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Vilnius to Riga via the Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace & Bauska Castle provided by Discover Lithuania

Vilnius to Riga via the Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace & Bauska Castle

Vilnius to Riga via the Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace & Bauska Castle
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Travel from Vilnius to Riga with ease and explore the world famous attractions under your own steam. This Baltic road trip will take you to the small, grey Jurgaiciai (Domantai) hillock, located in the North of Lithuania, which houses the thousands of crosses of every shape and size and has became the symbol of hope and persistence. The Rundale Palace, built in the eighteenth century as a summer residence of the Duke of Courland, will be another break of the Vilnius – Riga bus trip. This bright Baroque style building, surrounded by the extensive and splendid garden, is often referred to as the Versailles of Latvia and is a well worth visiting. Before reaching your destination you’ll make a stopover at the Bauska Castle complex, consisting of the ruins of an earlier castle and a newer palace.
Know before you go
  • 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: 10887P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Comfortable transportation service
  • Room for reasonable amount of luggage
  • A bottle of water
  • Guided book
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide service
  • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
  • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Cathedral Square, Katedros aikštė, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania The bus stop in front of Bell Tower in Cathedral Square
  • Latvian Riflemen Monument, Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Trip runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in season time
  • The trip could be cancelled if there are going less than 6 persons. Then you will receive a full refund or an alternative day. The confirmation is sent once the tour met the minimum number of passengers, but no less than 24 hours before the tour starts.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Inclusions
  • Comfortable transportation service
  • Room for reasonable amount of luggage
  • A bottle of water
  • Guided book
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide service
  • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
  • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
Departure details
  • Cathedral Square, Katedros aikštė, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania The bus stop in front of Bell Tower in Cathedral Square
  • Latvian Riflemen Monument, Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Latvian Riflemen Monument, Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Trip runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in season time
  • The trip could be cancelled if there are going less than 6 persons. Then you will receive a full refund or an alternative day. The confirmation is sent once the tour met the minimum number of passengers, but no less than 24 hours before the tour starts.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cathedral Square
    Katedros aikštė, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
    The bus stop in front of Bell Tower in Cathedral Square
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kryziu Kalnas
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Bauska Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Latvian Riflemen Monument
    Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    See address & details
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Barbara W
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Vilnius to Riga bus tour
Oct 2019
My husband and I were the only two travelers on this bus tour from Vilnius to Riga. Discover Lithuania did contact me about a week in advance of our scheduled departure date that there weren't enough purchased seats to make the trip unless we paid for another seat. Thus, we did have time to make alternate arrangements if we desired. As a result they allowed us to leave Vilnius an hour later than normally scheduled, and our driver honored our request to stop at a different restaurant than is normally on their tour.The driver was very great. As for the sites; I found the Hill of Crosses to be fascinating, but the Rundle castle just ok. I've seen many castles in other countries, and this one was not as interesting to me as others. Baska Castle was ok, but what I found more interesting was the setting with the lake and the trees in brilliant golden fall colors.
Written November 16, 2019
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Dear Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for joining the tour from Vilnius to Riga. Our group tours run if minimum of three persons are going. If the minimum number is not reached we always try inform the customers in advance. Thank you for mentioning this :) Wish you all the best and if you ever have plans to visit Lithuania again - do not hesitate to contact us!
Written December 13, 2019
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LPY39
Phoenix, AZ194 contributions
Exceeded our expectation
Sep 2019
We were the only family in the tour so it was very nice. The guide/driver was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We did everything that was in the itinerary.
Written September 8, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review of your experience and for your recommendation of the tour from Vilnius to Riga! We hope you have returned safely with great memories of your time at the Baltics. Greetings from our team!
Written September 18, 2019
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AdamMunson
Helsinki, Finland19 contributions
Great way to travel between the two capitals.
Aug 2019 • Solo
This was a great day which was spaced out very well. It makes visiting 3 places of interest really easy, from the start when you get picked up from your hotel, to visiting the 3 places, to being dropped off at your next hotel in Riga.

That was very handy, as after the day of travelling and sightseeing, you don't have to quickly get acquainted with a new city from a dropoff point, and walk to your hotel with your bag.

Our guide was knowledgeable about the 3 places and gave us plenty of insight into where we were about to visit, and was funny and laid back which made for a great trip. Also, coming around with us in the Bauskas castle/palace was a nice touch too! Sadly the castle is being renovated just now so you can't get into that part, but that didn't take anything away from this day.

I completely recommend doing this rather than taking the 4.5 hour direct bus between the cities!
Written August 2, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review, Adam! We are pretty sure that this would be very helpful for those who are considering the trip from Vilnius to Riga (or vice versa). Be sure to get in touch again and maybe join on Paneriai Memorial Park and Trakai Island Castle tour :) Best wishes!
Written September 18, 2019
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Matthias Lee
2 contributions
Great experience
The tour helps to save time by covering attractions that are far from the city centre while transiting from Vilnius to Riga. The door-to-door pick up service was convenient and saves the hassle of having to find an assembly point while dragging your luggage. The attractions covered are scenic and guide is friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend for travellers who are visiting both Vilnius and Riga.
Written November 23, 2018
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Dear Matthias, Thank you so much for writing this nice review. We are pretty sure that this would be very helpful for us as lots of people, who is travelling from Vilnius to Riga or otherwise:) It was our pleasure to provide you this nice experience. Hope to have you in Lithuania in the future as well! :)
Written January 21, 2019
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Johnbernhardt
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Fantastic!
Me and my father travelling from Vilnius to Riga on this tour. Andrius our guide arrived at our hotel in his car and advised that the other 2 people due to go on the tour had cancelled last minute (min 4 people needed), however he would still take us as we booked so far in advance. It was great. Yes we didn’t get to experience the minivan/bus but it was fantastic that Andrius drove us to Riga and we had a personal commentary along the way. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The hill of crosses in particular Really impressed us and the palace and castle were very impressive. Highly recommended and very thankful!

Written April 3, 2018
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Hi John, thanks for the review and recommendations. We are so happy that you've enjoyed our regular tour from Vilnius to Riga with sightseeing on the way! Hope to see you again on another our tours in the future ;)
Written April 16, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Discover Lithuania
183garethm
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
Discover776147
Discover776147
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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.
Discover776147
Discover776147
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Great trip into the country
Great conversation with our guide. Learned a lot about the history of the area, and many current day topics on Lith
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
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
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
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