The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising.
Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catholic pilgrims. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006.
Tour to Hill of Crosses Program:
- Transfer Vilnius - Hill of Crosses
- Visiting the Hill of Crosses
- Visiting the Siauliai Cathedral
- Lunch in Lithuanian dishes restaurant (not included in the price, 3 dishes around 10 €)
- Transfer Hill of Crosses - Vilnius
Duration - 7 h
Private tour (2-3 persons) - 85 Eur per person
Group tour (at least 4 persons) - 75 Eur per person
Language - English, German, Spanish, Russian (other languages upon request)
The tours usually start at 10.00 h from your hotel reception.
Payment in cash after the tour or by transfer at least 2 days in advance.
Please try to book at least one day in advance, so you can choose any best suitable starting time for you.
If you want, we can offer only a transfer to Hill of Crosses and back for only 60 Eur per person.
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