This tour will be operated in English only. This tour is a unique chance to get to middle age Latvia. Only 50 kilometers from Riga in the picturesque area of the Gauja river, you will visit the 13th century Sigulda Castle ruins, the newly restored Turaida Castle, old Turaida church, Gutmanis cave and other attractions. Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 3 miles over uneven, dirt paths with slight inclines and several steps. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Depending on traffic conditions, tour sequence may vary but all sights will be seen. The drive to/from Sigulda is approximately 1 hour, dependent upon traffic conditions.
Travel back to the Middle Ages in the picturesque area of the Gauja River, around 30 miles outside of Riga. Tour the ruins of the 13th-century Sigulda Castle, built during the Crusades to control water access and fend off invasions. On the other side of the river bank you’ll find the newly restored Turaida Castle, first built in 1214. In the Gutmanis Cave, you’ll find inscriptions from travelers dating back to the 17th century.
• Sigulda Castle: Tour the ruins of this former stronghold; plus enjoy the great views through the trees of Turaida Castle.
• Turaida Caste: Visit this beautifully restored red-brick castle, featuring a museum as well as a variety of galleries and exhibits.
• Gutmanis Cave: See visitors’ names, initials and coats of arms etched on the walls inside Latvia’s oldest tourist attraction.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Tour is operated only in English.
• The drive to/from Sigulda is about 1 hour, depending on traffic.
• Depending on traffic conditions, tour sequence may vary but all sights will be seen.
• Guests must be able to walk about 3 miles over uneven, dirt paths with slight inclines and several steps.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements, since such water activities could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves and sea current.
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them, particularly those involving snorkeling swimming elements.