Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius
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Discover The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania's most impressive and inspiring religious sights, on this day tour from Vilnius. This unique historical architectural monument attracts many people due to its peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. More than 250 thousand crosses every size and design stand on Jurgaiciai mound near Siauliai and became a symbol of Lithuania's Catholic faith and national identity. Another sightseeing point is the park, which was established to remember the resistance war against Soviet regime ad which you will be seeing first.
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In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (Thursdays and Saturdays only during off-season)
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Hotel pickup included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius 01307 Lithuania

Pick up from Vilnius hotels, apartments. Drive to Ukmerge district.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mūšios miško parkas Didžiosios kovos apygardos partizanams atminti, Vidiškiai Eldership, 20100, Lithuania

Stopping at the 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai 81439 Lithuania

About an hour is reserved to explore The Hill of Crosses. Learning about the cross-making art, the meaning of the crosses to Lithuanians.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Town Hall (Rotuse), Didzhioji g. 31, Vilnius 01128 Lithuania

Stop at the local restaurant before heading back to Vilnius.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Local and knowledgeable guide
  • Centrally located Vilnius Hotel / apartments pickup
  • Transportation to/from attraction

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

1: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania
2: Discover Lithuania, Pylimo 50, Lietuva, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels, hostels, apartments located in central Vilnius

Returns To

Town hall of Vilnius, Rotušės a., Vilnius 01128, Lithuania

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • On the group tour the minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The group tour ends at The Town Hall Square
  • Private tours are available every day
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.63 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I made an interesting trip to the hills with crosses. I received a lot of explanation. Great guide and driver.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
The guide is good and offered clear explanation of the spot. Also, the lunch was fine,though I have experienced traditional food.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
Fantastic guide and lovely day trip. Perfect amount of time to see the site, great opportunity to try authentic Lithuania food at a local restaurant. Could not recommend enough!
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
Me and my friend went on this trip this weekend and had a wonderful time. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out things along the road as well as telling us all about the history of the places we went to. We highly recommend this trip!!!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
I thought it was great. The Hill of Crosses is the of course the point of the trip, but we also stopped in a beautiful forest with numerous wooden crosses and were told of the bravery of amazing people and priests.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Very interesting tour but a very long journey to reach destination -- approximately 3 hours each way 8-9 hour trip but still worth going
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
The day tour to the Hill of Crosses is a very special one. The place is amazing and this option is something I highly recommend. Our guide Inga is very friendly, knowledgeable and sharing a lot of interesting information. Additionally she is a great driver which for this tour is very important. I booked the tour for another day and it was going to be cancelled as I was the only one who had booked it. The company organizing the tour did an excellent job as there was another traveller who had booked the tour for another close day which for me was not possible. So they communicated with both of us and found a solution to arrange the tour on a date both of us can do it. A big thank you for the organization and for the wonderful guide Inga!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
I had a good day. My guide told me a lot of about Lithuanian history and culture. Food in restaurant on the way back was amazing. Highly recommended for everybody.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Excellent trip to Hill of Crosses. Our guide Inga was extremely knowledgable, I learned so much about Lithuania and its history! Would recommend this day trip!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017
Everything was excellent. The highlight was the tour guide/driver Inga. She was very friendly and cool. She explained everything carefully and in addition she is a great driver. Amazing experience.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
If you are only in Vilnius for 2 days like me then definitely choose this trip - very worthwhile even though it was a long day. The crosses are quite far north. Our guide Inga was amazing - she was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country's history. I didn't realise that this country has so much history. Nice lunch too - local food and very cheap
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
Enjoyable tour. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Saw lots of interesting countryside and had interesting descriptions of the country and their traditions. Excellent lunch. A great way to see Lithuania and learn about it's people.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
Great tour out of Vilnius with a really interesting guide. The Hill of Crosses is not too close to Vilnius but is well worth the visit
• Submitted 06 May 2017
The tour was absolutely amazing!! Andreas our tour guy explained everything in detail, never stop talking , he wanted us to learn as much as possible of the history and religion and devotion of the older generation. He told us also of some tales, we highly recommend this tour to these sacred places.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017
A long drive but worth it! On the drive out of Vilinius we stopped at a pretty park, walked around, and were told about the crosses scattered around the park. Once arriving at the Hill of Crosses we wandered the many hidden paths revealing millions of crosses and other religious offerings. It was beautiful, not very crowded on a cold February day, and well worth the trip. On the way back we stopped for lunch at a great restaurant where they happened to be racing cars on the frozen lake.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Tour led by a friendly, passionate guy. This is someone who cares about his subject and wants you to understand it. The Hill of Crosses is a place like no other; it meant a lot to me, but it may not be of interest to everyone. Stopped for lunch on the way back; nice restaurant.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
Excellent tour guide. Very long trip through quite a bit of road construction. Wonderfully moving destination
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
Our guide/driver was very knowledgeable and the Hill of Crosses is not to be missed. I definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
This tour really helped us understand a little more about Lithuanian history. Wonderful guide in a comfortable van. We headed out about 9am and headed to two different locations. Both involved some walking, but we were really happy that we had made the choice. There was a lunch stop after both stops - we didn't eat until about 2pm, so I was glad we brought protein bars and water along. Arrived back in Vilnius at 5:30pm. It was a full day.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
Enjoyed the tour of the hill of crosses, comfortable transport and knowledgeableguide. As it's a small group only three of us, it would have been nice to give us more time at the site, as I felt a bit rushed and we got back to Vilnius much earlier than scheduled, so we could have more time at the site.
• Submitted 31 May 2017
We have booked the day tour. Eventhou we where with our two the tour was not cancelled. TOP!!!! We stopped on the way for some history of crosses in relation with the partizans. The guide/driver was ferry helpfull and spoke good Englisch and explained a lot. The hill off crosses was verry impressive. On the way back we stopped at a nice restaurant good food and nice price. Also the trip was verry affordeble only 45 a person. It was a nice tour and becauce of the guide/driver verry interesting.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017
I have been using viator for years and have been happy with the professional tours used so far. This particular tour was a disappointment . The tour date was 1/10/2019. After 2 hours of journey , I asked what time is toilet break and was informed that not budgeted for . Nevertheless she stopped at the nearest petrol station but keep on complaining to the rest of the passengers . In fact some of the passengers also used the toilet at the stopover . Even at lunch time , she gave us 30 minutes and told us to go for local lithuation food mainly potatoes . A few of us preferred chicken dish and she replied that it will take too long 40minutes .we then asked the waitress and she replied it could be ready in 20 minutes . So we asked the guide and she replied alright but gave us an unhappy look .
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019

In Brief

Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Country:
Lithuania
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (Thursdays and Saturdays only during off-season)
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Hotel pickup included
Informative, friendly and professional guide