An Out of Town Tour by car or bus
Duration: ~ 6 h
List of sights:
  • Emperor's view
  • Bobsleigh and Luge track Sigulda
  • Ruins of the castle of Livonian order in Sigulda
  • Cable Car over Gauja River
  • Gutman's Cave
  • Turaida Museum Reserve

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Sigulda is one of most picturesque Latvian towns. It has gained a huge popularity not only among foreign visitors, but also among Latvians, who like to spend their weekend here.

The secret of success of Sigulda is based on a convenient location and wealth of nature. It takes only an hour to reach Sigulda from Riga, but local landscapes attract here painters and romantics since ancient times. It is more than 100 years already Sigulda with surroundings is called as "Livonian Switzerland".

Marvellous landscapes of Sigulda, a rich historical and cultural heritage, a variety of offers of an active recreation should force you to forget regarding a rush of big cities and have a nice rest in the bosom of nature by spending a whole day in the open air.

During the sightseeing tour you will admire scenery of Sigulda, visit the ruins of medieval castles, take a ride on a cable car that connects both banks of the valley of the Gauja river, take a look onto the Gutman's Cave, listen to a legend about Rose of Turaida, and view charming landscapes of surroundings from a watch tower of the castle of Turaida.

In addition, It is possible to extend this sightseeing tour by visiting a private amber workshop which is the only open for visitors amber workshop in Latvia. You will learn a lot about the “stone of the sun”, about it healing ability, see a process of grinding, and you will be able to purchase an amber and amber jewellery.

By prior arrangement, the bravest from you can make a ride from the Bobsleigh and Luge track Sigulda. The rides are carried out throughout the year. You can go by bobsleigh or other “sleighs” like a frog or vučko during the winter season. And there is a specific bobsleigh with wheels for summer rides.

Detailed descriptions of these and other tourist attractions in Sigulda could be found below.

Landmarks near Sigulda