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  • Sigulda Hiking Tour: A Day in the Switzerland of Latvia

    1. Sigulda Hiking Tour: A Day in the Switzerland of Latvia

    Enjoy a full-day hiking tour in one of the Latvia's most picturesque regions. Known as the Switzerland of Latvia, the area features mountains, valleys, cliffs, and caves. Take in views of the Gauja River Valley as you cross it by the aerial cableway. Your 15-kilometer guided hike will take you through the area’s natural landscapes and through populated areas as well. You’ll help set the pace for the tour, and there’s no need to rush, as there’s plenty of time to cover the entire route. The hiking route takes you past numerous attractions, including the ruins of the old Sigulda castle, the new castle, and Goodman's Cave. Goodman’s Cave was formed over a 10,000-year period by water gradually eroding sandstone. The grotto is a protected geological site and the oldest tourist attraction in Latvia. You’ll see inscriptions on its walls dating back to 1668 and 1677. You’ll hike to Piķenes C...

    Excellent tour, unforgettable and breathtaking. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Our tour unfortunately took place in the rain but nonetheless our tour guide was excellent, encouraging and engaging. Truly magnificent location and marvellous views of Sigulda, castle and Gauja national park. Worth your money, in all aspects!

  • From Riga: Full-Day Scenic Gauja River Valley Kayaking Trip

    2. From Riga: Full-Day Scenic Gauja River Valley Kayaking Trip

    Meet your guide in the morning and head to Gauja River Valley to begin your kayaking trip. The curving, wild nature of the Gauja River and its tributaries makes this experience one to remember, and a must-visit for travelers who like to venture off the beaten path. During your kayaking tour, see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Gauja River Valley, including stunning steep riverbanks, awesome sandstone cliffs, the dense forests of Gauja National Park, and more. Your eco-tour leader will engage you with a special “improv-travel” approach and tell you about the nature, culture, and traditions of Latvia. Paddle for 15 to 20 kilometers downstream on a truly enjoyable adventure. There are several alternative points to finish on the way so the length of the trip can be adjusted according to your wishes. After reaching your final destination, benefit from a transfer right back to your ...

    I find Latvia, and Riga, a welcoming place in general and that positive impression has just been so reinforced, and greatly exceeded by my experience with Rolands on the kayak tour. With great environmental and local knowledge, as you would expect, Rolands went above and beyond bringing everything to life with a depth of personal experience. But he need not have done as the environment itself was so breath taking - with mist rising from an untouched natural world absolutely full of river life it felt at times like you where paddling down the Amazon or were an extra on the set of Jurassic park. More was provided than could have been expected in the tour description. I was left feeling looked after and thoroughly contented. If you want a TRULY unforgettable experience and experience a different side of Latvia, the "real Latvia" whatever that means, book this tour. You will be glad you did.

  • From Riga: Cēsis, Sigulda & Turaida Castle Tour

    3. 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

    Eva was the best guide we have ever had! She was funny, nice and told us everything we wanted to know. It seems like she was one of our local friends. She was so GREAT! tamara and the group of yesterday

  • Discover Best of Sigulda and Gauja National Park In One Day

    4. 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 Ntional Park and the cultural legacy of the area. Hiking several short but amazing hiking trails. Yet, be ready for some 10-15 km on you 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 or Turaida. Not rushing as you will get a chance to visit all the major sightseeing sites in around Sigulda, Krimulda, and Turaida, including Sigulda and Turaida castles. Enjoy the 45 meters high cable car from Krimulda to Sigulda and back. On Saturdays and Sundays you will also have a chance to d...

    Fantastic tour! The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this

  • Riga Airport to Sigulda Private Transfer

    5. Riga Airport to Sigulda Private Transfer

    Enjoy a private one-way transfer between Riga International Airport and Sigulda. Avoid the hassle of public transportation with this transfer that gets you where you need to be, when you need to be there. A friendly driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. Then bypass public transportation and long lines for taxis, hop into your waiting vehicle, and let yourself be driven away to Sigulda. On the 50-minute trip, you will enjoy first-class service, including a smooth ride and free water. Arrive at your destination on time and feeling refreshed!

  • From Riga: Mini Baltic Day Tour to Sigulda, Ligatne & Cesis

    6. From Riga: Mini Baltic Day Tour to Sigulda, Ligatne & Cesis

    This Mini Baltic Tour will include some of the main sights to see in Latvia. Your first stop will be Sigulda city. In this city, there are many great places you will be able to visit such as the bobsleigh track (during the summer period, you can slide down in a specially designed luge), Gutmana Cave, one of the deepest caves in the Baltics, and Turaida Castle with its beautiful park. On the way to Sigulda, visit Gaujas National Park along with Gauja River. Your next stop will be the secret Soviet bunker, exciting for history and war lovers. Located in Ligatne, you will have guided tour here. The last stop before heading back to Riga will be Cesis, a small but beautiful city with the Cesu Castle.

  • Sigulda Day Tour - Castle Ruins, Gūtmaņala Grotto, & More

    7. Sigulda Day Tour - Castle Ruins, Gūtmaņala Grotto, & More

    There is so much to see and do in Sigulda that sometimes it is difficult to fit it all in. This comprehensive tour led by a professional guide, is designed to show you around the historic highlights of the city in just a day. Ride the aerial cableway in Sigulda. Opened in 1969, this is the only one of its kind in the Baltic States. The cableway was built in cooperation between Sigulda and Chiatura, a city in Georgia, and offers spectacular views over the city. Explore the Sigulda castle ruins and the new castle. The Order of the Brothers of the Sword began building Sigulda castle in 1207. During the Great Northern War, the castle was destroyed never to be restored again. However the convent building with its famous gothic window plus the main gate tower still stand, and offer an insight into a bygone age. Delve deep into the Gūtmaņala grotto. This is the most popular and vast cave in ...

    Even though it was pouring almost the whole day, we had an excelent experiencia guided by our guide Richards, who gave us a "poncho" and guided us through the different attractions of Sigulda (castles, parks, cave, etc.). He told us a lot of stories and legends about Latvia and he was very patient to answer all our doubts and he also offered to take us a lot of photos.

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What people are saying about Sigulda

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

I find Latvia, and Riga, a welcoming place in general and that positive impression has just been so reinforced, and greatly exceeded by my experience with Rolands on the kayak tour. With great environmental and local knowledge, as you would expect, Rolands went above and beyond bringing everything to life with a depth of personal experience. But he need not have done as the environment itself was so breath taking - with mist rising from an untouched natural world absolutely full of river life it felt at times like you where paddling down the Amazon or were an extra on the set of Jurassic park. More was provided than could have been expected in the tour description. I was left feeling looked after and thoroughly contented. If you want a TRULY unforgettable experience and experience a different side of Latvia, the "real Latvia" whatever that means, book this tour. You will be glad you did.

Excellent tour, unforgettable and breathtaking. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Our tour unfortunately took place in the rain but nonetheless our tour guide was excellent, encouraging and engaging. Truly magnificent location and marvellous views of Sigulda, castle and Gauja national park. Worth your money, in all aspects!

Nice walking ways, a very infotaining tour to extraordinary places and a lot of facts about Latvia and its inhabitants, too. I enjoyed it a lot and would highly recommend it!!

We spent a very interesting and inforative day with our tour guide Ilze. A very sweet lady, very knowledgeable and easy to chat with. We can highly recommend this tour-

Fantastic tour! The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this