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From Riga: Cēsis, Sigulda & Turaida Castle Tour

1. 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.

From Riga: Private Transfer to Tallinn with Sightseeing

2. 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 Tallinn: Private Transfer to Riga with Sightseeing

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Turaida Castle

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Excellent tour with an amazing guide.

We had a blast on this whole day tour. We were a group of 6 people and our guide was explaining all throughout the day, having joined us for the excursions as well. The food was great and the areas we visited were lovely. Lots of beautiful castles and landscapes. Our guide was one of the best we've ever had. Excellent tour! Would most definitely recommend!

Had an enjoyable, informative and engaging tour of Sigulda, Turaida and Cesis. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the towns and castles, and readily answered our many questions. A great day out!

Unforgetable because of the best guide ever!

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

Richard was great!!!! So knowledgeable and friendly!!!! Would 100% recommend this tour to everybody visiting the country!

It was a very good experience to visit the region and have all the explanations desired