Tour to Kuldīga

Tour Type

Sightseeing Tour

Tour Duration

~10 Hours


Kurzeme - Western Latvia

Tour Season

April - November

Visit to the unpolished gem of Latvia - Kuldīga, which preserves charm of ancient city with narrow cobblestone streets, old wooden buildings and the widest waterfall of Europe - Ventas Rumba. Before arival to Kuldīga, your day will be filled with beautiful Latvia countryside sights, towns and stops to enjoy Latvia nature, picturesque hunting palace and its park.

About The Tour

Tour Description

One day tour in Latvia to Western part of the country - Kurzeme or Kurland. This tour from Riga will take you 160 km (100 miles) through picturesque and green countryside of Latvia to the city locals call - Latvian Venice. It's city with the widest waterfall in Europe, unique old town with countless wooden buildings and peculiar nice charm - Kuldīga town.

On the way to Kuldīga we will stop to enjoy nature, small towns, one of the most North located wine hill in the world and also former mayor of Riga beautiful hunting palace and park. All in all this full day tour from Riga will be a great insight into the culture and nature of Latvia.

Tour Highlights

  • See the former mayor of Riga hunting palace - Jaunmokas palace and it's peaceful park
  • Jaunmokas palace combining Neo-Gothic shapes with elements of Art Nouveau is a special place among Latvian architectural masterpieces. It is situated in Tukums District, was designed by an architect, Wilhelm Bockslaff, and built in 1901 as a hunting palace for George Armitstead, a Mayor of Riga City.

  • Get to know the quiet old town of Kandava
  • On the descent of the Abava River ancient valley where the stream changes its direction from north to west, one of the most picturesque towns of Latvia has grown – Kandava. It was mentioned for the first time in 1230, but it had already existed as a settlement for some centuries. The Order’s stone castle was built in 1253 and over the course of time a small village grew up next to it.

  • Visit Sabile town and walk one of the worlds most northern wine hill
  • Sabile Wine Hill can most certainly be considered the symbol of Sabile. Even the coat of arms of Sabile bears a cluster of grapes. Sabile Wine Hill is the world's most northern open-air vineyard as mentioned in Guiness World Record Book.

  • Relax your feet in the waters of Abavas rumba waterfall
  • The waterfall is 35 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The AbavasRumba area is one of the most beautiful and popular recreation places in Latvia.

  • Experience the widest waterfall in Europe - Venta waterfall
  • The Venta waterfall (Ventas rumba) is the widest waterfall in Europe. This 249 meter wide naturally formed waterfall is associated with a number of legends and historic events. Because of the device for catching fish which was invented by Duke Jacob, in old times Kuldīga was known as a town where salmon were caught in the air.

  • Walk accross one of the longest brick bridges in Europe - Old Brick Bridge across the Venta river
  • The old brick bridge across the Venta was built in 1874 and is the longest bridge of this kind of road bridge in Europe – 14 m. It was built according to 19th century standards – 500 feet long and 26 feet wide, allowing two carriages to pass. It consisted of seven spans of brick vaults. During World War I two of the spans were blown up.

  • Enjoy visit of the Kuldīga old town and walk the narrow streets on our walking tour
  • We will guide you through the Kuldīga Old Town on our carefuly planned route to visit the most awesome and interesting locations. If you will have desire to get to know city also on your own, you are welcome to use the free time.

  • Admire the ancient wooden architecture of Kuldīga

Additional information

  • Please bring swimsuit if you will want to go for a swim in one of the waterfalls.
  • Tour includes moderate amount of walking, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 60 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+Inquire / Book"!
From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage
  • Detailed itinerary
*Price is provided for the whole tour program!
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About this region of Latvia - Kurzeme

Kurzeme (Western Latvia)


Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Nice all day tour to Kuldiga"

Reviewed July, 2018
Daniela and Franka, Netherlands

Via E-mail an appointment was arranged quite easily for a tour that would last all day. This tour would eventually bring us to Kuldiga. We were picked up by Rihard at the agreed time. Rihard is an very accessible, quiet and what turned out pretty quickly, expert guide who speaks excellent English. He picked us up in a neat car and even thought about extra water because it would be 27 degrees that day. Via the "20 minutes in America" highway "to hunting castle" Jaummoku Pils then to a small vineyard! with a nice story after that to a lady of 72 years who every year makes straw dolls of about 1.60 high and shows them. Then via two-lane roads and a very wooded area to a waterfall and finally Kuldiga. I'm not going to describe all those places. See for yourself, we thought it was worth it in any case. A plus for us was that our guide could tell background stories and knew answers to our many questions. He also turned out to be a good driver. What more could you want!

