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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(126 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 Travel Option "

This is a great option for travel between Vilnius and Riga. There are interesting and educational stops along the way as well as other travellers sharing the experience. The small group is perfect. Our guide was both sociable and knowledgeable.. Our recommendation for the company is to clearly mark the vehicle and communicate with guests who or what they are looking for at the pickup point. We experienced 15 minutes of uncertainty that could have been avoided.

"Killing two birds in one shot!"

We got to see places we wanted to see but would not have time such as Kaunas, Hill of Crosses, and the Rundale Palace. It had been a fun-packed day. The guide Mike was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

"A good guide makes all the difference "

A wonderful way to travel from one capital to another, while discovering the sights and history. We enjoyed traveling with a small group (7 of us). The stops along the way were well selected and the restaurant for lunch an added bonus. But what really made the trip was our guide Mike, who was really well informed, personable, patient, and very considerate. We are looking forward to continue our discovery with him between Riga and Tallinn.

"It’s the way to go"

Loved this tour. Mike Kia made it so much fun with his lively commentary, his love of the region, and his own enjoyment in being with us. I enjoyed each activity. And it was well paced. The 12 hours flew by and I felt no fatigue. Enjoyed the others as well. Excellent value for the money too. Thank you so much.

"Best option if you plan to travel two cities"

The Vehicle can comfortably seat 7 passengers, with reasonable space for luggage. Anna is a lovely young girl who was the driver and guide. We can follow her at the sites, or we had total freedom to wander around. All sites are totally safe. The sites are well chosen, with must go places and the less known places - but we do not mind. It is advertised as a 12-hour journey and we finished in exactly 11 hours. I personally think 10 hours is long enough because you want dinner and city nightlife after arrival. We could not hear her from the back row of the car, and of course, you need to stay with her if you want to hear her at the sites. It would be nice if audio headsets can be provided, so we could hear her from distance. Bottom line, if you are a tourist transferring between the cities and want to see something during the trip, this is the most convenient and economical option.

"A great day!"

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. What a perfect way to travel from one city to another and see and experience several major sights along the way. The tour was very well organized, the insight of the guide was fantastic, and the day really enriched our understanding of both countries that we traveled in. We highly recommend this tour!

Meeting Point

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

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