Hill of Crosses Private Full Day Tour from Vilnius

 

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$297

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Description

Visit one of the most sacred places of Lithuania – the Hill of Crosses – where pilgrims from all over the world have been leaving crosses for centuries as a sign of their Christian faith. People from Lithuania and other countries have been leaving crosses here for a couple of centuries, showing faithfulness and devotion to the Christian community, Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and it is not a symbol of a grief or death, but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. After the 3rd partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, Lithuania became part of the Russian Empire. Poles and Lithuanians unsuccessfully rebelled against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863. These two uprisings are connected with the beginnings of the hill: as families could not locate bodies of perished rebels, they started putting up symbolic crosses in place of a former hill fort.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 00:00 local time, 5 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-03-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   All Days
Adult/Child (Age 0 & Up) $297

Inclusion

  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 6 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Start Timings

  • 09:00

Duration

  • 8 (hrs)

Restrictions

  • Children under 12 years of age are eligible for a 50% discount if they are accompanied by two or more adults. Please contact VELTRA through your account after you have completed your booking process.

Schedule

Hill of Crosses Private Full Day Tour from Vilnius
08:30:00 Pick-up at Specific Hotel in Vilnius

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Depart from Vilnius

Day: Day1
Hill of Crosses
People from Lithuania and other countries have been leaving crosses here for a couple of centuries, showing faithfulness and devotion to the Christian community, Christ and his Cross.
Day: Day1
History
After the 3rd partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, Lithuania became part of the Russian Empire. Poles and Lithuanians unsuccessfully rebelled against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863.
Day: Day1
A Symbol of Faith, Love and Sacrifice
These two uprisings are connected with the beginnings of the hill: as families could not locate bodies of perished rebels, they started putting up symbolic crosses in place of a former hill fort.
Day: Day1
17:00:00 Drop-off at Specific Hotel in Vilnius

Day: Day1

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