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

Product ID: 22689
Sigulda is one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia and boasts many historical sites. Tour goes through the Gauja national park by visiting the Sigulda castle, the Gūtmaņala grotto, the famous Turaida Museum, and ride the aerial cableway.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Latvian, Lettish

Pickup included

Hotel pickup is available from your accommodation in Riga.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the delights of Sigulda in just 1 day
  • Visit the Sigulda castle and the Turaida museum
  • Ride the aerial cableway and delve deep into the the Gūtmaņala grotto
Full description
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 Latvia. It was formed in the course of 10,000 years by water gradually eroding sandstone, and is a protected geological site. The cave is the oldest tourist attraction in Latvia. Marvel at the ancient inscriptions lining the walls.

A trip to the Turaida Museum Reserve should not be missed. The 42 hectares of the reserve feature archaeological, architectural, historical, and art monuments, dating back from the 11th century.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch costs

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Comfortable clothes and footwear are recommended
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• You will have to climb 100 steps to reach the top of the Turaida medieval castle tower (optional visit)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
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Great trip to see the castles and forests of Latvia

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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25 September 2013

Excellente journée, la durée est idéale pour découvrir les chateaux et monuments. Notre guide était très sympathique et a pris le temps de nous expliquer en traduisant par Google translat en français . Ce qui a provoqué de nombreux fou rire.

24 August 2019

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