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Please find our Spring Newsletter here .

In this issue: 

  • Time to enjoy countryside goodies!
  • Selected Accommodation with eco-label Green Certificate
  • Self-drive tours: 

Visiting Castles and Baronial Estates, 7 days, Latvia & Estonia

Walking Nature Trails, 7 days, Latvia & Estonia

  • Cycling tours:

Along the Baltic Sea to the Curonian Spit, 13 days, Latvia & Lithuania

Along the National Parks and Islands, 17 days, Latvia & Estonia

  • Our maps and guide books. 



Win a holiday voucher of 300 EUR in the Baltic States!
Fill in the questionnaire and participate in the lottery.
The winner will be announced on the 31st May, 2014 and published on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as informed by e-mail.
You could use your voucher buying any Baltic Country Holidays products found on this our website www.countryholidays.lv.


We are participating in the following exhibitions this year:


14-19 January: Vakantiebeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Stand B024

17-26 January: International Green Week, Berlin. Hall 22, stand 123

5-9 February: Reisen Hamburg, Germany. Stand B7

14-16 February: Tourest, Tallinn, Estonia. Stand I6

5-9 March: ITB Berlin, Germany. Hall 18.126A

19-22 March MITT Moscow, Russia, Pavilion 2, Hall 3, M45

Very welcome!

If you'd like to pre-arrange the meeting please write: eva@countryholidays.lv


We have released a new tourist map "Tastes of Latvia". This map shows the tastes of Latvia and encourages you to try typical food and drink during your travel. Traditional taverns, farmers' markets and open farms can be found on our website www.countryholidays.lv in the "Worth seeing" section.

The map of the Baltic States gives practical information about transportation which will be useful for planning your trip.

Available in languages: English, Russian, German

See electronical version here.

 


The 21st International Travel Trade Fair Balttour 2014, 7–9 February at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, invites to try the new season’s best and most attractive travel deals in Latvia, the Baltics and around the world!

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On this tour you will see 2 charming Baltic capitals - Riga and Tallinn with their compact Old Towns, medieval architecture, heritage and rich cultural life. Snow, laterns and winter decorations makes those cities more romantic than usual. Your spa hotels are located in the very centre of the cities. After walking into old towns, you could warm up in saunas, pools and have calming spa treatments. Tour starts in Riga and comfortable coach takes you to Tallinn. You won' t need to rent a car and drive in winter conditions. Full itinerary here. 


In this issue(download):

  • Countryside venues for your company's or feinds party
  • Self-catering accomodation places in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania
  •  Special Offers for winter season

Winter Spa package in Riga & Tallinn, 6 days
Winter Pleasures in Latvia, 6 days
Winter in Northern-Latvia, 3 days

  • A group tour for next season:

Explore the regional specialities, 10 days

  • Info on our new publications.

 


British newspaper The Guardian has recently mentioned Gauja Valley and Turaida Castle as a winning readers' tip among 10 other top autumn destinations.
For good reason! Get inspired by watching this short video "Autumn in Rural Latvia". 

We invite you to come and enjoy the colorful autumn with us either taking up one week walking tour through Gauja National Park or we can tailor-made you one starting from a day trip. Contact us: lauku@celotajs.lv. 


Active reservations of the winter holidays has started. The holiday cottages and guest houses at the countryside is filling up. If you plan to spent holidays in Latvia, Estonia or Lithuania - it is now a time to make a booking.  Here are few samples of places still available: Ezerseta, Kazoki, Ezerklabi Meza namins in Latvia, Puumetsa Vaike in Estonia. 

Along with accomodation we can offer you skiing and spa packages, walks by snow shoes, day excursions, degustations of local food and visits to crafts workshops where you can try your hand in creative processes. All that and much more, we can tailor-made just for your needs.  Samples of our winter packages find here: Winter Pleasures in Latvia and Winter Break in Northern Latvia.

For enquries and booking please contact us on: lauku@celotajs.lv


Because we Latvians eat so many potatoes, why not celebrate the potato harvest?  Country Traveller has joined with the Latvian Association of Potato Growers and Processors and the Kalnciema Street Block to organize a Potato Festival!

The County Traveller information tent will be an embassy for the countryside.  Here you will be able to find the best places to find the widest variety of countryside goodies, from potatoes to grapes. The Putni folklore group will bring music to the celebration, and later the women of Rucava will demonstrate their song skills.  After that, potato growers will take the stage to share in their wisdom – which types of potatoes are best for crispy potato pancakes, which ones are most productive, which ones are in the greatest demand, which ones should be bought, which ones should be planted, etc. Ēriks Dreibants from the Trīs Pavāru Restaurant will offer a master’s class on using modern recipes to cook potatoes. Sandra Aigara from the “Zvanītāji” traditions centre and the women from Rucava will get busy with traditional dishes such as Kurzeme soured soup, potato packets with creamy bacon sauce, and crispy potato pancakes with bacon. You will learn many interesting facts about potatoes. There will be potato relay races and competitions. 

Festival programme here.

Media information here.