BALTIC TRAVEL

Ancient Treasures - Cesis & Sigulda

The best preserved medieval castles and castle ruins in Cesis and Sigulda will be visited to get to know with medieval lifestyle in Latvian territory during 12th – 16th century. 

Drive to Cesis. Cesis is one of the oldest Latvian towns. Rich in picturesque landscapes and reminders of the past, it embodies an intriguing sense of antiquity. The ancient treasures of the Gauja River valley are a MUST SEE for each traveler visiting the Baltic states.
The well-preserved medieval castle ruins in Cesis teach us about the medieval lifestyle in Latvia from the 12th to the 16th century.  Have a guided sightseeing walk in Cesis, visiting the old stone castle of the Livonian Order built in 1206, as well as St.John’s Church, the beautiful Castle Park and historical Town Square.

After lunch brake transfer to Sigulda.

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 colors in the trees. Discover historic monuments, museums, natural objects and attractions like 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.

 

Number of people

 Price (Euro)/per person

2 people

135 €

3 - 4 people

100 €

5 - 6 people

70 €

7 - 8 people

60 €


For more people, please request the price!

Duration: approx 8 hours
Meeting point: Riga Old Town or pick up and drop off from/to hotel in Riga Old Town
Price includes: guiding and vehicle (220 km return)
Extra payment: entrance fee at Cesis Medieval Castle ruins 5 €/ per person,  Turaida Castle 6 €/ per person
Languages: English, Russian, German