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Riga: Private Sigulda, Turaida, and Gauja National Park Tour

Riga: Private Sigulda, Turaida, and Gauja National Park Tour

Embark on a personal and immersive adventure on a private van tour from Riga to Sigulda and Turaida. Customize your itinerary to your preferences and visit sights such as Gauja National Park, Sigulda Manor and Castle, and Turaida Castle. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and watch the landscape change from city streets to lush greenery as you head out of Riga. Make your way to Sigulda, a town near the river Gauja that is also known as the Switzerland of Latvia by locals. Marvel at the Gauja valley with its dense forests, meandering river, and the Gauja National Park. Stop to stroll through the park before seeing the Sigulda Medieval Castle ruins, the new Sigulda Castle, the Turaida Castle museum with its watchtower peering above the trees, and Gutman's Cave, the widest and highest cave in the Baltic countries. Cross the river on the optional cable car ride for a different perspective of the region or enjoy a glass of local wine made in the Cremon Winery at Krimulda Manor. See local craftsmen and women at work to gain an insight into local and cultural life before heading back to Riga. This half day tour is a must for those who have visited Riga and Jurmala before and is especially recommended for bloggers and social media fans.

From Riga: Group Tour to Sigulda and Turaida

From Riga: Group Tour to Sigulda and Turaida

Departing from Riga, delve into the history and culture of ancient Latvian tribes amidst the breathtaking beauty of Gauna National Park. Visit the Livonian Order Castle ruins, the Turaida Medieval Castle dating back to 1214, and the wooden church constructed in 1750. Also, explore Gutmanis Cave, the widest and highest cave in the Baltic countries, measuring 19m deep, 12m wide, and 10m high. Nestled within Gauna National Park near Sigulda, this natural wonder is rich in myths and legends, adding to its allure. Additionally, enjoy fantastic dining options featuring both traditional Latvian and modern cuisine throughout the tour.

From Tallinn: Private Transfer to Riga with Sightseeing

From Tallinn: Private Transfer to Riga with Sightseeing

When you are travelling from Tallinn to Riga we can stop in the beautiful old town of Parnu in Estonia, the Latvian medieval castle of Turaida. You will have time to explore Parnu Old Town, have a stop along the highway at the Baltic sea and explore Turaida Castle with a great view from the castle tower over the Gauja river valley, castle has also a museum. Our English speaking driver will give you time to explore Parnu old town, will lead you to the Castle ticket office and you will have time to explore it. If you wish driver will make a stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants. Afterwards you will be delivered to your hotel in Riga.

From Riga: Private Transfer to Tallinn with Sightseeing

From Riga: Private Transfer to Tallinn with Sightseeing

When you are travelling from Riga to Tallinn we can stop in the Latvian medieval castle of Turaida and the beautiful old town of Parnu in Estonia. You will have time to explore Turaida Castle with a great view from the castle tower over the Gauja river valley, castle has also a museum, have a stop along the highway at the Baltic sea and explore Parnu Old Town. Our English speaking driver will lead you to the Castle ticket office and you will have time to explore it also in Parnu town your will have enough time to explore old town and have a lunch in one of the local restaurants. Afterwards you will be delivered to your hotel in Tallinn.

