The pearl of the Baroque and Rococo in Latvia.
Route: Riga – Rundale – Bauska – Riga
Daily departures: at 10:30 from the Town Hall Square.
Duration: about 5-6 hours
Price for 1 place in the bus: 59.00 EUR
Bus tour is accompanied by a personal audio guide in
Rundale Palace is located about 70 km from Riga.
Built in 1736 by Count Duke of Courland Ernst Biron, a favorite of the Russian Empress Anna Ivanovna.
Designed palace ensemble Francesco Rastrelli, an Italian court architect of the Russian tsar, the author of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
Nowadays, the palace is completely restored. Palace ensemble consists of the building of the palace, stables and other outbuildings, as well as the French garden of 10 hectares, enclosed on all sides by the channel. The two floors of the palace are located 138 rooms, including the main apartments of the Duke, his personal living quarters and state rooms.
Rundāle Palace Museum works as a center for the study of ancient art in Latvia, – in museum gathers the collection, exhibition suits and preparing publications
The exhibition halls are exhibitions and crafts, fine arts, cultural and historical exhibitions. Several times a year in the palace hosts the Festival of Early Music and concerts of classical music.
On the way back to Riga, if time permits, you can see the Bauska Castle (XVI century). This is the last fortress built by the Crusaders in the chain of the Livonian Order castles from Estonia to Lithuania.
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Air-conditioned bus departs from the Town Hall Square at 10:30.
You will have 2 hours to explore the Rundale Palace. On the way back we will make a stop at Bauska Castle of the XVI century. The entire trip on the bus will be accompanied by an audio guide in English.
By prior arrangement we will pick you up from the hotel. The trip can be booked by phone +371 27762776
- The price does not include entrance tickets to the museum and to other exposures.
- In the palace, as desired, you can use the services of a guide, which cost about 40 EUR. The museum offers free guidebooks in English, Russian and German.
- Places on the bus must be ordered in advance to ensure your participation in the trip! The minimum number of ordered places: 2
Web page of Rundale Palace http://rundale.net/en/