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Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle Tour

Uncover the secrets of Latvia's aristocratic legacy


Overview

Join us on a journey to discover the majestic Rundale Palace and the historic Bauska Castle. This half-day tour blends Latvia's rich history with the enchanting beauty of Baroque and Rococo architecture. Suggested Agenda Pickup at your hotel and drive to Bauska. Your adventure begins with a comfortable drive to Bauska. Here, you will explore the remnants of the last castle built in Livonia, providing a fascinating glimpse into the medieval past of the region. Wander through the ruins and imagine the stories of knights and nobles who once inhabited this fortress. Rundale Palace. Next, we travel to the splendid Rundale Palace, an 18th-century architectural gem designed by the acclaimed Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Built for Ernst Johann Biron, the favorite of Russian Empress Anna Ioanovna, the palace is set in a serene countryside, surrounded by an exquisite rose garden, a meticulously manicured French-style park, and lush orchards. As you tour the palace, you will be captivated by its opulent rooms, each a testament to the luxurious court life of the 18th century. Learn about the intriguing histories of the Courland Dukedom and the Russian Empire, brought to life by your knowledgeable guide’s engaging stories. Discover the artistic brilliance of Rastrelli, whose work epitomizes Baroque and Rococo grandeur. Take some time to stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, and enjoy a relaxing coffee break at the palace or park café. The tranquil atmosphere, coupled with the stunning views, provides the perfect setting to reflect on the splendor you have witnessed. Your guide will share personalised recommendations for further exploration, from local culinary delights to cultural traditions, must-visit museums, and charming shops for unique souvenirs. Feel free to ask questions and discuss contemporary Latvian life, making this tour a richly interactive experience. Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle Tour


Cancellation Policy

By making a booking, you agree to the Cancellation policy and acknowledge that all services are provided as-is. 1. For cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure, we offer a full refund, less a 10% bank or payment service fee and a 15 % handling charge. 2. Non-Refundable Services • All services provided, whether in full or part, during your tour are strictly non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstance for failure to join the tour, unused tour bookings, any other services not utilized, or for a partially completed vacation. 3. Dissatisfaction and Personal Expectations • Dissatisfaction due to personal expectations, including but not limited to, the structure of the tour, the guiding approach, or the presence and conduct of tour guides, will not be considered a valid reason for a refund. 4. Cancellation by the Travel Agency • In the event of cancellation initiated by Tour Up In Europe, a full refund on the tours, including credit card fees, will be provided. 5. Adverse Weather Conditions • In the event that the Customer chooses to cancel any excursions or activities included in their contract with Tour Up In Europe due to adverse weather conditions, no refund or compensation will be provided for the affected arrangement or service. By confirming your booking, you acknowledge and agree to the above terms and conditions. ​ Service Details Each of our tours includes exclusive private transportation, complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off, a dedicated private guide, and amenities such as bottled water and Wi-Fi in the vehicle. For our loyal customers, we give a llama toy. Note The start time and content of the tour can be adjusted according to the clients' wishes. Our Vehicles For your comfort and luxury, we offer a selection of premium vehicles: * Comfort Cars: Hyundai Tucson SUV, Renault Talisman, Lexus IS * Luxury Cars: Mercedes E-class W213 restyling, BMW 5 Series * Mini-vans: Mercedes V-class Minivan Travel in style and comfort with our top-of-the-line vehicles, ensuring a sophisticated and seamless experience on every journey.


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