Private tour

Sigulda Day Tour - Castle Ruins, Gūtmaņala Grotto, & More

Activity provider: Discover Latvia Tours
Private tour

Sigulda Day Tour - Castle Ruins, Gūtmaņala Grotto, & More

Activity provider: Discover Latvia Tours

From US$ 210.19 per person

Sigulda is one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia with many historical sites. Tour goes through the Gauja national park by visiting the Sigulda castle, the Gūtmaņala grotto and the Turaida castle.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Latvian, Lettish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from your accommodation in Riga.
Private group


  • Explore the delights of Sigulda in just 1 day
  • Visit the Sigulda castle and the Turaida museum
  • Ride the aerial cableway and delve deep into the the Gūtmaņala grotto
Full description
There is so much to see and do in Sigulda that sometimes it is difficult to fit it all in. This comprehensive tour led by a professional guide, is designed to show you around the historic highlights of the city in just a day. Ride the aerial cableway in Sigulda. Opened in 1969, this is the only one of its kind in the Baltic States. The cableway was built in cooperation between Sigulda and Chiatura, a city in Georgia, and offers spectacular views over the city. Explore the Sigulda castle ruins and the new castle. The Order of the Brothers of the Sword began building Sigulda castle in 1207. During the Great Northern War, the castle was destroyed never to be restored again. However the convent building with its famous gothic window plus the main gate tower still stand, and offer an insight into a bygone age. Delve deep into the Gūtmaņala grotto. This is the most popular and vast cave in Latvia. It was formed in the course of 10,000 years by water gradually eroding sandstone, and is a protected geological site. The cave is the oldest tourist attraction in Latvia. Marvel at the ancient inscriptions lining the walls. A trip to the Turaida Museum Reserve should not be missed. The 42 hectares of the reserve feature archaeological, architectural, historical, and art monuments, dating back from the 11th century.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch costs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Comfortable clothes and footwear are recommended
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • You will have to climb 100 steps to reach the top of the Turaida medieval castle tower (optional visit)
Customer reviews

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Es war ein perfekter und runder Tag voller Highlights. Unser Guide Rihards war fantastisch; jung, interessiert, versiert und stets freundlich. Jederzeit wieder! Volle Punktzahl!

August 17, 2022


We spent a very interesting and inforative day with our tour guide Ilze. A very sweet lady, very knowledgeable and easy to chat with. We can highly recommend this tour-

September 5, 2021


Excellente journée, la durée est idéale pour découvrir les chateaux et monuments. Notre guide était très sympathique et a pris le temps de nous expliquer en traduisant par Google translat en français . Ce qui a provoqué de nombreux fou rire.

August 24, 2019


Product ID: 22689