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Day trip to Rundale and Hill of Crosses includes minivan and driver and will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Riga at 8:00. During this tour, there will be 3 main stops for sightseeing at Bauska, Rundale and Hill of Crosses. This will be a great opportunity to take a day off and see countryside of beautiful Latvia.
Bauska Castle consists of two parts: the ruins of the old part and the new part which was the residence of the Dukes of Courland. Find the castle between two beautiful rivers Mūsa and Mēmele. Beautiful castle represents military architecture in time period from 15th until 17th century.
Mezotne Palace is one of the most outstanding examples of Neoclassical architecture in Latvia. In the Palace you can see a very small exposition inside. However in nowadays it is hotel. This would be a quick stop to see the Palace from outside (mostly for architecture lovers).
Rundale Palace is Baroque and Rococo style. The building of Palace was in two periods from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. Originally it was built as a Summer residence for Dukes of Courland. During the 1st World war it was taken over by the German army and then it was used for many different things, like school, hospital and similar before it became a museum.
The next stop is planned 70km away from Rundale Palace in city called Jurgaičiai, that is based in Lithuania. Hill of Crosses is hill with thousands of crosses and prayers and exciting to see. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006. Visit will take around 30 minutes.
If you see a nice place where to take some pictures or stop on the way to Bauska, Rundale or Hill of Crosses don’t hesitate to ask the driver to stop for a short break, all is possible! Ideal for small groups that want to enjoy the day out of the busy Riga. This transfer is provided by standard minivan – for up to 8 passengers. Mind that entrance fees are not included!
Plan of the day:
Pick up 9:00
In Bauska 10:30
At Rundale 11:45
At Hill of Crosses 14:45
Depart to Riga 15:30
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