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Tour to The Hill of Crosses (2020-03-07)

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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

If you are looking for the tour to the Hill of Crosses on the other travel day, feel free to book the group or private tour. 

Special offer for the tour to Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Island Castle

Tour Details

Travel from Vilnius to the Hill of Crosses with ease. Explore one of the most popular tourist destination – the Hill of Crosses, which is an authentic monument of history and religious folk art and the best repository of Lithuanian cross making art. 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 crosses dedicated to the partisans, the most important dates of Lithuanian history and for famous people such as Pope John Paul II, US president Ronald Reagan. You will also get to know more about the symbol of the cross in Lithuanian culture and history.

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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