Last Pagans of Europe- wooden castle from 11th century

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Discover how Latvians lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. The 12th-century castle we’ll be visiting is an archaeological reconstruction. It’s typical of the Baltics and a fascinating place to see.

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Aurels
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I am specializing in private tours for individuals and small groups in Riga and Latvia. Key of my tours is the small groups where we can personificate, adjust your every wish. In large groups it is not possible. My aim is that you leave Riga or Latvia satisfied , excited and fully understanding it regardless was it 3 hour tour or 2 days.

I describe myself as erudite and open minded person. I love my family, history, innovation, science, cryptocurrencies, politics, sports, art, travelling and a lot more.

I love to share my opinion about life in Latvia, Riga because only from locals you can get the best point of view! Currently I am living in Riga but have been born in countryside (150 km from capital) and visited a lot of countries around the Europe. I am half blooded- father moldovian, mother latvian from eastern Latvia that has their own dialect, language. I would say that I have experienced and still living in a colorful life where east meets west and future meets the past.

I am flexible and opened for different tours according to my guests wishes. As example- Riga running tour, beer tour.

Ussually if the group is between ( 1-4 people) I offer tours by car. If you are more in the group, it is also possible to organize a minivan or a bus.

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Highlights

  • Visit the Uldevena Castle and see more than just the Latvian capital
  • Admire the artery of Latvia – the River Daugava
  • Check out the Ikšķile Church ruins on St Meinrad Island
  • Hear the Livonian story and learn much more about Latvian history

Description

After meeting in Riga, we’ll drive approximately 50 kilometres to the Uldevena Castle. During the drive, you'll hear the story of ancient Livonia and much more about Latvian history, us latvians and much more.

The reconstruction of Uldevena Castle is located in the town of Lielvārde, which is 3 kilometres from the actual hill where it was located in ancient times. The ruins of the medieval castle lie on top of the ancient Uldevena Castle. The stone castle was built by German crusaders in the 13th century, and was originally owned by the third Bishop of Riga. We will be able to see first masonry building in Latvia on island located on biggest river here- Daugava.

What’s included & not included

  • Transportation
  • Private local guide
  • Translation
  • Admission to the Uldevana Castle (€3)

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