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Private Trip to Cesis Medieval castle from Riga

Since long ago Cēsis is known as the town rich with its cultural and historical heritage, art treasures and excellent cultural traditions and it has not been concealed from the eyes of travelers.

Cesis origins are connected to the Medieval castle, around which in the 13th century a town was built. During this tour, you will have guided sightseeing walk in the castle by feeling the charming aura and enjoying the medieval time period. Guide will escort you through the castle garden, discover the castle from its courtyard, feel the historic aura, climb the Western tower using lanterns and descend down to the old jail.

Additionally, you will be provided with a choice of excellent places to have lunch with traditional Latvian or modern cuisine during this tour.

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6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private trip
    • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Cesis Medieval Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Museum entrances
    • Entry/Admission - Cesis Medieval Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cesis Medieval Castle, Pils Laukums 9, Cesis 4101 Latvia

    During its 800 years of existence, Cēsis Castle’s role has changed as significantly as its external appearance. The castle was built around 1214 and originally served as the residence of the Knights of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, but under the management of its next owner – Teutonic Order – it gained fame as the most powerful fortress in Livonia. Teutonic Order`s Livonian land Masters lived here and the Order`s annual chapter meetings were often held here. The Order`s archive, library, chancery with scriptorium and the Master`s mint were all located in Cēsis.

    The castle suffered greatly in 1577, when, during the siege set by the army of Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible, 300 people sought refuge in the castle and eventually committed suicide by blowing themselves up with gunpowder. With the rapid development of military equipment, the ancient fortress lost its military importance, but it was still inhabiteduntil the end of the 17th century. After the Great Northern War, the castle was completely abandoned to its fate – rain and frost gradually undermined buildings that were left without roofs, and the town`s people contributed by removing stone blocks from the thick castle walls to build their own houses. Only the Romantic movement in the 19th century aroused broader public interest in the castle as a historic monument, thus inaugurating the castle’s conservation and exploration history. Today Cēsis Castle is one of the most special destinations of cultural tourism in Latvian, its uniqueness attracts travellers from all over the world.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Riga centrally located hotel, apartments, etc.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Please bring your walking shoes
    • Coffee stops and detours can be arranged with driver
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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.


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Organised by Latvia Guide Tours

Activity ID: V-137705P3

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