Discover The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania's most impressive and inspiring religious sights, on this day tour from Vilnius. This unique historical architectural monument attracts many people due to its peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. More than 250 thousand crosses every size and design stand on Jurgaiciai mound near Siauliai and became a symbol of Lithuania's Catholic faith and national identity. Another sightseeing point is the park, which was established to remember the resistance war against Soviet regime ad which you will be seeing first.
Be picked up from your guide at 9am at your centrally located Vilnius hotel. Your first stop will be at the park to remember the partisans of The Great Battle district. The Great Battle district park is an impressive monument for all freedom fighters and presents crosses dedicated for partisans, most important dates of Lithuanian history and famous people, such as Pope John Paul II, US president Ronald Reagan. Find out more about the symbol of the Cross in Lithuanian culture and history.
Next you will drive to the Siauliai area. Visit the Hill of Crosses, an excursion about Lithuanian art of cross-making, which like an immaterial heritage, is included into UNESCO world heritage list. The best repository of this art is The Hill of Crosses. Learn about the story of the hill.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant so you can taste the traditional Lithuanian food (lunch is at own expense) before heading back to your hotel in Vilnius, where your tour ends at approximately 5:30pm.