Shore Excursion Details

Turaida & Sigulda

Riga, Lettonia

Turaida & Sigulda

DETTAGLI

  • 51/2
    ore Estimate Duration
  • Indicato per le famiglie

Head to the picturesque town of Sigulda, located about 30 miles from Riga. During the drive you will enjoy the beautiful forest scenery and magnificent views of the River Gauja valley. Sigulda is often called the Latvian Switzerland and is well known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia. Visit the 13th century Turaida Castle and the fortification tower, where you can enjoy the picturesque landscape from a bird's-eye view. By the Turaida church under an old linden tree, you will find the grave of a young girl - the Rose of Turaida - the heroine of a true love story from the 17th century. Visit the sculpture park dedicated to Latvian folklore.


You will also stop for a look of the renovated ruins of the 13th century Sigulda Castle and the 19th century Kropotkin’s Manor House. With a long history of battles that severely damaged the castle, it suffered great damage during the centuries. After years of renovations, it offers a perfect venue where to hold many events and impressive views of the Gauja River Valley.


Along the way, you will stop for a short visit of the Gutmana cave; the object of many legends. Its name derives from the German words for gut mann, as the cave was home to a good man who healed locals with the waters of a nearby spring.


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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Tour panoramici e della città
Siti di interesse storico

Activity Level:

Titolo immagine
  • 1
    Facile
  • 2
    Medio
  • 3
    Difficile
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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