From Riga: Cēsis, Sigulda & Turaida Castle Tour

From Riga: Cēsis, Sigulda & Turaida Castle Tour

Take a full-day tour of the beautiful green area of Northern Latvia. Explore Cēsis (the ancient city of Livonia and Brothers of the Sword base) and the picturesque town of Sigulda. Enjoy a day of rich history with medieval monuments, as well as spectacular natural scenery. Trip Itinerary: Medieval castle ruins of Cēsis You experience the castle in a way the people did centuries ago — your guides will light up a candle in the lantern and you will be on our way. You will explore the dark stairs, medieval corridors, and rooms with the help of candlelight as there is no electricity in this 13th century castle. This complex of castle buildings, preserved for centuries, is regarded as a landmark of monumental architecture, which reflects artistic styles from the Livonian period. Cēsis St. John’s Church St. John’s Church is one of the oldest medieval architectural monuments in Latvia. The church was built in the beginning of the 13th century when Cēsis became one of the most important German power centers in the Baltics, from 1237 up to 1561. Medieval castle ruins of Sigulda The Order of the Brothers of the Sword began building Sigulda castle in 1207. Initially, it was a castellum-type fort. Following the defeat of the Brothers of the Sword in 1236, the Livonian Order modified it. Goodman's cave The Gūtmaņala (Goodman's Cave) grotto is the most popular and biggest cave in Latvia. It was formed over the course of 10,000 years by water gradually eroding sandstone. The grotto is a protected geological site and the oldest tourist attraction in Latvia. Museum reserve and medieval castle of Turaida Turaida Museum Reserve is a beautiful heritage site and former village that was named "garden of the gods" by the locals. Turaida is a wonderful place to get to know the Latvian way of life, culture, history, and spirit. The 42 hectares of grounds are replete with archaeological, architectural, historical and art monuments, all of which provide an account of the events from the eleventh century onwards.

Private Day Trip to Cesis, Sigulda and Turaida Castles

Private Day Trip to Cesis, Sigulda and Turaida Castles

Discover the charming towns of Cesis, Sigulda, and Turaida on this private day trip from Riga. Learn basic historical information from your driver, as well as the best restaurants to stop for lunch. Depart from Riga with private transport and head to Cesis, where you'll find an 800-year-old medieval castle. Learn about its connection to the town's history and its continued expansion during the years. Then head to Āraiši Lake Castle Archaeological Park, where you can visit the castle, nominated as the Latvian archaeological monument of 2021. Check out the permanent exposition with fascinating archeological finds from the area. Next, it's on to the Livonian Order Castle in Sigulda, built in 1207, and current host to the International Sigulda Opera Music Festival. Finally head to the Turaida Museum Reserve, where you'll discover archaeology, culture, and art dating back to the 11th century. Please note that from 1st of November to 30th of April Cesis Castle museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. During this time we will be able to see Castle only from outside, we'll do walk thru Cesis old town part.

From Riga: Cesis and Sigulda Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

From Riga: Cesis and Sigulda Day Trip with Hotel Transfers

Immerse yourself in the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of Cesis and Sigulda on a day trip from Riga with hotel transfers included. Visit the Cesis Castle ruins, the Old Town, Ungurmuiža Manor, Gutman's Cave, and Sigulda Castle. After a hotel pickup, start your day with a visit to Cesis Castle, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the Baltic States, where more than ten centuries of Latvian cultural history meet. Soak in the historic ambience with authentic candle lamps lighting up the castle. Listen to the castle gardener Līga share what can be found in the garden – the same vegetables and herbs that grew the Livonian gardens 500 years ago. In summer, watch craftsmen display their skills in workshops, processing stone, metal, and clay, weaving ropes, and printing using early techniques. Then, dive into the Old Town’s cultural and historical heritage by exploring the remaining street network, masonry, ancient manors, and wooden villas built on the banks of river Gauja. On way to your next destination, stop at Ergļu klintis (Eagle Cliff), a sandstone outcrop on the banks of the Gauja River. Continue to Ungurmuiža Manor House, the only wooden baroque building of 18th-century Latvia that has survived to the present day. Walk around the park, Tea House, and Children's House while hearing stories about Baron Campenhausen. On your way back, stop in Sigulda, a town known in the heart of the picturesque Gauja River Valley. Explore Gutman's Cave, the widest and highest cave in the Baltic countries. Continue to the romantic ruins of Sigulda Castle, which has been a popular meeting place for lovers since the 18th century. Stop by the Sigulda New Castle, the summer residence of Prince Kropotkin, which is an architectural monument of national significance, which has retained its Neo-Gothic style and a luxurious interior.

