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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

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

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

Highlights

A fun day exploring the Lithuanian and Latvian countryside
Learn about the unique history of the Trakai small town and see its famous castle
Roam around charming Kaunas, the city at the heart of Lithuania
Walk around the Hill of Crosses, a famous pilgrimage site in Lithuania
Discover the most beautiful palace in the Baltics - Rundāle palace
Visit the Salaspils Memorial to victims of Fascism (Salaspils Memorial is skipped from October 15th till April 1st, 2019)

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About the tour

Departs: Wed, Fri & Sun 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
Group size1234567+
Price per 1 person€450€225€150€112.5€90€75€65
Important: Tour duration from October 15th to April 1st is 10 hours.

Take a trip from Vilnius to Riga 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 Lithuania and Latvia (click here to book this tour the other way – from Riga to Vilnius).

Get a glimpse of Lithuanian life outside of Vilnius. We’ll stop at Trakai small town with beautiful narrow streets and an amazing view of the restored historic Trakai castle. You’ll visit Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania, with beautiful churches and picturesque Old Town. We’ll discover the Hill of Crosses that is a famous pilgrimage destination and a site of resistance against Soviet occupation.

After crossing the Latvian border you’ll 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. Before reaching Riga we’ll visit the monumental Salaspils Memorial Ensemble to victims of Fascism to learn about the II World War in the Baltic countries. (Salaspils Memorial is skipped from October 15th till April 1st, 2019)

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

One-way transfer from Vilnius to Riga
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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Thousands of Happy Customers

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"A perfect way to travel from Vilnius to Riga"

Kamie was an excellent driver and a guide. A treasure of information and great fun at the same time. We had a wonderful day.

"Unmissable!"

Our guide/driver was amazing. The tour is perfectly organized and you have the chance to see a lot of places badly connected to each other. In one day you can see them all and share this opportunity with some great people!

"Vilnius to Riga tour"

It was a good way to make a one way journey to Riga. Pick up was on time and at the location stated. It was a small group 5 in total (maybe due to winter period) but no complaints as it was a friendly bunch and more spacious in the van! Kamille was so lovely and friendly. Told us a little about the places we visited. It was a cold weekend but seeing the castle, walking on the frozen lake and the hill of crosses covered in snow was beautiful, also seeing the small town of Kaunas. We took a tour of the palace inside as it was cold, which was so colourful and in the summer the gardens would 've been beautiful. We maybe spent around 30-40minutes at each of the places and stopped for lunch for about the same time. Overall it was well planned and everything was done to schedule so we could see all the places and arrived on time to Riga. We would recommend the trip to anyone wanting a oneway ride. Maybe next time we would take the trip from Riga to Tallinn or even to the beach in Lithuania!

"More Interesting Way of Travelling Between Countries"

Way better than sitting idle in a bus or train for a long period of time. Lau our guide was great, full of energy on a cold gloomy day! He gave us many interesting facts and was very engaging. We ran into a mini accident so we were not able to enter the Rundāle palace. Nonetheless, Lau brought us in the palace grounds and still gave us an in depth run down of the place. This trip is highly recommended!

"Exceptional"

Great way to travel between the capitals and see more of each country and learn some interesting history

"A great way to travel between both countries"

Laurynas was very knowledged in the histories of both countries and has a great way of storytelling :) The sites along the way are really nice and worth visiting.

Meeting Point

Vilnius-Riga tour bus leaves at the parking lot in front of Šventaragio gatve 2, Cathedral Square, Vilnius.

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