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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

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  • Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius
  • Explore the striking Hill of Crosses and Great Battle District on a guided walking tour
  • Be moved by the sacred site, home to over 250 crosses
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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius
From US$ 46.34
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Overview
Discover the religious, cultural, and political significance of one of Lithuania’s most sacred sites—the Hill of Crosses—on this full-day tour from Vilnius. Admire the hundreds of crosses that cover the hillside, learn about the UNESCO-listed tradition of cross making, and explore the Great Battle District to hear more about Lithuania’s fight for independence.
What to Expect
Be picked up from your guide at your centrally located Vilnius hotel. Your first stop will be at the park to remember the partisans of The Great Battle district. The Great Battle district park is an impressive monument for all freedom fighters and presents crosses dedicated for partisans, most important dates of Lithuanian history and famous people, such as Pope John Paul II, US president Ronald Reagan. Find out more about the symbol of the Cross in Lithuanian culture and history.   

Next you will drive to the Siauliai area. Visit the Hill of Crosses, an excursion about Lithuanian art of cross-making, which like an immaterial heritage, is included into UNESCO world heritage list. The best repository of this art is The Hill of Crosses. Learn about the story of the hill.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant so you can taste the traditional Lithuanian food (lunch is at own expense) before heading back to your hotel in Vilnius, where your tour ends at approximately 5:30pm.
Reviews (32)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great!

Its an early day with a lot of driving to get there, but we had an funny and great guide with a lot of information and the hill is beautiful.

Thank ka0tarb
Reviewed 2 November 2018
Great Trip

I booked two excursions through Viator before my holiday, which were provided by Discover Lithuania. I emailed them directly to confirm pick up locations and times, and they replied promptly and were very helpful. Inge was our guide on both days - a great driver...More

Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 25 September 2018
The Hill of Crosses Siauliai

A 'must do' trip from Vilnius. Our guide, Inga, was excellent and was very knowledgeable and she made the whole trip very interesting. We stopped off at the Paneriai Memorial Park on the way which was a very moving experience, remembering all the victims murdered...More

Thank JulesNottingham_UK
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jules, Thanks a lot for your review! It means a lot to Inga and to us. we look forward to your next visit! :)

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Awesome trip

Best way to see the Hill of Crosses from Vilnius. Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable - telling us lots of history and Lithuanian traditions. Both my partner and I are quite shy people but she knew went to interact with us and when...More

Thank Catherine G
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Catherine, We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your The Hill of Crosses tour! We're really glad you feel that the tour guide gives excellent customer service. We'll love to see you on one of our tours! See you :)

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
Something to remember

A super trip to the Hill of Crosses with very knowledgeable driver/guide. Enjoyed it immensely. Only downside was I felt very unsafe at times in the minibus as he drove very fast and took unnecessary risks overtaking.More

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DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Boqwoman, thank you for feedback! We are very glad that you've enjoyed the tour to The Hill of Crosses. We agree with you that the safety should be at the first place, so your notes will be discussed in our team once again. Hope...More

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Response from jedmunds2018 | Reviewed this property |
I travelled solo and joined a tour I found on line. (Sorry, not allowed to post links, but do a search. Look In the comments for the name Inge/Ing a as the guide.) Really good trip. They say it doesn't run if there are not... More
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