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Trip to the Hill of Crosses & a Charmed Jelgava from Riga
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Trip to the Hill of Crosses & a Charmed Jelgava from Riga

By Latvia Guide Tours
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Ages 1-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick up and return from the Hotel, Port, or address in Riga city.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Rīgas Pasažieru Osta, Northern District, Riga, LV-1045, Latvia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 137705P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Coffee stops and detours can be arranged with driver
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Latvia Guide Tours
          57
          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in April 2019
        • O6920TXdianem
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour!
          This tour was fantastic! Erlens was so knowledgeable, funny, and personable. Any question you asked him he knew the history and/or gave personal recommendations. These locations were absolutely stunning and it was a wonderful tour. It was the highlight of my visit to Riga!
          Written 27 December 2023
        • Journey40013032420
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect day trip in the country
          Fantastic day trip if you want to get away from Riga for a few hours and do some sightseeing in the countryside. The guide was incredibly nice and informative.
          Written 21 December 2023
        • scottrenfrew
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with a Great Guide.
          Would highly recommend this tour to see the picturesque countryside and learn more about the origins of Latvia. A special shout out to Erlens the tour guide - had incredible knowledge of the local area and was an overall great guy. Happily answered all our questions and went above and beyond on our tour. From personalized insights to unexpected detours to a local cafe, they made the journey extraordinary.
          Written 8 December 2023
        • 882judithl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A memorable day
          Our trip was expertly guided by Erlens who is personable and professional - with a fascinating knowledge of history and place! He expertly wove the past with the present and helped us see sites with new eyes. Thank you for a memorable day!
          Written 2 November 2023
        • O6496VSmargaretf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful, fantastic and caring
          I booked my private grand Riga city tour through Latvia Guide Tours as I was having problems trying to book a private tour. I was lucky enough to find this webpage and emailed Erlens and he was able to help me. He organised a driver and tour guide. I explained to him that I had mobility issues and could he advise the people conducting the tour. What a wonderful time I had as Victoria and Julia couldn't do enough for me making sure I was OK. They took me to the most wonderful places and Victoria gave me a full history of the places we visited. If you want a wonderful tour or private tour I would recommend Latvia Guide Tours, you will not be disappointed as they go out of their way to make sure see the tourist sites and take really good care of you.
          Written 16 September 2023
        • Carolin Lioba H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great one day experience
          We had a great time with our guide Erlens. He structured the tour according to our wishes and told us a lot of details about the places we visited. We can definitely recommend the tour to all people who love nature. The views are amazing.
          Written 11 August 2023
        • Angelina E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          Worth visiting!! Erlen and Zane were terrific!! Safe driving and very descriptional touring!! Thanks guys for a wonderful experience!
          Written 19 June 2023
        • philliphF8620WU
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful tour
          A great experience with a guide that showed a lot of flexibility and knowledge of the different cites we visited. We are very happy with this tour and can recommend using this guide⭐️😃
          Written 17 December 2022
        • downey1124
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice trip
          We really enjoyed this trip! He is a really nice guy and gave us a lot of information regarding this country and local histories. It was a nice trip!
          Written 21 November 2022
        • Jennifer J
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend! Erlens is great!
          Our guide, Erlens, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He not only knew a lot about the towns and destinations but was a great conversationalist about everyday life as well. The trip was just the right amount of time 9am-2pm and we had direct hotel pickup and drop off. The castles, caves, and small towns we visited were beautiful and it was great to see parts of Latvia outside of Riga city center. Erlens also provided great recommendations for other things to do and places to eat for the duration of our stay. One of the best tours we’ve done; highly recommend!
          Written 28 October 2022
        • Mikebassnez
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful Latvia!
          My fiance and I went on the private tour to Sigulda and Turaida with our tour guide Erlens. It turned out to be the highlight of our entire trip to the Baltics. Erlens was extremely accommodating to what we wished to get from the tour. He even let us take 30 minutes to ride the cable car across Gauja National Park (definitely worth it btw, the view of all the fall colors was magnificent). He showed us around all the amazing spots around Sigulda and Turaida and was fantastic at explaining the history and significance of each site. It was fascinating to chat with Erlens about what life was like during the Soviet Union too. He also gave us so many great recommendations on where to have dinner or drinks in Riga too. We learned so much on our tour with Erlens and would consider it a mandatory experience when visiting Latvia for the first time! We gained an immense appreciation for the history of Latvia and what its people endured to finally gain independence. Thank you Erlens, we cannot wait to visit Latvia again! 110% Recommend!
