Tour to the Hill of Crosses

Detail description

The Hill of Crosses, near Šiauliai, is a unique, unforgettable, and  emotional site. It is located 12 km North of Šiauliai. Despite Soviet attempts to destroy the site, thousands of crosses stand on this sacred spot. The crosses with their handwritten messages, reveal much about the history of the Lithuanian people and testify to their strong will and faith. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass at the site on the 7th of September, 1993. Join the family of numerous visitors to this extraordinary destination.

Daily tour to the Hill of Crosses with the English audio guide

Departure every day from Vilnius at 9 o’clock

Starting point: Vilnius Cathedral Square bus stop or free pick up from your hotel in the central part of Vilnius (please inform in advance at the time of your booking if you require a free pick up).

Duration 8-9 hours

On this tour, you will visit a unique landmark in Lithuania – the Hill of Crosses. You will learn about the cross-making craft – one of the most unique Lithuanian crafts included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. You will see the  main attractions of Šiauliai on a short drive through the city.

On request, there may be a stop for lunch at the local food restaurant on the way back.

Price: 59 €/person*

The price includes transport and an audio guide in English.

*The minimum number of 3 participants apply. The tour can be cancelled if there are not enough participants to meet the requirement. In the event of this, you will be offered an alternative solution.


Alternate trip to the Hill of Crosses

A private visit to the Hill of Crosses can be organized from Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, or Riga. This tour can be combined with a visit to the famous Rundale Palace in Latvia which is one hour drive from the Hill of Crosses.