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Riga–Vilnius Sightseeing Tour Bus

(132 reviews)
12h
Up to 8 people
€65
€55 pp

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
Learn about the unique history of the Trakai small town and see its famous castle

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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. Before reaching Vilnius we’ll make a stop at the picturesque Trakai small town to enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets and look at the restored Trakai castle.

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.

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What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Entry to Rundāle Palace Garden
Room for reasonable amount of luggage
Lunch
Entry to Trakai castle
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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"Enjoyable tour with lots of sites."

Really enjoyed the tour and learnt alot about Latvia and Lithuania.

"Great way to get from Riga to Vilnuis"

We had such a good tour from Riga to Vilnius. Our driver/ guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the sites and history. He made the trip a lot of fun and he had a great sense of humour. Also he was a very safe driver.

"Alinaaaa amaaaaazing!!!!"

Omg. So much to say!! Alina?? Or Alona? A lithuanian chick was our tour guide. Totally hilarious and friendly!!! I kept getting lost on private walks but she was my hero!!!

"Interesting and enjoyable "

The bus took us from Riga to Vilnius with stops at points of interest along the way. First stop was at Salaspils memorial, that opened up a whole area of history to us and was very moving. We’d have liked longer here to see more of the museum. The next stop was Rundale Palace, a stunning surprise with gardens to rival Versailles. We had lunch at a restaurant offering traditional Lithuanian food, with venison on the menu and limited vegetarian options. The Hill of Crosses in North Lithuania is surely unique; we saw two bridal parties there and our guide explained the custom. After that was Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas; we could have done with less time here. Final stop was the really beautiful Trakai, It was a fine evening and a stroll was welcome, unfortunately the castle was closing so we couldn’t go in. Some people sampled a famous local pastry speciality. Our guide Kamile was excellent, engaging, knowledgeable and with first rate English. All in all, we’d highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to learn about life in the three Baltic states, past and present.

"Day Trip Riga to Livnius"

This was an excellent day stopping at 5 very interesting sites along the way.

"Best way to travel"

We couldn't have asked for a better day day. The sights we visited were fascinating (especially the Hill of Crosses), the countryside interesting and our guide informative. Would highly recommend this tour.

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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