          Written 17 October 2022
        • Katie N
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We had a day out with Elvis showing us all the best sites ! Just as requested ! He fulfilled our expectations and more !
          We had an amazing time with Elvis :) he made the day so enjoyable for us We didn’t want to leave Latvia and come home It’s a beautiful country and he showed us all the best and most beautiful things around the area.
          Written 4 October 2022
        • Ron H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One of the best tours we’ve ever taken
          Eriens provided a professional first class tour yet was very flexible in catering to our needs and answering our many questions. He was very knowledgeable and personable and generous with the time he spent with us by accommodating our special requests beyond the tour description. His English was very good and he is one of the top, if not the very top, of the tour guides we have hired. We now have a much better understanding and appreciation for the country and people of Latvia.
          Written 12 September 2022
        • Trip58948657740
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating
          With it being out first trip to Latvia, we spent quite a bit of time looking for a private tour so we could see as much of this lovely country as possible. Our research led us to this fantastic tour with Erlens - and we we not disappointed. Erlens was an exceptional host - extremely friendly with a great knowledge of not only the areas visited in the tour but the historical past of Latvia. Erlens English was also amazing - which made the whole tour that much more enjoyable for us both. Erlens was extremely hospitable providing us with water at the start of our trip along with providing great options for food during our tour. In addition to this, Erlens also accommodated (and negotiated) for a very last minute addition to the tour at the Soviet bunker. It's very likely we'll be back in Latvia in the near future and have already decided we will be going with Erlens again - will be recommending it to other too. Once again, Erlens was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guide and made for a great experience for us - and an ever better image for Latvia.
          Written 27 August 2022
        • BassPilot
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Great Experience with an Excellent Host
          After reviewing a few tour options to Sigulda we decided to book our excursion with Erlens. We are very happy we made this decision. Erlens was a great host. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and flexible with our preferred itinerary. He offered great detail on each site and was a very positive tour guide. He took into consideration our priorities and was very hospitable. It felt like we were on a tour with a family friend. There were many laughs and great conversations. We highly recommend Erlens as a tour guide for anyone interested in learning about Riga, Sigulda and the surrounding areas.
          Written 29 July 2022
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        Ahmed A
        New Delhi, India4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The trip to the hill of crosses was super fun. Our guide Erlens was super funny, informative. We didn't feel the 1hour 45 mins trip at all. He was telling us about the history of Latvia and Riga and gave us a lot of interesting information. At the hill of crosses he explained the history of the place and few interesting story related to the area. The way driving back to Riga was super fun also. Thank you Erlens and we highly recommend this tour to everyone. Best Regards Ahmed and Jarkko
        Written 15 July 2020
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        Marie K
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023
        We do not regret our decision to make the trip to the Hill of Crosses. My friend and I had an amazing day. Erlens picked us up just before 9am at the hotel and we set off in a comfortable car to the Hill of Crosses. On the way we learned interesting things about life in Latvia and the time passed pleasantly. At the Hill of Crosses, Erlens gave us an introduction to the history of the hill, leaving us free to explore and take photos. On the way back we made 2 more stops in the town of Jelgava, again with an interesting interpretation of the history and present, took photos and continued back to Riga.
        Written 15 June 2023
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        Thank you so much for your pleasant words. I am very happy, that you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Erlens
        Written 18 June 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Lyndsie D
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Friends
        I cannot say enough good things about this trip and how amazing Erlens was! We got so much history and such a great atmosphere. He was prompt, professional, friendly and amazing. I have traveled 58 countries in my life and this by far was the most enjoyable tour guide I have ever had. Would come back for this!
        Written 26 November 2021
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        Robert F
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        Thank you so much for the perfect tour of Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Amazing atmosphere from the very first moment till the very last second. The tour guide, Erlens, told us many interesting facts from history and present about Riga, Latvia and Lithuania. He made our day truly spectacular. No question we had was left unanswered. We really enjoyed this trip and we highly recommend it.
        Written 4 March 2022
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        Dear, Robert. It has been a while since you attended the tour I am sorry for so late response! I am very grateful you enjoyed this tour! :) Erlens
        Written 9 June 2022
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        MAP1216
        Rome, Italy101 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Family
        Such a beautiful day! The Hill of Crosses is a very worthwhile side trip from Riga. Not just for a gathering perspective but also historical and cultural experience.

