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Riga–Vilnius Sightseeing Tour Bus

(407 reviews)
Up to 8 people
€75 pp

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


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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Important: Tour duration from October 15th to April 1st is 10 hours.

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
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available on private group tours)
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

The discounted price is valid for departures until March 31, 2024.
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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"Highly recommended!"

We really enjoyed this tour! We don't drive, which made it challenging when planning a trip that would take us to all of the key places we wanted to visit in Latvia and Lithuania. This tour was perfect because it took us to many of those places while also moving us along to Vilnius, the next stop on our Baltic journey! Laura, our tour guide, was great. She is energetic and kept the tour moving along with the perfect amount of time to visit each place. If you unfortunately fell asleep in the car (jet lag, not boredom!), you didn't miss important details, as she saved the key facts for our stops to see the various sites. Laura somehow remembered everyone's names! There was a good variation in the types of sites we visited. A must see for us was the Hill of Crosses, and we were glad we saw it! We were also glad to visit the Salaspils Memorial and the Rundale Palace. It's hard to choose, but my favourite place we visited was Kaunas. We took this tour in December, so the Christmas Market there was a site to see, especially lit up at night! This was a jam-packed day, but a great way to travel between Riga and Vilnius and see unique sites along the way. We highly recommend this tour or the same tour in the other direction.

"Best trip ever!"

Our tour from Riga > Vilnius was absolutely perfect. Laura was so much fun - she was so interesting, had such great information + made the trip so lovely. We had four stops that were all EXCELLENT + we were so happy we took this tour. I highly recommend this to ANYONE who is traveling around the Baltics! The best, EVER! THANK YOU LAURA!

"This is the best way to travel between cities!"

We had a fabulous tour! Laura was an amazing guide. She shared so much knowledge, was very flexible for our family of four, and kept us laughing and happy. This was our second city-to-city tour with this company, and I would 100% recommend it as the very best way to travel between cities and see the countryside.

"Excellent way to travel between two capitals and see the sights on the way."

Everything worked well: timeliness, excellent mini bus and very helpful and knowledgeable driver/guide.



"Best way to travel from Riga to Vilnius"

Very detail explanation about the history and places we visited. Energetic guide.

Meeting Point

The tour starts in front of Riga Old Town Hostel, Vaļņu iela 43, Riga. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point.

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