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Hiking adventure in Gauja National Park 7 days / 6 nights 05.06.2022 / 19.06.2022 / 03.07.2022 / 17.07.2022 / 31.07.2022 14.08.2022 / 28.08.2022 / 11.09.2022 / 25.09.2022 / 09.10.2022 Riga - Cesis - Ligatne - Sigulda
1. Day: Arrival Arrival at the Riga International Airport. Optional transfer to hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Welcome meeting. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Sēta*** or similar. 2. Day: Art Nouveau Pearls in Riga Founded in 1201 by German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of three Baltic capitals. It is known for its outstanding diversity of Art Nouveau buildings that can easily compete with Paris or Barcelona. On our guided walking tour you will asee the most famous pearls of this style on Alberta and Elizabeth streets. Later we will explore the Old Town, see Riga Castle, as well as Three Brother houses, the oldest dwellings in the city. At lunchtime we are visiting the Riga Central Market, one of the largest covered markets in Europe. The market was opened in 1930, and it consists of five former Zeppelin airship hangars. Feel free to wander around the market and try smoked meat, pickled vegetables, Latvian rye bread, seasonal treats, and more. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Sēta*** or similar. 3. Day: Hilly Hike, Curves of the Gauja, and a Paper-Mill Village On this day we will go to Sigulda and enjoy a 17 km hike up and down the hills in the Gauja National Park. This hike guarantees one of the most scenic views in Latvia where the valley of the Gauja River curls between hills as far as the eye can see! You will be able to enjoy not only the beauty of nature, but also take a look at the Krimulda Manor and Sigulda Medieval Castle! In the late afternoon we will visit a paper-mill village Ligatne that still looks almost the same as in the 19th century. During the walking tour around this lovely village, you will learn about the paper industry and life in the paper-mill village. In the evening you can enjoy an optional Ligatne wine degustation that takes place in the romantic Anfabrika cliff cellar in the candlelight. Overnight in Ligatne, boutique hotel Zeit or similar. 4. Day: Sandstone Cliffs and a Lake Fortress In the morning we will go for a 15 km hike along the Ligatne River. The surrounding area of Ligatne is rich with sandstone rocks, cliffs and outcrops, they will undoubtedly surprise you with their magnificence and beauty! We will have not only a wild adventure along the Ligatne River, but also walk through the Ligatne Nature Trails. There you will have a chance to see various species of wild mammals living in Latvia. The afternoon is reserved for the Araisi Archaeological Park, a recreated ancient settlement from the 9th-10th centuries located on an island in the middle of a lake. This is a perfect place for trying to sense Latvian pagan roots. We finish our day in Cesis. Overnight in Cesis, the hotel Cesis*** or similar. 5. Day: The Medieval Gemstone Cesis Cesis is the third oldest town in Latvia, and is often called for a medieval gemstone. It attracts tourists with lovely streets and the beauty of natural treasures in the Gauja National Park. The charming ruins of the Cesis Medieval Castle will invite you to explore the history and feel the medieval spirit in the candlelight. Later we will go for a 15 km hike along the ancient Gauja River valley on Cirulisi Nature Trails. We will also visit Rucamavots, a spring with a special growling sound. Overnight in Cesis, hotel Cesis*** or similar. 6. Day: Hike Along the Garezeri Lakes and the Sea The afternoon is reserved for a 14 km hike along the Garezeri Lakes and the Baltic Sea. Garezeri translates as Long Lakes, and on this hike you will understand why. The lakes are surrounded by beautiful pinetree woods. Second part of the hike will go along the beach that offers very fine sand and a scenery of natural and unbuilt coastline. Later we will return back to Riga and have an optional farewell dinner in the restaurant Forests. This restaurant is known for its seasonal character and ability to spoil your taste buds with contemporary Latvian cuisine. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Seta*** or similar. 7. Day: Departure from Riga Optional transfer to the airport.
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Services included: 5 nights in centrally located 3-star hotels with breakfast 1 overnight in a boutique hotel in Ligatne with breakfast Welcome meeting with the tour leader English and German speaking driver and tour leader throughout the program Transportation per program Walking tour in Riga, Ligatne and Cesis Hiking tour in Sigulda, Līgatne, Cēsis and Garezeri Hiking tour in Sigulda, Līgatne, Cēsis and Garezeri Excluded: Any meals or drinks not mentioned in the programm Hiking equipment Gratitudes Optional: Ligatne wine degustation: 20 EUR per person Farewell dinner in restaurant Forest: 40 EUR per person ( 3 course dinner with coffee/ tea) Transfer: Riga airport to the hotel: 55 EUR for private car (1 - 3 persons) Transfer: Riga airport to the hotel: 55 EUR for private car (1 - 3 persons) Price per person: Adults: 580 EUR (for double room) Children (< 18): 540€ (for double or triple rooms) Single supplement: 270 EUR* (For solo travelers the single supplement is mandatory) Group size: maximum: 6 persons How to dress Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes are good enough for this tour. Physical rate from 1 to 10: 6 Level of difficulty The hikes are easy with few steep climbs. The terrain is mostly small footpaths through the woods. The hiking tours also include walking around the town, along the beach, boardwalks and countryside roads. Bookings: Bookings should be made at least three weeks before the departure date.
