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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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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
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses—and Great Battle District—on a tour from Vilnius
  • 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
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
  • Visit the Hill of Crosses—and Great Battle District—on a tour from Vilnius
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10887P12
Call +27 21 426 8204
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
  • Traveller 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“).
  • Town hall of Vilnius, Rotušės a., Vilnius 01128, Lithuania
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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
  • Traveller 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“).
  • Town hall of Vilnius, Rotušės a., Vilnius 01128, Lithuania
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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
    See details
  • 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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KateM
6 contributions
Great trip into the country
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 11 July 2021
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mmystic480
Phoenix, AZ9 contributions
A wonderful enjoyable day trip
Sep 2019
Inga was the perfect guide, the first stop a memorial for the partisans who fought in the war for independence, Inga told the story as walked though the park, our next stop was the Hill of Crosses they estimate over 300,000 cross, it’s a 45 min stop, but I could have spent hours here taking photos, even in the rain. On the way back to Vilnius we stop a rustic restaurant, Inga suggestions for lunch were delicious, absolutely lovely and informative day,
Written 8 December 2019
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AnnaMel1312
Athens, Greece5 contributions
Interesting landmark but not surely worth a whole day trip for this
Oct 2019
This trip takes almost all day and the landmark is interesting but small and quite far from Vilnius. Our guide was not very interesting and we took more time on the way than in the actual landmark. Unless you have a religious interest for the place, there should be more interesting things to do than spend so many hours in the van.
Written 22 October 2019
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Dear Anna, Thank you very much for taking a time and sharing your experience. The Hill of Crosses is located in the North of Lithuania, which means that from Vilnius there are more two hours ride one way. Most of travelers found the place worth it, as it is one the most exlusive one in the World. We also apologize that the guide did not met your expectations. Hope this experience will not prevent tyou from joining us again in the future. Kindest regards!
Written 13 December 2019
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cwalts
Mesa, AZ400 contributions
Inspiring day
Andrea is a very enthusiastic guide. He shared lots of information and it is clear he loves his country. The stop at the memorial park to Lithuanian partisans who continued to fight against the soviets until 1956 was very interesting. The Hill Of Crosses demonstrated to me the spirit of Lithuanians to continue and rise above oppression.
Written 9 October 2019
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Dear Cwalts, Thank you for your time to leave a review on Tripadvisor, - it means a lot for us :) Great to hear that you found both stops interesting and meaningful. Hopefully we'll see you all again in the near future. Warmest regards!
Written 13 December 2019
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Susie M
West Yorkshire1 989 contributions
A wonderful and touching day trip
Sep 2019
Very friendly welcome by Andreas and a great mix of people on the tour. After quite a long drive, we stopped at a lovely forested area with beautifully carved crosses (I'm not religious but you could see the workmanship in the carvings) that was a memorial to the partisans who fought in the war for independence. Andreas told the story in a moving and informative way and the walk through the woods is peaceful and beautiful.

On to the Hill of Crosses - it's unique so well worth a visit but doesn't take up a lot of time. Not sure I'd travel all that way just for this but Andreas' telling of the story, the wonderful group and the trip to the partisan park just made for a wonderful day.

Despite not being religious, I did buy a cross (4 euros upwards) to plant in memory of family and friends.

We carried on to a lovely rustic restaurant which didn't have an extensive menu but I had fried bread and cheese dip with a beer and it was delicious - around 8 euros.

Had a fabulous time, learned a lot and met some lovely people. Andreas was the perfect guide, friendly, approachable, sense of humour and, despite having to tell the same story day in, day out, seemed as though he genuinely wanted us to understand the history. Highly recommended
Written 29 September 2019
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Dear Susie, Thank you for your recommdations and such a beautiful review! Andrius remember you and says hello :) He had indeed a wonderful time with you! Warmest regards and hope to see you again in a near future!
Written 11 December 2019
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TravelAddiction12
London, UK50 contributions
Great day trip
We had an amazing day trip to the “Hill of Crosses” with our very funny and knowledgeable guide Andreas. First we stopped at the park of crosses where Andreas explained about the history of the soviet occupation. We then made our way to the Hill of crosses which is worth spending the whole time allocated to just wonder amongst all the cross taking it all in. Finally, we stopped for some lunch at a local restaurant selling traditional Lithuanian dishes in “big” portions. Great tour with great people.
Written 17 September 2019
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Hi there, We are so pleased you had a great time with us! Thank you very much for the positive feedback and comments.  May you enjoy the memories again ir again.. :) We'll love to see you on another our tours. Best regards
Written 18 September 2019
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Anna M
4 contributions
Very interesting part of history
I recommend the daytrip. You hear a lot about the lithuanian history and how it came to this important place, the Hill of crosses. The tour guide was lithuanian and talked in well understandable English. Maybe one thing you need to know: there's no food shop at the hill of crosses. So bring your own food, it's quite a long trip.
Written 8 September 2019
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Dear Anna, thank you so much for taking your time and writing this nice review about your tour with us. I really hope to meet you next time in Lithuania! Warmest regards
Written 18 September 2019
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Mary L
Highland, IN76 contributions
Very impressive, very moving
Aug 2019 • Couples
Spent a day with our guide Andres, who is very passionate about Lithuanian history, which makes for a good guide. Made a stop to a forested park that commemorates battles Lithuanians have fought for independence. Each battle is honored by a cross made in Lithuanian design. Learned a lot about what price was paid for freedom and also the importance of the cross in Lithuanian culture. Then on to the Hill of Crosses, which is mind blowing! Stories behind the Hill, as well as just thinking of why all of the crosses are there are really something. Don’t think there’s anything like this anywhere else. From simple stick crosses to rosaries to very ornate crosses, the place is covered. On the way back, we stopped for lunch, which was paid at our own cost. Andres bought us all dessert, said his birthday was the next day. A nice gesture!! This is definitely a trip to be made when going to Lithuania 🇱🇹
Written 18 August 2019
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Dear Mary, Really pleased you had an amazing day outside Vilnius city! Really appreciate your mentioning that our guide was passionate, knowleadgable and friendly. Thank's a lot. Hope to see you again in a near future :)
Written 18 September 2019
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markoV8161WO
Ljubljana, Slovenia9 contributions
Unforgettable
Jul 2019
We had a nice day trip to the other side of Lithuania (from Vilnius). The Hill of the crosses is a unique place which gives evidence of the resilience and faith of the Lituanian people for better future and independence. On the way back we stopped for lunch to taste some delicious local specialities. Recommend!
Written 29 July 2019
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Thank you for your recommendation, Marko! It's great to read that you find the tour interesting and nice. May we see each other soon! Best wishes!
Written 18 September 2019
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Douglas0504
Edinburgh, UK89 contributions
An amazing and moving experience!
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 1 July 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 1 August 2019
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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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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.
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
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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
Sightseer256479
Sightseer256479
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Baltic Adventure
Our guide Domas was very pleasant and knowledgeable without being overbearing. We had a very nice day, but a very l
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
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