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Winter Riga Old Town photo-shoot & Exploration
Join me in a small adventure that will not only make mental memories but also visual ones! We will be visiting the most picturesque locations around Rīga and we will be capturing you in them! This is a perfect chance to get to know the city and to avoid missing out on all the hot spots that you need to visit and that you NEED to have a picture at! Get those instagram shots that will make all your friends jelous! NB! This experience takes around 30-45 minutes!
Magical Sounds of the Kokle - Learn How to Play It
Are you curious about exploring local folk music and instruments all around the world? Then this workshop is for you! I will introduce you to the kokle, Latvian traditional string instrument. Latvians have a saying that the kokle is given to us by God, but the bagpipes - by Devil. It will take only a few seconds to understand why we say that. I can assure you that the kokle has one of the purest, magical and calming sounds among all the instruments you have ever heard, and you will have an opportunity to lure out some ancient melodies from the kokle by yourself. We will meet at the entrance of the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia. In the beginning I will provide you with a short background of the kokle history and different types of the instrument. Then the magical sounds of the kokle will cast a spell on you while I play a few songs. But later - it will be your turn to play! I will teach you the basics of the kokle and up to three simple, but beautiful Latvian folk songs. Do not worry, you do not need to have any previous experience in playing music, although the ability to read sheet notes would be useful (but is not required). After the kokle workshop you can explore the museum on your own, have a picnic next to the lake or simply enjoy the pine forest. The workshop takes place outdoors, please, dress according to the weather.
A Traditional Latvian Three-Course Meal
Looking for an authentic, low-key local experience away from the tourist crowds? I invite you to my home for a three-course Latvian traditional meal. If you book my experience at the beginning of your trip to Latvia, I can share valuable tips of the best places to go and things to see throughout Latvia. At our dinner, I will offer a three-course meal featuring traditional Latvian dishes. To start, it will be cold beet soup, which is made with beets and kefir (a fermented milk drink) – a true vitamin bomb. This soup is a favorite in Latvia as soon as air temperature signals the coming of summer. For the main course, I will offer peas with bacon and onions. According to folklore, this dish symbolizes prosperity and vitality. It is a must-have on the Christmas table, but you can enjoy it any time of year – it’s that good! Alternatively, for vegetarians, I will offer potatoes with chanterelle mushrooms. This dish is also a common staple and widely served all over the country. To satisfy your sweet tooth, I will offer layered rye bread dessert. The meal will be accompanied by birch sap – another local gastronomic adventure. Our apartment is situated in the center of Riga, just a 15-minute walk from Old Riga. Please be aware that we have a cat at home. Also, let me of any food allergies before booking your experience. Join me for a delightful evening of Latvian cuisine!
Hiking in Sigulda - the Switzerland of Latvia
We start the trip from the Riga Central Railway station. Day trip to Sigulda: Explore Latvian Switzerland. We are going to Sigulda and back by train (it takes 1h 10min. each way) - you will get experience by Latvian railway and the train is one of the environment-friendly ways to travel. Afterwards, a beautiful hike (around 12-15 km) with breathtaking views over Gauja river valley with its natural and historical sites, ruins and castles - some of the most beautiful nature areas in Latvia. You can try Sigulda Ferris Wheel at the end of the hike (3 EUR, only cash), located on the city festival square, picks up its visitors at a height of 30 meters, revealing breathtaking views of the Gauja Valley landscape. The Gauja National Park often called Switzerland of Latvia by locals is the largest and oldest of the national parks in Latvia, characterized by great biological diversity, a variety of landforms, natural springs, sandstone outcrops, picturesque views and unique natural, cultural and historical monuments. I want to help you discover Sigulda, often called the Switzerland of Latvia. I promise you nice views over Sigulda and the surroundings. Included: - train tickets (both ways) - guide during all time - individual tour or small group - good memories PLEASE NOTE! If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, don't hesitate to contact me.
Hike tour to Kemeri National Park/Swamp
We start the trip from the Riga Central Railway station. Day trip to Kemeri: One of the most popular swamp trails in Latvia offering a fabulous walk through one of the greatest raised bogs in Latvia. We are going to Kemeri and back by train from Riga (it takes 1h each way). You will get to experience by Latvian railway and the train is one of the most environment-friendly ways to travel. Afterwards, a beautiful hike (10-12 km) with breathtaking views. During the hike, you will be able to see the world of moss, small pine trees, deep pools, and tiny dark lakes. Kemeri National Park is special for its great biological diversity, the unique Kemeri Bog, mineral waters and therapeutic mud found here. I want to help you discover Kemeri. I promise you nice views over the swamp and the surroundings. Included: - train tickets (both ways) - personal guide during all time - individual tour or small group - good memories PLEASE NOTE! If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, don't hesitate to contact me.
