Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Not possible for a wheelchair to get to the Donjon Tower
Maximum travelers: 6
Russian (fluent), English (fluent)
National park Gauya and Sigulda, Turaida
We start from the port and drive directly to the national park in which you'll be able to see the ruins of medieval castles, the museum of Turaida estate, the biggest in the Baltics bob-sleigh track and the biggest in Latvia caves
We start from the port and drive directly to the national park Gauya where we see the ruins of medieval castles and the biggest in Latvia caves, the museum of Turaida estate, and from the observation ground in Donjon Tower you'll enjoy the best panoramic view of the park; upon your wish (and if possible) we'll visit the biggest in the Baltics bob-sleigh track
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Riga passenger port or your hotel
End location: Riga passenger port
Duration: 6 hours
Traffic may affect the duration, so better to start the tour as early as possible
Chrysler TC minivan for 5 (6) passengers or a bus for a bigger group (please let me know and we'll agree the cost of the tour in this case)
Meeting in the port or the hotel, transfer to Sigulda, fuel, parking, guidance on the route
Important! If the docking port is Krievu Sala then transfers to/from the centre and a pass to the port are needed. It takes about 20-40 min extra time (depending on roads) and costs 50-65 USD one way in my minivan or you can use shuttle buses and then we meet in the centre.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EUR - Entrance fee to museum and bob-sleigh track, some donation to Lutheran church (if you wish to see) and you'll need some money for lunch or coffee-break
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This was a very nice tour. We saw so much in a short time. Although the ride to some of the places was long she really showed us a lot. During the ride it was nice to hear her life story and cultural differences. Overall very pleased with the tour.