Hill of Crosses tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

285931


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Norwegian (fluent), English (fluent)

Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Old Mill in Seduva


The Hill of Crosses near Siauliai is very unique place in Europe, visited not only by piligrims but also many tourists from entire the world. Where else you can find 500 000 crosses in one place. The hill of Crosses was formed on Jurgaiciai mound, which was considered a holy place. Now its one of the most visited sigts in Lithuania. Nobody knows exactly how many crosses are on the hill today, but it could be up to 500 000. Srosses were rased here since at least the 19th century and probably much older, the crosses were bulldozed by the Soviets, but each night people crept past soldiers and barbed wire to plant more, risking their lives or freedom to express their national and spiritual fervour. It is situated 220km from Vilnius and it takes 2. 5 hour to get there by car. On the way I suggest to have lunch in the restaurant which is in the nice old mill. If you are more than three persons write and I will adjust the price.

Itinerary

Transfer to The Hill Of Crosses
Exploring The Hill Of Crosses
Lunch at the restaurant
Transfer back to Vilnius

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting at the hotel.

End location: At the hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

What’s Included

Meeting, guide services, transportation to the hill of crosses by car, parking expenses.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 EUR - Lunsh in the restaurant on the way home.

A Recent Review of this tour

Lukas is wonderful, very knowledgeable I learned a lot about Lithuania from him. He was kind and patient. Made a long day short.
Gladys Orlando

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