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1. Day: Arrival Arrival at the Riga International Airport. Optional transfer to hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Welcome meeting. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Sēta*** or similar. 2. Day: Art Nouveau Pearls in Riga Founded in 1201 by German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of three Baltic capitals. It is known for its outstanding diversity of Art Nouveau buildings that can easily compete with Paris or Barcelona. On our guided walking tour you will asee the most famous pearls of this style on Alberta and Elizabeth streets. Later we will explore the Old Town, see Riga Castle, as well as Three Brother houses, the oldest dwellings in the city. At lunchtime we are visiting the Riga Central Market, one of the largest covered markets in Europe. The market was opened in 1930, and it consists of five former Zeppelin airship hangars. Feel free to wander around the market and try smoked meat, pickled vegetables, Latvian rye bread, seasonal treats, and more. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Sēta*** or similar. 3. Day: Hilly Hike, Curves of the Gauja, and a Paper- Mill Village On this day we will go to Sigulda and enjoy a 17 km hike up and down the hills in the Gauja National Park. This hike guarantees one of the most scenic views in Latvia where the valley of the Gauja River curls between hills as far as the eye can see! You will be able to enjoy not only the beauty of nature, but also take a look at the Krimulda Manor and Sigulda Medieval Castle! In the late afternoon we will visit a paper-mill village Ligatne that still looks almost the same as in the 19th century. During the walking tour around this lovely village, you will learn about the paper industry and life in the paper-mill village. In the evening you can enjoy an optional Ligatne wine degustation that takes place in the romantic Anfabrika cliff cellar in the candlelight. Overnight in Ligatne, boutique hotel Zeit or similar. 4. Day: Sandstone Cliffs and a Lake Fortress In the morning we will go for a 15 km hike along the Ligatne River. The surrounding area of Ligatne is rich with sandstone rocks, cliffs and outcrops, they will undoubtedly surprise you with their magnificence and beauty! We will have not only a wild adventure along the Ligatne River, but also walk through the Ligatne Nature Trails. There you will have a chance to see various species of wild mammals living in Latvia. The afternoon is reserved for the Araisi Archaeological Park, a recreated ancient settlement from the 9th-10th centuries located on an island in the middle of a lake. This is a perfect place for trying to sense Latvian pagan roots. We finish our day in Cesis. Overnight in Cesis, the hotel Cesis*** or similar. 5. Day: The Medieval Gemstone Cesis Cesis is the third oldest town in Latvia, and is often called for a medieval gemstone. It attracts tourists with lovely streets and the beauty of natural treasures in the Gauja National Park. The charming ruins of the Cesis Medieval Castle will invite you to explore the history and feel the medieval spirit in the candlelight. Later we will go for a 15 km hike along the ancient Gauja River valley on Cirulisi Nature Trails. We will also visit Rucamavots, a spring with a special growling sound. Overnight in Cesis, hotel Cesis*** or similar. 6. Day: Hike Along the Garezeri Lakes and the Sea The afternoon is reserved for a 14 km hike along the Garezeri Lakes and the Baltic Sea. Garezeri translates as Long Lakes, and on this hike you will understand why. The lakes are surrounded by beautiful pinetree woods. Second part of the hike will go along the beach that offers very fine sand and a scenery of natural and unbuilt coastline. Later we will return back to Riga and have an optional farewell dinner in the restaurant Forests. This restaurant is known for its seasonal character and ability to spoil your taste buds with contemporary Latvian cuisine. Overnight in Riga, hotel Konventa Seta*** or similar. 7. Day: Departure from Riga Optional transfer to the airport.
Services included: 5 nights in centrally located 3-star hotels with breakfast 1 overnight in a boutique hotel in Ligatne with breakfast Welcome meeting with the tour leader English and German speaking driver and tour leader throughout the program Transportation per program Walking tour in Riga, Ligatne and Cesis Hiking tour in Sigulda, Līgatne, Cēsis and Garezeri Hiking tour in Sigulda, Līgatne, Cēsis and Garezeri Excluded: Any meals or drinks not mentioned in the programm Hiking equipment Gratitudes Optional: Ligatne wine degustation: 20 EUR per person Farewell dinner in restaurant Forest: 40 EUR per person ( 3 course dinner with coffee/ tea) Transfer: Riga airport to the hotel: 55 EUR for private car (1 - 3 persons) Transfer: Riga airport to the hotel: 55 EUR for private car (1 - 3 persons) Price per person: Adults: 580 EUR (for double room) Children (< 18): 540€ (for double or triple rooms) Single supplement: 270 EUR* (For solo travelers the single supplement is mandatory) Group size: maximum: 6 persons How to dress Please, dress accordingly to the weather forecast! Due to very changeable weather, layering is key to enjoying the hike, and rain protection is a must-have. Any comfortable shoes are good enough for this tour. Physical rate from 1 to 10: 6 Level of difficulty The hikes are easy with few steep climbs. The terrain is mostly small footpaths through the woods. The hiking tours also include walking around the town, along the beach, boardwalks and countryside roads. Bookings: Bookings should be made at least three weeks before the departure date.
Hiking adventure in Gauja National Park 7 days / 6 nights 05.06.2022 / 19.06.2022 / 03.07.2022 / 17.07.2022 / 31.07.2022 / 14.08.2022 / 28.08.2022 / 11.09.2022 / 25.09.2022 / 09.10.2022 Riga - Cesis - Ligatne - Sigulda
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