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Tour to The Hill of Crosses

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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

This is a small group the Hill of Crosses tour. If you don’t want to share the ride with others, feel free to book the private tour to the Hill of Crosses.  

Tour Details

Take the Hill of Crosses tour from Vilnius and explore 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. 

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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Marcus

Couple Traveller

nice tour

2020-01-05

GG traveller

Family Traveller

Actually, the driver did not show up on time, so I send a message via WhatsApp and I receive an immediate reply with information that the driver is coming soon.
I enjoyed the chat with the driver the most. He has explained a lot about Lithuania, and this is what I wanted to know during my stay in Lithuania. Of course, the visit to the hill of crosses were also nice definitely. I enjoyed the lunch at very local restaurant as well.

2019-12-28

Tania

Family Traveller

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

2019-12-20

mmystic480

Solo Traveller

Inga was the perfect guide, the first stop a memorial for the partisans who fought in the war for independence, Inga told the story as walked though the park, our next stop was the Hill of Crosses they estimate over 300,000 cross, it’s a 45 min stop, but I could have spent hours here taking photos, even in the rain. On the way back to Vilnius we stop a rustic restaurant, Inga suggestions for lunch were delicious, absolutely lovely and informative day,

2019-12-01

Evelyn

Couple Traveller

Unique
I can find this in nowhere in the world but Lithuania
A must visit for travellers in Lithuania
Worth the money

2019-10-30
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