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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(267 reviews)
12h
Up to 8 people
€69
€65 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
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

Discounted prices are valid until March 31, 2020.
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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"Perfect"

Everything was perfect.

"Great way to get to know the country"

It’s been good fun, Laura was knowledgeable, a great driver and honestly, we managed to see so much! Can only recommend

"Informative and fun tour"

It is really great time joining the tour by learning a lot inside political and history stories we can not learn from other places. Ruta, she is a great guide speaks perfect English and very nice girl. We have fun even though it is a long driving while touring on the way from Vilnius to Riga. It is very impressive experiene joining the tour.

"Nice way to know more about Baltic countries"

We were a group of four friends that had just a week to visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This tour made us to know more than Vilnius or Riga, making friends and assisted by Laura, who was very close and nice. We liked the places we visited in a minivan for 8 people. You are allowed to talk, to drink or eat in the minivan and the fact of being just 8 provided us agility and comfort.

"A perfect trip!"

Ok, my opinion could be affected by the fact that everyone on this tour was extremely nice: starting from Laura, our funny and exuberant guide, to the other amazing travellers with whom I soon formed a little family! The trip itself went through several locations which covered both the cultural/historical aspect and the sightseeing one. I learnt a lot of interesting facts well explained by Laura, who often also put a smile on our faces. I'm really glad that I joined this tour and I totally recommend it!

"Fascinating history"

I really enjoyed the tour. Ruta gave interesting and passionate backgrounds and histories of both Lithuania and Latvia. Lunch was wonderful and pickup/drop off went as planned. I HIGHLY recommend this affordable trip. It was great to see the countryside. Hill of Crosses was amazing!

Meeting Point

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

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