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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$ 47.55
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Regular tour runs every: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (season time) Thursday and Saturday (off season)
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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 9am 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.
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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

2  Thank Bogwoman
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

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile
Highly recomended

Very good trip, it was a highlight of our holiday. The guide was very good and you had free time to wander about the hill of crosses. The food in the restaurant was good, €17 for two mains, one beer, one orange juice and fried...More

1  Thank Ziggy789
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Ziggy, many thanks for leaving this review. It really is great to hear that you were so happy with the service from start to finish. It was a super day for sure and a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Moving and enjoyable

Really good trip - Inge was an excellent driver and guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the first stop, where we saw and learned about where the partisans lived, the unique and moving hill of crosses, and the meal afterwards. I came to Lithuania to do this trip,...More

2  Thank jedmunds2018
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hello! Thanks for your review, we appreciate the opportunity to know your opinion about our tours and guides. We are happy to read you enjoyed the experience with Inga and we hope to see you participate in many more Discover Lithuania tours as we still...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile
Great trip

With only 3 people on the trip, today feels like a private tour. Our guide and driver (Inger) was lovely We set off at 9am and arrived at our first stop around 10am. We had a lovely walk around a park with lots of beautiful...More

Thank fwaxer
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi, thank you very much for your kind words! We're glad you thoroughly enjoyed our tour to The Hill of Crosses. Greetings from Lithuania ;)

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
Surprisingly moving

A very interesting day with Inga our informative guide. The focus is really on the resistance of the Lithuanian people to Russian and later Soviet rule. The blending of paganism with Christianity with the crosses scattered throughout the countryside, at Patriot Park and at the...More

2  Thank ShineyFF
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Shiney, many thanks for sharing your feedback. We feel very grateful that you've enjoyed the tour! Bes regards from sunny Lithuania ;) Hope to see you again soon!

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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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