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Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more
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Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more

By ALLURE TOURS.lv
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide speaking in several languages
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or business class 4WD
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Entrance fees Rundale palace (max13 EUR/person for Big circle and French garden)
  • The listed price does not include a 70 EUR fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Lunch from 4 EUR/person (30 min.) A'la carte can be presented and table reserved on the day of tour
  • Optionally - winery visit and wine tasting 10 EUR/person or minimum 70 EUR (1 hour)
  • Entry/Admission - Bauska Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from Jurmala is possible for extra 25 EUR.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85719P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more?
        How much is Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more?
        Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more price starts from $289.92. Discover and book Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more cancellation policy?
        Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more?
        Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more is hosted by ALLURE TOURS.lv. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact ALLURE TOURS.lv on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85719P4

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Bauska Castle
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 2
          Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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        • 3
          Kryziu Kalnas
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • ALLURE TOURS.lv
          73
          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in March 2018
        • feliciad557
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved it
          Absolutely loved the trip! Fantastic sights and vibes. Big thanks to the crew for making it an unforgettable experience:)
          Written 9 March 2024
        • Rohdoy99
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cancel when you like…
          Bit of a joke really. Told you have to cancel 24 hours in advance, yet they cancel on you 12 hours before you’re set to go. Not only that, we were offered an alternative and then 1 minute later the trip was cancelled. Slightly bemused by the whole situation and frustrating to not be made a bit more aware of the situation. Very frustrating as we were looking forward to this experience.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • jrfahrenbach
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great nature experience
          We had a great trip with a very friendly driver. The dogs were curious and eager to pull the sled. It was very relaxing to spend time in the calming snowy forest.
          Written 12 February 2024
        • Carmen B
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Short but sweet.
          A nice experience that I would recommend to every animal lover. Unfortunately our tour guide was a little - he did apologize tho so it wasn’t too big of a deal. He was very nice and kept the conversation alive. Once you arrive at the spot you are greeted by many huskies and they are very friendly, you can go straight up to pet them and take pictures. The actual ride is fun but unfortunately a bit short. Maybe 10 minutes as a pair (15 minutes max).
          Written 21 January 2024
        • Fabiana P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must-do!
          Paul, our guide, picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the Riga countryside. He was super friendly throughout both the ride and our stay while waiting for our turn to be on the sled. He gave us tips on what to do and where to eat in Riga and allowed us to get to know and pet the dogs both before and after our ride. All the dogs were beautiful and super friendly, excited to be the next ones to run and have fun. We got to drive the sled after a quick explanation and change seats halfway through. The dogs looked like they were having the time of their lives! To sum it up, this is a must-do experience while in Riga during the winter - 100% recommended. Paul was the cherry on top after a beautiful experience!
          Written 14 January 2024
        • acjb2015
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very nice experience with Husky sledding
          We had a very nice experience with Husky sledding in cold Latvia less than two hours from Riga. Everything was very well organized.
          Written 3 January 2024
        • Camper32367335587
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not reliable company
          We(my daughter/wife and myself)booked this tour beginning of December and it got confirmed . 22 days later, 1 day before our flight to Riga they cancelled our tour, reason: double booking. When I mentioned why they waited almost a month to inform us and that it would be impossible for us to book anything else we only got a:it’s not our fault response. I begged them for an alternative and they proposed the most expensive version instead a few days later, No discount, no apology but Without an alternative I took the other option. 1 day before the ultimate most expensive tour, they cancelled us AGAIN. Reason: temperature is above 0. So don’t believe any of the, if there is no snow you can go on wheels cause they just cancel if they feel like it. First time I’m writing a bad review but the disappointment in this company is just too great.
          Written 31 December 2023
        • Trail07214814009
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was wow. Try At least once in life time.
          Excellent ride I loved the Huskies very much. They were very familiar and loving. I took photos with Buzz. Guides were very helpful and humble.✌️✌️
          Written 29 December 2023
        • jordanem531
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good experience
          Very good experience. The guide is very nice and he shared with us a lot of Latvia stories. I recommend !
          Written 13 December 2023
        • Y8048DQdylanp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible!
          The most amazing bucket list experience! The views from the forest were beautiful, especially at the top of the viewing tower and all of the huskies were really friendly. Our private tour guide, Paul, was brilliant! He answered all of our questions, gave us a history of Riga, and helped take lots of photos. Overall, a 10/10 experience, would definitely recommend this if you’re visiting Riga.
          Written 13 December 2023
        • Olivia H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun
          Beautiful location and the experience was amazing. Very well organised and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend this activity
          Written 13 December 2023
        • Ricanforest
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Riga
          A beautiful and progressive small ocean city in the heart of the Baltic Sea . Great old town , good time , but it has formalities , respect , controls and good citizen behavior .. Do not be offended by objectivity , planning and on time is very important , and this is good !
          Written 10 December 2023
        • Joolz37
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bucket list ticked
          Really good fun, the time with the dogs was brilliant. Wish the ride was longer though. Don't be nervous of doing it - in reality the dogs don't get to 20-30kmph. I have arthritic knees and had 3 operations on my back and it was fine for me. It was also lovely to have some time to walk in the forest, even if it was only 30 minutes. The husky dog socks are definitely warm too! I never thought I'd get to do this.
          Written 10 December 2023
        • Angsteo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a great day
          This is a great experience, riding through the forest of snow being pulled by 6 dogs who look like they’re having a blast. Our guide Paul picked us up from the hotel and took us to the forest area where you ride on the sleigh as a passenger for about 15 mins then swapped over to drive the sleigh on return. Then Paul took us to the top a wooden tower to overlook the forest canopy for cool photos. Fully recommend this experience, perfect day out.
          Written 7 December 2023
        • jeff f
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Simply the best!
          Glad we chose the Ultimate Husky Dog Sledding, we were picked up at the hotel, had the guides full attention and had one of the best experiences we have had for a long time. If you like dogs, or even if you don't, you couldn't fail to love these dogs. We were very fortunate that we had snow, lots of it which for us added to the experience. After the sledding a walk through the forest and up the viewing platform, an experience in itself! The whole experience was 5 star, the dogs were gorgeous and if you get Paul as your guide you really have won the jackpot. He was brilliant, so informative, friendly and easy to talk to. A brilliant excursion worth every penny.
          Written 6 December 2023
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        Nick897
        Uxbridge, UK23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An absolutely amazing day. The castle was fascinating as was the palace. The hill of crosses was particularly memorable and an amazing spiritual experience.

