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Vilnius to Riga Day Trip: The Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle provided by Discover Lithuania

Vilnius to Riga Day Trip: The Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle

Vilnius to Riga Day Trip: The Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle
4.5
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from £131.25 per adult (price varies by group size)
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10887P36
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Pick up service at Vilnius centrally located hotel • Drop off service at Riga centrally located hotel • Driver/guide • Entrance tickets to Bauska Castle • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils) • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Entrance tickets to Rundale Palace and Garden
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Vilnius centrally located hotel / apartments / hostel / guesthouse
Vilnius, Lithuania
Discover Lithuania, Pylimo g. 50, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania
Riga, Latvia Centrally located Riga's hotel, apartments, hostel, etc.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Pick up service at Vilnius centrally located hotel • Drop off service at Riga centrally located hotel • Driver/guide • Entrance tickets to Bauska Castle • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils) • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Entrance tickets to Rundale Palace and Garden
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Vilnius centrally located hotel / apartments / hostel / guesthouse
Vilnius, Lithuania
Discover Lithuania, Pylimo g. 50, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania
Riga, Latvia Centrally located Riga's hotel, apartments, hostel, etc.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Riga, Latvia Centrally located Riga's hotel, apartments, hostel, etc.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
On Monday (not season time) Bauska Castle is closed.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Discover Lithuania
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Kryziu Kalnas
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bauska Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Riga Town Hall Square
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Riga
    Riga, Latvia
    Centrally located Riga's hotel, apartments, hostel, etc.
    See address & details
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Gloriaecoli
322 contributions
Efficient way to travel between cities and visit Hill of Crosses
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very prompt pickup and smooth ride from Vilnius to Riga and able to visit the Hill of Crosses without hassle on public transport and walking in cold. Rundale Palace also nice and not many tourists due to low season, but both Cafe and Restaurants not opened and no other time to eat lunch at all.

Felt a bit rush at Bauska Palace and even though castle was closed for renovations, not able to take exterior view since the visit was rush.

Overall good trip and saved a lot of trouble on visiting the spots that locate middle of nowhere between the 2 capitals
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightseer256479
3 contributions
Baltic Adventure
Dec 2019
Our guide Domas was very pleasant and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We had a very nice day, but a very long day. We did not realize it was such a long ride to Riga and, in fact, had to cancel on Bauska Castle as it was getting so late in the day. As it was, we did not gat to Riga till after dark. Nevertheless, we were very pleased with the visit to Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace, both moving experiences.
Written 20 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sightseer, thank you for your time and warm words. It was so pleasure to welcoming you. Hope you are safe and healthy and I believe we will meet you in a near future. Take care!
Written 11 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Collette J
Cleveland, OH13 contributions
well worth the money
Oct 2019
We were planning to travel from Vilnius to Riga, when we saw this tour, and thought "why not", so glad we did. Pick us was smooth, and our driver was pleasant and professional. The van that picked us up was new and clean, water was offered, and there were plugs for our phones.
The trip was long, but broken up with stops, lunch, bathroom breaks,
The Hill of Crosses is a must-see, and listing to the history is amazing.
Our hotel was in the old city, and our driver dropped us off at the corner
Written 18 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Collete, thank you so much for taking a time to leave a review. It is so reat to hear that you've enjoyed the tour from Vilnius to Riga. Hope to see you again in a near future. Stay safe!
Written 11 May 2020
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Tony D
2 contributions
Very nice trip!
Aug 2019
Ruta was a great guide during our trip and visit to different places on our way from Vilnius tot Riga! She gave passionately and professionally explanations and was a very friendly young lady! Highly recommended! Thx! Greetings from Belgium!
Written 27 August 2019
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Thank you Tony for joing our tours and for your time to leave this wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again on another Discover Lithuania tours!
Written 18 September 2019
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laker777
Michigan85 contributions
Excellent, worthwhile, informative tour
Jul 2019 • Solo
I did this day tour from Vilnius to Riga in July 2019. The tour included stops at Hill of the Crosses in Lithuania, along with Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle in Latvia.

After I originally scheduled this as a group tour, the tour company, Discover Lithuania, contacted me three days prior to the tour and asked whether I'd be OK with starting the tour later than the original start time and also doing it as a private tour. I appreciated them consulting me in advance about the schedule change, and I agreed to do it as a private tour.

