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Tour from Riga to Vilnius

Product ID: 128994
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This is the best option for people who are travelling from Riga to Vilnius. Along the way you will visit sights like Rundale Palace, Bauska Castle, and The Hill of Crosses. The tour ends in Vilnius.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up and drop off services from centrally located hotels/ apartments.
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
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
  • Driver/guide
  • Museum tickets and other entrance fees
  • Transportation service
  • Pick-up and drop off from centrally located hotels
  • English-speaking driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Museum tickets to Rundale Palace is not included in group tour option

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Group tours run every Tuesday and Saturday
• Private tours are available everyday
• The tour runs if min of 3 persons are going. You will receive a confirmation up to 24 hours before the tour starts
• Bauska Castle in off season is not visited
• If there are less than 3 persons on the group tour, you will be offered an alternative day, other tour on the same day, private tour option (additional fee) or full refund.
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Product ID: 128994