A pleasant and relaxing adventure to embrace nature and history
Walk in Gauja National Park to embrace overwhelming landscapes of Gauja Valley from Paradise Hill. Listen to history and legends surrounding romantic old castles of Sigulda and Turaida.
Together with a local craftsmen you may want to make a traditional souvenir from Sigulda - a walking stick.
Ride in a cable car over the Gauja river valley.
Visit Sigulda Bobsleigh track with the optional ride in winter or summer bobsleigh.
Turn your day into a pleasant and relaxing adventure by embracing nature, history, outdoor activities and having a light lunch in a local café together with your local, enthusiastic guide (that's me).
After meeting up in your hotel lobby, our drive to Sigulda will take about 1h. Once in Sigulda, we will visit the Sigulda Bobsleigh track followed by a stroll through Gauja National park forest trails to visit Paradise Hill.
We will then see castles in Sigulda - 13th century Livonian Order castle and New Castle and craft shops on the grounds. Craft shops invite to participate in various activities, including making your own traditional souvenir from Sigulda - a walking stick.
We will have time for a light lunch in a local cafeteria before we move to Turaida Castle and Estate. Turaida Castle is reachable by either Cable car or car. Turaida Castle and Estate consists of historical Stone Castle, Turaida Estate and Folk song sculpture park.
Usually each Sigulda and Turaida visit take around 1h 30 min to 2 hours each.
Drive back to Riga is 1 hour after which I will take you back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel lobby. I will be there shortly before the tour starts.
End location: Drop off at your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
Rental car with A/C for max 4 pax.
Guided services of a certified professional guide
Transfer in a comfortable car with A/C to all sites
Entrance tickets to Sigulda Livonian order castle
Entrance tickets to Turaida Castle
A bottle of water per guest
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 EUR - Lunch - 6 - 8 Euro per person.
3 - 4 Euro - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks or souvenirs.
Optional Cable car ride (one way only) - 7 Euro per person.
Optional Ride in a summer bobsleigh - 10 Euro per person (subject to prior booking and availability).
Optional Ride in a winter bobsleigh - 50 Euro per person (subject to prior booking and availability).
Ride in a winter or summer bobsleigh (subject to prior booking and availability)
Optional Cable car ride
Making a Sigulda walking stick in craft shop
Soft drinks, souvenirs or any other items of personal interest
This tour is designed for groups of up to 4 travelers. If your group is larger, please ask for a quote.
For guests from cruise ships:
- unless agreed otherwise I will meet you outside the port gates.