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The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

4.8 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses: Full-Day Tour from Vilnius

Activity provider: Discover Lithuania

From US$ 322.61 per group up to 2

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

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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Andres was a fantastic guide and he took care of us really well, from picking us up at the appointed venue to dropping us safely near our hotel. He shared a lot of information yet it was easy to listen to him, he also brought us to a really nice lunch place with a beautiful view. Although it was a full-day tour, most of the time was spent driving to and from Vilnius. Thankfully, Andres gave us plenty of time to explore the hill of crosses and lunch. Would be good if we had more time at the park because it was beautiful too. Other than that, it was a great tour and money well-spent. Thank you Andres, it was a wonderful experience!

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July 5, 2022

I only booked this tour very last minute as my balloon ride was canceled and honestly wasn’t expecting much…I was wrong. The tour guide was extremely well informed and I learned a lot about Lithuanian history. The crosses in the partisan woods were interesting and the setting was stunning. While I am not a religious person, seeing the hill with 250 000 (!) crosses was still moving to me. I don’t think I‘d ever really understood people‘s desperation and hope in those days before independence. Highly recommended.

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June 19, 2022

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

Product ID: 75332