From Riga: Cēsis, Sigulda & Turaida Castle Tour
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
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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.
We really enjoyed this tour with lots of cultural stops and breathtaking views. The day before the tour we realised we made a mistake and booked a one-way trip when we had thought we booked a round-trip (our mistake!). We called up the company and got it sorted very easily for a small charge. Very well served! We really enjoyed the trip and had a wonderful guide. Would recommend!
We booked a private tour. Our guide/driver Gildutis is friendly and knowledgeable. We were transported in an Audi and thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Vilnius to Riga.
It was great and enthusiatic tour with guide.He was very kind and exellent guide.So Sigulda will be a location that I hope to come again with my son.
Fantastic tour! The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this