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From Riga: Bauska, Rundale and Jelgava Private Full-Day Trip

1. From Riga: Bauska, Rundale and Jelgava Private Full-Day Trip

Step back in time and experience the grandeur of the Baltics on our day tour. First, stop at Bauska Castle and learn about the rich history of the Livonian Order. Explore the castle's towers and walk the same halls as knights and duchesses. Next, prepare to be dazzled by the opulence of Rundale Palace, one of the most magnificent Baroque palaces in the Baltics. You'll feel like royalty as you walk through the grand halls, admiring the ornate stucco work and intricate frescoes. Take a stroll through the immaculate gardens, which bloom in vibrant colors all year round. And then as a bonus, visit Jelgava Palace, a stunning example of neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the palace's grandeur, which has been beautifully restored after being destroyed in a fire. Walk through the palace's lush park, which is home to exotic plants and trees from around the world. Join us on this journey through time and discover the unique history and beauty of the Baltics.

From Riga: The Hill of Crosses Private Guided Tour

2. From Riga: The Hill of Crosses Private Guided Tour

After meeting and greetings in the hotel, driving to the Lithuania about 130 km to visit Hill of Crosses. After crossing Latvia -Lithuania border, possibility for coffee break. More 30 km and destination reached. The Hill of Crosses is a potent symbol of faith, hope, and freedom of Lithuania. Desecrated but never destroyed, set on fire but never burned down. Located near town Siauliai it is a hill (castle mound) covered with thousands of crosses made from different materials and in different size. During the Soviet era, these crosses were removed by the authorities, but locals continuously replaced them. In 1993, Pope John Paul II had a service here. He later sent a crucifix to Lithuania which was placed on the hill, and today pilgrims begin and end their journeys at this location. For locals and visitors alike, this is a place of hope and enlightenment, reflecting Lithuania’s historical and cultural traditions. On the Hill of the Crosses, everyone can place their own cross for every occasion in life. The main thing is to believe! About 30-40 minutes for photos and walking around. Specially beautiful and emotional in the time of sunrise and sunset.

Jelgava: 2-Hour Walking Photo Quest

3. Jelgava: 2-Hour Walking Photo Quest

Discover the hidden gems of historic Jelgava on this photo quest. Find mysterious objects, visit hand-picked locations, and receive a diploma after your adventure through the Latvian city. Meet your host at the Pilssalas iela for a quick run-through of the game and instructions on how to play. Receive the game package, including a map with different location points and images of various objects to search for, such as graffiti walls, monuments, and storefronts.  Hunt for the locations on the map, visit marked places and find mysterious objects. Find as many places as possible during the game and get additional points for completing interactive tasks and taking pictures. As you adventure around the historic city, the former capital of the united Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, you'll see such sites as the Jelgava History and Art Museum, the Holy Trinity Chruch, and the stunning Jelgava Palace. Meet your host at the end of your quest to receive a diploma celebrating your achievements during the game.

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