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Private Trip to Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

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. It was established in the 19th century, because of the Car Aleksandr II visit in Sigulda. 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.

per adult from

$125

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
    • Private trip
    • English speaking driver/guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Museum entrances
    • Entry/Admission - Old Sigulda Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Turaida Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Old Sigulda Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Turaida Museum Reserve
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Keizarkresls un keizarskats, located near the historic Laurenču Swiss home, Sigulda Latvia

    On the left bank of the Gauja River, opposite the Piķene cliff is the mighty Beite cliff which is split by a deep ravine. On the left side there is Ķeizarskats (Emperor's View), which is approximately 67 metres above the level of the Gauja and offers a fine view of Krimulda and the Turaida Castle. The viewing place was installed in 1862, when Russian Tsar Alexander II visited Sigulda.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old Sigulda Castle, Pils Street 18, Sigulda 2150 Latvia

    The Brothers of the Sword, who controlled the left bank of the Gauja river, built the Sigulda Castle in the period from 1204 to 1209. Originally, it was a "castellum" type fortress with a chapel. Later, the castle was rebuilt into a convent-type building. The castle had a wide outer forepart, where a bustling settlement of traders and craftsmen was formed.

    During the Livonian War, Russian, Polish and Swedish troops were fighting near the castle. The castle was damaged in wars and eventually lost its military importance. In addition, in the early 18th century the castle was destroyed during the Northern War and has not been restored since then.

    Mighty stone walls of ruins keep many historical events and stories. It is fascinating to imagine how the knights of the Livonian Order were mastering their fighting skills in this place.

    In the ruins there is an open-air stage, where visitors can experience memorable moments of annual Opera Music Festival, as well as of other events.

    The territory of the Livonian Order Sigulda Castle is a suitable place to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Gauja Valley.

    Visiting the ruins, you can walk along the stone walls and climb the castle towers. In the northern tower you can watch exposition of medieval weapons.


    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Gutmanis Cave, Sigulda National Park, Sigulda 2150 Latvia

    Inside the chilly Gutman's Cave you will feel the presence of ancient stories and people. The sun rays that play in the spring of Gutman's Cave and reflect on its walls in beautiful patterns of light awaken the ancient legends!

    One legend has it that in ancient times the cave was home to a good man who used the water of the spring to heal people. The cave’s name is derived fromthe German phrase “gut Mann”, which means “good man”. That is why people believe that the spring has healing properties. Let the spring water refresh you and the ancient legends inspire you!

    The Gutman's Cave has also been the backdrop for one of the most ancient and heart-breaking love stories.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Turaida Museum Reserve, Turaidas Street 10, Turaida 2150 Latvia

    The Museum Reserve is a vast territory, rich in art and history gems – the Turaida Castle, the wooden church and many other buildings, as well as the sculpture garden.

    The Main tower of the Turaida stone castle rises over the forests of the ancient Gauja River valley. After having vanquished its 139 brick steps, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the meandering Gauja River and the valley rich in forests.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up and return from the Hotel or address in Riga city.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring your walking shoes
    • Coffee stops and detours can be arranged with driver
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Latvia Guide Tours

Activity ID: V-137705P7

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