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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(248 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: 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
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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 concept + wonderful guide = amazing day"

I already liked the idea when i found this tour on the internet but it turned out to be even better. The concept makes a lot of sense because you get to see a bit more of these underrated countries besides the capitals and visit places you wouldn't have otherwise. Kamile was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, respectful and a safe driver! Thank you again Kamile! :)

"Brilliant day tour!"

We had the best day exploring Lithuania and Latvia with Laura, she was really fun and informative, and gave us a great history of the places that we visited. The group was small which meant that we got to know each other really well, and the van was comfortable for such a long drive. I'd go back to the Baltics just to do another of these tours! Thank you Laura!

"Great Experience!"

tour guide is very kind and humorous. She has great enthusiasm for Lithuania. we have a good time!

"Wonderful Experience"

This was an amazing experience with a great guide - Congrats Kamile , you've done a great job. On my personal interest I would do this tour with Trakai instead of Kaunas.

"Wonderful way to travel"

We had a great time. Saw alot and made the trip eventful. Kamile was a great guide. Lost of information and flexible.

"Good tour. "

Got to see several sites i wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise. Well worth the time. The hill of crosses is much bigger in person. The stop for lunch was great.

Meeting Point

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

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