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Aktīvā atpūta
Aktīvā atpūta Individuāla Igaunija, Latvija

The Gauja National Park, Gulf of Parnu and Saaremaa

no 590 EUR / pers.
11 dienas

The tour begins in Riga with its Art Nouveau district and Old Town. Make your way to Sigulda by train. A hilly road passes Gutmana Cave, Turaida Castle and Krimulda Castle which stand on the hillsides of the Gauja river valley. The road continues to Limbaži, which is a typical Latvian provincial town. Further on you reach the Baltic Sea coast and Salacgriva, which is famous for its fishing traditions and lamprey. Outside Salacgrīva town there are rare coastal meadows and lagoons. After crossing the Latvian-Estonian border point, the road winds through old coastal villages - Ikla, Treimani, Kabli and Häädemeeste before rejoining the Via Baltica. At Pärnu explore Ruutli pedestrian street and the old fortifications. It is time to cross to the islands - the route passes through the small island of Muhu. Visit the local fish cafe at Livi and ethnographic fishermens’ village of Koguva. Then the route leads to Saaremaa island over a causeway. The main sites on the route are 'Valjala maalinn' – one of the most attractive hill forts in Estonia, the Valjala church, and meteorite craters of Kaali. By bus you head to the Estonian capital, Tallinn, charming with its medieval Old Town. From there take a tour of a former Soviet submarine base at Paldiski, a memorable reminder of recent history.