Rīga, Latvia

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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Explore Latvia’s royal history and culture on a full-day palace tour from Riga to Zemgale. Tour the 15th-century ruins of Bauska Castle, see period costumes and weapons in a restored, 16th-century dukes’ residence, then take in the rooms and grounds of the baroque Rundale Palace. This full-day Latvia tour includes pickup and drop-off at central Riga hotels, and it’s limited to 15 people for a personal experience.
  • 7-hour small group palace tour from Riga
  • Visit two historic palaces
  • Learn about Latvian history
  • Explore with a local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at select Riga hotels
  • Family friendly
Meet a driver at your centrally-located Riga hotel, then begin the 44-mile trip to (70-km) Bauska, a historic town between the Rivers Mūsa and Mēmele. The first stop of the day is Bauska Castle, where you’ll tour 15th-century ruins, then see the newer parts of the castle, whose restored, 16th-century rooms house historic exhibits.
Following your time at Bauska Castle, continue to Rundale Palace, a baroque and rococo masterpiece surrounded by sprawling grounds and manicured gardens. Visit some of the castle’s 138 rooms, then take in the French-style garden and onsite history museum.
As you explore, the guide will share stories about the palace history and the Latvian royals, adding life and detail to the grand-scale architecture. This full-day palace tour concludes with the return trip to Riga, and drop-off at your hotel.
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