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Riga–Vilnius Sightseeing Tour Bus

(170 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)
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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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"Enjoyable Tour"

A very well arranged tour with well chosen stopping points. 12 hours whizzed by! Punctual start with Ruta, a delightful young lady. Nothing was too much, the explanations were very clear and she shared a lot of details and held our interest throughout the tour. She was very patient and an excellent guide.Very comfortable bus.

"The Best if the Baltics"

It was an easy way to travel from Riga to Vilnius. We saw the amazing countryside outside of the big cities...beautiful. The holocaust memorial is so impactful, so well done. I found the hill of the crosses to be less so. The castle was worth the visit but the hour spent in Kaunas could have been by passed...we found a bar and a bottle of wine. Kamile outstanding and her recommendation for dinner proved exceptional.

"Great Tour – Try to go inside Rundale Palace if you have time!"

I'd booked this tour when it still included a stop at Trakai, and was a little disappointed when they changed the itinerary slightly to remove Trakai. However, after going on the tour, I think that was a great decision. The tour made 4 stops: Salaspils Memorial, Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses, and Kaunas. We had a good amount of time at each place, although I wish we'd had 15 minutes less at Hill of Crosses and 15 minutes more at Rundale Palace. With the time given at Rundale Palace, you can either tour the garden (which is included in the price of the tour), or you can buy your own ticket to tour the inside of the palace. I managed to cram in both, but it was very, very rushed, and the inside of the palace ended up being the highlight of the day for me. I think if the tour cost an extra 10EUR and included the ticket to tour the inside of the palace for an extra 15-20 minutes, with less time at Hill of Crosses, it would have been perfect. We had about 35 minutes I think at Hill of Crosses, and it was a little too much since it starts to look all the same after a while.

"Best way to get to Vilnius from Riga! "

First off this was our second trip with Anna. She is spectacular! Very mature and friendly. She handles every detail wonderfully and is a good driver! My favorite stop was the Hill of Crosses. The memorial in Latvia Salaspils was also really worthwhile - it’s one of the most haunting places I’ve ever been but important given that I brought my teen son with me in part to learn history of the region and we both appreciated all the stops and Anna’s knowledgable guidance at each location.

"Over the river and through the woods with Kamile"

Well done excursion. Comfortable vehicle, knowledgeable guide and well thought out itinerary.

"Super travel with Anna to Vilnius"

Anna was very kind, she is a super guide. The travel from Riga to Vilnius was interesting and nice.

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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