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Manors and castles of Latvia

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  • 7 day/6 night tour

Take a trip into the past where your imagination can flow into the ancient Baltic world as it once was. Visit and explore medieval castles where you can expand your understanding of the Baltic crusades as well as the  Christianization of some of the last pagans in Europe. Discover what the Baltic nobility was like by experiencing how it was to be a “Baltic Baron”  through visiting and overnighting in their Manors and Palaces, tasting their food and listening to accounts and stories of their lives.

Your journey begins in the magical city of Riga then continues towards the beautiful National Park Gauja with its amazing nature and two medieval castles: the castle of Turaida, the former residence of the third bishop of Riga in Livonia and the castle of Cesis, the former headquarter of the Livonian Brothers of the Swords, the most iconic and best-preserved in Latvia.

After this encounter with the medieval world, you will time travel to more recent ages visiting the unique baroque masterpiece Palace of Rundale, Jelgava palace – the former residence of Courland dukes, Kuksu manor a prime example of manor architecture in Latvia, then passing to the 19th century with outstanding classical architecture examples  Malpils and Durbe Manor, neo-Gothic gems  Birini and  Jaunmoku  Manor. During your time travel, you will not lack tasty experiences, noble dinners, legends and stories from the past and much more. 

This itinerary can be modified according to your wishes. You can combine ideas from our other itineraries or request your own preferences. Together we will create the best experience for you.

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Package price

  • 4-6 people 1265 EUR per person in dbl room
  • Single room supplement 235 EUR
  • For groups of more than 6 people please contact us for a reduced price
  • Contact us for more information about available hotels

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Package includes

  • arrival and departure transfers
  • transfers in a car/minivan to/from itinerary destinations as per program
  • 3 nights in 4**** cosy boutique hotel in Riga, breakfast included
  • 3 nights in manors breakfast included
  • 3 h guided tour in Riga, guided tours in Turaida castle, Cesis castle, Rundale palace, Durbe manor
  • 1 lunch in Rundale, 3 dinners, 1 wine degustation, 1 herbal infusions degustation
  • entrance fees: Turaida castle, Cesis castle, Rundale Palace, Jaunmoku Palace, Durbe manor
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Itinerary

Day 1Riga

Welcome to Riga. Private  transfer  to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2Riga

Breakfast. Meet with your local guide. 3 hour guided tour “Legends of Riga” around the old town of Riga. Free time for personal exploration in the city. Overnight.

Day 3Riga-Turaida-Cesis

Breakfast. Meet with your local guide. Departure to Gaujas National Park for a medieval experience visiting Turaida and Cesis Castle. Dinner and overnight in Birini or Malpils manor.

Day 4Rundale-Mezotne

A hearty and delicious local breakfast. Departure to visit Rundale Palace, the Baroque pearl in an intact rural landscape. Arrive in Bauska for a short stop at Bauska Castle built in the 16th century.  Lunch in a “slow food” restaurant. Guided tour in Rundale palace and its beautiful French garden. Free time for personal exploration. Dinner and overnight in Mezotne palace – one of the most outstanding examples of Classicism in Latvia.

Day 5Mezotne-Jelgava-Kuksas

A hearty and delicious local breakfast. Departure to Jelgava. A short photo stop to admire the largest baroque palace in the Baltics. Afterwards tasting of local wines made from berries, fruits and plants in one of the top wineries in the Baltics. Arrival at  Kuksu Manor.  Free time for personal exploration. Dinner and overnight in a manor.

Day 6Kuksas-Milzkalne-Tukums-Riga

A hearty and delicious local breakfast. Departure for exploration of nearby manors: Jaunmoku, Durbe and Slokenbeka Manors. Tasting of infusions made from local herbs. A short walk in Tukums. Arrival in Riga. Overnight.

Day 7Riga

Departure to the airport. Salutations and see you again!

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