Riga city, The Gauja National Park, Estonia Tour

For delegates from USA
October 5, Wednesday. 08:00 – 20:00

08:00 – 10:00 Riga walking tour

The tour includes the most significant sights of Riga. Enjoy the beauty of this ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble-stone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. See the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild-Houses, Riga Castle, the Swedish gate and admire the other renovated medieval architecture pearls.
Riga is also known as Northern European Art Nouveau Capital, the tour will introduce several outstanding Art Nouveau examples thanks to which Riga downtown area is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

10:00 Bus pick up, Tour proceeds to the Gauja National Park

11:00 – 13:30 Sigulda visit

Castle of Livonian Order in Sigulda Originally built eight centuries ago, the castle reopened it’s walls to visitors in 2012 and now encourages everyone to step back in time and enjoy the surroundings that bore witness to many historical events. http://tourism.sigulda.lv/castle-of-livonian-order-in-sigulda/

Cable Car over Gauja River

With a height of 42m you can view the Gauja valley from the cable car that connects both banks of the river with the span of 1020 m. It provides a view of castles, the bobsleigh track and the charming scenery. http://tourism.sigulda.lv/cable-car-over-gauja-river-eng/

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch in restaurant Kungu Rija

15:30 – 16:30 Turaida visit

Turaida Medieval Castle In the beginning of 20th century from Turaida castle there were left over separate fragments of defensive wall and some buildings – main tower, semi rounded tower and western section. Since 1976 regular archeological excavations were carried out which were followed by restauration and conservation works as a result castle regained a part of its initial shape. Exhibitions about history of brick castle and Gauja Livs are available in restored buildings. From the view place of the main tower you can see the unique landscape of picturesque Gauja valley and territory of Turaida Museum Reserve. http://tourism.sigulda.lv/turaida-medieval-castle/

18:00 Valmiermuiža Manor and Brewery visit

Back in the Middle Ages, before brewing a great beer, one first had to build a great manor. Valmiermuiža’s origins go far back to 1624. More than 130 casks of beer were sold at the local castle inn that year. And the casks of that era were a good deal stouter than those of today! http://www.valmiermuiza.lv/en/history/1624

20:00 arriving in Liepupe Manor http://www.liepupesmuiza.lv/en/manor

20:00 – 21:00 Dinner at Liepupe Manor restaurant
October 6, Thursday

Breakfast at Liepupe Manor restaurant

08:30-11:30 Departure from Liepupe Manor, Latvia. Drive to Estonia, Pärnu.

Pärnu is a historical resort seaside city with a small harbour in the Southwestern part of Estonia.
The ultimate summer holiday destination in Estonia, Pärnu attracts holidaymakers with its large sandy beach, numerous restaurants, cocktail bars, spas and a relaxed, laid-back vibe.
White sandy beaches, shallow waters, rich cultural scene and numerous cafés and restaurants – there is plenty to see and do. Pärnu is the Estonia's Summer Capital.
This medieval city has an easygoing and romantic flair to it. Being largest resort in Estonia, Pärnu is also a home to a variety of spas from large water parks to more intimate and historical bath houses.

11:30-12:00 Check in one of the best resort hotels Hedon Spa&Hotel

12:00-12:30 Hotel site inspection - unique hotel in the historical mud bath building in Pärnu since 2014.

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Pärnu City sightseeing with kick bikes. Kick bikes are modern, light and wonderful means of transport for the city

16:30-19:30 Time for SPA and wellness. Experience the Estonian WoW! – Way of Wellness inspired by nature and ancient herbalists, who have refined the foundation of Estonian traditions for centuries.

20:00-22:00 Dinner at hotel’s à la carte Restaurant Raimond. Raimond's cuisine is inspired by clean Nordic flavors; the food is prepared with local produce, most of which has been grown in the surrounding area.
October 7, Friday

08:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.

09:00-10:30 Drive to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia

10.30-11.00 Check in. Luggage drop off at Hotel Palace. The four star superior Hotel Palace has during its 80 years of history earned certain status in Tallinn – its location by the main square of the city and the high quality of service have granted it the reputation of the most legendary hotel in Tallinn for several decades running

11:30-12:30 Visiting Seaplane Harbor. Seaplane Harbor accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. The museum and the Seaplane Hangar have been recognized with a number of awards: Estonia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Museum 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year 2014 and, according to TripAdvisor, second most visited site in Tallinn after Old Town.

12:45-13:45 Lunch in Telliskivi Creative Hub district. Telliskivi Creative City has become the centre of Kalamaja, where Estonia’s urban gentrification stands tallest. Telliskivi's indoor shopping street sells everything from organic cosmetics to Estonian design, and the place also nurtures its own vibrant restaurant scene, with new joints popping up regularly offering quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients in inventive interiors of the restored industrial giants overlooking the majestic Tallinn Old Town.

14:00-16:30 Medieval incentive sightseeing tour in Tallinn Old Town. Tallinn’s medieval Old Town is known around the world for it’s authentic Hanseatic architecture. It is also crucial that Tallinn has not been massively rebuilt or ‘improved’ in the interest of modernizing the town and sacrificing the old. In the year 1997, Tallinn Old Town became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and is often referred to as the “medieval pearl of Europe”.

16.30-19:30 Free time

20:00-22:00 Dinner with the view - NOA restaurant is remarkable for its location, architecture and interior design. Naturally, you can find the best flavors here accompanied by a million dollar view of the Tallinn skyline and the sea.
October 8, Saturday


Breakfast at the hotel restaurant

Departures from Tallinn according to individual schedules.

Further daytime activities are a subject to discussion individually

The organizers reserve the right to make changes in the program.

 

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