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Trip to Sigulda and Turaida from Riga
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Trip to Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

By Latvia Guide Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Museum entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda
  • Entry/Admission - Turaida Museum Reserve
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pick up and return from the Hotel, Port, or address in Riga city.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Rīgas Pasažieru Osta, Northern District, Riga, LV-1045, Latvia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 137705P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Please bring your walking shoes
        • Coffee stops and detours can be arranged with driver
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda
          Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Gutmanis Cave
          Stop: 25 minutes
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        • 3
          Turaida Museum Reserve
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Latvia Guide Tours
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          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in April 2019
        • MAP1216
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very worthwhile.
          Such a beautiful day! The Hill of Crosses is a very worthwhile side trip from Riga. Not just for a gathering perspective but also historical and cultural experience. Erlens was a well educated and gracious guide. He shared lots of information and answered many questions on the drive to Lithuania, and provided great explanations of the Hill once we arrived. He allowed us ample time to explore, photo and pray while we were there. The side trips along the return were welcome and fun! His minivan was very clean and the small group (max 8 ppl) made it easy to chat amongst ourselves and with Erlens. I would definitely recommend this trip to visitors to Riga and Latvia who seek more than just a city break.
          Written 8 April 2024
        • GCC25
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This tour was fantastic!
          I thought I had already written a review, but I don’t see it. I had such an awesome time, I had to leave a review! Erlens was phenomenal from the moment I met him until our parting at the end of the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was a very careful driver. He even opened the car door for me (that was a very pleasant surprise! Such a gentleman!) He was flexible and adjusted the schedule when I told him I hadn’t spent much time in Riga and I was leaving the next day. He gave me tips about the Riga and even pointed out some of the sites in Riga on our way back from the tour. The Hill of the Crosses was an amazing experience. Erlens told me the history of that area. Since I was a solo traveler, he offered to help me take some pictures so they wouldn’t all be selfies. I cannot say enough good things about this tour and about Erlens. I read all the reviews about this trip. That’s why I chose this particular tour - the reviews were glowing! This tour lived up to the excellent reviews and I’m glad I took this tour!
          Written 29 March 2024
        • Chidozie A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service
          The guide was excellent. He was friendly and courteous. Communicated well and answered all our questions. Was a smooth trip and we learned a lot
          Written 7 November 2023
        • HenriqueIndo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Clean hair cut restored from my attempts! Backf ro more soon!
          Excellent owner kept his promise and let Hoa cut me - and he in turn took extra good cre of me! Even trim all around! Made sure eye brows were trimmed, ears and neck. Prfoessional Hoa fr Viet Nam delivered very well!
          Written 21 October 2023
        • Richard S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great trip with a great host!
          I booked this trip just prior to travelling out to Riga. Due to flight delays, Erlens was in constant communication with us and offered the flexibility to move the trip to another day should we have not arrived in time which which was reassuring but we were able to stay with our original schedule. Pick up was prompt and professional where we were greeted outside our hotel by Erlens. He made us feel at ease immediately, what a genuinely nice guy. Once on the mini bus we were two of four people that day so it really felt like more of a private tour. Erlens gave us a running commentary on the way to The Hill of Crosses and we learned so much about the history of both Latvia and Lithuania. Erlens knowledge is vast and he articulates / delivers this exceptionally well. We had a quick stop at service station along the way enough time to grab a fresh coffee and snack. The Hill of Crosses was an amazing place and haven’t seen anything like this before. The history and stories and around how this became what it is we’re just as humbling. You can purchase all manner of sizes of wooden crosses and scribe a personal message on there to leave along with the many hundreds of thousands that currently reside there; a nice personal touch. On the way back we stopped at the border signs between Latvia and Lithuania for photo opportunities then continue on to a nice place called Jelgava where we did some further sightseeing and stopped at a nice cafe near the canal which did some very nice pastries and local food. I’m so glad we did this trip as it provided a little insight into Lithuania during our Baltic trip but what we learned from Erlens during that trip was superb. If we had longer in Riga I’d have definitely booked another trip (preferably with Erlens) and will definitely be using it he same tour provider again if we come back to Riga. From someone who has done a lot of travelling and a lot of yours, I can highly recommend Erlens. Great experience and great memories, priceless.
          Written 19 September 2023
        • O6496VSmargaretf
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful, fantastic and caring
