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$175.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Latvia Castles: Private Tour with Bauska Castle from Riga

You will be picked up from your hotel in Riga and will drive straight to the region of Bauska city. There, you will visit several palaces of 18th century and one crusaders castle of 16th century.  Rundāle Palace, formerly also Ruhenthal and Ruhendahl is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska.Mežotne Palace is a manor house located in Mežotne municipality in Bauska district, in the Semigallia region of Latvia. The palace is one of the most outstanding examples of Classicism architecture in Latvia.Bauska Castle is a complex consisting of the ruins of an earlier castle and a later palace on the outskirts of the Latvian city of Bauska.Jelgava Palace or Mitava Palace is the largest Baroque-style palace in the Baltic states. It was built in the 18th century based on the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a residence for the Dukes of Courland in their capital – Mitava (today Jelgava), Latvia. The Dukes of Courland also had a summer palace by Rastrelli nearby called Rundāle Palace.On the way, you will have a couple of restaurants available for dinner, or your driver can help with a picnic arrangement if client will wish so.After the visit to Jelgava castle, you will be dropped back off at your hotel.

$74.90 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Tour to Rundale from Riga

On the way to Rundale, we will also stop to show you the Bauska castle. This private tour will allow you to ask all the questions you want. The Barque enticement of Rundale Palace is the most beautiful Barque type building in Latvia. Mirrors, crystal chandeliers, silk, and refined sculptures, it is the destination of Bartholomeo F Rastrelli imagination’s flight, the famous author of Saint Peterborough’s Winter Palace. During the transfer to Rundale, you will be able to enjoy the artistic landscapes of Zemgale.Bauska castle may be quite a small castle, however it is very beautiful place and a good stop before the magnificent Rundale Palace. The castle offers a small exhibition on the history of the castle and on the Livonia wars. You will have a knowledgeable guide who will help you to understand the history of the places where you will be visiting.Duration approx. 6-8 hours (3 hours traveling to and back from Rundale). This is a private tour with private driver and guide. -The tour starts at around 11am with pick up from your hotel (the guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel). -Then about 1h traveling to the Bauska (you will have enough time to ask all questions you want). -At Bauska castle you will spend around 30-50 minutes to see the castle and see the beautiful landscape, and take some photos. -Then travel a bit further to see the Rundale Palace, there you will spend around 3 hours and also have some lunch. -You will have around 3 hours to enjoy the beautiful gardens, palace and hear the history of this place. -At around 5pm you will be traveling back to Riga, the driver will drop you off at your hotel or other place that you want.

$88.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Rundale Palace Tour from Riga

The Rundale Palace - is set amidst the fertile Zemgale Plains in the south of Latvia. The Rundale Palace ensamble, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia, was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence for Ernst Johann Biron, Duke of Courland and a favourite of the Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna. The palace was designed by the Russian court architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli and built under his supervision. After lunch head to Bauska Castle - the castle is located in the Town of Bauska, amidst picturesque scenery on a strip of land between the Rivers Musa and Memele, not far from the place where they flow together forming the Lielupe. The Bauska Castle ensemble consists of two parts. The oldest, a Livonian Order's castle, was built in mid-15th century, and only its ruins have survived. The newest, the residence of the Dukes of Courland, was built in the late 16th century. In the evening return to Riga.

$140.23 Private & Custom Tours

Half-Day Private Tour to Rundale Palace

You will be picked up from your hotel in Riga and will drive straight to the region of Bauska city. There, you will visit palace of 18th century and crusaders castle of 16th century.  Rundāle Palace, formerly also Ruhenthal and Ruhendahl is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska. Bauska Castle is a complex consisting of the ruins of an earlier castle and a later palace on the outskirts of the Latvian city of Bauska. After the visit you will be dropped back off at your hotel or any other place in Riga city.

