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3 Pearls of Zemgale-Rundale & Mezotne Palace, Bauska castle

Self drive tour to 3 pearls of southern Latvia - Rundāle and Mežotne Palace, Bauska castle. Explore the most outstanding Baroque and Rococo architecture of Latvia in Rundale palace, one of the brightest examples of classicism architecture of Latvia in Mezotne palace and medieval castle of Livonian's order, the residence of the Dukes of Courland in Bauska castle.
By car km/mi:
Duration:
160/100
~8 Hrs
Season:
Departures:
all year
daily
Price & Booking
Price: 100 EUR
Included:
    • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage for 1 day
    • Map of Latvia and detailed itinerary
    • GPS Navigation
    • "Highlights of Zemgale Region" booklet
    • Information about driving in Latvia
    • Taxes and service fee
Not included:
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Gasoline / petrol
    • Entrance tickets
    • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
    • Optional activities
    • Any services not listed above in "Included"
*Price is provided for the whole tour + economy class car!

About this tour

Itinerary
  • Bauska castle
    Bauska castle is located in the Town of Bauska, amidst picturesque scenery on a strip of land between the Rivers Mūsa and Mēmele, not far from the place where they flow together forming the Lielupe. The Bauska Castle ensemble consists of two parts. The oldest, a Livonian Order's castle, was built in mid-15th century, and only its ruins have survived. The newest, the residence of the Dukes of Courland, was built in the late 16th century.

  • Mežotne palace
    Mežotne Palace boasts an English style landscape park known for its natural beauty. The park has three parts – a parade yard, a summer park and a winter park; the latter two areas are separated by a natural ravine. One of the paths leads along the bank and offers lovely views across the river. The other path crosses the east part of the park where a small hillock creates an optical illusion enhancing the feeling of space. The design of the park is said to have cost twice as much as that of the palace. From 1940 to 1969, the park gradually grew over. Due to the efforts of agronomist E.Fridrihsons, the then director of the plant breeding station V.Tūls and a number of other people of Mežotne community, the restoration of the park started in 1969.

  • Rundāle palace and museum
    Rundāle Palace is an exceptional monument full of Baroque and Rococo art. Built in the mid 18th-Century by the Russian court architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, it was the summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The two-story castle contains 138 elaborate rooms, a lovely French garden and a museum dedicated to the history of Latvia.

  • Plan extra activities near this tour route here!
Mežotne, Bauska and Rundāle are participants of project EDEN

Southern Latvia (Zemgale)
Accurate map of the journey


Rental car types

We believe the journey is just as important as the destination. That’s why we offer a great selection of high-quality, dependable vehicles from a reputable local car rental company. Below are the vehicle types available in this package. You can choose the type that best suits your needs in the booking process. (Note: we recommend a 4x4 vehicle for winter tours.)

You will choose the car type during the tour booking process!

A - Volkswagen Polo or similar
Description: Economy Class manual hatchback
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 2
- Doors: 3
- Operation: Manual
B - Volkswagen Golf or similar
Description: Compact-class
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 2
- Doors: 3 or 5
- Operation: Manual or Automatic
C - Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Description: Midsize class
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 3
- Doors: 4
- Operation: Manual or Automatic
D - Volkswagen Passat or similar
Description: Standart class
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 4
- Doors: 4
- Operation: Manual or Automatic
E - Volkswagen Touran or similar
Description: Family car segment
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 4
- Doors: 5
- Operation: Manual
F - Subary XV or similar
Description: 4x4 motion class car
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 4
- Doors: 5
- Operation: Manual and Automatic
G - Subaru Outback, Forester 4x4 or similar
Description: Businss Class four-wheel drive
- Passengers: 5
- Suitcases: 4
- Doors: 5
- Operation: Manual, Automatic for extra price
H - Volkswagen Transporter 8+ or similar
Description: Microbus Class car
- Passengers: 9
- Suitcases: 5
- Doors: 4
- Operation: Manual
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