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Cēsis, Līgatne, Sigulda & Turaida Tour: Must-see Highlights

Cēsis, Līgatne, Sigulda & Turaida Tour: Must-see Highlights

Activity provider: "i-Dā" Adventures

From US$ 206.41 per person

Discover many interesting highlights of Latvia's famous Gauja National Park. Admire the natural wonder and medieval architecture of the towns of Cesis, Līgatne, Sigulda, and Turaida.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Latvian, Lettish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup service is included from hotels in Riga, Sigulda, and Cēsis

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Cēsis Old Town and its famous medieval castle
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient Latvians' lifestyle at Āraiši Lake Dwelling
  • Discover the famous man-made caves in the sandstone cliffs
  • Visit Turaida Museum Castle
  • Have a walk in Gauja National Park and discover sandstone cliffs
Full description

Step outside cosmopolitan Riga and explore the lush rural areas and towns of Latvia. Experience the charm and character of architecture which has been well-preserved since the Middle Ages.

Meet your guide at your hotel in Riga in the morning. Lean back and enjoy a scenic drive to Gauja National Park. Stroll historic Old Cēsis Town and feel the atmosphere of both the historic and modern heart of Latvian culture.

Have a look at St. John’s Church, built in the 13th century. Visit a medieval castle erected in 1218. Explore its beautiful park, dark medieval rooms and corridors and find out about its chequered past.

Walk along the riverbanks of the longest river in Latvia, the Gauja. See some of the most impressive sandstone cliffs in Latvia and Europe. Inhale the fresh air of northern pine forests and maybe pick up some blueberries on your way.

Find out about how ancient Latvians lived before their land was invaded at Āraisi Archaeological Museum. Find an authentic replica of an 8th-10th century fortified dwelling belonging to the biggest Latvian tribe.  

Explore Līgatne, tucked away in the forest.. See a few of the (more than 300) unique man-made caves carved out of the sandstone cliffs. Get to know more about the town’s unique history. Sample some of the wines in the local winery.

Then head to famous Sigulda Town and cultural heritage site Turaida Museum Reserve. Snap photos Turaida castle’s picture-postcard viewpoint. Find out more about ancient Latvian poetry, medieval history, Livonian cultural heritage, and historic Latvian lifestyle here. 

Before heading back to your hotel, have a stop at Gūtmaņala (Goodman's Cave) grotto. Formed over the course of 10,000 the grotto is the biggest cave in the Baltic region.

Includes
  • Transfer from/to your hotel in Riga
  • Professional guide/tour leader
  • Local lunch (up to 10 euro value)
  • Entry fee to Cesis Castle
  • Entry fee to Āraiši Archeological Park
  • Entry fee to Turaida Museum Castle
  • Insurance
  • Any other items not mentioned above
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Note: Hiking trails to be visited and actions to be taken may vary from tour to tour depending on the season, weather conditions, the availability of the attractions.

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