Day trip to Hill of Crosses + Rundale Palace
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Go on this fantastic combined day trip to Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace tour.
You will spend the whole day visiting beautiful Rundale Palace as well as the most iconic sight of Lithuania- Hill of Crosses. Trip will start at 10:00 with pick up from your centrally located hotel. Amazing opportunity to get away from busy Riga city center and enjoy your beautiful day exploring Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses. Book day trip to Hill of Crosses + Rundale Palace with us!
Day Trip to Hill of Crosses + Rundale Palace
Rundale Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Latvia. It is made from Baroque and Rococo art style. It was designed by an Italian architect called Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Built in the 18th century with two floors and 138 rooms. The Rundale Palace had many owners since it was built and once it even hosted an elementary school. There are few halls opened to the public which are: White Hall, Great Gallery Hall and Gilt Hall, Duke’s suit and some private rooms, and also suite of Dushess’s rooms. As well as 4 staircases and 2 kitchens. This is one of the ”must see” when you travel to Latvia.
During the summer you will see the beautiful rose gardens also called rose museum. The roses are grouped in 44 small groups. So many different colors and breeds. In 2012 there were 2450 different rose breeds, in 2015 they added 140 breeds and now there are growing about 8000 different rose plants. You will see all sorts of roses, red, yellow, pink, white, orange and even black and blue. The garden is most beautiful during the spring and summer period when everything thrives.
However during the autumn and winter you can see the French garden. The garden is situated in front of the palace and stretches about 10 hectares. There are five alleys that passes on to the historical forest hunting park. The French garden has all the Baroque elements which are parterre, hedge contained bosketus, green theater, pavilions and even arbor walkways.
Hill of Crosses
This is hill with thousands of crosses and prayers and exciting to see. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006. This is a mysterious place. People have been coming here for almost 100 years to place their cross on the hill. Some even have tried to destroy it, but every time it was rebuild with even more crosses.
Here you can find some additional information about this combined day trip to Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace tour:
- Tour starts at 10:00 (times are adjustable if needed), tour ends around 18:00.
- Optional choice to visit Bauska castle and Mezotne Palace
- No entrance fees are included
- If you wish to book guided tour please contact us