        I would highly recommend this tour and if you can have Paul as your tour guide - he was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive - even gave us great reccomendations for Riga itself during our stay.

        Don't hesitate and just book!
        Written 14 April 2023
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        Tammy R
        Milwaukee, WI91 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        Thank you to Paul for making our day/tour such a fun, informative and fantastic one. He couldn't have been more genuine or accommodating telling us things to make our experience better and answering any additional questions we had as well. With ample time in the car, we also enjoyed sharing information about each of our countries current, past and present (we are from the USA). Couldn't have asked for more and if/when Paul travels to the USA we hope to meet him to extend the same hospitality he shared with us. Well worth the time, money and many memories we will cherish.
        Written 22 April 2023
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        Molly G
        Nashville, TN35 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour is great for getting out of the city and seeing more of Latvia. I was a little worried being solo that all the drive time might get a little boring but my guide Paul was fantastic. I learned a lot about the country and we had some great conversations. Traveling during shoulder season meant I had most of the sights practically to myself. Rundale Palace was beautiful but the Hill of Crosses was my favorite. I could have spent hours just wandering through the site. I highly recommend this tour with Allure tours and be sure to request Paul as your guide. You won't regret it!
        Written 25 April 2023
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        Euclides M
        17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        Very good tour, our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, very relaxed and made us feel like we were just riding with an old friend . Ride was smooth, careful driver and very interesting sites. Must do when in Latvia
        Written 4 December 2023
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        cjschreiner
        Chandler, AZ2,081 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Couples
        Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone in Riga. This tour gets you out of town for a visit to a few different areas. Each visit on this trip is different then the previous visit. Tour guide was nice and the tour company was easy to communicate with.
        Written 12 February 2023
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        Michelle Owens
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023
        This was an amazing tour. Paul was a great tour guide, answered all my questions and helped me take the best photos! I couldn't recommend this tour more, especially if Paul is your guide. Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
        Written 24 July 2023
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        Christina S
        Birstall, UK22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Our guide Paul was perfect from start to finish! Great knowledge and made the trip really interesting but fun! The castle was a nice stop and we enjoyed the tower views! The Palace is stunning and the Hill of Crosses is totally different!

        Thanks for a great day! Would recommend!
        Written 3 April 2023
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        Rubén Aguirre
        Monterrey, Mexico16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Solo
        I did 2 different private tours; first to Rundale and Hill of Crosses. Then to Turaida castle and Soviet Bunker. Great organization , good information , the vehicles were comfortable and in great condition. Info for the visited places was great too. Paul was really helpful and a great guide. We also stopped for the best burgers in Latvia. The tour was totally worth it and a great experience!!!
        Written 12 July 2023
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        Andrew H
        Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Solo
        I decided I wanted to see the countryside of Latvia and organised a day tour with Gints of Allure Tours.

        Gints was very knowledgeable, taking me to Rundale Palace, The Hill of the Crosses (technically in Lithuania) and a Latvian Old Soviet Car museum. Gints explained all the history of each location, and was also helpful to explain aspects of Latvian life, both during Soviet times, and post the collapse of Soviet occupation and Latvia's return to independence.

        Rundale Palace has been restored quite well, and worth exploring the various rooms and objects from its former life as the Duke's palace.

        Gints knowledge of english is excellent.

        Highly recommend this tour.
        Written 27 July 2019
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        Thank you Andrew for giving us opportunity to show you around! I am happy to hear that we could contribute your Riga/Latvia visit to be more memorable and vivid. I appreciate taking your time to leave the feedback very much. I hope you managed to taste some of local beers :) Next time plan your trip in the winter (Latvian) then we'll you take for Husky dog sledge ride :)
        Written 28 July 2019
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        Dave E
        Gosport, UK8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Friends
        Gints was fantastic , added a extra excursion for us with the motor museum , very knowledgeable and very friendly.

        Many thanks , book with confidence
        Written 10 November 2023
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