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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

  • 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
Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius
From US$46.05
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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 (35)
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile
Well worth the trip

Very interesting place to visit, well worth the guided tour lots of interesting history & information to learn. Guide give you plenty of time to have your own time too. A long journey from Vilnius but worth it

Thank Chrisf2484
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris, thank you for leaving a review and recommendation here on TripAdvisor after your tour. We feel very proud that you find the tour well organized, knowledgeable and interesting! May you enjoy your memories over and over. Warmest regards!

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile
A pilgrimage for Catholics..

Not very sure of the historical background but it seems every catholic visitor will bring or buy a cross from the nearby vendors and place it on this site. Not possible to count how many but it is kind of amazing to see so many...More

Thank jonih916
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jonih, thank you for your thoughts.I believe you would love to join one of our tours to The Hill of Crosses and learn more about this controversial and exclusive place. You probably would be surprised of the Hill of Crosses' history, it's meaning for...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

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.More

Thank ka0tarb
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ka0tarb, you are absolutely right, - it's a long day, but a place is worth visiting, especially if you are going with knowledgeable guide! :) Thank you for taking time to review your experience with us and hope to see you again in a...More

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulesNottingham_UK
DiscoverLTU, Manager at Discover Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

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

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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