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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(274 reviews)
12h
Up to 8 people

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
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: 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 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. 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.

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 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
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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"Great day"

Great opportunity to visit remote places and learn more about Lithuania and Latvia. Laura was super nice, it was like travelling with friends! I cannot think of a better way to get from one capital to the other. Highly recommend this tour!

"Not Just a Ride, But an Experience!"

As I understand it, the easiest way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to take a bus, and if all you care about is getting from Point A to Point B, I imagine the bus is fine. But if you are a traveler, and you really want to see more of Lithuania and Latvia than just a brief overview of their capital cities - and if you really want to get an understanding of the countries and the region from people who are from the area - you HAVE to do this sightseeing bus tour! Pickup (and arrival, for that matter) were on-time, but still left the group plenty of time for the scheduled stops (Kaunas; the Hill of Crosses; Rundale Palace). It seems like we had a "bonus" trip, because there was another guide who was actually "playing tourist" that day, so we had two sources of information and opinions to give us the complete story. Very well done, and highly recommended!

"Easy, Fun, and a great way to see and explore the sights"

My original plan was to just take Lux Express directly to Riga but i thought seeing more of Lithuanian would be awesome so i signed up for the trip. In the end it was the right choice. I was able to explore more places and understand more the history of Lithuania because we had a really good guide and she answered all my questions and gave even more info. I was travelling alone and the ride was comfortable and company was definitely more entertaining than strangers on a bus. Highly recommended. (Also, thanks Laura.)

"Fantastic Tour with Laura"

We took the tour from Vilnius to Riga with Laura and had a blast. The tour was wonderful and Laura was full of energy and interesting facts about the places we stopped. We got to see several sights that would have otherwise not visited on the way.

"Amazing tour"

Laura was amazing, straight from the get go. So energetic meeting us at the hotel, very knowledgeable about everything and a very enthusiastic about her job. We had a great time with her and really enjoyed being with her. We could’ve easily have spent another couple of hours with her. Would love to see her in future and/or do another tour with her in the future. Thank you for an amazing day. Tom/Paul/Dorothy/Harry

"Amazing tour"

Laura was amazing, straight from the get go. So energetic meeting us at the hotel, very knowledgeable about everything and a very enthusiastic about her job. We had a great time with her and really enjoyed being with her. We could’ve easily have spent another couple of hours with her. Would love to see her in future and/or do another tour with her in the future. Thank you for an amazing day. Tom/Paul/Dorothy/Harry

Meeting Point

The tour starts at the parking lot in front of Šventaragio gatve 2, Cathedral Square, Vilnius. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point.

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