More than 150 thousand crosses in one place, on one hill. The Hill of Crosses is an historical and architectural monument, which attracts people with its peace, spirituality, authenticity and sacred nature. Its exact origins are unknown, but it is thought 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. On September 7, 1993, Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, declaring it a place for hope, peace, love and sacrifice. In 2000, a Franciscan hermitage was opened nearby.
- The road will go through the city of Jelgava, which is the fourth- largest city in Latvia and well-known as a student's’ town..
- On the way from Jelgava to the border of Latvia you will be able to see the real countryside of Latvia.
- Next stop – the Hill of Crosses. You can go with a guide or just walk and explore by yourself.
- We will also visit the Franciscan hermitage, which other tour groups do not visit.
- Next stop - Šiauliai – the fourth-largest city in Lithuania. Unofficially, this city is the capital of Northern Lithuania.
- You will hear the story about the founding of the city and visit Šiauliai Cathedral, built in 1625.
- Then you will explore Vilnius Street (the main pedestrian street in Šiauliai). Here you can also have a lunch if you like.