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Gauja River National Park Day Tour

(13 reviews)
9h
Up to 8 people

Experience all of Latvia's history and nature in one go on this scenic daytrip to the Gauja River National Park area.

Highlights

Enjoy scenic views of the riverbed and sandstone cliffs
Explore the Vējiņi underground caves
Cross the Gauja River on a unique local ferry
Learn about Latvia's culture and history through centuries
Dive into the Baltic German heritage at the Ungurmuiža wooden manor
Admire the Kazu Grava Waterfalls

About the tour

Departs: Tue, Thu & Sun at 10:00 a.m. (in English)
Duration: 9 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Private tours are available in: English (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Price per 1 person€199€99€75€65€55
Join us for this day tour to the Gauja River National Park to get to know Latvia better. We'll guide you through places of cultural significance as well as of natural beauty. Discover with us stories and places you would never stumble across on your own.

Our knowledgeable local guides take a small group, up to 8 people, for a fun-filled day in the Gauja River National Park. You will learn about the history of Latvia and its people by visiting different places with our experienced guides. We will take you to underground caves, admire sandstone cliffs and walk along an old oak park to see a cute wooden manor, the only one of its kind from the 18th century.

As a special local experience, we'll take the ferry across Gauja River to enjoy the views of the landscape from a different angle. You'll certainly enjoy the variety of cultural heritage in this area, from some of the oldest settlements in the country to the history and lifestyle of the local Baltic Germans.

During the day we stop for lunch in the National Park. You’ll enjoy a hearty local meal in one of the manors, location of lunch is subject to availability and the meal is not included in the price. Don’t be shy to let our guides know about your dietary needs.

What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Crossing the Gauja River on a unique local ferry
Entry tickets to Vējiņi underground caves
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Lunch
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available on private group tours)
Gratuities (optional)

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Thousands of Happy Customers

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"National park -- a soul of a nation"

The day in Gauja national park made me reconsider the term national park -- besides the nature it has everything that belongs to the soul of a nation: the cultural landscapes, the history. For me, the true highlights of the day were the Ungurmuiža manor, a tiny little wooden manor in all its dignity, and the ferry ride. The latter looks more like a piece of road coming towards you and taking yourself and your van to the other shore, using only the power of the river, no electricity. A steampunk experience! I love Riga, but I'm happy I spent a day in the countryside.

"Very Worth It!"

Mike was a fun tour guide and had a ton of knowledge about the history of the Baltics. He told a lot of jokes and even sang multiple times in Latvian for us. I was surprised at how quickly the 9 hour day went. All the stops were really interesting, with a good mix of city and nature. This tour was a good chance for us to visit places that we wouldn't have had a chance to otherwise and we had a great time getting to know our fellow travellers. I would highly recommend this sightseeing tour, especially with Mike as your guide!

"A lot of variety and interesting information."

Our guide, Anna, was very enthusiastic, helpful and well-informed. We enjoyed listening to her. Thank you Anna! All in all a great trip!

"A memorable experience"

An enjoyable and worthwhile excursion without which I would not have gotten to visit and experience some beautiful and interesting parts of both Latvia. Having a guide who was both knowledgeable, interested and engaging put this tour far above any other tours I have experienced.

"Great way to travel"

An amazing day with opportunity to walk around some special places, learning about the history and people of Estonia and Latvia. The stories, songs and descriptions from the tour guide were amazing. Also great opportunity to talk to fellow travelers. This is the best way I’ve ever traveled to another city.

"Great fun"

We learned a lot about the local sights, customs and culture in just one day. Our guide was very passionate about sharing her personal experiences as well which made all the stories even more interesting. Because were an international group, it was also fun to exchange our travel tips and tricks amongst each other.

Meeting Point

Riga Tours start in front of Riga Old Town Hostel, Vaļņu iela 43, Riga.

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