Welcome to Šiauliai


Aside from the legendary Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai is thin on attractions. Communist-era architecture lends the city a forbidding air, though a few outdoor sculptures and spirited museums liven up the town centre.

Šiauliai's central location makes it a handy stopover, whether you are moving north to south or east to west. Come for the crosses, but an overnight stay to stroll between Vilniaus gatvė's bars and restaurants is time well spent.


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Šiauliai activities

$45.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day The Hill of Crosses Tour from Vilnius

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyPick up from Vilnius hotels, apartments. Drive to Ukmerge district. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mūšios miško parkas Didžiosios kovos apygardos partizanams atmintiStopping at the park established to remember those who fought against the Soviet regime. There are seen crosses dedicated to the partisans, to the most important dates of Lithuanian history and to famous individuals, such as Pope John Paul II and US President Ronald Reagan.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai, Siauliai CountyAbout an hour is reserved to explore The Hill of Crosses. Learning about the cross-making art, the meaning of the crosses to Lithuanians. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Rotušės aikštėStop at the local restaurant before heading back to Vilnius. Duration: 3 hours

$68.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vilnius: Anyksciai, Hill of Crosses, Rope Course, Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Discover Lithuania, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyIn the morning pick up from your hotel. About two and half hours drive to The Hill of Crosses, Siualiai district.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Siauliai, Siauliai CountyVisiting The Hill of Crosses Duration: 1 hourStop At: Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, Anyksciai, Utena CountyVisiting Narrow Gauge Railway Museum and Stone Painting ExhibitionDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Horse museum, Anyksciai, Utena CountyVisiting an ethnographical Horse museumDuration: 1 hourStop At: The Treetop Walking Path, Anyksciai, Utena CountyWalking among the treetops on the Treetop Walking Path. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew, Anyksciai, Utena CountyVisiting a red brick Neo-Gothic church in AnykščiaiDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Discover LithuaniaDrive back to VilniusDuration: 1 hour

$45.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Hill of Crosses and Siauliai tour from Vilnius

Starting from Vilnius the tour will take you to the north of Lithuania where you will find Siauliai and the famous Hill of Crosses. Siauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania.   During the drive through the center, there will be a chance to see the famous Frenkel Villa, Church of St.Peter and Paul and meet the Millenium Fox and Golden Archer of the Sundial. Moreover, you will hear about one of the oldest confectionery factories in Lithuania and will even have a chance to buy some tasty souvenirs to take back home. The famous Hill of Crosses will be your next stop, where the Pope John Paul II held the most highly attended mass in our country – during his visit to Lithuania in 1993. This old mound from the days of the crusaders has been decorated with thousands of crosses in every imaginable size and form. This has always been, as it is now, a place of pilgrimage. Today a veritable sea of crosses – hundreds of thousands of them – serves as a monument to Lithuanians’ devotion to their religion. You will learn about the cross making craft - one of the most unique Lithuanian crafts, included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. After the visit in the Hill of Crosses, it is possible to stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant before making your way back to the capital city, Vilnius.

$47.02 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Hill of Crosses from Neringa

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Jurgaiciai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Siauliai Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hour

$40.30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Hill of Crosses from Smiltyne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Siauliai Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Jurgaiciai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hour

$40.30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Hill of Crosses from Klaipeda

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hill of Crosses - Kryziu Kalnas, Jurgaiciai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Siauliai Hill of Crosses, Siauliai, Siauliai CountyThe Hill of Crosses, where people not only from Lithuania have put crosses for couple centuries, witnesses faithfulness and trust of a Christian community to Christ and his Cross. This is an expression of a spontaneous religiousness of the people, and is a symbol not of grief and death but of Faith, Love and Sacrifice. From here the Pope blessed all people of Lithuania and all of Christian Europe.Duration: 1 hour