Visited June 2018

"Excellent Day Trip with Discover Latvia!"

Reviewed September 29, 2014
Chris from Pretoria, South Africa

On the 14th September 2014, my wife, our 20 month old baby and I did a day trip from Riga with Rihards from Discover Latvia Tours. We traveled to Kandava, Kuldiga and then back along the Baltic coast and on to Riga.

What a great day we had! Rihards is passionate about his country and his job, and this definitely reflects in the quality of service that one receives as one of Discover Latvia's guests. Nothing was too much for Rihard - he provided us with a tailor-made day trip, is very informative about the history and socio-cultural context of Latvia, he provided us with drinks and Latvian sweets, he provided a baby chair for our baby, and in effect went out of his way to make the day special and memorable for us. It felt as if we were with a friend as opposed to a normal tour guide.

Based on our experience, if you are visiting Latvia, we would highly recommend that you do at least one day trip (or more if possible) with Rihards and his team at Discover Latvia!

Thank you Rihards for a most memorable day in beautiful Latvia! (Also for the lovely photos that you sent us of our day trip).
Best wishes,
Chris Fell (Irene, South Africa)

Visited September 2014

"Amazing 2 tours of Kuldiga and Sigulda"

Reviewed August 20, 2014
Chandni from Nairobi, Kenya

2 really awesome tours with Rihards. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the places, but was a great conversationalist too! Not a boring moment on the tour even whilst on the road driving. I particularly liked the extra touch of bringing along Latvian sweets for us to eat during the day. Absolutely recommend the Kuldiga tour and the hiking in Sigulda tour.

Please ask Rihards about the project to name cows across the world :)

Visited August 2014

"Tour to Kuldīga"

Reviewed April 25, 2014
Sirine from Stockholm, Sweden

Can warmely recommend Discover Latvia tours. Got professional help from the beginning to choose the best fit trip for our purpose. Rihard our guide was on time, helpfull, friendly and had many interesting facts about Latvia wich made our tour a memory for life. Even when the tour is now over, a small nice surprise dropped in my mailbox. I will definetly book another tour with them next time I visit Riga.

Visited April 2014

"Kuldiga daytour & Kurzeme Coastal Scenery daytour"

Reviewed November 10, 2013
Ronald from Netherlands

For the second time visiting Latvia, staying for just 4 days we decided not only to stay in Riga, but also to go on tours to the lesser known parts of this country. On the 'Discover Latvia' website we found just what we were looking for, a daytour to Kuldiga and a daytour to Kurzeme and we decided to make a reservation. Everything was well arranged and both of the tours fulfilled more than our expectations! Both of the days Rihards picked us up at our hotel and he guided us very well. We had plenty of time to explore all the sights on the way and to take lots of pictures, fortunately Rihards likes photography too :-) and he's a nice guy to hang out with.

So for this nice weekend with lots of sightseeing, fun and a great deal of time relaxing in the nature we can only say thanks a lot, well done and when we come back to Latvia we sure will contact you again!

Visited October 2013

"Discover Latvia"

Reviewed May 31, 2013
Frances from Denver, Colorado, USA

I booked three tours with Discover Latvia, a small, relatively new tour company in Riga. I was most impressed with Rihards, who was very knowledgeable and accommodating, and with his associate Yuris. The first tour was a walking tour with Maija, who took me to all the main attractions of old town Riga. The next day Rihards took me to Sigulda, and we were joined on the following day by Yuris for a tour of Kuldiga. My guides were excellent and the venues extremely interesting. Good value for money on these private tours. I highly recommend this company

Visited April 2013