Country Holidays
No 50016
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Active tour Individual Latvia

Winter pleasures in Latvia

Day 1 Arrival in Riga

Arrival in Riga.
Check-in at the hotel and collect map and detailed itinerary from the hotel's reception.

Overnight at the cosy, centrally located hotel  in Rīga.


Day 2 Riga

Breakfast.
Sightseeing in Riga.

  • Attractions: medieval Old Town and Art Nouvea district, Christmas market, attractive museums, various concerts and workshops depending of the date.

Overnight in Riga.


Day 3 Riga-Sigulda

Breakfast.
Pick up the hired car.
Sites and attractions en route:

  • Castle ruins, caves and hilly landscapes at Sigulda
  • The Livonian Order castle at the Turaida museum reserve. There is an observation tower and a sculpture garden on the banks of the Gauja river. Also working estate support buildings (smithy, stables etc.)
  • Options for winter sport activities:
    - a ride with bob at the Olympic Bobsled Centre
    - downhill skiing/camera rides at the Sigulda Town’s Skiikng Slop
  • Special warming ginger spa package at the hotel including ginger pearl baths, relaxing massage with ginger butter and aromatic ginger tea after massage. Unlimited access to the sauna center: Sauna and Turkish steam bath; heated and cold pools with massage devices;  contrast pool for the wellbeing of your feet; outdoor pool

Overnight in Sigulda.

Distance driving 65 km

Day 4 Sigulda-Krimulda-Sigulda

Breakfast.
Sites and attractions for the day:

  • Krimulda Church, one of the oldest churches in Latvia
  • Krimulda castle ruins and beautiful views across the ancient valley of Gauja
  • Krimulda Manor with tasting of the Manor’ s homemade wine made from different berries and Charlotte biscuits. Stories about the life in the Krimulda Manor.
  • Traditional Latvian sauna ritual at the Velnalas pirts. It takes about 3-4 hours, includes professional bathmen, switching with birch twigs, scrub masks, cooling at the icy water and relaxing with some herbal tea at the end.

Overnight in Sigulda.

Distance driving 25 km

Day 5 Sigulda-Ligatne-Riga

Breakfast.
Optional spa treatments or winter sport activities.

Sites and attractions for the day:

  • The Līgatne nature park, where local wild animals can be observed in enclosers at their natural inhabitat. There are: brown bears, lynx, elks, wild boars, deers etc. 
  • Picturesque historic Ligatne village
  • Option to have a guided excursion at the Soviet Bunker . It used to be the top secret place underground where Soviet goverment would retreat in case of Nuclear war.
  • Visit the farm nearby for a ride in horse -driven sledge. Here you can also cook your own sausages on the bone fire outdoors.

Overnight in Riga.

Distance driving 100 km

Day 6 Departure from Riga

Breakfast.
Departure.