Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures
Private tour

Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures

  • 8 h
  • Riga - Cesis - Riga
  • Start time: 10 AM


Cesis 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 City Hall, Merchant House, 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

We will pick you up at your given address and bring you back.

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Adults: 80

Children (< age 18): 50

  • Transportation from Riga and back
  • 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).
  • Lunch
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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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
Luca Ruella
Luca Ruella
Very nice guide and hiking in Sigulda. Totally recommended!
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
Armīns Maslovskis
Armīns Maslovskis
Liene Lote Čemme
Liene Lote Čemme
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