Tours and Tickets
Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis
5

Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis

By Buysocial.org
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Step into the past and immerse yourself in the captivating stories of Latvia's medieval castles. Our tailor-made tours will take you on a journey through time, from Turaida's battles won and lost, to Sigulda's fascinating legends, to Cesis' impressive towers and walls. Marvel at the ornate decorations and intricate carvings, and soak up the breathtaking views from the castle's towers. Plus, don't miss the bonus surprise tour, where you'll discover the unique attractions of Latvia, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Araisi lake dwelling Archaeological Park and the breathtaking Zvartes Rock. Let us take you on an unforgettable adventure through Latvia's rich and colorful history.
from
$567.52
per group (up to 3)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 7–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Russian, English
More


  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Turaida Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda
  • Entry/Admission - Cēsis Medieval Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Araisi Lake Dwelling Site


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • I will wait in your hotel lobby with a name plate at 10.00 AM.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Riga Airport, Riga Latvia
      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.

        • 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: 395471P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Tour Duration is 7-8 Hours including the traveler time from each attraction.
        • 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 Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis?
        How much is Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis?
        Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis price starts from $569.28. Discover and book Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis cancellation policy?
        Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis?
        Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis is hosted by Buysocial.org. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Buysocial.org on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis 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: 395471P1

        Reserve your spot

        Similar experiences

        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
          See departure details
        • 1
          Turaida Castle
          Stop: 80 minutes - Admission excluded
          See details
        • 2
          Castle Of The Livonian Order In Sigulda
          Stop: 80 minutes - Admission excluded
          See details
        • 3
          Cesis Medieval Castle
          Stop: 80 minutes - Admission excluded
          See details
        • 4
          Araisi Lake Dwelling Site
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
          See details
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Buysocial.org
          29
          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in March 2023
        • amrush
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful
          I can not say enough nice things about our experience with Normunds of socialbuy.org. We spent hours enriched in the history of Latvia, enjoying the beautiful countryside. If you are planning a trip to Latvia you absolutely must book with socialbuy.org, you will not be disappointed.
          Written 4 April 2024
        • Navigator785852
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tour review
          What a fantastic day, crossed two countries in one morning…. NOTE to self and others DONT forget your passport to cross borders. Moving experience at Hill of Crosses, beautiful Palace and castle. Our tour guide Normunds was fantastic, what a knowledgeable man, great company and I would highly recommend him. He took us to a lovely Taverna for lunch. Thanks for such a great experience Normands. If you ever come to the UK I’ll show you our countryside. 😊
          Written 10 March 2024
        • Footprints133319
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          'Must Do' Trip If In Latvia!
          We are seasoned travellers and booked this wonderful trip via Normund's website. It's a small family owned business with some really interesting excursions in Latvia and the neighbouring Baltic countries. Normund's collected us from our hotel lobby - he was early and his car luxurious as well as very comfortable. Normunds is a fantastic guide, excellent driver and it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with him. He is super knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The trip itself fulfilled all our expectations and we learnt lots about Latvia. The Hill of Crosses (actually, just across the border in Lithuania) is staggering - a spectacular sight and thought provoking at the same time. We enjoyed leaving our own cross and a message of hope. Rundale Palace is a baroque masterpiece and in amazing condition. Incredibly, we were the only visitors and had the whole place to ourselves! Bauska Castle was similarly deserted and we had great fun wandering around the rooms and walkways. It's positioned on a picturesque spit of land with great views and would be an excellent place to explore with kids. Finally, we enjoyed a tasty meal of traditional Latvian fare and good dinner conversation in a lovely little restaurant in the town of Bauska itself. Normunds was also kind enough to give us lots of information on things to do in Riga which included The Corner House, Latvian Academy of Sciences Observation Deck and Jurmala all of which we visited over the next couple of days. Book a trip with Normunds - you will not be disappointed! Simon & Jane, UK
          Written 10 February 2024
        • Wanderer61931797269
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guide!
          Normunds was an amazing guide, was informative, entertaining and fun. The tour was well planned, and it was great to be out in the countryside. A great tour, highly recommend
          Written 29 December 2023
        • MilneBayPatriot
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace & Bauska Castle
