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Full-Day Tour to the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace in Latvia from Vilnius

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Explore the enchanting sites of Lithuania and Latvia on this full-day tour to the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace. With a knowledgeable guide to accompany you, you'll embark on a captivating journey through history and culture. Begin with a scenic 2.5-hour drive to the Hill of Crosses, a sacred site adorned with over 100,000 crosses. Experience the peace and spirituality that radiate from this historic monument. Afterward, continue your adventure with a 40-minute drive to Rundale Palace, a splendid Baroque palace built for the Dukes of Courland. Marvel at the architectural beauty and immerse yourself in the grandeur of its halls and gardens. As the tour concludes, you'll be transported back to Vilnius, leaving you with lasting memories of this remarkable day.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 7 hours - 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Rundale Palace: Majestic baroque architecture and rich history
  • Private licensed guide: Expert commentary and insights
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and transfer: Hassle-free transportation
  • Visiting two countries in one day: Cultural exploration and diversity
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide, car
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets for rundale palace

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Introduction

Experience the beauty and history of Lithuania and Latvia with a full-day tour to the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace from Vilnius. This tour promises to take you on a journey through time and culture, allowing you to delve into the fascinating history of these two countries. Your private licensed guide will provide valuable insights into the history and daily life of Lithuania and Latvia as you embark on this unforgettable adventure.

What to expect?

During the tour, you can expect to visit two prominent landmarks in the region. First, you will explore the Hill of Crosses, a unique architectural monument adorned with approximately 100,000 crosses. This site holds great historical significance, as it is believed that the first crosses were erected here by the relatives of the rebels who fell during the 1831 rebellion. The peaceful and spiritual ambiance of the Hill of Crosses will leave you in awe. Next, you will head to Rundale Palace, a magnificent baroque masterpiece with a rich history. Originally built as a summer residence for the Dukes of Courland, the palace showcases the opulent lifestyle of the nobility. Marvel at the intricate architecture and stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens, immersing yourself in the grandeur of the past.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts and culture lovers who want to explore the hidden gems of Lithuania and Latvia. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this experience is designed to cater to your interests and provide you with a deep understanding of the region's heritage. Embrace this opportunity to learn about the local history and immerse yourself in the spiritual and artistic wonders of these two countries.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to witness the unique blend of history, spirituality, and artistry that Lithuania and Latvia have to offer. The Hill of Crosses will captivate you with its poignant symbolism, while the Rundale Palace will transport you to a bygone era of grandeur and elegance. With a knowledgeable guide accompanying you throughout the journey, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the customs, traditions, and architectural marvels of these Baltic nations. This carefully crafted itinerary ensures a memorable experience, allowing you to create lasting memories and forge a meaningful connection with the cultural heritage of the region.

Good to know

Please note that this tour has a duration of approximately 420 to 600 minutes, including travel time. Comfortable footwear and clothing are recommended for the exploration of the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace. It is advisable to bring a camera to capture the beauty of these captivating sites. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for your convenience, ensuring a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Reviews

Previous visitors have praised this tour for its knowledgeable guides, well-planned itinerary, and the opportunity to explore two remarkable landmarks in a single day. They have expressed their delight in discovering the rich history and cultural significance of the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace. Many have found the experience to be both educational and inspiring, as it offers a deep insight into the Baltic region's heritage. Overall, the tour has received positive feedback, highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty and remarkable stories that await you on this journey.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Kryziu Kalnas

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located Vilnius accommodations to the Siauliai and Rundale. You will be driving for 2.5 hours to the Hill of Crosses. The Hill of Crosses has about 100,000 crosses. It is said that first crosses were erected here by the next-of-kin of the rebels that fell in the 1831 rebellion. The Hill of Crosses ia an historical architectural monument, it is a unique composition of folk art. The Hill of crosses attracts people with it's peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. The hill of crosses was visited by Pope John Paul II.

Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

After exploring the site, you’ll head to the Rundale palace, its 40 minutes drive. Rundale Palace is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia. In 1735 Duke of Courland Ernst Johann von Biron bought land in Rundale with an old medieval castle in the territory of a planned summer residence. The old castle was demolished and construction after the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli started in 1736. After the palace it is an approximately 3-hour drive back to Vilnius

Admission Not Included

Reviews

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Ian_C

The tour guide was very informative and nice. I learned a lot from him and had a great time traveling. Even though it rained but the whole trip was quite an adventure. I recommend this tour if you like a quick tour to Latvia and a taste of Lithuania.
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