Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga

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This tour is for those with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in a peaceful rural area just 1.5 hours from Riga, Rundale Palace is a masterpiece of baroque and rococo architecture surrounded by an exquisite French garden.

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English
Couldn't have been better - perfect half day with a very knowledgeable, interesting, congenial guide. Thank you! We would book with like a local guide again.
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Reviewed by Jane

Highlights

  • Visit the majestic masterpiece that is Rundale Palace
  • Admire the Palace’s opulent interiors
  • Be entertained by exciting stories of 18th-century Latvia
  • Enjoy a relaxing walk through the Palace’s impressive French garden

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Description

Join us on a breathtaking journey back to the glamorous days of 18th-century Latvia.

Rundale Palace was designed by the extravagant Russian-Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli whose body of work includes several of Saint Petersburg’s most famous buildings.

During this tour you will see the Palace’s lavish interiors and learn about its captivating history. Your guide will also share exciting stories about the people involved in creating this magnificent masterpiece – Ernst Johann von Biron (the Duke of Courland), Bartolomeo Rastrelli (the architect) and Anna Ivanovna (the Empress of Russia).

The tour will end with a walk through the spectacular French garden that surrounds the Palace.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional local tour guide
  • Transport from Riga to the Palace and back
  • Parking fee
  • Meal at a local café or restaurant (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Palace

Meeting point

Robert's Books (Dzirnavu iela 51)

Reviews from travellers (3)

5.0/5

Fantastic Tour to Rundale Palace
Couldn't have been better - perfect half day with a very knowledgeable, interesting, congenial guide. Thank you! We would book with like a local guide again.
Our excursion in Riga was very, very good. For the guide, Andra, we give 11/10. Her English was very understanding, because normally we speak Dutch. She gave us a very objective summary of the Latvija history and on all our questions we became a answer. As we were for a short stay in Riga with the excursion we have a notion of the country too. Thanks for the organisation.

One remark out of the trip. The misunderstanding at the start (we were in Hotel Blu Radison Latvija and the car was at Elisabeth hotel), but with the help of Laura (in Spain) and the reception of our hotel in 3 minutes we had a solution.
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