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This sightseeing day tour lets you discover most significant places on the way from Riga to Vilnius. The trip include visiting of a unique ensemble of Lithuanian folk art – The Hill of Crosses; one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia – The Rundale palace and Bauska Castle, which is surrounded by a picturesque scenery. This tour starts at Riga and finishes at Vilnius. The perfect decision who has not a lot of time and want to have a sightseeing tour.
Riga centrally located hotel, apartments, etc.
Vilnius centrally located hotel, apartments, etc.
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.
Visiting Bauska Castle, which is surrounded by a picturesque scenery and represents an example of military architecture (XV – XVII century). The Castle consists of two parts: the fortress built especially for the use of firearms and residential castle fortified with bastions, protective walls and earthen ramparts. Inside the Castle there is a small museum with the artifacts of Latvian cultural and social life.
About two hours is reserved to explore Rundale Palace, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia, which sometimes is called as ‘The Versailles of Latvia’. Rundāle Palace is built in the mid 18th-Century by the Russian court architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, it was the summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The two-story castle contains 138 elaborate rooms, a lovely French garden and a museum dedicated to the history of Latvia.
Lunch at the local restaurant
There take an excursion to a unique ensemble of folk art with more than 200 000 various size and materials crosses standing on Jurgaiciai – Domantai mound. During the visit to The Hill of Crosses you will learn more about the legendary stories why the Hill appeared.
Transfer to Vilnius and drop off at your hotel/apartments or other central place.
We booked a transfer (4 pax) in a car from Riga to Vilnius. We original thought of getting to Vilnius by regular bus but found out there are some interesting and must see places in between these 2 capitals. Glad we opted for this. We hot to see 3 sights on the way to Vilnius, Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses. It was a very comfortable drive and we were given enough time to see the sights and have a good leisurely lunch. Our driver was very professional, very timely and provided us with enough info regarding the places we visited. We highly recommend Discover Lithuania travel company and Reda who promptly communicated our pick-up time. Booked 2 yours with them (other one was Paneriai Memorial and Trakai Castle). Both excellent. Thanks for making our trip to Vilnius memorable and special!
This is a unique mound covered and surrounded by over 200,000 crosses. Different but not particularly
interesting to us. Worth a stop if you’re interested.
El guía Andrew estuvo magnifico, muy puntual, hicimos la excursion desde Riga hasta Vilnius, muy claro, amable. Altamente recomendable.
Nuestro guía Andrews estaba puntualmente a las 10hs del jueves 29 de marzo en el hotel Justus, realmente un SEÑOR, sus explicaciones fueron perfectas, su trato excelente y profesional . Visitamos Castillo de Bauska, Palacio rundale y Colina de las Cruces y paramos a almorza en un lugar típico de comida exquisita muy cerca de la colina de las cruces.
Altísimamente recomendable y super confiable.
We highly recommend the tour. Our driver/guide was very informative and provided good information on the history of both Latvia and Lithuania. The vehicle used was very comfortable for us. We also enjoyed our lunch at the border of Lithuania (own expense) which was homely and inexpensive.