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Private Trip to The Hill of Crosses from Riga provided by Latvia Guide Tours

Private Trip to The Hill of Crosses from Riga

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Hill of Crosses, located near Siauliai city in Lithuania. This place has a remarkable ambiance, and gratitude, wishes, dreams, and hopes are integral parts of this magic Hill that resembles the atmosphere of the Western wall of Jerusalem.  There have been several attempts to destroy the Hill, nevertheless, it survived as a sign of liberty and independence of Lithuania. Hill has become an important place for pilgrims all around the world. In 1993 Pope John Paul II said a prayer about this Hill and gave a gift to Lithuania - a crucifix that was set up on the Hill. Later he referred to this special place in his many speeches. The Hill of Crosses is a place of light and hope for its visitors!   On this trip, you will have a very well informed driver/guide, who will explain everything about this place. It will be a nice and pleasant day! Additionally, you will be provided with a choice of excellent places to have lunch with traditional Lithuanian or modern cuisine during this tour.
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    Kryziu Kalnas
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    The exact origins of Lithuania's Kryžių Kalnas, or the Hill of Crosses, remain a mystery. Just outside the northern city of Šiauliai, thousands of metal and wooden crosses—placed here for nearly two centuries—have found a home on the growing mound of religious fervor. Dangling rosaries chime in the blowing wind and provide a rolling soundtrack for icons of saints and photographs of revered local patriots. Despite many attempts to destroy it, this unusual pilgrimage site endures as a powerful testament to devotion.
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Important Information
4–5 hours
  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private trip
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Coffee stops and detours can be arranged with driver
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ahmed A wrote a review Jul 2020
New Delhi, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
The trip to the hill of crosses was super fun. Our guide Erlens was super funny, informative. We didn't feel the 1hour 45 mins trip at all. He was telling us about the history of Latvia and Riga and gave us a lot of interesting information. At the hill of crosses he explained
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Nils Holm wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very interesting story, I do not think there is anything else in world like this. And a fantastic photo location.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dermot F wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
I was traveling alone and had my tour guide pick me up from my hotel. He was very knowledgeable and kind. Filled with tons of information. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better tour company as a traveler
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By: Latvia Guide Tours
pietro I
Very good 2 days travel
Everything was nice. Hotel , city, the excursion and the guide. Very good organizations Latvia a country to visit
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Lovely snowy tour out of Riga into the hinterlands
On the strength of our Riga trip the day before, we booked Erlens again to take us out of town. He is so flexible
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Erlens is a perfect guide, his English is excellent and knowledge of his city superb
We booked this tour in advance and although we understand there are free tours. This tour with our guide Erlens was
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Perfect day with Erlens!
Erlens speaks fluent English, truely has a lot of knowledge and meets all your wishes. We had an incredibly lovely
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Martina V
Nice tour of Latvian castles
We had a private tour, everything was well organized and communication was easy. Unfortunately there wasn't snow, b
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Autumn in Gauja National Park
On wednesday 16 oktober 2019, I was wonderfull guided in English by Erlens Gadzāns through the Gauja National Park.
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  • Duration: 4–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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