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From Riga: Rundale Palace & Bauska Castle Tour to Vilnius

Product ID: 128994
Start from Riga and end in Vilnius visiting sights like Rundale Palace, Bauska Castle, and The Hill of Crosses along the way on a group or private tour.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup service is available from centrally located hotels or apartments in Riga.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit highlights along the way: Bauska Castle and The Hill of Crosses
  • Learn more about Lithuanian and Latvian history
  • Be stunned by the most mysterious pilgrim site - The Hill of Crosses
  • Admire an unique treasury of Baroque and Rococo art at Rundale Palace
Full description
This full-day day tour is the best choice for those who want to save time, money, and see the most important sights along the trip from Riga to Vilnius.

Visit Bauska Castle, which is surrounded by a picturesque scenery and represents an example of military architecture (XV - XVII century). The castle consists of two parts: the fortress built especially for the use of firearms and the residential castle fortified with bastions, protective walls and earthen ramparts.

About two hours is reserved to explore Rundale Palace, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia, which sometimes is called as ‘The Versailles of Latvia’. Rundale Palace is built in the mid-18th-Century by the Russian court architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, it was the summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The two-story castle contains 138 elaborate rooms, a lovely French garden and a museum dedicated to the history of Latvia.

Last but not least is a unique ensemble of Lithuanian folk art - The Hill of Crosses. The monument with more than 200.000 crosses in various sizes and materials stands on Jurgaiciai - Domantai mound. During your visit at The Hill of Crosses, you will learn more about the legendary stories why the Hill appeared. In the evening finish your drive and arrive in Vilnius city.
Includes
  • Transportation service
  • Water
  • Space to store luggage
  • Entrance ticket to Rundale Palace Castle (if private tour option selected)
  • Pickup and drop off from centrally located hotels (if private tour option selected)
  • English-speaking guide (if private tour option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets to Bauska Castle

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Bauska Castle is closed in the off-season

From £263.97 Per group up to 1

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Really beautiful Palace with very well planned stops.

We really enjoyed this tour with lots of cultural stops and breathtaking views. The day before the tour we realised we made a mistake and booked a one-way trip when we had thought we booked a round-trip (our mistake!). We called up the company and got it sorted very easily for a small charge. Very well served! We really enjoyed the trip and had a wonderful guide. Would recommend!

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July 20, 2019

We booked a private tour. Our guide/driver Gildutis is friendly and knowledgeable. We were transported in an Audi and thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Vilnius to Riga.

June 16, 2019

February 24, 2020

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Product ID: 128994