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Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(89 reviews)
Up to 8 people
€55 pp

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


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 size1234568+
Price per 1 person€360€180€120€90€75€65€55
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
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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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.

"Refreshing (not cold :D) "

It was a cold (and literally dead) day in Vilnius when Laurynas picked us up, but he was able to turn it into a still very entertaining day. The tour was well guided and timed. With sufficient and interesting background informartion on sights we saw, it was a smooth journey from vilnius to riga. I thank Laurynas and my fellow travellers for making the trip enjoyable and very comfortable.

"Great trip "

Fantastic trip really great value for money, enjoyed all the stops along the way and our guide was cheerful, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Learnt loads along the way and spent just the right amount of time in each place. Thanks for a great trip 😊

"Best way to travel from Vilnius to Riga!"

I loved this day trip going from Vilnius to Riga. We had a small group, so it was very personable and our tour guide, Laura, was amazing. The stops we made were really the best places between Vilnius and Riga, and at each one we had a little time to check things out. Yes, you may want to spend more time at Trakai, or Kaunas, but because I knew our time was limited we went to these places the day before. We spent our time at Rundale exploring the gardens, if we had more time I suppose we would've checked out the interior too. Truly, the best part of the trip was our guide/driver, Laura, her knowledge and fun attitude kept us all laughing and learning the entire trip. I would definitely recommend this as the best way to travel from Vilnius to Riga!!

"Strongly recommended"

We both really enjoyed this tour: the selection of places to stop was excellent and the tour guide both knowledgeable and entertaining. This is a great way of adding value to the trip between Vilnius and Riga.

Meeting Point

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

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