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Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

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Address: Pilsrundale, Bauska 3901, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 639 62274
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$72*
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Private Day Tour to Rundale from Riga
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Private Tour to Rundale Palace from Riga with Private Transport
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Riga to Vilnius Private Transfer via Rundale Palace and Hill of Crosses

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Extremely beautiful

Honestly, before going to Rundale I had no idea Latvia has something like that. Therefore I didn't know what to expect. But when I came there I was extremely surprised by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tadas V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, before going to Rundale I had no idea Latvia has something like that. Therefore I didn't know what to expect. But when I came there I was extremely surprised by the beauty of the place. It is so huge that it takes time to look around and tickets aren't cheap, but it deserves that.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would definitely say, this is a place I would love to visit again someday. Gorgeous palace and nature around, little market to find some latvian souvenirs. All in all highly developed tourist destination that will stay in your head for a long time.

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read online the palace being open until 6pm and knowing that my family would be in and out in half an hour (my son only wanted to see the throne room inside) I was surprised to be refused entry at 5:30pm. I understand that it may be policy, but laughing-at-six-year-old's-face-staff I was not expecting. Gardens were open until 7pm,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You have to park your car and walk about 500 Mrs to reach the castle. They have very nice resturants and shopping on the way. No guide is needed. You can see all the rooms inside and their is a Long and short route. The white room is worth seeing which even has a nest in the ceiling. Another room... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy day in July with our 5 year old son. We chose the "short tour + gardens" and were happy with our choice. Plenty to see inside and out. Inside the ball rooms and apartments were well maintained and nice to visit. Outside, the gardens were beautiful and well maintained.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a very cold and rainy day so the beautiful gardens were almost impossible to visit. But...the Palace was magnificent! We had a guided tour by Elena, who was brilliant in her description and history of the Palace. Built in the 1700's, the palace eventually became a school, a warehouse, storehouse and soldier's barracks. Now it has been... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive Palace and Gardens. Absolutely immaculate condition and well worth the entrance fee (but I'm not keen an being charged to take pictures). The rooms are magnificent as are the artifacts. The grounds and gardens are extensive and well worth exploring. The outside of the building is majestic and it even had a huge Stork's nest (with residents) on... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If history and architecture is your interest, this is a must visit! Majorly restored, beautiful garden, hosts concerts and ancient music festivals. No special entertainment for kids (save for the chu-chu "train" touring the garden) but our kids were grabbed by the grandness of the exterior and interior, asking for history and stories to be told.

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is in pristine condition and is very well preserved, (Blue covers for our shoes). Our guide gave us an excellent history lesson on life in such a grand building. Many aspects of palace life are pointed out as the tour proceeds. Take your first photographs of the gardens while you are on the second floor of the main... More 

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Googong NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Latvia is pretty flat, and dotted with thousand of rural properties. But an hour's drive from Riga, this palace truly stands out in the countryside. It is enormous, and currently (June 2106) in very good condition. There are two types of guided tour, the short and the long, and the guides are well informed and speak a range of languages.... More 

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