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2 countries in 1 day / Sunrise tour to the Hill of Crosses (LT)

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Visit 2 countries in 1 day! Chase the sunrise at the spectacular Hill of Crosses site in Lithuania!

Duration: 5.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Krista
Local

Hi everyone,

You can learn more about me once you meet me :) But to give you an idea of what to expect of my tours - I lived in UK for 5 years and in Crete for half a year, which was a great time and I would not change it to anything. But this also is why I am so passionate about my city - Riga! Since I came back, I have fallen in love with it all over again! :)

I've done Riga guides course which gives me official license to work here as an official guide, however I believe that not official school is what makes the guide great, but his passion and friendliness is! Am I right?

But I have to tell you now - I am not the guide which will give you facts and numbers only. I prefer to go easy -
go with the flow as they say - and tell more funny stories, interesting things which will stick to your mind even after you've left Riga. If you prefer dry facts and numbers, I am not the one for you! :)

Flexible tour is what I offer. We can customize everything. I have a car which seats up to 6 passengers, which gives us also a chance to drive around Riga and not only. But options are as many as ideas! If you fancy a trip together with a cheerful local, drop me a message and we will go from there!

I look forward to welcoming you in Riga!

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Highlights

  • A guided tour of the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania
  • Free time to explore the Hill of crosses by yourself
  • Optional stop on the border for a photo

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Description

Visit one of the most popular sites in Lithuania!
Visited by Pope John Paul II, this place has become an important pilgrimage site for Catholics. But please don't be intimidated by the fact that it is a religious site - everyone is welcome to visit this unique site - just as long as you respect the place and crosses that carry different stories with them!

You will have a guided tour of the place - hear the story behind it, how it all started! We'll point out some traditional Lithuanian crosses, explain some symbols that can be seen there and give you overall information about the country, culture and its history. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore the place by yourselves - take some beautiful photos and just to take it all in as it really is breathtaking!

Going there for the sunrise time will allow you to enjoy the place with no tourists around. Get the place for yourself! And save a lot of time as you will be back in Riga by noon if not earlier!
Pick up will be 2 hours before sunrise time.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Tea/coffee and few pastries
  • Lunch

Meeting point

I will pick you up from any central location in Riga - 2h prior the sunrise

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

Amazing Hill of Crosses at Sunrise
I cannot recommend this tour enough, firstly Krista was amazing with assisting to arrange this tour at very shorty notice. Although she was not able to take me she did arrange with a colleague to do the tour so I could still go on my chosen day which was very much appreciated. She was great in making sure all the details were arranged with me and was very quick at responding.
The tour does start early but I was picked up on time by Janis, who was nice and friendly and made sure I was ok throughout the 2 hour journey there. Our arrival was well in time for sunrise so Janis was able to give a bit of history about the place and took some photos for me at sunrise with being a solo traveller. I was given plenty of time to explore on my own and was never made to feel rushed to leave.
This place is amazing! It has to be seen in person to truely appreciate it and going for sunrise meant on that day I was the only person there which was incredible.
If you are considering this tour I would say definitely do it and book with Krista you won't be disappointed.

This operator has 4 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Highly recommended
for Krista
Krista was extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and charming, her English was excellent having lived in the UK for some time and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to future travellers. Incidentally she provided a very comfortable car for our guided tour. It was a super day, thank you Krista.
An Intimate Knowledge of the Kemeri Bog
for Krista’s tour (Sunrise at Kemeri National Park)
It's not possible to experience the bog at dawn at Kemeri National Park by yourself, at least in late August. The sun comes up too early and the train arrives too late. Head out with Krista and you can time your arrival so you're already snapping pics in the first brightness, when the mist is still thick and the silence impenetrable.

Krista and I had the entire bog to ourselves at such an early hour. It was terrific to travel in such comfort, with Krista picking me up in her car and a stop for a light breakfast.

Krista's enthusiasm and respect for the bog and her experience in knowing it so intimately are impressive. She obviously enjoys sharing such a magical part of her country, expanding the tour to include a walk through the tall reeds, with stops at Soviet sanatoriums and the magnificent Dubulti station.

With deep appreciation to Krista for her generosity and ensuring such fine memories of Latvia's natural wonders.
The best tour from my time in Latvia
for Krista’s tour (Sunrise at Kemeri National Park)
If you are looking for a break from the city and a chance to see the real side of Latvia I would highly recommend this tour. Krista is a gem with abundant knowledge of the local area, very friendly and passionate about her job.

The national park is beautiful with great opportunities for photos of the local wildlife and extended views of the whole park. The tour is relaxed and Krista is flexible with time and changed days for me so we could go when it wasn't raining. ( Very thankful )

All in all, definitely worth your time if you're visiting Riga on your travels
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