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Hill of Crosses / 2 countries in 1 day
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Hill of Crosses / 2 countries in 1 day

By Latvian Gem
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 5–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick you up from any central location in Riga.
    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 osta, Rīgas jūras pasažieru ostas, Ziemeļu rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • 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: 150074P13

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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        • Latvian Gem
          123
          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in July 2019
        • Shaun P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          Krista was very knowledgeable, has a bright personality and made the trip enjoyable. As a solo traveler on this trip being able to go on a group trip made it affordable.
          Written 16 May 2024
        • donnatH5029HT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent 2 countries trip
          Excellent trip to 2 countries! Very well organised, we had plenty of time at each location. Our tour guide was engaging and we received a complimentary snack which was well received. He was knowledgable on both countries and the locations we visited. Would definitely recommend.
          Written 12 May 2024
        • allyb114
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          Really enjoyable trip which we would highly recommend. Janis was great and had so many great stories and tips/information about Riga and Latvia/Lithuania. All of the stops were very interesting and we loved the day. Thank you!
          Written 11 May 2024
        • 903swativ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just so perfect and lovely trip !!!
          It's was such a lovely trip. Our guide Janis was just an awesome lively person with good sense of humor and knowledge. It's a very well organised and full fun trip. I definitely will recommend it to all
          Written 8 May 2024
        • Steven C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing host, fun and informative trip
          Krista was super lovely and informative and the trip to the Hill of Crosses was definitely worth it (bonus getting Lithuania in) !
          Written 24 April 2024
        • Rachel C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic experience with a fantastic tour guide!
          Fantastic experience with a fantastic tour guide! Krista (Latvian Gem) was so hospitable and her knowledge second-to-none! Not only were we given such an informative tour of the Hill of Crosses (which was well worth a visit), Krista gave us so much insight into Baltic life and culture — the kind only a local would know. The Hill of Crosses was a sight to behold, a very unique place that even the non-religious can appreciate. The location is peaceful and set among the rolling green countryside. April was the perfect time to visit, as it wasn’t too cold or too busy. We were given an hour at the Hill which was plenty of time. Krista’s extra knowledge made even the 2-hour journey so worthwhile, and as well as stopping at the border for photographs, because the roads were so quiet, Krista also let us have a brief stop in Jelgava and a drive by Rundale palace. Thank you Krista, for your warmth, friendliness and for such a rich experience! Would 100% recommend.
          Written 21 April 2024
        • Emil1991
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day trip with an amazing guide
          Ended up being only two people on this day trip, plus the guide. Our guide was Janis, and he was super great from pickup to drop off - good energy/vibes from him. He was great at explaining not only the places we visited, but many other information about Latvia, and was able to answer all our questions as well. First stop was the Hill of Crosses. Be aware that it is not a giant hill, as many other people seem to expect. Still an okay place to visit. Didn’t experience any “special feeling” about the place though. Second stop was Rundāles Palace. Was visiting in low season, so luckily not that many people there. Beautiful historic palace to visit. Third and last stop was Bauska Castle. Also a decent place to visit, and a nice way they had build to walk up one of the old towers.
          Written 14 April 2024
        • Melharris70
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant! Definitely recommend this tour 10/10!
          The trip was amazing. Krista was a great guide, given us lots of information that we would never have known without this trip. Loved Rundale palace, Bauska castle and the crosses were certainly different. It was especially lovely at the end when she gave us traditional chocolate and the Riga liqueur. A lovely gesture. Cannot recommend this tour enough!
          Written 7 April 2024
        • khw842
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out - 100% recommend this
          What an amazing trip. Would 100% recommend. Hill of crosses was what we initially wanted to see but so glad we went with this tour as the Palace is amazing and the view from the tower at Bauska Castle was stunning. What really made the tour even better was our Guide for the day Janis who was so knowledgeable and lovely. He even stopped at the border for us all so we could take the obligatory tourist selfie of one foot in Latvia and the other in Lithuania 😀
          Written 4 April 2024
        • Q1124QJlawrencec
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience!
          Had such a great trip! Janis was an amazing guide. Would highly recommend to anybody! Talked us through Latvian history, traditions and more about the hill of crosses and the palace etc.
          Written 24 March 2024
        • RtoetR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic!
          Beautiful landscapes, interesting stories about these sites from a very professional and friendly guide Jānis. I saw and learned a lot about Latvian culture and history. I really recommend this tour.
          Written 5 March 2024
        • ScubaKels
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to spend the day!
          Wonderful experience with our tour guide and Latvian Gem. Easy booking and very laid back day. He was knowledgeable, down to earth and fun to spend the day with. We stopped at a few places along the way and he took us around a couple of unique places in Riga before the day was done. Highly recommended.
