Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga - in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga

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79 EUR

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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4.9/5

Nice day out to Sigulda with Agrita
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).
R
A wonderful trip!
We recently had a wonderful trip to Sigulda with Agrita of Travel Jam. She is a very knowledgeable, accommodating tour guide. She speaks very good English. She explained us bout the places very well, patiently answered all our questions. Moreover, she was very affectionate to our three year old son. The tour was nice, informative and interesting. We highly recommend this tour and Travel Jam. Thank you Agrita!
Rajeev, Seema, and Madhav
Absolutely perfect way to get to know Riga
This was a really great way to see a bit of Riga before going exploring on your own, and the guide, Laura, was amazing. She contacted us before the tour to make sure we knew where to meet her and offered to collect us from the hotel. When we met her, she was very friendly and chatty, and knowledgable!! She took us on a lovely walk around the old town of Riga where she had picked interesting spots to stop and give us loads of info about Riga as a whole and what we were looking at also. Inbetween the stops there was constant chat about any number of topics! Overall it was a really lovely way to get to know Riga!
Exceptional
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Z
Very enjoyable and interesting
Our guide Agrita was lovely to talk to. Not only did we learn a lot about the beautiful buildings on our tour but also a lot about the older buildings on our way to the main area. Agrita was happy to tell us about the best places to eat, best prices for beer and the history of Latvia. Would thoroughly recommend this tour: if you only have time to do one thing in Riga do this!
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