Sigulda - Latvian Switzerland
After meeting our trip to Sigulda will take about 1 hour. Once in Sigulda, we will visit the Sigulda Bobsleigh Track, and then take a walk along the forest trails of the Gauja National Park to visit the paradise hill.
Then we will see castles in Sigulda. Castle of the Livonian Order of the 13th century. -New Sigulda castle of the 18-19th centuries, owned by the family of Kropotkin and craft workshops on its territory. Handicraft shops invite you to take part in various events, including making your own traditional souvenir from Sigulda - canes.
We will have time for a light lunch at a local cafe before we move to Turaida Castle and the estate. Turaida Castle can be reached either by cable car or by car. Turaida Castle-Manor consists of a historic Stone Castle, Turaida Estate and a folk song sculpture park. Usually, each visit to Sigulda and Turaida takes from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours each. Return to Riga - 1 hour, after which your guide will take you back to your hotel.
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- WiFi on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Use of bicycle
- Entry/Admission - Turaida Castle
- Entry/Admission - Old Sigulda Castle
- Entry/Admission - New Castle of Sigulda
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Turaida Castle, Sigulda Latvia
Turaida Castle is one of the most famous, most popular and most visited castles in Latvia. Not only because Turaida is located on the classic tourist route, and to visit Latvia without stopping by in Sigulda and neighbouring Turaida is even somehow indecent. But also because the Turaida castle was restored and restored in the form in which we now see the usual medieval castle.
The castle was built in 1214 by order of the Riga Archbishop Albert.
In the 13th century, the Turaida castle and its environs bore the German name Friedland, but the Libyan name Turaida somehow took root and quietly replaced the German one. In Libyan, the word Turaida means the Garden of God, from Torah - God and Aida - the garden.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Old Sigulda Castle, Pils Street 18, Sigulda 2150 Latvia
After visiting the castle ruins, you can stroll along the ancient stone walls, climb the towers and go to events on the open-air stage.
The Swordsmen who controlled the left bank of the Gauja River built the Sigulda Castle from 1204 to 1209. Originally it was a castellum fortress with a chapel. Later, the castle was rebuilt in the construction of the convent type. The castle had a wide outer forburg, and a lively settlement of merchants and artisans formed near it.
During the Livonian War, Russian, Polish and Swedish troops fought near the castle. The castle was damaged in wars and over time lost its military significance. In addition, at the beginning of the 18th century during the Northern War, the castle was destroyed, after which it was no longer restored.
After visiting the ruins, you can walk along the stone walls and climb the castle towers.
The majestic walls of the castle ruins, built of boulder, contain many historical events and legends. It is very exciting to imagine how the knights of the Livonian Order once honed their fighting skills here.
In the ruins of the castle, there is an open-air stage where visitors can annually enjoy unforgettable moments of the Opera Festival and other events.
The territory of the Sigulda Castle of the Livonian Order is a suitable place to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Gauja Valley.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: New Castle of Sigulda, Pils iela 16, Sigulda 2150 Latvia
The new Sigulda castle was built in 1881 by order of Prince Kropotkin. After the First World War, the palace became the property of the Society of the Latvian Press, and the restructuring carried out affected all buildings and interiors. After the Second World War, the sanatorium of the USSR Ministry of Health was located in the castle.
Today, the Sigulda City Council conducts economic activities in the palace. The tower of the Sigulda Palace offers a picturesque view of the surroundings.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Gutmanis Cave, Sigulda National Park, Sigulda 2150 Latvia
Gutman Cave is the largest cave in Latvia and the whole Baltic. Located on the right bank of the Gauja River in the Gauja National Park, near the city of Sigulda. The walls of the cave are composed of red sandstone, formed in the Devonian period (about 410 million years ago). A creek flows into the Gauja River from the cave.
The depth of the cave is 18.8 meters, the maximum width is 12 meters, and the height is 10 meters. The area of the cave is 170 square meters, the volume is 500 cubic meters.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Our driver or guide will be waiting for you in the forehead of the hotel or at the front apartment, before leaving the airport, before leaving the port, 15 minutes before the start of the tour.Airports
- Riga Airport, Riga Latvia
- Rīgas Pasažieru osta, Eksporta iela 3A, Ziemeļu rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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.