Day Trip to LiepajaJanuary 6, 2016
Day Trip to Sigulda
From: €150.00 inc.VAT 21%
- -Enjoy Turaida castle ruins and renovated Sigulda castle
- -Discover legends of Gutmana cave
- -Visit Luge and Bobsleigh track
Day trip to Sigulda
Take a day off from the busy city Riga. We offer a day trip to Sigulda, one of the most beautiful and greenest places in Latvia which is also called the small Switzerland. Enjoy day trip to Sigulda with our professional drivers. First of all see the bobsleigh track, Turaida castle as well as Gutmana caves and a lot more!
Sigulda castle has changed its owners many times over the years. It was built in 1878 for Kropotkin family. Nowadays Sigulda District Council is located at the beautiful Sigulda castle. Castle was built in neo-gothic style during the time of Duchess Olga and Duke Dimitry Kropotkins. During a World War WWI it was destroyed and therefore reconstructed many times. It became the most notable example of national modern design in the Baltic region.
Turaida castle is the main highlight of the day trip to Sigulda. This castle is recently reconstructed medieval castle. Building of the castle was started in 1214. As a result of fire in 1776 it was abandoned and gradually became ruinous. Exhibitions about the castle are available in the renovated building. Evidence of the Liv culture can be found in several places in Turaida. Castle is surrounded by beautiful park and has an amazing view from the top.
Gutmana cave is the largest cave in Baltics. It is surrounded by many legends. One of the legends tells that in ancient times the cave was home to a good man who used the water of the spring to heal people. The name of the cave arose from a German phrase ”gut Mann” which in English means ”good man” which sounds almost like the name of the cave ”Gutmana cave”. There are many more legends of this place another legend of the Rose of Turaida began in this cave.
One of the first stops during your day trip to Sigulda will be luge and bobsleigh track. The track is a training venue for Latvia’s Olympic team and hosts international and national scale competitions every year for luge, bobsleigh as well as skeleton. The track is 1200m long and allows a speed of 125km/h. While there are no competition it is possible to catch some adrenaline with soft bob and summer bob by sliding down the track.
There is a lot to see in Sigulda. If you see a nice place where to take some pictures or stop on the way to Sigulda 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 – from Riga to Sigulda for or up to 8 passengers. In addition we can offer guiding services on request. Mind that entrance fees are not included!
Plan of the day:
At Bobsleigh Track: 11:00
At Sigulda castle and Turaida: 12:30-15:30
Gutmana cave: 15:30-16:00
Important information for day trip to Sigulda!
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