          From the moment we were collected from our hotel to the time of return, personal tour of the Hill of Crosses, Rundale Palace and the Bauska Castle with our guide Normunds Heincis was fantastic. Normunds runs a local family-oriented tour operation during summer and winter months. He is well versed in the English language and has a great sense of humour that will keep you entertained. We especially liked this tour because is was tailored to our small family and allowed us ample time to sightsee at our convenience. The Hill of Crosses was a testament to the human faith and belief in the goodness of humanity. Touring the Rundale Palace was an eye opener as to how wealthy individuals such as dukes and duchesses of nobility lived extravagantly. The palace was specifically built as a summer home for nobles to relax and host lavish parties. In Bauska, the 15th Century castle emulated a life of medieval royalty, idealisms of fashion and methods of protection such as the massive moats and ammunition that still line the exterior walls of the moats. This tour met our expectations and delivered just the right amount of activity that we asked for. Kudos to Normunds. Our family highly recommends Buysocial.org services if visiting Latvia!
          Written 21 December 2023
        • 845amrutak
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          100% recommended
          Had a smooth experience. Normunds went out of his way to give the weather update 1 week prior and let us know we can change the tour route anytime if not comfortable in snow also offering other alternatives. 100% flexibility during tour as well - everything at your pace and comfort. Would definitely recommend Buysocial if you are looking for any tours in Riga.
          Written 13 December 2023
        • rainbowdashpinkiepie
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect day trip
          Absolutely amazing day - picked up from hotel and taken to jurmala and kemeri bog with Normunds who is a fantastic tour guide. Everything was perfect - lots of information given about the history of Latvia and seeing the places that interested us. Couldn’t fault the day, personalised to cater for what we wanted and 100% recommend!
          Written 3 October 2023
        • Nastyffko
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          It was an amazing experience! Normunds is very knowledgeable guide and an interesting person. Told us lots of information about Latvia and it’s history. My group loved him a lot. 10/10 will definitely book again!
          Written 31 July 2023
        • Samsolarfly
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour guide ever, seriously book now
          BOOK NOW! First off the best tour operator I have ever come across and I seriously recommend you book a tour with them. When I was booking a tour I wanted to book an independent operator and somebody who would be passionate and knowledgeable about Latvia. I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Normund. He has 2 degrees and a master's, so he isn't a taxi driver with just a bit of knowledge. Normund arrived on time to pick us up and was happy to move the pick up location to the cafe where we were finishing breakfast. He joined us for a coffee and we discussed our day. We prearranged to add the hill of crosses to the tour as well. From the moment we left where we were staying Normund was talking passionately about the history of the city, the people and carried on through out the day. He always checked in with us to see if we needed a stop for a break or anything else along the way. As we drove we discussed a wide variety of subjects from economy, politics, quality of life and of course the history. We could not be happier with Normund and would definatley book him again.
          Written 21 July 2023
        • Relax562733
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day trip out of Riga
          Four of us had a great day trip with Normunds out of Riga. The trip to Jurmala and then Kemeri National Park didn't involve a large amount of driving but enabled us to experience parts of Latvia that were very different to the capital city. Normunds was very personable and knowledgeable about the area and happy to suggest other interesting stops along the route. All in all we were very pleased with the day out and it was good value for the four of us.
          Written 7 July 2023
        • lucaspD7841XD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Day with this Guide
          My husband and I had the great pleasure of spending an entire day with Normunds while visiting Latvia. His English is excellent as is his driving. We were delighted with all the information that he was able to provide. In addition he was most alert to our wants and needs altering visits as best to accomodate us, an older couple. I would highly recommend him and his services.
          Written 11 May 2023
        • 260baibab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good experience as tour / event for a small group
          Had a great day out of office with colleagues. Nice and comfortable bus, well planned trip, interesting objects, and a nice place selected to eat. One of the unique events when everything was in accordance with schedule and even without a feeling that we have to hurry.
          Written 25 April 2023
        • paulaanddavid
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day in Jurmala...highly recommend!
          My husband and I took this tour with our guide, Normunds, and it was truly an exceptional day. While Jurmala is just outside of Riga, it is a totally different place with deep forests and the Baltic Sea. We walked the beaches by the sea and the open air museum, where we really got a sense of how Latvians had and have lived there and prospered with all the natural resources. Gorgeous area! We then had a lovely afternoon strolling the streets of Jurmala City, stopping for an authentic Latvian lunch. Normunds is an ethnic Latvian and encyclopedic in his knowledge of history, culture and many things uniquely Latvian. He was an absolute delight on all levels and this was actually the second day we spent with him as we so enjoyed our first tour to some castles. I highly recommend this tour and tour group. You will end your tour day feeling that you have learned a lot in the context of a fabulous day!
          Written 13 April 2023
        See all 29 reviews
        These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

        Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


        We perform checks on reviews.
        Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
        Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
        When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
        Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
        Learn more about our review moderation.
        5.0
        5.0 of 5 bubbles16 reviews
        Excellent
        14
        Very good
        2
        Average
        0
        Poor
        0
        Terrible
        0

        Subhadeep Das
        Kolkata (Calcutta), India85 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Before starting the review, I want to give a brief background on some findings. Most tourists travelling to Latvia only tends to stick around Riga and maybe to its suburbs. But I want to highlight, they are definitely missing the core heart of the Latvian culture and heritage, if you don't visit the country side of Latvia.
        One of such place is Cesis and Sigulda. It was really a pleasure having this trip and with Normunds with us was like a cherry on the cake for this awesome experience. He is really knowledgeable and very polite who guided us throughout the tour and also showed us a bit of the sea side from this small amazing fisherman's village where he live.
        I strongly recommend this tour and BuySocial for this trip and please don't hesitate to contact me if you want any more inputs on the tour. I will happily share more insights on the same.
        Written 14 July 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Gautam S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Family
        Normunds is a wonderful guide with great knowledge and insight both about contemporary issues as well as Latvian history. We had a great day soaking up the sights and greatly enjoyed Normunds' thoughtful and well-informed commentary. It greatly enhanced our understanding of Latvian history and geo-politics. He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. I warmly recommend his services.
        Written 13 November 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        MKt
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023
        Normunds was our guide, was also our window into history of Latvia. As we drove from Riga to the castle and palace, he shared his wealth of knowledge about his country as well as his everyday life as Latvian. We learned about life before freedom and after the removal of soviet rule and the impact of the current Rus-Ukr conflict on Latvia. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch with him at a cat themed bistro near the Rundale Palace.
        Written 28 August 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Christine K
        London, United Kingdom7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        From the moment he picked us up, Normunds was an absolute pleasure. He was friendly, knowledgeable, funny, flexible, engaging and a wonderful guide. I learned so much about Latvia, got to see the beautiful countryside and even got to learn about Normunds’ personal experiences with life in Latvia. Highly recommend this to anyone.
        Written 27 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Donna J
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Family
        The tour exceeded our expectations. The tour guide was personable and very knowledgeable about Latvia and it's history. We learned alot! The car was clean and comfortable and we went to s lovely Latvian restaurant for lunch. We were encouraged to take as long as we wanted at each location and were never rushed. An added delight was an impromptu stop and short hike along the Baltic coast. I would highly recommend this tour
        Written 22 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Michael Raymond
        Eagan, MN22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I learned a lot about Latvia, both ancient and modern, from this trip. Normans took me to many historically important Latvian sites while simultaneously teaching me about modern Latvia. We customized the tour to see additional local sites that suited my particular interests. I enjoyed the places we visited, but I feel I got the most from getting to talk to him. It was a good time.
        Written 22 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Matt D
        Houston, TX4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        Normunds is awesome! He is engaging, informative, and the perfect guide for our group. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get out of Riga and see the rest of Latvia and learn firsthand about the culture and rich history of this great country.
        Written 28 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Emilady
        Scottsdale12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2023 • Friends
        We had a great time with Normans. It was nice to see the Latvian countryside and hear all about the region. He even did a small detour to see the coastline which was incredible. We enjoyed our day.
        Written 19 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        larry
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not sure if the driver was having a bad day but there was little to no “guiding.” Information was easily obtained if asked but not forthcoming. If you are interested in extensive presentations of Latvian history, castles and a glimpse of the Latvian countryside then this tour is for you.
        Written 19 September 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        amrush
        Lexington, KY31 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        The views were amazing. Normunds was a pleasure and a wonderful host and tour guide. We highly recommend. An absolute must when visiting Latvia.
        Written 1 April 2024
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Showing results 1-10 of 12

        Private Full-Day Trip to Turaida, Sigulda, and Cesis provided by Buysocial.org

        All Riga HotelsRiga Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Riga
        All things to do in Riga
        Day Trips in Riga
        RestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire