3 Pearls of Zemgale- Rundale & Mezotne Palace, Bauska castle
One tour- two palaces and one castle of Zemgale region tour in Latvia. You will see 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.
Price & Booking
Price: from 55 Eur per person*
- Entrance tickets
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+ Book This Tour"!
Self drive tour
Price: 100 EUR
- 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
- Personal travel insurance
- Gasoline / petrol
- Entrance tickets
- Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
- Optional activities
- Any services not listed above in "Included"
About this tour
- 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
You will have the services of a knowledgeable guide throughout this 7-hour excursion, helping you to better
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.
understand the ancient culture of Latvia and hear tales of Zemgale’s long and fascinating history.
Mežotne, Bauska and Rundāle are participants of project EDEN
Southern Latvia (Zemgale)
Accurate map of the journey