My guide for the tour was Andrius, who drove me to each site and explained the history of Lithuania, Latvia, and the Baltic region in great and very impressive detail both at each stop and in between stops. His knowledge and command of history and culture was outstanding. Andrius put a great deal of effort into explaining the history of each site and its cultural significance in Lithuania/Latvia. The tour also included a stop at a traditional Lithuanian restaurant, where I ate dumplings for lunch (but could not finish them because the portions were very large and filling!)

Hill of Crosses may be interesting not only to religious people (especially practicing Roman Catholics) but also to people who are interested in learning more about the resistance of the Lithuanian people to the Soviet occupation of the country. Rundale Palace is quite beautiful. The site dates back to the early 18th Century and offers both self-guided and guided tours and includes a stunning garden unlike anything I've ever seen before. Bauska Castle is also an interesting site as a fortress along what was the main route of trade between Riga and Vilnius.

I highly recommend this tour for people who are interested in a more detailed and thorough understanding of Lithuanian and Latvian culture and history. I also commend this company for consulting me in advance about the schedule change and for not charging me the higher price for changing to a private tour - this is an indication of a reputable, honest company. This tour is also a much more interesting way of travelling from Vilnius to Riga than simply taking a bus directly. If you are planning to travel between the two cities and want to learn more about the history and culture of these countries, book this tour, and request Andrius as your guide. You will not be disappointed!
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Gregory, thanks a milion for your kind detailed and informative review! We really appreciate your words and once again we say thank you for your flexibility! Andrius sends you warmest regards and says that It was sooo nice to meet you and show you around. Let me know if you ever come to our area - we hope to see you again one day!
Written 18 September 2019
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Drgole
Hastings, MI1,634 contributions
Over 200,000 Crosses
This is a unique mound covered and surrounded by over 200,000 crosses. Different but not particularly interesting to us. Worth a stop if you’re interested.
Written 15 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Drgole, Thank you for your time and impression about the Hill of Crosses. One calls the Hill of Crosses weird another named it as spectacular, but mostly all agree that this place is really unique and worth a stop. Thank you once again and till the next time!
Written 28 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Discover Lithuania
rkigervaron
rkigervaron
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Excellent
The trip with Andreas was very good. He was incredibly friendly and graceful and provided excellent guidance in a
JHewitt103
JHewitt103
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Excellent
My family and I recently did this tour on our trip to Vilnius. Our guide Andreas picked us up punctually from our h
ShaysOyster
ShaysOyster
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Definitely worth a visit
When in Vilnius the KGB museum is a must in order to absorb some of the cities historical culture. Fairly small in
Jenniferjanepearce
Jenniferjanepearce
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Very informative
Much more here than I excepted. So much to read and a lot of new info. The KGB prison was aweful but very interesti
DanielaA2262
DanielaA2262
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Great spot to understand the history behind Jews death
I would definitely recommend to visit this area, the monument to Jews is impressed and the place looks incredible o
Jacqui W
Jacqui W
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Interesting
Difficult to find but enjoyable visit, unusual exhibits, enjoyed reading the details and myths. Worth a visit.
JuneJacinto
JuneJacinto
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Beautiful
A day trip and touring the area gives you the idea how the Holocaust system dramatically transpired the people who
qifen w
qifen w
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Fantastic trip!
Andreas is the best! He is very knowledgeable and shows us the history of Lithuania and region in an interesting ma
SDDVP
SDDVP
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Half a day tour
Very interesting and compliments to Domas, guide of Discover Lithuania. Impressive tour, with good explanations abo
travelchica2015
travelchica2015
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Beautiful
A must do in Trakai. You can buy the entrance tickets at the door but we saved about 10-15 mins buying them online
LindaH7071
LindaH7071
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Thought provoking
Arrived at opening time and had to queue for a while as there appeared to be a couple of school parties. It is very
IngmarOLO
IngmarOLO
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Trakai, well worth visiting
Well kept and maintained "medival castle". Located on an island 30 km west of Vilnius city. Trakai village is serve
COLLETTE J
COLLETTE J
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bad tour guide
I would have given this tour 4 stars, but for the fact, we had a horrible tour guide. He was on his phone constantl
mmystic480
mmystic480
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A wonderful enjoyable day trip
Inga was the perfect guide, the first stop a memorial for the partisans who fought in the war for independence, Ing
johnaG3540GQ
johnaG3540GQ
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Full day out
Anyone visiting Vilnius should undertake a small group tour to Trakai Castle. It commences with a visit to the Jewi
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