Private cruise - Rīga City canal and Riverside
Enjoy a different lifestyle experience in Rīga with Your Family and Friends on one of the most unique classic style boats in Rīga. Experience will take ~ 55 minutes. Opportunity to take a peaceful and romantic trip through the City canal and Daugava. The trip will lead from the Yacht Club Andrejosta to the Latvian National Opera through the City Canal and then back to Andrejosta and further along the Daugava to Riga Castle. During the trip, you will see a charming panorama. There will be wonderful views in all directions, and you will be able to enjoy a great panorama of Kronvalda Park, National theatre, Bastejkalns, Freedom Monument, National Opera, Andrejosta, Rīga Passenger port, the magnificent towers of Old Riga, AB Dam and Ķīpsala. The route is ideal for families with children. If You are visiting Riga by cruise ship, boat is located only 5 minutes walk from Port. Please read carefully "Guest requirements". If You are more than 10 minutes late, there is a huge high risk that Your route will be shortened. Drinks and snacks are not included in price. If You would like to bring Your own food or drinks it should be agreed in advance. Additionally "Cleaning fee" will be applied - 25 EUR up to 5 persons / 50 EUR up to 9 persons.
Daily Old Town Walking Tour
The only really way to discover the Old Town is to walk ! See the main sites that Riga has to offer as well as being led to areas of the Old Town usually ignored by traditional tours. As always, our entertaining guides will be on hand to lead you through the centuries of history and inform you about what the Old Town has to offer today! Old Riga is a charming area of this great city and a must see for all. Other things to note Professional, licensed, local guides,Best price guarantee,small groups, individual tours
Meditate by the sea in Jurmala
We will meet at the Riga Central Railway station as we are going to Jūrmala by train (it takes 25 min each way). We will enjoy healing, relaxing, and soothing guided meditation session at the famous Jūrmala white sand beach. This experience is about connecting to ourselves, relaxing, and recharging our inner batteries. Previous meditation experience is not needed. The experience is suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced. My Instagram @meditations_with_ilze Included: * Train ticket (Riga - Jurmala - Riga) * Meditation session * Smile from my heart to yours :) P.S. If you are already in Jūrmala, we can meet at the beach. If you would like to meditate on a different date or time, please contact me!
Hill of crosses and Jelgava
I will pick you up at Starp Krastiem pizzeria (Akmeņu iela 13). Right next to the national library(nacionālā bibliotēka). :-) !!! Please bring your PASSPORT , if you don't have 1, bring your ID CARD because we are passing a border !!! Rain clothes! We will go to the hill of crosses in Lithuania. Let's climb the hill and stroll between more than 200000 of crosses ! The duration of the tour is about 5 hours if we only visit the hill of crosses. The drive is about 1,5-2 hours 1 way depending on roadworks. If we also visit Jelgava the tour will take about 6-7 hours. On our way back to Riga we will visit Jelgava (if enough interest and if previous agreed), the second biggest landlocked Latvian city where we will enjoy the beautifull palace ,sculpture park, tower with museum,exhibition, restaurant and glas roof viewing upper level and a 200 year old house. (museum) In case of bad weather I would suggest to do the inside attractions. In case of good weather I would suggest to make a walk around Jelgava. Food is not included but there's time to eat something. More than 4 persons? Please message me first to see if it can be arranged.
Hiking Adventure in Sigulda and Latvian Food Tasting
Would you like to explore the beauty of Latvian nature, richness of cultural heritage and to try out some local food? Then this Airbnb Experience is for you! I have an exciting adventure in mind – a 15 km long hiking tour in Sigulda, also known as the Switzerland of Latvia, and a picnic with local goods and wonderful scenery. Sigulda, once known as a summer resort, is famous for countless hiking trails that go up and down the banks of the Gauja River, romantic castles and manors, some of the most scenic landscapes in Latvia, impressive sandstone outcrops and the largest cave in the Baltics. On this hiking tour you will have a chance to see it all: lovely hiking paths through the woods, Emperor’s View, Devil’s Rock, Pikene Cliff, Krimulda Manor and Medieval Castle Ruins, Gutman’s Cave, Sigulda Medieval Castle Ruins and New Castle. During the picnic you will have an opportunity to try out some home-made Latvian food and get to know the culture via your taste buds. The hiking trail is well-established, but it requires rather good physical shape as it involves a lot of climbing up and down. The hike takes about six hours. We will meet in front of the Origo Clock (Riga Central Station) and take a train to Sigulda together. And then – the adventure will begin! When booking the hike, please, let me know if you have any special dietary needs for Latvian food tasting!