          I booked my private grand Riga city tour through Latvia Guide Tours as I was having problems trying to book a private tour. I was lucky enough to find this webpage and emailed Erlens and he was able to help me. He organised a driver and tour guide. I explained to him that I had mobility issues and could he advise the people conducting the tour. What a wonderful time I had as Victoria and Julia couldn't do enough for me making sure I was OK. They took me to the most wonderful places and Victoria gave me a full history of the places we visited. If you want a wonderful tour or private tour I would recommend Latvia Guide Tours, you will not be disappointed as they go out of their way to make sure see the tourist sites and take really good care of you.
          Written 16 September 2023
        • andrea2306
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip to Hill of the Crosses
          We really enjoyed this trip. We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable. Only 6 of us in the minibus . The Hill of the Crosses was definitely worth seeing. It was very different to anything I’ve ever seen, literally thousands of crosses on a hill. On the way back we visited Jelgava which we were very impressed with.
          Written 16 September 2023
        • Carolin Lioba H
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great one day experience
          We had a great time with our guide Erlens. He structured the tour according to our wishes and told us a lot of details about the places we visited. We can definitely recommend the tour to all people who love nature. The views are amazing.
          Written 11 August 2023
        • 555kathf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          So many crosses.
          An amazing sight, they have no idea how many crosses are actually here as anyone can put one in place, if it is over 2 metres high you need permission, but that is all. All faiths are represented although when Pope John Paul 11 visited in 1993 they did erect a covered chapel for the event. After his visit he encouraged the Franciscans to build a hermitage on the Hill of Crosses. The monastery, which is only 300 meters from the hill, was consecrated on July 8, 2000.
          Written 7 August 2023
        • 870aaronb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour
          Top tour! Erlens was fantastic and really knowledgeable and gave us the opportunity to to explore the place properly without any rushing. Stopped of on the way back for some photo opportunities and then a visit to Jelgava which is a beautiful university town. Punctual and professional. I would recommend this tour 😁
          Written 4 August 2023
        • mariekZ4177VA
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good choice, excellent trip
          We do not regret our decision to make the trip to the Hill of Crosses. My friend and I had an amazing day. Erlens picked us up just before 9am at the hotel and we set off in a comfortable car to the Hill of Crosses. On the way we learned interesting things about life in Latvia and the time passed pleasantly. At the Hill of Crosses, Erlens gave us an introduction to the history of the hill, leaving us free to explore and take photos. On the way back we made 2 more stops in the town of Jelgava, again with an interesting interpretation of the history and present, took photos and continued back to Riga.
          Written 15 June 2023
        • Asa H
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do, if in Latvia !!
          If you are going to Latvia, this is a must do trip, we booked a few days before we left, and it was well worth it. Our tour guide Erlens was amazing. His wealth of knowledge and local information was invaluable and made the trip perfect. He was able to tell us the history of the Hill of Crosses and walked with us, giving us snipets of information and stories as we went. The day was incredible, and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
          Written 1 June 2023
        • percyandlilys
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hill of Crosses
          We had a wonderful drive to the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania with Erlens. The journey was comfortable and flexible if we wanted to stop. Plenty of time to walk around the hill, with the ability to ask questions. Travelling to and from we learnt about Latvian history and felt comfortable to ask anything. Erlens was articulate, knowledgeable, kind and had excellent English.
          Written 30 March 2023
        • CaroMarlen
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant day trip
          What a fantastic day trip! From the moment my friend and I met Erlens we knew we were in good hands and it was going to be a great day. Erlens is friendly, punctual and super easy going - he is even great at taking pictures. He also has extensive history knowledge which was really fascinating to listen to, a great general conversationalist and an absolute pleasure to be around - the drive to Lithuania just flew by. The Hill of Crosses was quite something; we were blessed with a bit of snow too, which it made it all the more magical. A brilliant day out and one I highly recommend. Thank you Erlens. Best wishes.
          Written 22 December 2022
        • sunnie_girlie
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great private tour - Hill of Crosses - fantastic guide for the journey!
          Fantastic tour - Erlens was brilliant! Showed up on time and was very conscientious about my comfort - the car temperature, bathroom breaks, needing water, comfort in the vehicle, etc! He's very knowledgeable too - gave me a fantastic history of Riga - and other sights as we drove to the Hill of Crosses. It made the journey go by so fast! He also gave me fantastic recommendations on where to eat when we got back to Riga for my hotel drop off. I can't say enough great things about my experience!
          Written 29 November 2022
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        Scott Renfrew
        Aberdeen, UK12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Would highly recommend this tour to see the picturesque countryside and learn more about the origins of Latvia.