        Erlens was a well educated and gracious guide. He shared lots of information and answered many questions on the drive to Lithuania, and provided great explanations of the Hill once we arrived. He allowed us ample time to explore, photo and pray while we were there. The side trips along the return were welcome and fun!

        His minivan was very clean and the small group (max 8 ppl) made it easy to chat amongst ourselves and with Erlens.

        I would definitely recommend this trip to visitors to Riga and Latvia who seek more than just a city break.
        Written 8 April 2024
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        Dear Mary, Thank you so much for the review. I am really happy that you, your husband, and nephew enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for the great time together. Best regards, Erlens
        Written 9 April 2024
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        Aaron
        United Kingdom3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        Top tour! Erlens was fantastic and really knowledgeable and gave us the opportunity to to explore the place properly without any rushing. Stopped of on the way back for some photo opportunities and then a visit to Jelgava which is a beautiful university town. Punctual and professional. I would recommend this tour 😁
        Written 4 August 2023
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        Dear Aaron. Thank you for review. I am glad, that both of you enjoyed the tour. :) Best regards, Erlens
        Written 6 August 2023
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        Jessica B
        Kingscourt, Ireland5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a wonderful excursion with Erlens! We throughly enjoyed our day from start to finish with a wonderful guide. The 2 hour journey to the hill of crosses flew by while we learned about the history of Riga in a comfortable van. The hill of crosses tour is an excellent way to spend a day trip from Riga. We stopped off at a beautiful restaurant for lunch which was recommended by the guide.
        Erlens even kindly dropped us off at the airport on the way back which was really appreciated.
        Written 20 April 2022
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        Dear, Jessica. Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving this excellent review! Thanks to you other people will find out about us! That is great! Sorry for so late reply! Erlens
        Written 9 June 2022
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        Trudi C
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Friends
        We had a wonderful drive to the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania with Erlens. The journey was comfortable and flexible if we wanted to stop. Plenty of time to walk around the hill, with the ability to ask questions. Travelling to and from we learnt about Latvian history and felt comfortable to ask anything. Erlens was articulate, knowledgeable, kind and had excellent English.
        Written 30 March 2023
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        Dear Trudi and Justine. Thank you so much for a wonderful day and great conversations. I enjoyed them very much. Erlens
        Written 1 April 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        GCC25
        Raleigh, NC228 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Solo
        I thought I had already written a review, but I don’t see it. I had such an awesome time, I had to leave a review!

        Erlens was phenomenal from the moment I met him until our parting at the end of the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was a very careful driver. He even opened the car door for me (that was a very pleasant surprise! Such a gentleman!) He was flexible and adjusted the schedule when I told him I hadn’t spent much time in Riga and I was leaving the next day. He gave me tips about the Riga and even pointed out some of the sites in Riga on our way back from the tour.

        The Hill of the Crosses was an amazing experience. Erlens told me the history of that area. Since I was a solo traveler, he offered to help me take some pictures so they wouldn’t all be selfies.

        I cannot say enough good things about this tour and about Erlens. I read all the reviews about this trip. That’s why I chose this particular tour - the reviews were glowing! This tour lived up to the excellent reviews and I’m glad I took this tour!
        Written 29 March 2024
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        Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. I am truly delighted that you enjoyed this excursion. It was a great pleasure spending the day together. Best regards, Erlens
        Written 30 March 2024
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        Abigail K
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a brilliant and informative trip to the Hill of Crosses with Erlens. The drive of 2 hours flew by quickly due to the comfortable van and interesting history from our guide. The food from the restaurant recommended by our guide was delicious. He kindly dropped us to the airport after our excursion which saved us a lot of stress. Couldn’t recommend him enough!
        Written 20 April 2022
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        Dear, Abigail. I apologize for so late response! Thank you for such great words. Erlens
        Written 9 June 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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