Cesis – One of Latvia’s finest medieval cities.
Full of cobbled streets, wooden houses and parks centred around Cesis castle ruins. Cēsis is a beautiful city, situated in the Gauja National Park, an hour and a half from Riga. The town draws many visitors who come to admire the romantic ruins of Cēsis castle, the immaculate parks, ancient churches, the caves and the stunning Gauja river cliffs, as well as take part in medieval festivals and open air opera events. It is a place where nature, adventure, history and culture come together.
What is included
- Transfer to and from Riga
- Well informed entertaining guide
- Entrance to Castle museum
- Full day tour
Join us on a day trip through this magical town. We will bring you closer to its history, from Cēsis’ beginnings as the stronghold of the Vendi tribe, through its period as the residence of the Grand Master of the Livonian Order right up to the city’s role in winning Latvian independence. Indeed, Cēsis is such a historically important city; it was here that the red and white banner, that would later become the Latvian flag, was first flown.
But it’s not all history, we’ll also show you the architectural and cultural highlights of this great city. If you are lucky you may even see some of Cēsis’s Black swans!
By far one of the nicest locations in Latvia, Cesis can be mixed with a visit to other locations in Vidzeme such as Ligatne and Sigulda, should you wish to have an extended day trip through out Latvia.