Vilnius–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

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Turn the boring Vilnius to Riga journey into a memorable experience! Explore the very best of the North-Lithuanian and South-Latvian countryside on a fun-filled, small-group road trip.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Spend a fun day discovering the Lithuanian and Latvian countryside
  • Explore charming Kaunas, the city at the heart of Lithuania
  • Walk around the Hill of Crosses, a famous pilgrimage site in Lithuania
  • See the most beautiful place in the Baltics: Rundāle Palace
  • Visit the Salaspils Memorial to victims of Fascism (Salaspils Memorial is skipped from October 15, 2018 to April 1, 2019)

Description

Important: The tour duration is 10 hours from October 15, 2018 to April 1, 2019.

Learn about the history and people of Lithuania and Latvia on an entertaining day trip from Vilnius to Riga in a small group of up to 8 people!

Visit Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania, with beautiful churches and a lovely Old Town.

Walk around the Hill of Crosses, a famous pilgrimage destination and site of resistance against Soviet occupation.

After crossing the Latvian border, be amazed by the grand Rundāle Palace, a true gem of baroque architecture.

Before reaching Riga, learn about how WWII impacted the Baltic countries at the monumental Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (the Salaspils Memorial is skipped from October 15 to April 1, 2019).

The journey includes a lunch stop at a local restaurant. Kindly let our guides know if you have any special dietary requirements that should be taken into account. The location of the lunch is subject to availability, and the meal is not included in the price of the tour.

Want to travel in the other direction? This tour is also available from Riga to Vilnius: www.likealocalguide.com/riga/tours/riga-vilnius-sightseeing-tour-bus

What’s included & not included

  • One-way transfer from Vilnius to Riga
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Entry to the Rundāle Palace Garden
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick up/drop off (available for private tours)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Parking lot in front of Šventaragio gatve 2, Cathedral Square.

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (10)

5.0/5

Totally enjoyable and interesting trip
I highly recommend this tour. If you have to get from Riga to Vilnius anyway, you might as well see all the interesting sights along the way and learn something about each of these countries. The guide was quite knowledgeable, the stops were exactly what I would have wanted to see and would have taken day trips from Riga or Vilnius to see. The van was comfortable and the lunch stop was quite pleasant. It did make for a very long day, however, and I found that I had to take the next day off from sightseeing in order to rest up after 11 hours of touring and 15,635 steps (and I didn't walk as much as some).
Great way to get to Riga
The one-way tour from Vilnius to Riga was a lot of fun. Our guide/driver Beatrice greeted us warmly and promptly at the appointed pick-up place in the morning. There were four other travellers from three other countries that also added to the trip. The weather was horrible but Beatrice keep the mood light and positive by sharing information and stories to put things in context. She was very open and willing to answer all questions. I chose this tour as it allowed to see various sites not accessible without a car. It was worth it.

To top the trip off Beatrice kindly dropped everyone at the specific location they were staying at in Riga. That is an extra I was extremely thankful for.

Regards,
JS, Canada
Great tour
We had a great trip between Vilnius and Riga in March. The tour guide was so much fun and had some fascinating personal stories that I will never forget. Highly recommend this tour.
Very enjoyable!
My partner and I had one week in Lithuania and Latvia and while I was planning on our trip, I came across a tour which allowed tourists to see some of the sites between Riga and Vilnius. I immediately booked it... It was affordable, less of a hassle than renting a car and interesting. It was a small tour that day as it was the start of the season and it didn't even feel like a tour! We learned a lot that day and we were able to ask lots of questions. Highly recommended! The next time we're in the Baltics, we would definitely consider the Riga-Tallinn trip.
like the tour
the tour guide was informative and friendly, van was comfortable and the places that we went visted were well picked. Thanks
Fantastic Trip with Laura!
We had a fantastic trip to Riga with Laura (pronounced Lau-Ra). She was a very energetic, positive and very historically informative guide. You could not ask for a better guide! The van we rode in was spacious enough for 8. The van was unmarked by advertising/logo so we did not feel like a marked' tourist. There were so many great sights to see along the way. We particularly enjoyed the Trakai Castle and Hill of Crosses. I highly recommend taking the trip to anyone wanting to see sights outside the Baltic capitals. See the real countryside!

Thank you Laura!
Über-ultra-super-mega-trip!!
I loved the trip!! The stops were really key spots to visit and the tour guide was really nice, friendly, funny and provided us with interesting facts. A tour that one must do to better travel between the Baltics =)
Very good tours with good guides
In June I made three tours, Riga-Tallinn, Lahemaa National Park and Riga-Vilnius. I can recommend all three tours, they were really interesting and we saw a lot of things I didn't read in a travel guide. Especially Riga-Vilnius was very interesting and we saw a lot of interesting places. The staff is very helpful, Isabel answered all my emails very quickly. And Triin is an awesome tour guide. She told the history of Estonia very emotional with a very private character and she told us examples from her own family about the suffering time before Independence. The guides of the other tours were also good, but Triin was phenomenal.

Two fantastic tours
We did the Tallinn-Riga and Riga-Vilnius tours and they were both fantastic. Long days but we visited lots of places that would have been difficult to get to on our own. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable and the atmosphere with such a small group (maximum 8 people) was great. Plenty of space in the back of the van for luggage. Would definitely book another tour with this company.
Fantastic Tour Company!
I booked two tours with this company, and was thrilled both times. My friend and I used the tours as our method of transportation between Baltic cities and to see some of the places that are a bit harder to reach on your own. It was shocking to me how cheap these tours were, but also how amazing! The first tour was from Tallinn to Riga. First of all, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. Some highlights were the town of Viljandi, Helme, and Gauja National Park. The second tour was from Riga to Vilnius. Our tour guides were amazing and very knowledgeable, willing to answer obscure questions and also fun as travel companions. This tour had even better highlights, specifically Rundāle Palace, lunch in the incredibly picturesque Audruvis, the Hill of Crosses, and Trakai. I cannot recommend this tour company enough, and will definitely use them on any return trips to the Baltics in the future!
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