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Cable Car Across Gaya

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Cable Car Across Gaya

194 Reviews
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Full-Day Private Trip to Cesis, Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

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Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Cesis and Sigulda from Riga. With our English speaking driver in the lead, you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary and be able to focus on your interests along the way. Learn about the history of the region and visit three medieval castles.
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Viktorija_86 wrote a review Nov 2020
London, England, United Kingdom158 contributions4 helpful votes
Went to experience views across river Gauja. Parking available from both sides, tickets can be purchased on the spot. During peak period it’s very busy. Cable car was undergoing some renovations that time, so once it finished, it will be more comfortable I believe. Safe for small children also. Food and drinks, souvenirs available. Nice sitting areas, relaxed atmosphere.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Sanni wrote a review Jul 2020
Tartu, Estonia35 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a unique experience for the region, and the views are beautiful, so it is worth a go. The only negative is that while on the side of the city center you book a time to go and can then do other activities while you wait, on the other side there is no booking, just standing in line and waiting. And as the car does not take very many people in at one go, we were stuck just waiting in the line for quite some time. So this is definitely something to take into account.
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Date of experience: July 2020
MKMapman wrote a review Jun 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom1,497 contributions380 helpful votes
The cable car spans the valley and is approached through the walking stick park not far from Sigulda Castel. At peak times (such as the late morning) crossings may be fully booked, but there’s a terrace outside with excellent views across the Gauja River gorge and you can buy a coffee or snack while sitting outside watching the people on the zip wire which follows the cable car down across the gorge to just over its mid-point before being pushed by the cable car back up to Sigulda. I would have quite liked to have used the zip, but at €95 per pair, compared to €8 for a single crossing on the cable car, decided it was not exactly a bargain! Once on the other side it’s a pleasant, if slightly strenuous, walk to Turaida following the Serpentine path and stopping off at Gutmanis cave. Overall it's useful, but quite expensive compared to the castle admission fees. NB At the time of writing the TripAdvisor Map shows this in the wrong location - it's on the North edge of Sigulda town, not in the centre.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Mike Howard Manchester UK wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom73 contributions12 helpful votes
Had planned to use the cable car to reach Krimulda but as we approached on a very quiet and cold Friday morning in Feb I started to think that it wouldn't be open. But it was. We were the only two on the ride. Great views and it did save a long walk on icy paths.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Gillian F wrote a review Jan 2020
39 contributions6 helpful votes
Having checked on the website that the cable car was open on the day we wanted to visit, we left Riga for a 2 and half hour return train journey. On arrival at the tourist information centre in Siguilda we were informed that the cable car was not operating at all that day. I explained that the website indicated it was open until 630pm but the lady was emphatic it was not but could not explain the reason. Prospective visitors beware of incorrect information posted on website
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Date of experience: January 2020