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Riga–Vilnius Sightseeing Tour Bus

(144 reviews)
12h
Up to 8 people

Explore the very best of South-Latvian & North-Lithuania countryside on your way to Vilnius.

Highlights

A fun day exploring the Latvian and Lithuanian countryside
Visit the Salaspils Memorial to victims of Fascism
Discover the most beautiful palace in the Baltics - Rundāle palace
Walk around the Hill of Crosses, a famous pilgrimage site in Lithuania
Roam around charming Kaunas, the city at the heart of Lithuania

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About the tour

Departs: Every day at 9:00 a.m. (in English)
Duration: 12 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Private tours are available in: English (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Take a trip from Riga to Vilnius and on the way learn about the history and people of two countries. Our knowledgeable local guides take a small group, maximum of 8 people, for a fun filled 12 hour road trip through Latvia and Lithuania (click here to book this tour the other way – from Vilnius to Riga).

Visit the monumental Salaspils Memorial Ensemble to victims of Fascism near Riga to learn about the II World War in the Baltic countries. Be amazed by the Rundāle Palace that is considered the grandest stately home in the Baltics and a true gem of Baroque architecture and of South-Latvian countryside.

Once in Lithuania we’ll visit the Hill of Crosses that is a famous pilgrimage destination and a site of resistance against Soviet occupation. Walk the streets of Kaunas, the once capital of Lithuania and a city that is rich with history and culture. See the beautiful riverside and the many lovely churches in the Kaunas Old Town.

On the way we’ll make a stop for lunch so that you can try some of the local food. Kindly let our guides know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account. Location of the lunch is subject to availability and the meal is not included in the price of the tour.

Please note! Based on our customer's feedback, we realised that people want to rush less and spend more time at the spectacular sights of Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses which are quite hard to reach. Due to that we've decided to leave Trakai village out from the tour to be able to spend extra time at other stops. Trakai is only 30 kilometres from Vilnius and is very easy to get by public transport.

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What's included & not included

One-way transfer from Riga to Vilnius
Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Entry to Rundāle Palace Garden
Room for reasonable amount of luggage
Lunch
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available on private group tours)
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking.
All tours are subject to availability.
Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund.
Paper free confirmation accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter). In summer there is an option to swim in a bog lake.
The visited spots might differ depending on the season and weather conditions.
Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different languages.

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Thousands of Happy Customers

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"A day trip with Anna"

Well, i must say that Anna was a fabulous guide and knew how to communicate with the group, and as a lady she turned out to be an excellent driver, so we all arrived in Vilnius in one piece! . Usually i get nervous with female drivers as i bought my wife a new car 3 years ago and not yet brave enough to let her drive me around (Haha). A pity the Trakia stop was not included but realise that it was probably a good decision as the next day i spent 4 hours wandering around the peninsula. A pity that there is no option to visit the interior of Rundale Palace, but again there probably would not be enough time. The tour gave us a good idea of the four places where we stopped, and i particularly enjoyed the Hill of Crosses, leaving a cross there for my wife. The restaurant stop was in the middle of nowhere, might have been better to have lunch in the town so people had a choice. However i rally enjoyed my choice, shashlik chicken followed by apple pie and ice cream. The price seemed very reasonable for such a nice restaurant. I tried to book the Tallinn- Riga tour but unfortunately there were not enough people who signed up for it, a pity!

"Spring beauty!"

The countryside in the spring was really beautiful with yellow canola fields, blue skies and storks flying above. I was wowed by the gardens at Rundle Palace. Not something that I expected to see in Latvia. I booked the tour to see the hill of crosses and was not disappointed. Our guide was really warm-hearted and funny. It was more about the experience and less about the detailed history. He was really good at making us all feel at ease and connecting with a bunch of strangers. I would have preferred to arrive in Vilnius a bit sooner and skip out on our last stop as we we all tired and hungry by 9pm with only big lunch in our tummies but no supper. Bring along a granola bar would be my recommendation. Overall, loved it and would recommend it!

"Riga-Vilnius one day tour"

Excellent guide, and wonderful singing!

"Perfect Day"

Well organized!

"Riga to Vilnius"

Excellent tour. The other people booked on the tour cried off so we had a tour for just 2. Very informative with the guide being knowledgable and friendly. Lunch was excellent. I would recommend.

"Great tour!"

The tour between Riga & Vilnius is 100% worth taking. Great stops along the way, and the best option for getting to Hill of the Crosses. My tour guide was awesome & super knowledgeable not only about the sites we visited but all of the Baltics.

Meeting Point

Riga-Tallinn and Riga-Vilnius tour buses leave in front of Riga Old Town Hostel, Vaļņu iela 43, Riga.

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