fee) or full refund.

What to Expect
  • Know more about the symbol of the cross in Lithuanian culture and history
  • Learn about Lithuanian partisans, also known as Forest Brothers
  • Visit the best repository of Lithuanian cross making art
  • Hear interesting stories about how the Hill of Crosses began
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Lithuanian nature
Itinerary
Tour stops may vary

09:00 – 10:30Park dedicated to The Partisans of The Great Battle disctrict

This full-day tour starts at 09.00 AM with a pick up at centrally located Vilnius Hotel. After about an hour’s drive reach the Ukmergė District, stopping at a park established to remember those who fought against the Soviet regime. There are seen 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.

10:30 – 13:30The Hill of Crosses

Visiting the Hill of Crosses, where an excursion about Lithuanian art of cross-making, which like an immaterial heritage, is included into UNESCO world heritage list. The Hill of Crosses is definitely one of the most popular place in Lithuania, because it seems to be not only as a religious object but also as an expression of the nation’s spirit, nationality and freedom. The guide will explain the legends of hill, some free time is reserved to explore it by own.

13:30 – 15:30Lunch / Free time

Lunch at local restaurant where is served traditional Lithuanian dishes.

15:30 – 17:30Drive back to Vilnius

Return to Vilnius and drop off at your hotel/apartments or other central place.

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Mark

Group Traveller

“The tour was that good we booked another the day after”
Our day tour to the Hills of Crosses was brilliant . Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and professional.
We booked an extra tour the next day with the same tour guide . He was very friendly and courteous.
We would highly recommend these tours with the company .

2019-05-11

Traveller

Solo Traveller

わが家はどこでもツアーを使わず自分たち手配で出かけますがここはツアーを選びました。理由は①治安、⓶バスの本数が少ないこととバスにのれてもそこから徒歩25分はかかる事、③駅からタクシーにする場合のタクシーへの値段交渉が面倒だったからです。辺ぴなところにあるのでタクシーをつかまえ十字架の丘見学中1時間待っていてもらい、また駅まで送ってもらうという交渉が20€程度ら市のですが30€から初めて値切っていくというのが面倒でした。だしヴィルニス市内でもタクシー乗りましたが英語が通じないドライバーが多かったのも不安材料でした。
ラディソンブルーアストリアホテルに宿泊してましたが、そこに朝9時にお迎えに来てくれました。5名の参加で自家用車で出発しました。とてもよいドライバーで各地の到着時間もばっちりでした。このツアーの詳細通りのスケジュールでしたが、個人的に最初の公園60分のガイドツアーは無しで良いと思いました。十字架の丘ではあいにく嵐に見舞われてしまいましたが30分ほどは見学が出来ました。公園→十字架の丘に行ってからランチなのでランチ時間が15時頃となります。なぜ公園のあとにランチをいれないのか不思議です。 肝心の十字架は50分もあれば十分見学ができます。入り口にあるお土産屋で十字架を購入しメッセージを書いてお供え(ことばが違うかもしれませんが)できたのがとてもよい思い出です。  

2019-05-05

Margaret

Couple Traveller

“Interesting and informative”

2019-05-02

Traveller

Couple Traveller

As we were walking past the street we saw this place and without a second thought we walked in to book a trip to the hill of crosses. The lady in the reception was really kind and helpful. The price includes pickup from the hotel. So we just had to be downstairs at the arranged time. Our guide Inga was just the best! Really kind and friendly. We absolutely loved her. On the way to the hill we stopped at a park and the history lesson began there! Inga not only knows a lot of things but she also knows how to say it so that you pay attention without getting bored. Best guide/teacher ever!

2019-04-29

Steve

Couple Traveller

Although it’s a 3 hour drive to see the Crosses it really has to be done. It would seem the history on why and who started placing crosses here is based on which ever story you wish to believe. Nevertheless it is a remarkable site with over 100,000 crosses now(I would love to know who counted them 🙂 )
Clearly it’s still being used even today with crosses I saw from many different countries including Australia, Japan, Korea, Austria to name but a few).
It’s a must do if you in Lithuania.

2019-04-11
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