BALTIC TRAVEL

Riga - Sigulda City Break

LATVIA  

DAY 1: RIGA

Arrival in Riga. Have a private transfer to hotel for 2 nights (~20 min). Check-in.

Enjoy a private walking tour through Riga Old Town (2hrs) seeing remarkable sites like St.Peter's Church with its famous rooster, St.Jacobs Church, Dom Square and Dom Cathedral, home to one of the world's most valuable historic organs. The Powder Tower and city walls will make you feel the breath of the medieval. The guide will tell you about the oldest stone residential dwellings in Riga, the Three Brothers, the Great and Small Guilds, and the fortification wall of Riga with the Swedish Gate the last surviving gate in the wall. The guide will introduce you to the intriguing story of the Cat House and show you Town Hall Square with the beautiful and elegant Blackheads House. The tour will take visitors to Riga Castle founded in 1330, the Parliament, the Monument of Liberty and fantastic Riga`s Opera House.

Visit Art Nouveau district (1,5-2hrs). Riga is like a museum of architecture, covering periods from Gothic to Classicism. But the real treasure of the city is the largest and best-preserved collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. This fact was corroborated by UNESCO in 1997 and now the central section of Riga is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Riga is sometimes called the "capital" of Art Nouveau thanks to the heritage of 800 buildings of Art Nouveau. The exteriors of the Art Nouveau buildings are imaginatively decorative and won`t leave guests incurious or without an opinion.

Free time for enjoying the city on your own - different bars, clubs, lounges and casinos here are for all tastes. Most of them open till early morning hours on weekends.

 

DAY 2: RIGA - SIGULDA- RIGA

Have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast have a private tour to Sigulda and Gauja National Park.

Sigulda is a place where the beauty of nature is an integral part of the town. It is situated on a picturesque stretch of the Gauja River Valley and is known as the "Switzerland of Vidzeme" because of the reddish Devonian sandstone which forms rocks and caves on both banks of the river. The town is particularly beautiful on clear autumn days because of the rich range of colours in the trees. Discover historic monuments, museums, natural objects and attractions like Sigulda Livonian Castle ruins, Turaida Medieval Castle built in 1214, the wooden church built in 1750, and a sculpture garden dedicated to Latvian folklore on Dainu Hill, Gutmanis Cave - the deepest internal erosion cave in the Baltic states, measuring 19m deep, 12m wide and 10m high, is not only a natural wonder, but also a place steeped in myths and legends.

Return in Riga in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel in Riga.

 

DAY 3: RIGA - JURMALA

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check out and have a private tour to Jurmala.

Transfer to Jurmala - a famous seaside resort situated only 20 km from Riga. The natural curative features of this place were already well known more than 150 years ago. Nowadays endless golden beaches, Baltic Sea, salubrious air and the unique beauty of pine forests attract tourists. Jurmala is a cosy European town composed of houses plunged into the parks and forests. Here you can come across wooden country houses from the beginning of the 20th century as well as modern cottages.
Surrounded by pine trees, the wooden cottages of Jurmala are unique monuments of cultural heritage; in which Classicism, Art Nouveau, National Romanticism and Functionalism harmoniously co-exist. This place is a must for those who are planning to visit Latvia in spring or summer.

After excursion transfer from Jurmala to Riga Airport. Return flight.

Package price in Euro per person based on twin sharing room in Low Season (1st of November - 15th of April):

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4* Hotel

 2 people

428 €

447 €

 3 - 4 people

317 €

 337 € 

 5 - 6 people

234 €

254 €

 Single Room Supplement

40 €

 55 €


Package price in Euro per person based on twin sharing room in High Season (16th of April - 31st of October):

Number of people

Rates 3* Hotel

Rates 4* Hotel

 2 people

447 €

467 €

 3 - 4 people

337 €

 356 € 

 5 - 6 people

254 €

273 €

 Single Room Supplement

55 €

  70 €


For a larger amount of people, please request the price!

Price includes the following services:
2 nights overnight in a hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis;
All private transfers as mentioned per itinerary;
Services of licensed English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours;
Entrance fees in Turaida Castle, Livonian Order Castle ruins;
All applicable taxes and service tax;
Assistance 24/7 during  travel


Our package does not include the following services:
Any expenses of personal nature - phone calls, laundry, mini bar etc.
Any airline tickets;
Travel insurance;
Tips and porter charges;
Any other services not specified above.

Payment terms and conditions:
15% upon reservation (10% and bank fees are non-refundable)
85% 30 days before arrival

Cancellation rules:
Till 30 days before arrival 10% non-refundable
29-16 days before arrival 50% non-refundable
Less than 15 days before arrival - 100% non-refundable