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From Riga: Sigulda & Latvian Switzerland Private Tour

Product ID: 90945
Spend the day being driven through the Latvian countryside experiencing the best it has to offer in terms of untouched nature with beautiful scenery and medieval castles.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pick-up included

The lobby of your centrally located hotel, ferry/cruise terminal, bus or railway station
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the incredible ancient Gauja River Valley
  • Visit the legendary Gutmanis Cave
  • Learn about the history and secrets of Turaida Castle
Full description
A tour starts in Riga with an hour long ride to Sigulda, which is one of the most popular and most visited places in Latvia. This is due to its lovely environment, where the incredible ancient Gauja River Valley can be seen. The area is a combination of steep slopes, ravines, streams, sandstone and dolomite cliffs and caves. There are 221 cultural memorials in the park’s territory, as well as the highest concentration of castle mounds in Latvia found in a small area.

Firstly, visit the medieval Livonian Order Sigulda Castle. Nowadays, it is a great place for taking a walk around the walls of the castle and a look at the exhibits that are on display. Then, you will see Sigulda New Castle built at the end of 19th century and belonged to the family of the Grand Duchess Kropotkina, but later served as a writer’s castle and as a cardiology sanatorium. Close to the entrance of castle yard and the parking there is a small square full of cute sculptures of warriors made from metal household appliances and stone.

Your next destination will be the legendary Gutmanis Cave. A legend states that the water in the creek emanates from Gutmanis’s tears, and drinking it is supposed to be healthy and will boost one’s lifespan. Afterwards, you will take a ride on the aerial cableway along the 1060 meter long cable funicular, which is popular not only among tourists, but also among the locals. During the ride, you will be able to see the picturesque banks of the ancient Gauja River Valley and its surroundings. At the end of this tour, you will visit Turaida Castle and its park complex, including the Dainu Hill and Song Garden favored by the Latvian people. You will hear many interesting and historical facts about Turaida, which witnessed the entrance of Christianity into the territory of Latvia.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • Pick-up service from the centrally located hotel
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Leisure time in Sigulda
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the Museum of Turaida Castle

From US$ 303.98 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 90945