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Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius provided by Discover Lithuania

Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius
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Tour snapshot
Visit the Hill of Crosses—and Great Battle District—on a tour from Vilnius
Duration:
9h
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Known to Lithuanians as a symbol of Soviet resistance—and a longstanding pilgrimage site—travelers can visit the impressive Hill of Crosses on this full-day tour, with travel from Vilnius. Join your guide for the excursion to the Jurgaiciai area, where you can tour this spiritual attraction. Along the way, you can learn about the faith of the Lithuanian people, uncover Lithuanian history, and enjoy a stop for lunch—at your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
Highlights
  • See thousands of crosses and learn about battles for Lithuanian independence
  • Uncover the history of Lithuania, and learn about the country's Catholicism
  • Hassle-free pickup from your Central Vilnius hotel or apartment is included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • See thousands of crosses and learn about battles for Lithuanian independence
  • Uncover the history of Lithuania, and learn about the country's Catholicism
  • Hassle-free pickup from your Central Vilnius hotel or apartment is included
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 10887P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local and knowledgeable guide
  • Centrally located Vilnius Hotel / apartments pickup
  • Transportation to/from attraction
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels, hostels, apartments located in central Vilnius
  • Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania Pick up from Vilnius centrally located hotel, hostel, apartments
  • Discover Lithuania, Pylimo g. 50, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania Find the Town Hall Square behind Town Hall building, then go up to Rudininku str. until you’ll reach All Saint’s Church – our office is just on your left. The distance between the Town Hall square and our office is 150 m. At the navigation you could put the address of „Rudninku g. 20“).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • On the group tour the minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The group tour ends at The Town Hall Square
  • Private tours are available every day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local and knowledgeable guide
  • Centrally located Vilnius Hotel / apartments pickup
  • Transportation to/from attraction
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels, hostels, apartments located in central Vilnius
  • Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania Pick up from Vilnius centrally located hotel, hostel, apartments
  • Discover Lithuania, Pylimo g. 50, Vilnius 01307, Lithuania Find the Town Hall Square behind Town Hall building, then go up to Rudininku str. until you’ll reach All Saint’s Church – our office is just on your left. The distance between the Town Hall square and our office is 150 m. At the navigation you could put the address of „Rudninku g. 20“).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Town hall of Vilnius, Rotušės a., Vilnius 01128, Lithuania
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • On the group tour the minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The group tour ends at The Town Hall Square
  • Private tours are available every day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Mūšios miško parkas Didžiosios kovos apygardos partizanams atminti
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kryziu Kalnas
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Town Hall (Rotuse)
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Town hall of Vilnius
    Town hall of Vilnius, Rotušės a., Vilnius 01128, Lithuania
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
31 reviews
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KateM
10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great conversation with our guide. Learned a lot about the history of the area, and many current day topics on Lithuania. Would highly recommend a guided tour like this, especially if you want more history than is on the plaque. Always impressed at the guides and their language abilities!
Written July 11, 2021
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cpw1952
Hamilton, Canada70 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Top marks to Discover Lithuania Ltd and their excellent guide, Linda, for a most enjoyable, small group minibus tour to Lithuania's iconic monuments, the Hill of Crosses and Partisans' Park. In clear, strong English, Linda regaled us with poignant stories of the Soviet KGB persecution endured by the Lithuanians after WW II and the history of the establishment of the Hill of Crosses. On the drive back to Vilnius, we stopped at an excellent restaurant where Linda ensured that we were well fed and water with traditional Lithuanian dishes and beer. She was also very careful to consider our culinary tastes and asked us whether we preferred vegetarian or carnivorous fare.

