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5 Hour Shared Tour to Hill of Crosses from Riga
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5 Hour Shared Tour to Hill of Crosses from Riga

By Latvian Gem
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About
Hill of Crosses - a site with hundreds of thousands of crosses representing faith of people of all over the world. Site once visited by Pope John Paul II keeps welcoming travelers with its stories! If you wish to go to the Hill of Crosses hustle free, this is perfect for you. It’s a simple and easy ride to the Hill which takes about 1h 55min each way. There will be printouts to read on the way. Additionally there is a virtual tour available at the Hill (works online on your phone)! Please know that you’re welcome to leave a cross on the Hill! There are local people selling them on site, but you can also bring one from your home country or make one yourself! On the way back you'll have a chance to stop on the border for a photo and drive through the city of Jelgava. The tour will operate if there are at least 3 people booked in for that day.
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Ages 5-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 5h
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Audio guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kryziu Kalnas
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • St. Peter's Church, Reformācijas Laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    We kindly ask for everyone to meet the driver in front of the St. Peters church in the Old Town.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 150074P22

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • The travel time is already included in the total duration of 5 hours
    • This is a shared ride where you'll go together with other travellers.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

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

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    • You'll start at
      St. Peter's Church
      Reformācijas Laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
      We kindly ask for everyone to meet the driver in front of the St. Peters church in the Old Town.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Eleja
    • 1
      Kryziu Kalnas
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      After an hour and half drive. You’ll have 1 hour free time to explore the Hill of Crosses before returning to Riga. There will be a virtual guide available (only works with WiFi) + informative printouts will be provided. At the Hill you’re welcome to leave a cross as well! It’s possible to purchase them on site or you can bring one with you. After which we will have an hour drive to the next destination.
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      Pass by
      Jelgava
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Latvian Gem
      117
      Riga, Latvia
      Joined in July 2019
    • 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
    • LesD890
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do when in Latvia
      Would highly recommend this tour. Kristy (spelling?) was our guide and driver looked after superbly. 3 sites are amazing
      Written 3 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
    • 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
    • lisamuckleball
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out with an amazing guide!
      Amazing tour with an excellent guide! Krista certainly knows her stuff and helps make an amazing day even more enjoyable. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone visiting riga and thanks again to Krista for making our day special
      Written 20 February 2024
    • Companion11007242872
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Krista was waiting for me on time! We set off on our journey on a beautiful day ! Krista is very friendly indeed
      Krista is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the places you will visit. As well as this on the way she fills in info on places you pass by! You learn also about the country in general. I would highly recommend you to go on this trip.
      Written 6 February 2024
    • Xtrag8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time
      I had an incredible time on the tour, exploring the majestic palace and some hearty soup, the tower, and the enchanting Hill of Crosses. The rich history and breathtaking views made it an unforgettable experience. The tour guide's knowledge and enthusiasm added immense value, enhancing my appreciation for the sites. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a cultural and scenic adventure with an excellent guide. I guess the only regret is that I didn't have more time, to but honestly I always want more time🙂.
      Written 3 February 2024
    • navjotg73
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of my trip to Riga - 11/10 experience
      This tour has 3 main stops and you are given enough time fully explore each area. The Hill of Crosses was genuine interesting experience, I would also recommend visiting the monastery at the Hill. Kirsta, the guide, went above and beyond during the tour allowing it to be a 11/10 experience. She really helped elevate this experience with the knowledge she provided as it added context to the locations we were visiting. Her kindness and welcoming nature allowed me to enjoy myself as a solo traveller. Thank you Krista for the wonderful experience.
      Written 2 February 2024
    • TXShannon
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A day well spent
      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
    • scotthZ9030PT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An interesting visit to three great destinations with a friendly driver!
      The Hill of Crosses was particularly engaging, a bit haunting, really. And very unique! Janis was sociable and had various helpful insights into Latvian history and culture. I also really enjoyed chatting with my tour mates.
      Written 16 January 2024
    • kyriakos7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical day trip with the best tour guide in town
      Imagine going on a day trip to truly amazing and breath taking medieval palaces and castles, and religious destinations in two countries with a best friend, who is super informative and knowledgeable, takes care of you, spoils you constantly with balsams and chocolate, makes sure you are having an excellent time, is super fun, accommodating, interesting, and full of beautiful stories. This was in short our experience with Krista in this tour! We met as strangers on a very cold morning (real feel of about - 25C) and left with hugs as best friends with the warmest of hearts having spent our most beautiful day in Riga. Krista thank you from the bottom of our hearts! P.S. Extra thanks for your restaurant recommendation. It was the best way to close the day.
      Written 3 January 2024
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    Sightsee14891728282
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    The Hill of Crosses is a one-of-a-kind location.
    Sintia was an excellent guide, and made the tour worthwhile.
    She arrived on time, and the trip was smooth.
    She described all of the points of interest on the way, along with the history and general culture. We also made stops to allow for taking pictures, and the overall schedule was managed perfectly.
    I would highly recommend this tour, and would look at some of their other tours for my next trip.
    Written 7 September 2023
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    Linda W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything was perfect. Erlens picked us up on time and was very informative throughout the day. He spoke about different places we passed through and answered many questions. He also stopped at the border for photos, took us to a little coffee house, and a beautiful church. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The highlight was the hill of crosses. I think you have to be there to feel the atmosphere. Had a lovely day and would highly recommend.
    Written 13 October 2023
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    Handmade by A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit the hill of crosses. Krista was an awesome tour guide, happy to answer any questions and gave us lots of information and even offered us a taste of some Latvian drink and chocolate! The tour is very flexible depending on what the group would like to do and we had fun taking photos at the border on the way back which she was happy to help out with!
    Written 22 September 2023
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    Jane T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Erlens was a brilliant guide and driver! He made the day fun and informative. I learnt so much about the country and it was great to hear his personal stories. We stopped at some interesting places along the way and the Hill of Crosses was definitely work the journey. Thank you Erlens for a memorable day for my daughter and I
    Written 6 September 2023
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    ScubaKels
    Timmins, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    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 5 March 2024
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    AnneKristin M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We normally dont do private tours like this, but this one might change that in the future. We had a wonderful time with Krista. We got interesting facts about Riga, Jelgava and the Hill of crosses, but what we found even more special were the insights on Baltic and Latvian culture. The Trip was entertaining and the conversation was easy. We really recommend doing this tour or any other tour with Krista.
    Written 8 January 2024
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    Adrian Z
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    Utterly weird, but fascinating destination. Janis was lovely and the whole trip was absolutely worth it. Crossing the border is a bonus.
    Written 29 January 2024
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    JFK
    London, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    A very ingteresting place; a visit is highly recommended.

    Sintia was a really good guide. She was on time, communicative and good at describing the stops along the way, and explaining their history.
    Written 7 January 2024
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    Resort06958541078
    Cork, Ireland3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    I went to Riga Latvia to run in Worlds half marathon I stayed in old town in blue bird hostel I was very pleased with my stay the city was ver clean safe and not expensive I also travel to Jurmla a beautiful seaside town on Baltic coast I visit alot of sights and museum s and the parks were amazing every few block a park or green space I enjoyed my trip and would definitely recommend and I hope to go back I found people friendly and helpful
    Written 22 October 2023
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    Thiegan G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We ended up being the only ones on the tour and we had an amazing time!! We got all the photo opportunities and were taken back by the hill of crosses! Highly recommend it was beautiful, our driver/tour guide was lovely!
    Written 20 October 2023
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