It was by accident that we discovered the existence of The Hill of Crosses, but once we learned about this holy place, we knew we must make the pilgrimage. We searched for a private tour company that offered the trip, and we were not disappointed in any way. Vilnius In Love responded to our inquiry from Pennsylvania quickly and with advice to make our trip from Vilnius to Siauliai, the location of The Hill, a smooth one. As it turned out, our flight into Vilnius was cancelled, causing a day’s delay for us. We were able to contact our tour guide, Renata, who willingly switched the day for our trip to Siauliai. Renata arrived at our hotel in Vilnius and immediately started us on a walking tour of the city, taking us to many important locations and teaching us the history of beautiful Vilnius. She also surprised us with a ride up the hill to see the Hill of Three Crosses, also very meaningful. We were so very pleased to have the experience of this portion of the tour. In the afternoon we began the 2&1/2 hour drive to The Hill of Crosses. If you have the opportunity to visit, do not miss this beautiful, moving, sacred place. You will not believe what you see. Renata made sure that we had all the time we needed to walk all over the hill and place the crosses we had brought from the USA on behalf of ourselves, our family and friends. She is a photographer as well, and took photos of us during the visit, and then sent them to us. Those photos mean the world to us.
Renata was delightful, knowledgeable, and so very willing to show us what we wanted to see. She made sure that our experience was unforgettable, and we thank her so much for all she did throughout the day. We feel very blessed.