ONE DAY TOUR TO HILL OF CROSSES

One day tour from Riga to the Hill of Crosses –the first crosses appeared here in 19th century – and they’ve kept appearing ever since, placed by people asking for mercy or giving thanks for wishes that have come true.
Will also have stop in magical place – The Pokaini Forest is a picturesque location and an ancient holy site famous for the wondrous legends told about it. Take a walk along the path and find out more about this energetic place.
And lunch time in Jaunpils Medieval pub – in one of the oldest section’s of the castle, under the vaults of the knights’ dining room, the Medieval Pub of the Jaunpils Castle is located.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONRiga, Latvia
DEPARTURE TIMEDeparture time from your hotel at 09:00 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 5:00 PM.
WEARComfortable outdoor clothing, walking shoes.
PRICE (ONE PERSON)
  • EUR 106,- (in 2-3 person group)
  • EUR 82,- (in 4-7 person group)
  • EUR 71,- (in 8-15 person group)
INCLUDED
Profesional english guideTravel by transport along a route
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-offOrganization of the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance tickets (4,00EUR)
Meal in Jaunpils pub (10-15EUR)
Guide gratuite

 

1

09:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Transportation

Transfer to Hill of Crosses. Depend on traffics its takes around 2h.
2

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Hill Of Crosses

The awe-inspiring Hill of Crosses is situated not far to the north of the city of Šiauliai. The first crosses appeared here in 19th century – and they’ve kept appearing ever since, placed by people asking for mercy or giving thanks for wishes that have come true. It is impossible to say how many crosses and crucifixes there are at the moment, but somebody was persistent enough to count more than 50,000 of them, in every shape and size. During a visit to Lithuania in 1993, Pope John Paul II paid a visit to this miraculous hill, blessing Catholics around the world and encouraging them to come and see it with their own eyes.
3

12:00PM – 1.30PM: Transfer

Transfer to Pokaiņi forest.
4

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: The Pokaiņi forest

The Pokaini Forest is a picturesque location and an ancient holy site famous for the wondrous legends told about it. Take a walk along the path and find out more about this energetic place. Inside the forest, stones form groups, piles, walls and rivers: the Pokaini Stone Agglomerates. These were the main reason why the Pokaini Forest is connected with unusual beliefs and superstitions.
5

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Jaunpils castle Medieval Pub

In one of the oldest section’s of the castle, under the vaults of the knights’ dining room, the Medieval Pub of the Jaunpils Castle is located. In candlelight and to the sounds of early music, guests of the castle have the opportunity to enjoy tasty meals that not many pubs are able to serve up. The pub has long been known for its feasts that mean not just hearty meals but are a true Medieval-style adventure for groups of friends, colleagues, or families. The food served at such feasts can be enjoyed with both wooden spoons or with hands.
6

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Return

  Return to Riga.

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