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9 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Riga, Siauliai & Vilnius: Walk Through The Ups & Downs Of Spirituality And History

Riga, Siauliai, Vilnius

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour

Get yourself ready for an extensive sightseeing tour that starts with to Hill of Crosses where you will be intrigued by the history, nature and spirituality. You will also visit Rundāle Palace whose 18th-century interiors will leave you spellbound.

DAY 01

Sightseeing tour

  • 8.30 am – 11.00 am: Meet the tour guide and then transfer from Vilnius to Hill Of Crosses.

  • 11.00 am – 11.30 am: Explore Hill Of Crosses, a historical and architectural monument and a unique ensemble of the thought-provoking historic manifestations. The surrounding peace, spirituality, authenticity, and sacred nature is absolutely refreshing.

  • Next, you will come across the oblong mound, resembling the shape of a saddle, stands on a plain and is surrounded by the valleys of Kulpė stream and its nameless tributary. The hill itself sits on the Jurgaičiai-Domantai mound with a former ancient village dating back to the 13th-14th centuries. It became a sacred site in the 19th century.

  • It is said that the first crosses were erected here by the next kins of the rebels who fell in the 1831 rebellion. The family members erected the crosses at this site because the Tsarist reign did not allow them to pay proper tribute to the graves of their relatives.

  • 11.30 am – 12.30 pm: Transfer to Rundāle Palace.

  • 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm: Have lunch at a local restaurant near the palace.

  • 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm: Post lunch, as you begin exploring the Rundāle palace, set amidst the fertile Zemgale Plains in the south of Latvia. Most of the interior decorations were created between 1765 and 1768 when a sculptor from Berlin, Johann Michael Graff, and the Italian painters named Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucchi who worked at the palace.

  • 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm: Transfer from the palace back to your hotel in Riga.

  • End of the tour.

  • 100 EUR Per Adult (* Minimum 2 persons)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transport

  • English-speaking driver

  • Meals

  • Driver gratuities

  • Entrance tickets

Riga, Siauliai, Vilnius

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
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