Sigulda area is one of the most picturesque location in Latvia and as part of the Gauja National Park it makes one of the most visited places in the country all year round.
Nature of Gauja National Park, medieval castles, viewpoints and fascinating Turaida museum reserve are visited on this tour in Latvia.
Just 40 kilometers further down the road from Sigulda is a charming town of Cēsis, which has rich history from medieval times until today.
Medieval castle of Cēsis has preserved partly in a shape of impressive ruins and it's worth visiting to learn about life of the people in the past days, different handcrafts, to touch and walk over more than 800 year old solid stone constructions.
Besides the medieval castle, Cēsis has a nice old town with lots of ancient wooden architecture as well as beautiful, well maintained parks.
Sigulda is well visited area in Latvia, but we believe that adding visit to Cēsis on a day trip from Riga, is like adding a tasty desert after the main course and few extra hours in traveling around Latvia are worth it.
Cēsis medieval castle was one of the first stone fortifications built within the borders of ancient Latvia by German crusaders.The complex of castle buildings, preserved throughout the centuries, should be regarded a landmark of monumental architecture, which reflects construction traditions and features of artistic styles from the Livonian period. New Castle is a monument of great architectural importance and was built in the middle of the 18th century.