        A special shout out to Erlens the tour guide - had incredible knowledge of the local area and was an overall great guy. Happily answered all our questions and went above and beyond on our tour. From personalized insights to unexpected detours to a local cafe, they made the journey extraordinary.
        Written 8 December 2023
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        Dear Scott, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for your excellent review of our excursion. It means a lot to me that you appreciated our efforts and that both you and your girlfriend enjoyed the full-day adventure. It was a fantastic day, and I am thrilled to hear that the two of you had a good time. We certainly strive to provide the highest quality, and your feedback serves as motivation to continue delivering the best experiences for our customers. Once again, a big thank you for your evaluation and feedback. We hope to see you again in the future and offer you even more exciting adventures. With sincere thanks, Erlens
        Written 8 December 2023
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        Michael C
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        My fiance and I went on the private tour to Sigulda and Turaida with our tour guide Erlens. It turned out to be the highlight of our entire trip to the Baltics. Erlens was extremely accommodating to what we wished to get from the tour. He even let us take 30 minutes to ride the cable car across Gauja National Park (definitely worth it btw, the view of all the fall colors was magnificent). He showed us around all the amazing spots around Sigulda and Turaida and was fantastic at explaining the history and significance of each site. It was fascinating to chat with Erlens about what life was like during the Soviet Union too. He also gave us so many great recommendations on where to have dinner or drinks in Riga too. We learned so much on our tour with Erlens and would consider it a mandatory experience when visiting Latvia for the first time! We gained an immense appreciation for the history of Latvia and what its people endured to finally gain independence. Thank you Erlens, we cannot wait to visit Latvia again! 110% Recommend!
        Written 17 October 2022
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        Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very pleased that you both enjoyed the excursion. Best wishes, Erlens
        Written 25 October 2022
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        Jennifer Haldeman
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide, Erlens, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He not only knew a lot about the towns and destinations but was a great conversationalist about everyday life as well.

        The trip was just the right amount of time 9am-2pm and we had direct hotel pickup and drop off.

        The castles, caves, and small towns we visited were beautiful and it was great to see parts of Latvia outside of Riga city center. Erlens also provided great recommendations for other things to do and places to eat for the duration of our stay.