From Riga: Trip to Sigulda and Turaida

From Riga: Trip to Sigulda and Turaida

It will take less that one hour to get from Riga to the first stop will be at Gauja National park famous Cesarview, where you will enjoy the beauty of an amazing viewpoint. At that place you will be educated how river Gauja is related to Angels falls in Venezuela. During the tour, you will discover the history and lifestyle of ancient Latvian tribes. You will visit sightseeing attractions like Livonian Order Castle ruins, Turaida Medieval Castle. Gutmanis Cave, the deepest internal erosion cave in the Baltic States is not only a natural wonder but also a place that tells us a tragic love story from the 17th century. Additionally, you will be provided with a choice of excellent places to have lunch with traditional Latvian or modern cuisine during this tour.

Discover Best of Sigulda and Gauja National Park In One Day

Discover Best of Sigulda and Gauja National Park In One Day

Beginning the tour with a pick-up from the meeting point at 8:00 AM in Riga. Taking around an hour to drive to Sigulda Town.  Explore nature's trails and local highlights in one amazing day. You’ll get in touch both with the pristine nature of Gauja National Park and the cultural legacy of the area. Hiking several short but amazing hiking trails. Yet, be ready for some 10-15 km on your feet during this unforgettable day. Wander along the beautiful banks of the second biggest river in Latvia – Gauja. Upon reaching the Gauja National Park, where the adventure starts, either in Sigulda, or Krimulda of Turaida. Not rushing as you will get a chance to visit all the major sightseeing sites around Sigulda, Krimulda, and Turaida, including Sigulda and Turaida castles. Then be comfortably returned to your hotel in Riga at the end of the tour.

From Riga: Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis Private Full-Day Trip

From Riga: Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis Private Full-Day Trip

Step back in time and discover the captivating stories of Turaida Castle, a medieval fortress that has stood strong for over 800 years. Our tailor-made tour will take you on a journey through history, as you explore the castle's stunning architecture and hear tales of battles won and lost. As you wander through the castle's ancient walls, you'll be transported back to a time of knights and nobles. Marvel at the intricate carvings and ornate decorations that adorn the castle's interior, and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from the castle's towers. Our expert guide will regale you with fascinating stories of the castle's past, from the legendary love story of the Rose of Turaida to the fierce battles that raged around its walls. With plenty of time to explore at your own pace, this is a tailor-made tour that's perfect for history buffs and families alike. Nestled amidst the rolling hills and verdant forests of Sigulda lies one of Latvia's most picturesque castles. Dating back to the 13th century, Sigulda Castle is a true gem of medieval architecture and a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the region. Our tailor-made tour will take you on a journey through time, as you discover the rich history and fascinating legends of this ancient fortress. You'll explore the castle's majestic halls, marvel at the intricately carved wooden ceilings, and learn about the castle's many owners and occupants over the centuries. From the castle's stunning location on the banks of the Gauja River, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and have plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect family photo. With our knowledgeable guide by your side, this is a tailor-made tour that's sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Dating back to the 13th century, this impressive Cesis Castle fortress has played a key role in Latvia's history and is one of the best-preserved castles in the country. Our tailor-made tour will take you on a journey through the castle's many rooms and halls, as you discover the fascinating history and legends of this ancient fortress. You'll marvel at the castle's impressive walls and towers, and learn about the many battles and sieges that it has endured over the centuries. Experience a tailor-made bonus surprise tour that will make your vacation unforgettable. Discover the unique attractions of Araisi lake dwelling Archaeological Park – a Unesco World Heritage Site that is an open-air museum, with reconstructed lake dwellings and artifacts from the Stone Age. Or take a trip to the breathtaking Zvartes Rock – an impressive sandstone formation located in the Gauja national park. With a bonus surprise stop according to your interests, this tour will be the highlight of your holiday. Come and explore the wonders of Latvia!

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