A successful, thoroughly enjoyable day at a very modest price. Full marks and an unqualified recommendation to anyone looking for a local tour guide during their stay in Lithuania.
Written December 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review of our tour to The Hill of Crosses! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much, and that you think it's a great value for money tour. We'd love to see you again on another tour of ours!
Written January 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Douglas0504
Edinburgh, UK99 contributions
Jun 2019
While staying in Vilnius I travelled on a day minibus tour to the Hill of the Crosses. The group on board the minibus were good company, and all the age ranges present found the Hill of the Crosses a moving experience. In particular we learnt about the place crosses have in Lithuanian culture and the way this Hill became a symbol of passive resistance during the Soviet era. It came over today as a national shrine with countless thousands of crosses placed on it - from simple home-made ones to professionally made beautiful creations. Words cannot do justice to the experience - I recommend that you go!
Written July 1, 2019
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DiscoverLTU
Dear Douglas, Thanks a lot for your review and recommendation! We feel excite that you experience the day so much. Hope to you see once again and all the best!
Written August 1, 2019
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Bogwoman
Dublin, Ireland259 contributions
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.
Written June 1, 2018
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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 to see you again, - we still have lots of great places to explore!
Written June 22, 2018
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jedmunds2018
Chesham, UK1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Solo
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, and it was worth it.
Written April 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 have lots of great stories to tell and places to explore!
Written April 16, 2018
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ShineyFF
Victoria, Australia47 contributions
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 Hill of Crosses demonstrates the National characteristic of bending not breaking while resisting. I found the experience far more moving than anticipated. Make sure you have time to check out the amber factory outlet at the Hill of Crosses for reasonably priced amber goods.
Written April 11, 2018
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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!
Written May 7, 2018
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BBn
83 contributions
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.
Written November 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 near future!
Written January 21, 2019
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English_Woman_Abroad
South Wales, UK1,012 contributions
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 bread

Was picked up around 9, first stop was partisan park at around 10ish, which was very interesting and moving.

We stoped at around 12 at a service station where you could get snacks and visit the bathroom.

We arrived at the hill of crosses at around 13.00 and had an hour (plenty of time), you can purchase a cross before you go in if you wish to leave one.

We ate at around 15.00 and then arrived back at 18.15
Written May 18, 2018
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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!
Written June 1, 2018
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fwaxer
Skipton, UK94 contributions
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 crosses, rich in history and the partisans.
Then onto hill of crosses. Its 220kms from Vilnius. Its a fast road, took around 2hours 40mins.
The hill of crosses is a totally unique place. There is millions of crosses. Its beautiful, weird, and moving. We are atheists, but found it a wonderful place.
Inger was very informative, and afterwards we went to a restaurant for traditional Lithuanian food. Beer, deep fried bread and potatoe cakes. Delicious.
A great day. Good value. Very interesting.
Written April 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 ;)
Written April 16, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tava B
2 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
I did two tours with Inga as my guide, to the Hill of Crosses and Trakai Castle. Thoroughly enjoyed both and would definitely recommend this tour company!
Written December 29, 2017
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Dear Tava, thank you very much for your nice review and your recommendation! We hope to see you participate in many more Discover Lithuania tours as we still have lots of great stories to tell and places to explore! All the best ;)
Written January 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great tour
A very good tour, Andreas was a great guide, made the day interesting, explained the history and looked after us we
mdubov
mdubov
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Outstanding Tour
This was a fabulous historical tour where we saw so much in one day and learned all about what we saw! Our guide An
183garethm
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Interesting and enjoyable historical day
This was my first ever tour, usually just exploring solo or whoever I'm with, but it's definitely inspired me to do
gary w
gary w
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Excellent Baltic tour company
In June we took a 17 day private tour through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with Discover Lithuania based in Vilniu
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Two interesting bits of Lithuanian history
Great day with a very knowledgeable guide. He added interesting bits of local insight to the history of the sites.
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
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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
Gloriaecoli
Gloriaecoli
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Efficient way to travel between cities and visit Hill of Crosses
Very prompt pickup and smooth ride from Vilnius to Riga and able to visit the Hill of Crosses without hassle on pub
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
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