Riga to Vilnius via Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace & the Hill of Crosses

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Spend a day of remembrance exploring spectacular sights on the way from Riga to Vilnius. See the fabulous Bauska Castle complex, situated on the narrow peninsula and surrounded by two rivers, admire the Baroque pearl in Latvian rural lanscape the Rundale Palace and immerse yourself into one of the most sacred and spiritual place in Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses. The trip includes comfortable transportation among the stops and the guide book, allowing you to...
Spend a day of remembrance exploring spectacular sights on the way from Riga to Vilnius. See the fabulous Bauska Castle complex, situated on the narrow peninsula and surrounded by two rivers, admire the Baroque pearl in Latvian rural lanscape the Rundale Palace and immerse yourself into one of the most sacred and spiritual place in Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses. The trip includes comfortable transportation among the stops and the guide book, allowing you to delve into well-known landmarks at your own pace.
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Stop At: Bauska Castle, Pilskalns, Bauska 3901 Latvia

The Bauska Castle sits on a scenery land between two rivers Musa and Memele in the territory of Bauska town. The Bauska Castle complex consits of two parts: the older, the Livonian Order Castle, build in the middle of the 15th century, and a newer, a residence for the Duke of Courland, constructed at the end of the 16th century. During the Great Northern War the Bauska Castle ensemble was blew up by the Russian military. Nowadays the residence of the Duke of Courland is fully restored and is home the Castle Museum, while only ruins remain from the seat of the Livonian Order.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils), Rundale Palace, Pilsrundale 3921 Latvia

The Rundale Palace, located just 15 kilometres from Lithuania – Latvia border, was built...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bauska Castle, Pilskalns, Bauska 3901 Latvia

The Bauska Castle sits on a scenery land between two rivers Musa and Memele in the territory of Bauska town. The Bauska Castle complex consits of two parts: the older, the Livonian Order Castle, build in the middle of the 15th century, and a newer, a residence for the Duke of Courland, constructed at the end of the 16th century. During the Great Northern War the Bauska Castle ensemble was blew up by the Russian military. Nowadays the residence of the Duke of Courland is fully restored and is home the Castle Museum, while only ruins remain from the seat of the Livonian Order.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils), Rundale Palace, Pilsrundale 3921 Latvia

The Rundale Palace, located just 15 kilometres from Lithuania – Latvia border, was built in the 18th century by Ernst Johann von Biron, as the summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was designed by Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, an author of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.
In the course of time and political rush the Palace has changed many owners and purposes – it was used as a hospital, elementary school or even a grain storage facility. Nowadays, after extensive and successful renovation process, The Rundale Palace Museum and Garden attracts masses of tourists and is deservingly called a „Versailles of Latvia“.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai 81439 Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses, located sixteen kilometers from Siauliai city, is an authentic monument of history and religious folk art. This small hill with a collection of over 200 000 crosses is the best repository of Lithuanian cross making art and the representation of unshakable faith and a symbol of resistance against occupation.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Comfortable transportation service
  • Guided book
  • A bottle of water
  • Room for reasonable amount of luggage
Not Included
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
  • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
  • Guide service
Departure Point
Latvian Riflemen Monument, Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
9:00 AM
Return Details
Cathedral Square, Katedros aikštė, Vilnius 01143, Lithuania
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The trip runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • The trip runs if minimum of 4 persons are going. If the minimum number of passengers has not been reached, you will receive a full refund or will be suggested an alternative day
  • Please note that this tour starts from Riga and ends in Vilnius
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • The confirmation for the tour is send once the tour meets the minimum number of passengers, but no less than 24 hours before the trip starts
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.