        One of the best tours we’ve done; highly recommend!
        Written 29 October 2022
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        Dear Jennifer. Thank you very much for this excellent review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes, Erlens
        Written 1 November 2022
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        Ron H
        Johnston, IA1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Eriens provided a professional first class tour yet was very flexible in catering to our needs and answering our many questions. He was very knowledgeable and personable and generous with the time he spent with us by accommodating our special requests beyond the tour description. His English was very good and he is one of the top, if not the very top, of the tour guides we have hired. We now have a much better understanding and appreciation for the country and people of Latvia.
        Written 12 September 2022
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        Dear Ron and Carole. Thanks to both of you for choosing us. We are very glad, that you found this tour extremely enjoyable. We are here to help explore our country in the best way.
        Written 13 September 2022
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        Judith L
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Couples
        Our trip was expertly guided by Erlens who is personable and professional - with a fascinating knowledge of history and place! He expertly wove the past with the present and helped us see sites with new eyes. Thank you for a memorable day!
        Written 2 November 2023
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        Thank you so much for the review. All pleasure was mine & thank you for the lovely conversations during the day. :) Best regards, Erlens
        Written 13 November 2023
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        Diane M
        Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Solo
        This tour was fantastic! Erlens was so knowledgeable, funny, and personable. Any question you asked him he knew the history and/or gave personal recommendations. These locations were absolutely stunning and it was a wonderful tour. It was the highlight of my visit to Riga!
        Written 28 December 2023
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        I am thrilled to hear, that I made your tour the highlight of your visit to Latvia! Thank you for your glowing review. Erlens
        Written 11 January 2024
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        Liverpool1992
        North Wales, UK76 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021 • Couples
        We had x2 private tours from Erlen. Day 1 we went to sigulda to view castles, cable car over the river, soviet bunker and aerodium it was amazing. Along the way Erlen was telling us all about the history of medievil and soviet times. His english is perfect, very friendly great guy.
        Second day tour , we went the shooting range and then to jurmala again alot of information from Erlen regarding history of Latvia. He mAde our holiday 10/10. Thanks see you next year.
        Written 3 October 2021
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        Sam
        Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Couples
        With it being out first trip to Latvia, we spent quite a bit of time looking for a private tour so we could see as much of this lovely country as possible. Our research led us to this fantastic tour with Erlens - and we we not disappointed.

        Erlens was an exceptional host - extremely friendly with a great knowledge of not only the areas visited in the tour but the historical past of Latvia. Erlens English was also amazing - which made the whole tour that much more enjoyable for us both.

        Erlens was extremely hospitable providing us with water at the start of our trip along with providing great options for food during our tour. In addition to this, Erlens also accommodated (and negotiated) for a very last minute addition to the tour at the Soviet bunker.

        It's very likely we'll be back in Latvia in the near future and have already decided we will be going with Erlens again - will be recommending it to other too.

        Once again, Erlens was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guide and made for a great experience for us - and an ever better image for Latvia.
        Written 27 August 2022
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        Dear, Sam. I am very glad, that both of you enjoyed the day. We are very flexible and try to find the best solutions for our guests to make tours maximum enjoyable. Best regards, Erlens
        Written 29 August 2022
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        Martina V
        Milan, Italy1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a private tour, everything was well organized and communication was easy. Unfortunately there wasn't snow, but our guide was very nice and prepared.
        Recommended if you are spending more than a couple of days in Riga.
        Written 3 January 2020
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        Gerrit Van A
        Montbouy, France5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        On wednesday 16 oktober 2019, I was wonderfull guided in English by Erlens Gadzāns through the Gauja National Park. Erlans was very well adopting my trip to my wishes and unabilty to walk for longer distances and on Hills. Our first stop was a nice viewpoint from which we had an overview over the park. Through Sigulda we went to the medieval Sigulda Castle. Erlans droppen me off at the Cable Station. I went by cabine to cross the Gauja River looking over beautifull autums valley. Erkans picked me up by his mini-van at the other side to go to the Gutmans Cave. He told me the fairytale AND true story of the Cave. We had a short lunch break near the medieval Castle of Bishop Albert, which we thereafter visited including visits to the grave of Maia that died in the Gutmans Cave, the wooden Luthern Church and the exposities of the lifestyle of early Pagan Letvian people. Back in Riga I had a good diner at the restaurant Erlans advised to me.
        Written 21 October 2019
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