Castles of Sigulda
1 Day audio tour (5-6h)
Route: Riga – Sigulda – Turaida – Krimulda – Ragana – Riga
Daily departures: at 10:30 from the Town Hall Square.
Duration: about 5–6 hours
Price for group: 320.00 EUR
Bus tour is accompanied by a personal audio guide in:
In any season: In the golden leaf of autumn, in the snowy silence of winter, and spring, and summer Sigulda is waiting for you! Gauja National park – this is the most visited place in Latvia. Since a XVIII century for the beauty of nature and ancient castles, standing on the edge of the gorge of the River Gauja, the place known as «Switzerland of Vidzeme». The town of Sigulda is located about 50 km from Riga.
Our first stop (40 minutes) – «The New Sigulda Castle» – XIX century, former estate of Prince Kropotkin, vice-governor of Livonia – founder of Sigulda.
There are the well-preserved and partially restored ruins of Sigulda castle of the Livonian Order (XIII century).
Then we descend into the valley of the Gauja and inspect Gutmana cave – the largest in Latvia (20 minutes). From this cave is connected tragic romantic story of love beautiful Maya – Rose of Turaida.
Our next major stop in the Trakai museum-reserve. You look around Turaida medieval castle (XIII century). The castle belonged to the Archbishop of Riga. Inspection Time 1-1.5 hours.
After touring the castles, our path lies in Krimulda – mystic places of ancient Liv. We will see Krimulda church, which for more than 800 years, and going all the self-knowledge way through a maze of “Lily”.
The tour ends in Ragana. According to legend, there once lived a witch. This photo stop and lunch at «crogs», offering Latvian cuisine and fresh local beers, including specialties and drinks that you can try only here!
We return to the place of our departure, or, if desired, to your hotel.
- Places on the bus must be ordered in advance to ensure your participation in the trip! The minimum number of ordered places: 2
- The price does not include entrance fees for museums and attractions
- The price does not include lunch in the tavern
- By prior arrangement we will pick you up from the hotel. The trip can be booked by phone +371 27762776
Depending on the number of passengers, either an 8-seater minibus or a 30-seater bus departs to Sigulda’s castles.