Latvian Palaces and Medieval Castles Private Tour

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Latvian Palaces and Medieval Castles Private Tour

From $241.70 per group up to 3

History comes alive with this full day of visits to famous castles and palaces. See landmarks including Rundale Palace, Mezotne Palace, Bauska Castle, and Jelgava Palace.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Russian, Latvian, Lettish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Riga City.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the top destination in Latvia, Rundale Palace
  • Visit the medieval castle of Bauska
  • See the small and cosy Mezotne Palace
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation in Riga and be driven straight to the region of Bauska city. Visit several palaces from the 18th century and one crusader's castle from the 16th century. Rundāle Palace, formerly Ruhenthal then Ruhendahl, is one of two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia. The other is Jelgava Palace. Rundāle Palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska.  Mežotne Palace is a manor house located in the Mežotne municipality in Bauska district, in the Semigallia region of Latvia. The palace is one of the most outstanding examples of Classicism architecture in Latvia. Bauska Castle is a complex consisting of the ruins of an earlier castle and a later palace on the outskirts of the Latvian city of Bauska. Jelgava Palace, also known as Mitava Palace, is the largest Baroque-style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a residence for the Dukes of Courland in their capital Mitava, which is Jelgava today. The Dukes of Courland also had a summer palace by Rastrelli nearby called Rundāle Palace.  Either choose a restaurant for dinner or your driver can arrange a picnic if you prefer. After the visit to Jelgava castle, you will be returned to your accommodation. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • English speaking driver
  • Private tour in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is not a guided tour and a guided tour by a licensed guide inside the palaces is at an extra cost
  • Your English speaking driver will be able to give you basic information, direct you to the ticket office at each sight, and offer advice about the best places to eat local food
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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March 5, 2020

Definitely a must see

May 26, 2019

Excellent trip with an excellent driver

April 24, 2019

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