Private tour

Latvian Palaces and Medieval Castles Private Tour

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Baltic Transfers and Tours

Latvian Palaces and Medieval Castles Private Tour

Activity provider: Baltic Transfers and Tours
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From US$ 265.80 per group up to 3

Likely to sell out

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

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Duration 8 hours
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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
  • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of hotel pickup
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.  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. Either choose a restaurant for dinner or your driver can arrange a picnic if you prefer. 

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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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

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We really enjoyed the tour. Rundale Palace was far more abundant and interesting than expected. The gardens must be even more beautiful in summer. Bauska castle is situated in a very nice landscape on a kind of peninsula between two rivers. As it was unexpectedly closed, our guide brought us to a very beautiful nature reserve (bog/swamp area) which is similar to Kemeri National park, but much less crowded. We had a very nice walk there on wooden planks leading through the whole area. It was a remarkable day. We highly recommend the tour and the company Baltic Transfers and Tours which provides reliable and professional service.

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April 19, 2022

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All very nice. Too bad that the third half was closed for Covid and could only be seen from the outside.

September 2, 2021

March 5, 2020

Product ID: 115192