Rundale Palace Tour + Photo stop at Bauska

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Price from: 50 € /PP

Price Includes:

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transfers
  • Tickets to Rundale palace
  • Tickets to French garden
  • Tour guide (optional)
  • Photo stop at Bauska Castle

Duration:

  • 6 hours, including transfers

Rundale Palace (located 80 km south of Riga and only 15 km from the border with Lithuania) is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. It was constructed in the 1730s to a design by Bartolomeo Rastrelli as a summer residence of Ernst Johann von Biron, the Duke of Courland.

The major part of the interior work was done in the period between 1765 and 1768. The Italian masters from St. Petersburg, Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucchi, created paintings on the ceilings and walls while sculptor Johann Michael Graff from Berlin made stucco decorations on a background of artificial marble. The palace is also very popular for its reconstructed French formal garden.

What will happen?

You will be picked up from your hotel and after 1.5 hours drive you arrive at the Rundale Palace. The price includes an entry ticket to the long route of the Palace, so you will have a chance to see all rooms which are open to visitors. Those include Duke`s apartments, the Duchess` apartment, the kitchen, the Gold Hall, the Grand Gallery, and the Porcelain Cabinet. You can explore the palace on your own or book a guided tour of it. The guided tours are available in English, German, French Latvian and Russian. The guided tour cost 60 EUR from a group and must be booked at least 3 days before. The duration of a guided tour is from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the group.

After exploring the first and second floors of the palace we suggest walking downstairs to the cellars, to see the exhibition `The history of Rundale Palace construction` and `Stone Carvings and Ironwork in Latvia`. In cellars, you will also find a cafeteria where you can have lunch (own expense) or have a coffee break.

On a way back to Riga, the driver will stop at the Bauska castle where you will have a 15-minute stop to take photos and visit the view tower (optional). Tickets for the view tower are not included in the price.

This tour can be easily combined with the tour to the Hill of Crosses which is located in Lithuania. More about the Hill of Crosses tour you can read here. If you wish to add a visit to the Hill of Crosses to this tour, please let us know at the time of making the reservation.

Rundale Palace + photo stop at Bauska castle

  • 10:00 Pick up from your hotel (pick up time can be adjusted to your preferences)
  • 11:20 Arriving at Rundale Palace
  • 11:30 Two hours to explore Palace and French garden on your own
  • 14:00 arriving at Bauska Castle (15 minutes photo stop)
  • 15:25 Drop off at your hotel or any other place in Riga Old town/city centre

Price 60 EUR/pp (if at least 3 people in a group), including transportation and a guided tour of the Hill of Crosses, a drive through Jelgava town with a photo stop at Jelgava Palace, free time at Rundale Palace and Bauska castle.

If you wish to have a private tour, it costs an extra 60 EUR in total. In that case, no other tourists will be added to the tour and you will have unlimited free time at Rundale Palace and Bauska castle.

Hill of Crosses & Rundale Palace + photo stops at Jelgava Palace and Bauska castle

  • 09:00 Pick up from your hotel (pick up time can be adjusted to your preferences)
  • 09:50 arriving at Jelgava (photo stop at Jelgava Palace and drive through the city on a way to Hill of Crosses)
  • 10:40 a photo stop on the border of Latvia-Lithuania
  • 11:30 arriving at the Hill of Crosses (a guided tour, followed by a free time of 40 min – can be extended if the group wants)
  • 13:00 leaving Hill of Crosses for Rundale Palace
  • 14:00 arriving at Rundale Palace (free time of 2 hours to explore Rundale Palace on your own). Free time includes also a lunch break (own expense) if the group decides.
  • 16:15 arriving at Bauska castle (15 minutes free time to take photos from outside of the castle and visit the view tower (tickets are not included)
  • 17:40 drop off at your hotel/Riga Old town

Price 115 EUR/pp (if at least 3 people in a group), including transportation and a guided tour of the Hill of Crosses, a drive through Jelgava town with a photo stop at Jelgava Palace, free time at Rundale Palace and Bauska castle.

Price 95 EUR/pp (if at least 3 people in a group), including transportation, an English-speaking driver and free time at the Hill of Crosses (1 hour), a drive through Jelgava with a photo stop at Jelgava Palace, free time at Rundale Palace and Bauska castle.

If you wish to have a private tour, it costs an extra 90 EUR in total. In that case, no other tourists will be added to the tour and you will have unlimited free time at each of the sights.

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