          Written 4 March 2024
        • basdgl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant and memorable excursion and guide through Latvia and Lithuania
          An outstanding afternoon with Krista as guide. She was brilliant to point out and explain with great detail the various architectural sites, history of Latvia over the centuries, as well as being an absolute perfect and accommodating host. I do not hesitate to recommend her services to others and would gladly seek her out on my next visit to Riga for my guided sightseeing needs. Cheers 🥂 from San Francisco and thanks again for a memorable day touring Latvia and Lithuania.
          Written 28 February 2024
        • L3100AGgracel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely tour guide, and interesting and informative day!
          We’ve had the best day exploring the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania, Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle. Krista was an amazing tour guide, very informative and told us lots of details about Riga and the Baltic countries we’d of never known from visiting independently. The excursion is well worth the money we paid, it’s the best way to fit in as much sightseeing as possible which was handy as we’re only here for a few days. Thank you again Krista :)
          Written 27 February 2024
        • 544mitchelln
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing experience by an amazing guide!
          Krista was an amazing guide! From pickup to drop off it was a really friendly and fun experience. The drive to and from is a great time to take in the countryside of Latvia and Lithuania and Krista has lots of great stories and information about the area to share. She was very attentive and offered plenty of opportunities to get lots out of the trip outside on the way to the hill of crosses. The hill of crosses is a beautiful place and it's lovely to get to contribute a cross to the site. I'd greatly recommend this to everyone
          Written 21 February 2024
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        Les D
        Dublin, Ireland257 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Would highly recommend this tour. Kristy (spelling?) was our guide and driver looked after superbly. 3 sites are amazing
        Written 3 April 2024
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        TXShannon
        Dallas, TX46 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        Our family had a fantastic tour with Janis. He was a knowledgable and energetic tour guide, and we truly enjoyed his company for the day. He was attentive if we needed to stop, and kept our tour on track. The Hill of Crosses was an incredible and unique experience, and well worth the trip. I would definitely recommend this trip!
        Written 25 January 2024
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        Ro C
        27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Couples
        Great experience on a private tour with Janis. Was flexible with our early 7am start to catch the sunset, a lot of energy despite the early hour, gave great insight into both countries and was an efficient driver . We enjoyed covering culture, history and many other topics. Tour company was professional and easy to work with. They contacted me about last minute availability which I really appreciated !
        Written 30 December 2023
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        KirstenS634
        Northumberland, UK72 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Krista was an amazing guide. She explained so much about Riga as we headed to The Hill of Crosses, giving us information we didn't know about. The transport was comfortable with complimentary water for everyone. Our group was just 5 people. We got enough time at The Hill of Crosses, which is a very unique and special place. Very spiritual for alot of people. We also walked to the small monastery there. I would highly recommend Krista for this and all her tours which I am sure are also fantastic. Thank you 😊 💓
        Written 16 September 2023
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        ARoy_9
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates62 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip with the best tour guide:)
        It has been a great day spent together. Krista was kind and attentive and we felt like we were in good hands from the start. I have been traveling with my mom who has arthritis and has trouble walking fast. We enjoyed the drive, the history, the scenic landscape and lovely conversations. We even had a classic Lithuanian lunch on our way back home.
        Written 21 July 2023
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        Footprints719977
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Couples
        Beautiful site. Outstanding tour operatir. Krista was excellent in discussing the history of the country while we were traveling and informed us about the background of the site. Nice narration and superb service. Krista gave us as much time as needed.and kept us posted as to where we would meet and kept in constant contact prior to the tour.
        Written 9 July 2023
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        Per S
        Sandvika, Norway3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        This was a great way to get out of the city for a day. We got to explore the countryside and had a lot of time to visit the Hill of Crosses which was an interesting place. Our guide Erlens was really knowledgable and we learned a lot about both Latvia and Lithuania during the trip.
        Written 19 March 2023
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        alexs0l
        San Francisco, CA14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The communication in coordinating this trip was FANTASTIC! Krista was on top of this despite many changes we had! She was patient and never once gave us issues. We will definitely do business again with them for our future Latvian tour needs!
        Written 28 November 2022
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        Jastine Rose K
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The hill of crosses was an interesting tour. I was
        glad I decided to take this tour eventhough it
        was a last minute plan. Krista was so kind &
        friendly. She even gave us latvian chocolates
        which the kids enjoyed. I appreciate the
        kindness and the latvian food info you gave to
        me. Highly recommended!
        Written 14 October 2022
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        Rob T
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        I was in Latvia for several days and chose this tour. Outstanding driver comfortable van with 3 kind guests, I would recommend it highly and often.
        Written 6 October 2022
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