1. Latvia
  2. Riga
  3. Gauja National Park

Discover Best of Sigulda and Gauja National Park In One Day

Product ID: 169876
Discover the utmost beauty of Gauja National Park hiking near Sigulda, Kriulda and Turaida Towns. Explore the regional towns for their unique qualities, all in one day.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Latvian, Lettish, Russian

Pickup included

Your hotel in Riga
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy gorgeous hiking trails in Sigulda and Krimulda in Gauja National Park
  • Have fun with the special Improv-travel approach
  • Learn about the natural values of Gauja National Park and nature conservation in Latvia and Europe
Full description
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 do a bobsled ride in the Sigulda bobsled track – the only one in North Europe. Then be comfortably returned to your hotel in Riga as the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Transfer from Riga and back
  • Guided day tour of ca. 8 hours
  • Improv-travel approach for the groups of 2 people and more
  • Entry fee in Turaida Museum Reserve
  • Professional eco-tour leader
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Tickets for cable cars Sigulda-Krimulda-Sigulda
  • Any other services not indicated under "What's included"
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You will have your free time for lunch in Sigulda town. Lunch is NOT INCLUDED and costs around 8-20 EUR (depending on the restaurant)
• Take your daily snacks and drinks with you
• Ticket for cable car Sigulda-Krimulda-Sigulda is NOT INCLUDED and costs: 12 EUR round-trip in working days, 8 EUR one-way in weekends (discounts for children). Please bring some cash!
• Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for different weather conditions
• All the tours are small like-minded group adventures
• All tours are narrated in English, Russian and Latvian. Please indicate your preferred language in your booking

Note: Hiking trails to be visited and actions to be taken may vary from tour to tour depending on the season, weather conditions, the availability of the attractions and the expanding creativity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Fantastic experience, highly recommended!

We had a fantastic day trip into Gauja National Park including a highly informative visit at the Turaida museum reserve. First we had a nice trail hike/walk through the beautiful naturally reserved forest of Gauja National Park, enjoying stunning views into the Gauja Valley and on the well restored medieval castles. Our Guide Rolands was "human encyclopedia", highly knowledgeable and a skilled story teller. We enjoyed this walk so much. After Lunch break with traditional home made Latvian food we went with the Cable Car to Krimula manor house, which comprises in fact very a small village (the area were the Manor and his servants used to live). The village is still inhabited today and thus serves as an "inhabited museum". Finally we visited the Turaida museum reserve, which is a heritage site with a medieval castle, a 1700s wooden church & a park with folk-song sculptures. We also learned about the specifics of a traditional Latvian Sauna, which follows a 500-year old procedure.

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August 11, 2019

This tour is perfectly organized! We enjoyed our day very much! Rolands sent us confirmation email with his car registration number and the meeting point before the tour so that we know exactly where we should meet. He perfectly adjusted the hike according to the snowy weather and assisted us all the way. He answered all our questions about Latvia and we now know more this beautiful country. He introduced us the Latvian Sauna during our hike and we were very interested. Rolands kindly arranged the Sauna for us and we enjoyed the Sauna very much! A superb trip! Highly recommended!

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December 17, 2018

A fantastic tour to one of Latvia's beautiful National Parks

Our guide (Rolands) was perfect and this tour was a brilliant way to get to know Gauja. We hiked through beautiful forests and wooded meadows, with plenty of chances to take photos and admire the view. We had a tasty lunch in Sigulda before visiting the stunning Turaida. The pick- up and journey was easy and the timings perfect. Highly recommend.

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September 8, 2018

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Product ID: 169876