Day Trip to Sigulda from Riga - in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

Day Trip to Sigulda from Riga

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49 EUR

Spend an unforgettable day in one of our favourite holiday destinations: Sigulda! Visit Turaida Castle, explore the charming town, admire the view from Paradise Hill and check out the bobsleigh track.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Russian
We had pre-booked this tour from Traveljam, thinking the programme looked interesting. Agrita turned out to be a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. She told us many interesting things, but also knew when not to talk (which is good!). Her minivan was comfortable and her driving skills OK.We visited the bobsleigh track and were lucky enough to see some training activity. On to the Gutman cave, which is situated in some charming gardens. Next was Turaida, where we visited most of the historic buildinsg on the estate, saw a lot of the statues on Folk Song Hill and then onto the castle (ruins). All the while accompanied by Agrita's stories, in which you could hear the love for her country and its traditions. Lastly she accompanied us for a late lunch with local dishes. She was very attentive to the fact that one of our group could not walk long distances. And her sense of humour matches ours. All in all a very nice day out (we were lucky with the weather too).
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Reviewed by Tineke

Highlights

  • Visit Turaida Castle
  • Explore the charming town of Sigulda
  • Admire the view from Paradise Hill
  • Check out the bobsleigh track

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Description

The tour starts with a visit to the medieval Turaida Castle in the picturesque Gauja National Park. Within the grounds of the castle is Folk Song Hill, featuring beautiful sculptures dedicated to Latvian folklore.

Next, the route takes you to Paradise Hill, also known as Painters’ Hill. Not only is it a paradise for painters, but also for photographers and romantics.

After lunch in the charming town of Sigulda, you’ll visit the bobsleigh track. There, you can experience both summer and winter bobsleigh rides.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Admission to Turaida Castle
  • Admission to the bobsleigh track
  • Bobsleigh ride

Meeting point

Robert's Books (Dzirnavu iela 51)

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

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Brilliant day out!!! Top tour with Travel Jam & tour guide Laura
I have a tour to Sigulda on the 27th March 2016 with Laura from Travel Jam. It was fantastic. She is so knowledgeable and really goes out of her way to give you a really authentic experience and tailor the tour to your specific interests. We had so much fun exploring the castle and seeing/taking part in the Easter Festivities. Even got to meet a local artist who did a brilliant pop up sculpture for the Easter Swing festival. Thank you Laura for a fab tour. You are one of the best tour guides I have had and I loved every minute. Highly recommend Travel Jam to visitors travelling to beautiful Latvia :)

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4.9/5

Great walking tour!
We really enjoyed our tour around Old Riga, on a chilly February Saturday. Our guide met us at our hotel, and walked us through the old town. We had some extra time at the end, so she brought us also to the Art Noveau areas.
Highly recommend!
Very good!
Perfect tour
Our morning didnt start as planned because rain interupted our plans and we thought that all fun of exploring Riga will be lost, Until we met Agrita - our tour guide was excellent, not only she lifted everyones spirit despite the bad weather, she managed to show us whole old town and anawer most insane questions our group had. Really good invesent and very well spent time. Definetely a must tour for everyone who is visiting Riga for a first time ! 10 out of 10!
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