Discover Best of Sigulda and Gauja National Park In One Day
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 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.
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.
Little windy on the river. Take some warm with you and some warming up drink also (local balsam for example). ;)
Fantastic tour! The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this
Very peaceful and eyes opened trip, our captain was also splendid! Warmly recommended!