Visit Rundale palace - a masterpiece of architecture and art
For those who are hungry for beauty and splendor Latvia has Rundale Palace - a masterpiece of Baroque and Rococo art, located in a peaceful rural environment, surrounded by an amazing park and garden of roses.
The palace is magnificent, marvelous, fascinating… There are just not enough words to describe it!
On this tour I will tell you the exciting stories about the events and people who played an outstanding role in creating this palace - the Duke of Courland, the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the Empress of Russia Anna Ivanovna. Let me take you on a journey to the glamorous life of 18th century and show you the beautiful evidence it has left us - the Rundale Palace.
I will pick you up with a car or with a minivan and we'll set out on a journey to 18th century. It takes about 1, 5 hours to get to Rundale Palace (it's 80km away from Riga) so we'll have the time to get familiar with a little history of the palace on our way. Therefore you will be prepared to see the beauty when we arrive.
We'll take a slow and enjoyable walk through the palace and I will tell you the stories about the people who have lived in the palace and about the destiny it faced during the war and soviet times. After the palace we'll see the wonderful park and rose garden. Most likely after the tour you will be as excited as hungry so I can take you to a nice little cafe where we'll have a lunch. Then we head back to Riga, full of inspiration.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Riga or any other place chosen by you. I will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel.
End location: Your hotel in Riga or any other place chosen by you. I will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
We will be using a Crysler PT Cruiser (my company's car) or another comfortable car if this one is not available. If there are more than four of you in the group, there is a possibility to rent a minivan with a driver.
Tickets to the Rundale Palace and the rose garden
Transfer to the Rundale Palace from your hotel and transfer back to your hotel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - Your lunch if you want one.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature - shopping, souvenirs and snacks.
The price is indicated for a group of up to four people. If there are more of you, we would agree on a different price.
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I have a nice half-day tour with Laura at Rundale Palace, arguably the Versailles of the Baltic states. The stunning architecture, fascinating decoration, picturesque garden and the interesting history amazes me a lot. In fact, this is my 5th day with Laura, who is absolutely phenomenal. She posses all qualities of a perfect tour guide, lively, friendly, responsible, dedicated, knowledgeable...can't find words enough to describe her. After spending a few days with Laura, I miss her as much as I miss Riga.