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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.
Vilnius centrally located hotel, apartment, hostel, etc.
Vilnius Town Hall Square
Prior to the departure time (emailed 1 day before the tour starts)
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.
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.
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.
Lunch at local restaurant where is served traditional Lithuanian dishes.
Return to Vilnius and drop off at your hotel/apartments or other central place.
ヴィリニュス から十字架の丘への行き方を検索すると本数の少ない電車かバスを利用してシャウレイまで行ってそこからバスに乗って、何もないとこで降ろされてそこからまた20分くらい歩くけど、シャウレイに帰るバスもあまりないから気をつけてみたいなことが書いてあって気が遠くなりました。夏ならいいですが、11月末のリトアニアで、あの寒さの中、外をそんなに歩ける自信もなく、日本語サイトにあるツアーよりも遥かに安くて(55ユーロ)、これにしようと思って二日前にオンラインで申し込みました。申し込むとすぐ返事が来てホテルにピックアップする時間を知らせてくれます。あの寒さ(-7度)の中、暖かい車で(ちょっとしたワゴン)ガイドも付いてて(英語)、快適でした。十字架の丘まで2時間半くらいのドライブです。ヴィリニュス から1時間くらいのとこの森にも寄ります。ランチも美味しいレストランに連れてってくれました(自費だけど安いから問題ない) ガイドも申し込みも全部英語でしたが、特に問題なかったです。楽しかったです。最後は街の中心部か自分のホテルか、他の場所でも言えばそこで降ろしてくれるかんじです。ガイドさんもとても良い方でした。
Our tour guide was so lovely (man who carried out the tour on the AM of 20/10)! The tour began with a WW2 lesson followed by the HoC and was brilliantly informative. The final stop was a traditional meal at a local restaurant which was delicious.
Recently returned from a day trip to HIll of the Crosses. The trip was incredible and the crosses are one of the incredible sights Iv ever seen. We were collected from our hotel on time and our tour guide was very friendly and informative and provided an interesting insite on Lithuania’s history on Soviet rule. The restaurant that we stopped at for lunch was lovely and again our guide did a fantastic job in explaining what all the Lithuanian dishes were.
Its an early day with a lot of driving to get there, but we had an funny and great guide with a lot of information and the hill is beautiful.
This was a most interesting tour. Our guide had excellent knowledge of the history of Lithuania and the history regarding the Hill of Crosses. She was most informative. You can put your own cross amongst the hundreds of thousands there and you can walk all around savour the peace and serenity of the area. Well worth the drive through the countryside.