Country Holidays

Silver Suitcase Tours

The tours are self-drive tours through pleasant Baltic countryside featuring cultural monuments from various centuries and scenic views. Ancient manor houses, medieval castles, churches are combined with local traditions, crafts, excellent food and national parks with many walking and nature observation possibilities. 

When you have booked the tour -you will receive vouchers for all reservations (accommodation, car hire, some tickets etc.) as well as a very detailed route description with maps. You also benefit from 24h help line while on the tour. 

What is the independent travel?
Overview Tour details
8 days
Total distance driving 636 km

Tasty Adventures at Kurzeme region

In Riga enjoy Old Town with narrow cobbled streets, Art Nouveau district, visit the Central market to catch a local spirit. Going out of Riga - visit Kemeri National Park, special for its sulphur springs. Walk Kemeri Bog Trail. Enjoy recreation centre at the lake Valgums - Bare Foot Trail, Labirintus, swimming in the lake, spa treatments and excellent restaurant. Then the route goes to the Pure Chocolate Museum and turns to the ancient Abava Valley where grapes were grown from 16th century. A little part of the historic Wine Hill is there but new gardens and wineries are developed into recent years. Visit Pedvale Open-Air Art Space and then picturesque Kuldiga with well preserved wooden architecture. At country house in Skrunda see how shitake mushrooms are grown and try some meal from them. Liepaja is vibrant city with significant military heritage now accessible for everyone, beautiful white sand beach. Special meal to try there "Liepajas mencins" (Liepaja Cod). Then there is a visit to goats farm and tasting of their produce. Walk along the steep banks of Jurkalne. Explore Ventspils with its many parks, Livonian Order Castle, promenade, breakwater, well maintained beach. The route goes to the place where the open sea meets the Gulf of Riga - Cape Kolka and then along the coast towards Riga. On the way visit fishermen at Engure. See their fish making process and try the fish . Visit historic sea and spa resort Jurmala with pretty 19th centuries villas, have a lunch at the local restaurant, specialist in potato meals.

By the sea

Project is co-financed by the European Union and Society Integration Foundation

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