$281.64 Transfers & Ground Transport

Riga to Vilnius transfer with Sightseeing

You will be picked up from your hotel in Riga and will drive to the region of Bauska city. After the visit of Bauska castle and Rundale palace we'll drive straight to Vilnius city. Rundāle Palace - one of Latvia’s hidden gems, due to its difficult to reach location, is the Baroque palace of Rundale. Designed by the Italian architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, famous for the Hermitage and Peterhof in Russia, this is quite simply one of the most stunning buildings in the Baltic region. Palace was built from 1736 until 1768 as the summer residence for the Duke of Courland, Ernst Johann von Biron, by Rastrelli. It served as a palace for various nobility up until the first world war, when it became a garrison for the German army. From then Rundale suffered, as it was used as a hospital, school and even for grain storage before becoming a museum in the 1970’s. Bauska Castle ensemble consists of two sections. Livonian Order Castle, built in the middle of the 15th century, is the oldest one - with only ruins remaining. A more recent part of the ensemble, built in the late 16th century, is the residence of the Kettlers, the Dukes of Courland.  The oldest part of Bauska Castle is built specially for the use of firearms. It is a characteristic example of Latvia’s 15th-17th century military construction. The residence-type castle, fortified with bastions, fortification walls and earthen ramparts, is a more recent structure. The reconstruction of the more recently built part of the castle began in the 1970s with the aim to turn it into a tourism object as a part of historical, archeological and architectural heritage of national importance.

$1767.62 Cultural & Theme Tours

14 days guided Baltic tour

day 1- arrival at Tallinn. Transfer from port or airport. day 2- explore Tallinn. Tallinn walking tour. day 3- Tallinn - Keila-Haapsalu- Saremaa island Kuresare day 4- explore Saremaa day S- Kuresare-Parnu-Viljandi-Tartu day 6- Tartu--Cesis-Sigulda-Riga day 7- day at Riga, walking tour day 8- Riga-Bauska-Rundale-Sabile-Kuldiga day 9- Kuldiga-Jurkalne-Liepaja-Palanga day 10- Palanga-Curonian Split-Palanga day 11- Palanga-Hill of Crosses -Kaunas day 12- Kaunas-Trakai-Vilnius day 13- day at Vilnius, walking tour day 14- end of tour, transfer to airport Three Baltic capitals - Explore the historic centres of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius from car and by foot! 2 days in each city.  The Keila Waterfall is a waterfall in Northern Estonia on Keila River. It is the third most powerful waterfall in Estonia after Narva and Jägala. It is 6 meters high and 60-70 meters wide.  Calm and friendly small town Haapsalu located less than 2-hour’s drive from the capital enjoys a long standing history as a spa resort. Once a popular summer holiday destination for the Russian aristocracy, modern Haapsalu hosts a number of international festivals and is home to charming restaurants. Haapsalu is a wonderful little town with narrow streets, a miniature town hall and romantic wooden dwelling houses. On the romantic seaside promenade stands Kuursaal, one of the finest wooden buildings in Estonia.   The first Haapsalu mud spa opened its doors in 1825 and since then Haapsalu has attracted spa lovers from all over the world including the Old Russian czars. Haapsalu’s serene vibe is loved by families and romantic couples who enjoy having picnics, walking, visiting spas and sailing. Once in Haapsalu, don’t forget to browse for a traditional hand-woven woollen Haapsalu shawl with fine and elegant patterns.  Saaremaa - the biggest island of Estonia is known as a good recreation place with unique nature and a lot of sights. Saaremaa has retained its uniqueness due to its location and insulation. In the villages there are still stone fences and houses with thatched roofs, beautiful national costumes and dialectal language are still used. Junipers, dolomite, windmills and the famous local home-brewed beer are considered the symbols of Saaremaa. Sigulda and its surroundings is the most popular tourist area where you can enjoy a rare combination of medieval castles, picturesque hilly landscapes (with a river running amidst sandy caves). Here you can enjoy a ride on the cable car 40 meters above the valey.   Curonian Spit National Park - Search for moose and wild boar in this spectacular setting.   Kuldīga is the pearl of Kurzeme. Kuldīga boasts distinctive architecture, the Venta River with the widest waterfall ledge in Europe, and an old brick bridge. Kuldīga was recognised an EDEN destination in 2000

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