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2 in 1: Sigulda and Jūrmala in a single daytrip (All Inclusive)

Sigulda and Jurmala are by far the most popular daytrip destinations from Riga, but most of the people come here for such a short time that they have to choose just one. We have decided to help out people who are having hard time choosing and provide both of them in a single day. Yes, the tour will be longer and yes, you'll have less time in each of the places, but won't have to sacrifice two whole days to see two cities. To make it more efficient we have also included lunch and wine tasting in the itinerary and price, so you won't have to worry about that kind of thing.
On this tour you'll have a guided tour around the most important sights of both Jurmala and Sigulda, enjoy a short and easy hike in a National Park, ride the famous Gauja Valley Cable Car and top it all off with a wine tasting at a local winemakers.
Please check the full itinerary for details.
This tour is highly customisable - just let us know what are your priorities and we'll adjust the plan according to your needs.

per adult from

$259

AUD

Duration

11 to 13 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Everything
    • Entry/Admission - Jurmala open-air museum
    • Entry/Admission - Old Sigulda Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Cable Car Across Gaya
    • Entry/Admission - Krimulda estate
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Jurmala open-air museum, Tiklu iela 1a Lielupe, Jurmala 2010 Latvia

      The tour starts with a short visit to the Open-Air museum which tells you the story of Jurmala - just a fishing village on the shore near Riga and how it became one of the greatest resorts of Russian Empire. You'll learn about traditional way of living of fishermen as well as ways of restind and recreation of Czar and his court.
      After the visit you'll have a chance to do a short hike through Ragakapa Nature Park's dunes.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Dzintari Forest Park, Meza prospekts, Jurmala 2015 Latvia

      The Dzintari Forest Park in Jūrmala is a great place for both lovers of active recreation, and also for those who prefer a leisurely stroll in the crisp pine air. Its most valuable asset is the 200-year-old pine grove and protected habitats, which have remained intact even to this day.
      There's a 36m high watchtower in the middle of the park overlooking all directions - you can see the Baltic Sea, the dunes, the pines, the city of Jūrmala and, weather permitting, even some parts of Riga.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Jomas Street, Jurmala Latvia

      Jomas iela (Jomas Street) is the heart of Jūrmala. Holidaymakers fill the city’s main street every summer, and it’s said that this is the place where the Resort of Jūrmala began. Back when Jūrmala was still mostly just large expanses of sand, the wind blew it here and there, naturally forming a series of dunes and valleys. In Latvian, such a valley is called a “joma”, and a main road, now called Jomas iela, was eventually established along one of these valleys. From the very beginning, this street served as the town’s central stage, used almost like a catwalk by summer holidaymakers and spa guests. The more than a kilometre long pedestrian street is where the town’s fanciest boutiques and most popular cafés and restaurants are located.
      The most popular beach is right next to it, so if you plan to swim, don't forget your swimwear.
      Jūrmala part of the tour is over after this. You will have a lunch and start driving towards Sigulda.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Keizarkresls un keizarskats, located near the historic Laurenču Swiss home, Sigulda Latvia

      Ķeizarkrēsls (literally - the Emperors Chair) will be your first stop in Sigulda. When Emperor Alexander II was visiting Sigulda in the middle of 19th century the locals not only decorated the whole town, but also built a seprentine road down from the town to the river Gauja Valley and a wooden bridge over the river. Several viewpoints were set up as well, and this spot was one of them, equiped with a huge wooden chair - That's where the name comes from. Since Alexander loved the view here, it's still considered one of the best views across Gauja Valley.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Gleznotājkalns, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia

      A short and easy hike through some of the most scenic parts of Gauja National Park. Depending on your wishes and abilities, we can make this hike shorter or longer and more difficult.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Old Sigulda Castle, Pils Street 18, Sigulda 2150 Latvia

      In the ancient Gauja valley, shaped by the River Gauja and its tributaries, dozens of stone castles were erected and occupied in addition to the many castle mounds that were built by earlier locals. This area has the greatest concentration of castles not only in Latvia but also in Eastern Europe.
      One of the most impressive castle ruins in Latvia, Sigulda castle was first built in year 1207 by the crusading knights. The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia says that the castle was in use by the Brothers of the Sword as a base while battling revolting Livs that were invading from a nearby castle. Later through the centuries it was damaged and rebuilt several times and there were several different rulers until it was last abandoned during the Great Northern war in early 18th century.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Cable Car Across Gaya, Poruka St. 14, Sigulda 2150 Latvia

      In a height of 43m above ground the Cable car connects banks of the river Gauja in a width of 1020m and excites with an excellent view over old valley of Gauja, three medieval castles – Sigulda, Turaida and Krimulda, the Bobsleigh Track and Gauja bridge. The Aerial Cableway is the oldest such vehicle in the Baltic States.
      The story of the cable car is quite a romantic one. During the WW2 the bridge over Gauja was destroyed and there was no real way of getting across the river. A local man named Aivars was sitting on the river bank and dreaming of flying like a bird over the river, so he could meet his beloved Genoveva who was a nurse in infirmary on the other side of the river. A few years later, when they were already married and Aivars had become the head of the District Executive Committee, he put his plan to work and built the cablecar so other lovers just like him could get to their sweethearts!
      The ride takes just 5 minutes, but you might have to queue for a bit more than that.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Krimulda estate, Mednieku iela 3, Sigulda 2150 Latvia

      Homemade liquors have strong history in this region. Back in the days almost every manor would have a little production going on, and the income generated by taking the drinks to local markets would help finance the maintenance and expansion of the lavish manorhouses.
      There used to be a brewery/winery also in the Krimulda Manor (or Cremon Manor as it was known back then), but the beggining of 20th centurie saw the era of manors and nobles abruptly ended. It took around a hundred years before a local man started brewing fruit wine in the same barn of Krimulda Manor. First a few batches out of local apples, then some berries and now he produces more than 15 wines and 10 liquors from whatever grows in his garden, and in the Gauja National Park - wild fruit, berries and even flowers. Have you heard of the Dandelion wine? Well, here you can also taste it.
      You'll have a tasting of around 5-6 different beverages.
      This is the last bit of the tour, and you'll be heading back to Riga.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      If you're anywhere within reasonable distance of Riga, there's no problem for the guide to pick you up.Airports
      • Riga Airport, Riga Latvia
      Ports
      • Rīgas Pasažieru osta, Eksporta iela 3A, Ziemeļu rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    4

    Organised by Honest Tours

    Activity ID: V-144956P8

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