Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures
Group tour

Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures

  • 5 h
  • Cesis


Join our group tour to Cesis. The town is a medieval gemstone and the third oldest town in Latvia. It attracts tourists with lovely streets and the beauty of natural treasures in the Gauja National Park. Charming ruins of the medieval castle invite you to explore the history and feel the medieval spirit in a candle light.

Despite the wars, the old town has remained almost unchanged. On the city tour you will see such highlights as the Roze Square, Princess House and St. John’s Church. Eight hundred years long history of Cesis is visible not only on the streets but also in Cesis castle complex. Inside the medieval castle you will receive a lantern and climb up its towers. Afterwards, nature is waiting for you! You will go for a short, about six kilometers long hike to see beautiful red sandstone cliffs along the ancient Gauja River valley and enjoy our wonderful nature.


  • Cesis old town
  • St. John’s Church
  • Cesis medieval castle complex
  • Ancient Gauja River valley
When and Where

The meeting point is in front of the Cesis bus station at 10:00. The tour starts and ends at the same point. Return back around 15:00.


You have three options – bus, your own car or organizers transport. Bus to Cesis departs at 8:05 from Riga central bus station and arrives in Cesis at 09:55 (4,25 € one way ticket). If you come by your own car, you can park it near the Cesis Stadion is a big parking lot (Uzvaras bulvaris 22), 5 min walk from Cesis bus station. You can join the organizers transport from Riga to Cēsis and back(15 € per person).


Please, fill out the form to register and the invoice will be sent to your email.


Size of the group is 2 to 10 persons.

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Tour dates

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Participation fee

Adults: 50

Children (< age 18): 20

  • Cesis city tour in English;
  • Entrance in Cesis Castle Complex;
  • Tour of the Cesis Medieval castle in English;
  • 6 km hike on the Cīrulīši nature trail (easy hike).
Not included
  • Transportation costs;
  • Food and drinks.
What to bring with you
  • 2 l of water per person as a minimum
  • Snacks and lunch for breaks and picnic
How to dress
  • Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes are good enough for this tour.
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Tom Moore
Tom Moore
Had a fantastic hike with Valdis today. He's really friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Zijian Hua
Zijian Hua
Valdis is an experienced guide, a local from Riga. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always able to tell you... interesting history along the way. The route plan of the hiking is also reasonable. In autumn, the fallen leaves near Sigulda are also very beautiful. If you are planning to do an outdoor hike in Latvia too, then don't hesitate to join a walking group organized by Valdis.🇱🇻read more
Sheila Dunk
Sheila Dunk
Absolutely brilliant day out with Valdis, we didn’t stop talking from the moment he picked me up. He was knowledgeable... about the area, answered all my questions about Latvia and was just delightful to be with.The area of the hike was stunning, we got some good spots for views and pictures, the weather was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the day. The hike isn’t difficult, plenty of ups and downs and with a decent level of fitness anyone can do this hike.read more
Betti Sewell
Betti Sewell
The hike was beautiful and Valdis was relaxed, helpful and informative. Highly recommended.
Chris Palin
Chris Palin
Had a great experience with Valdis. The hike was really interesting with lots of points of interest including an... abandoned bob sleigh track. A great guide, fantastic day out.10 out of 10 I would definitely recommend to anybodyread more
Elisa Bozzotto
Elisa Bozzotto
I love the atmosphere in the group and the offered trails. They show a part of the countryside that is still not yet... well know but definitely worth seeing. With woods that look like the one from a fairy story book and really good company it's definitely a suggested tou experience for the lovers of outdoors activities..The guide is super available and offer explanations and curiosity. Particularly useful is the description of how to reach the starting point with public transport (even with the specific schedule time). So I definitely recommend it 😉read more
Lina Kulikauskaite
Lina Kulikauskaite
Nicely chosen trail 🍂🌲very friendly and supportive guide. Had a lot of fun! Looking forward for next trip 👣📸
Kristīna Kļimoviča
Kristīna Kļimoviča
I am very grateful to Valdis for leading our hike through the Gauja National Park near Sigulda. It was the perfect... combination of the city sightseeing and enjoying nature. Valdis made stops at the most remarkable objects both in the city and in nature and told the most important things, which were neither too much nor too little. He really took good care of the group. Thank you for this day! Highly recommended!read more
Victor Papin
Victor Papin
Great welcoming & service, great hike.
Oskars Ikstens
Oskars Ikstens
Zane Kurševa
Zane Kurševa
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Armīns Maslovskis
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Liene Lote Čemme
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