Learn how to do own Gin
We will learn how to make our own gin. The lecturer will tell you the theory of gin production and give you all the necessary equipment and raw materials. Also you will get delicious snacks from restaurant Pinot. At the end of the lecture you will receive a bottle of your own gin as a souvenir.
Brutalist architecture tour with old car
First, you will smell the car–the symbol of the USSR auto industry, made in 1973 and still driven in post-Soviet countries today (though a rare sight in Riga). The tour starts in the city center, next to the spectacular modernist / semi-brutalist Daile theatre. Next, we will ride across the river Daugava to the left bank where we will explore small streets and stop to look at modernist architectural pearls. The tour will take us into Riga's suburbs, where “real life happens”, but don’t worry–Riga is a safe and lovely city! Along the way Ance, a friendlyand knowledgeable local, will share the history of the neighborhoods and buildings visited. The tour is approximately 40 km long and we will visit 7 buildings, each with its individual history and a story about its use today. The tour will end where it began, on Brivibas (Freedom) street, where you are free to go! Or, Ance can point you to an authentic “post-modern” 90s-style canteen next to the end point. In special instances, the tour may be available mid-day on weekdays. If so, Ance can take you to an authentic Soviet-style canteen in Bolderaja (Riga suburbs). Please contact the host to learn about this booking. Few things to note - The backseat of the car does not have seatbelts (per original 1973 design). - The space inside the car is not big, but very open and the 360 degree panorama view is fantastic!
Love Story Photoshoot in Riga's Old Town
Step into an enchanting world where your love story takes center stage—the fabled streets of Riga's Old Town. Join me for an immersive photoshoot experience designed to weave your tale into the very fabric of this historic city. Our adventure unfolds amidst the cobblestone pathways, where each corner holds secrets of ancient romances and hidden passions. Together, we'll uncover these treasures, finding intimate spots and iconic backdrops that resonate with the essence of your unique love. Forget about stiff poses—this is your narrative, your unfiltered moments. With a curated script tailored just for you, I'll guide you through interactive prompts and playful cues, ensuring a relaxed and genuine session. It's about capturing the essence of your connection as you naturally stroll through this historic wonderland. Immerse yourselves in the heartbeat of Riga's timeless charm as we craft a collection of digital memories—moments frozen in time, reflecting your love's genuine warmth and authenticity. Let nostalgia be our guide, creating a symphony of emotions that echo through each photograph. Together, let's etch your love story into the very soul of Riga's Old Town—an intimate memoir waiting to be shared and cherished.
Reveal the treasures of Art Nouveau in Riga
Our walking tour will lead us through Old Riga to the “Art Nouveau” district which features the creations of the most controversial Architect: Mikhail Eisenstein. Decorated with various symbols and mythological characters, each building tells us a different story. Scary lions and screaming men's masks side by side with contemplative women’s faces, mysterious sphinxes, delicately carved flowers, birds and animals, … it is easy to get lost in such an abundance of images. This tour is available in these languages: English, German, Latvian, Russian. Tour ends in Alberta street.
Kayak Latvia/Lithuania border, biggest inland dune Latvia
I will pick you up at Starp Krastiem pizzeria at Akmeņu iela 13. Right next to the national library (nacionālā bibliotēka). :-) We go by car from Riga to Skaistkalne. Then we take the kayak on the river memele which is the border between Latvia and Lithuania. For the ones who are not afraid : we will visit the devil's cave on the Lithuanian shore! On the Latvian shore there are some attractions with a qr code and we go alongside a historic watermill. On the way back we pass the garden of god , a life work of religious figures carved out of oaks. Carousels, museum, game , ... A bit further on the way to Riga we find the biggest inland dune of Latvia with a nice view of the surrounding forest! Please note that these extra 2 visits must be agreed on when I pick you up