included in the tour price:- 9 nights- 9 x breakfast- rental car (W Golf or similar) - Fully comprehensive and theft insurance- Liability insurance- Glass, underbody and tire protection- all kilometers free- city tour in Riga - guided tour and lunch in the Bread Museum in Aglona- guided tour and lunch in the Old believing village Slutiski- barbeque evening * at "Upes Dizvietas"- canoe trip on the Daugava- entrance to the castle Rundale- extensive maps
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Please note that transfers from / to the airport are not included.
- Minimum number of participants: 2 - for drivers under 26 years extra costs can apply
Rental car round trip
through all 4 reagions of Latvia
Day 1 individual arrival to RigaThe journey begins with your individual arrival to Riga - the pearl of the Baltic. The capital of Latvia is the largest city in the Baltics and has a long tradition as a Hanseatic city.After arrival in your apartment you have enough time to get to know Riga on your own. The overnight stay takes place in Riga.Day 2 RigaToday you can get to know Riga with your personal city guide. In the medieval old town there is a lot to discover: the Riga Cathedral, the Schweden Gate, the St. Peter's Church and the glorious guild houses of the city. A highlight is the visit of the Riga market halls, former hangars at the bus station. Local traders invite to tastings of regional specialties.Day 3 Gauja National Park After breakfast, you will receive your rental car and start the journey towards Sigulda - the Latvian Switzerland. The city is the gateway to the unique Gauja National Park and offers the opportunity to visit the legendary Turaida Castle. The fairy-tale castle is located on a small hill and offers a beautiful view over the surrounding landscape and the national park. Continue your journey to the city of Cesis - whose old town impresses with its typical Latvian old buildings. The overnight stay takes place in Cesis.Day 4 Rezekne Today's tour will take you to Latgale - the east of Latvia. On the way, you can visit the Raznas National Park or stop at Lake Razna.The second largest lake in Latvia is always worth a visit. Arrived in Aluksne we recommend a visit to the Ernst-Glück Bible Museum. Johann-Ernst-Glück was born in 1654 near Halle, Germany and was a student of Martin Luther. Here in Aluksne, he was the first to translate the Bible into Latvian, thus greatly influencing Latvian written language and the Latvian school system.The next destination is Rezekne - only 50km from the Russian border. Since time immemorial, the trade routes between Moscow, Riga, Warsaw and St. Petersburg have intersected here. Attached to archaeological finds, the first settlement of Latgalian tribes can be dated to the 9th century. Documented the city was first mentioned in 1285. The power over Rezekne was transferred at the beginning of the 14th century to the Livonian Crusader Order, which built a fortress in the same place.Day 5 AglonaThe destination of today is Aglona - the most famous place of pilgrimage of the Baltic.Visit the Bread Museum with its numerous baking techniques. A tour through the bakery and a typical Latvian lunch are included in the price. The second destination takes you to Kraslava - one of the most beautiful Latvian cities. The history of the city of Kraslava is closely linked to the Counts Plater family. Overnight stay in UPES DIŽVIETAS. Here you can enjoy the view of the Daugava and the evening at the barbecue*.
Day 6 Canoe trip on the DaugavaYour today's excursion will take you to the heart of the Daugavas Loki Nature Park - the oldest geological formation of Latvia. From your canoe, you will discover the unique nature and breathtaking scenery of the river meanders. Float past small and large islands and cultural and historical monuments of the area. The loneliness is occasionally interrupted only by anglers and small farms. On the way you see the Old Believers village Slutiski, where you can have lunch in historic wooden houses. Overnight stays in UPES DIŽVIETAS.Day 7 Rundale Today's excursion continues west. After a 3.5 hour drive you will reach the Rundale Castle, which is also called the Latvian Versailles. The former summer residence of the Duke of Courland invites to a detailed visit. The castle itself is one of the most important architectural monuments of Baroque and Rococo in Latvia. The castle park is also designed in French style and is suitable for long walks.Day 8 Ventspils On the way to Ventspils you drive past the small town of Kuldiga. In addition to a beautiful old town and the famous brick bridge, you can find the widest waterfall in Europe Ventas Rumba near the city center. Continue driving to Ventspils, where the river Venta flows into the Baltic Sea. Explore the city and its nightlife on your own.Day 9 JurmalaOn the last day you drive back towards Riga. Along the way, you will pass Cape Kola, where the Baltic meets the Gulf of Riga. Not far away is the city of Jurmala. Since the 19th century, the rich and famous of the Baltic region have been meeting here for sunbathing and beach fun. Jurlama means beach and there are more than enough of them here. On our tour we also show you the quiet Jurmala with old avenues, 100-year-old villas and nature reserves. The overnight stay takes place in Riga.Day 10 individual departure from Riga* drinks are not included