FAM trip in Latvia for USA participants


FAM trip in Latvia for USA participants (towards Estonia)

Thursday, 24th of October 2019

Radisson1From TBC Breakfast at the hotel “Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel” 4*. From TBC Breakfast at the hotel “Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel” 4*.Address: Elizabetes iela 55, Rīga, LV-1010, LatviaGeneral contacts: +371 67772222, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The 90m tall Radisson Blu hotel with its 571 hotel rooms is located in the city center, making the nearby beautiful streets and attractions easy to explore. In addition to the upscale surroundings, you can pamper yourself with a tempting selection of high-quality treatments at our on-site ESPA spa. Radison Blu Latvija also offers the Conference and Events Center, which boasts a capacity of 2,500 guests across its various rooms. Largest room can seat 1,100 participants and comes with free high-speed Wi-Fi, plus the latest audiovisual technology and caterers - Esplanade Restaurant serves offers a mix of regional and international cuisine, while D'vine can prepare tasty tapas, special business lunches and more.

Old Riga08:45 Meeting at the hotels’ lobby.
08:45-09:45 Guided Old Town Rīga tour. Guide: Old Town Riga is a popular entertainment district in the historical and geographical centre of the Latvian capital, featuring cobble-stone streets and an abundance of architectural gems. From late Romanesque and Gothic architecture that has been part of the city's oldest structures since the beginning of the 13th century, to the buildings of the 19th century. Step-by-step, you will be able to follow the history of the second oldest Hanseatic City of the Baltics: Jāņa Sēta, Konventa Sēta, St. Peter's Church, Town Hall Square, the House of the Blackheads, the Guild Houses (Lielā Ģilde and Mazā Ģilde), Riga Cathedral, Art Museum "Riga Bourse", the ancient Order Castle, remains of the fortification wall, the parliament building, and others.

Black Magic09:45-10:15 Riga Black Balsam degustation at “Riga Black Magic”. Address: Kaļķu iela 10, Rīga, LV-1050, LatvijaGeneral contacts: +371 67222877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The only venue in Riga where the greatest recipe, combined with magical souvenirs, chocolate products and interior offers the visitors to make a journey into the past. The modern history of the bar “Riga Black Magic” intertwines with the history of “Riga Black Balsam” and its creator, Abraham Kunze, the pharmaceutics of the 18th century. It was his extract of healing herbs that gained special popularity among townsfolk and considered to be the panacea for all diseases. 

Riga Market10min Transfer.
10:25-11:25 Centrālais Gastro Market food court at Riga Central Market.
Address: Centrāltirgus iela, 3 k.2, RīgaGeneral contacts: +371 26140014, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This new section of the market covers half of one of its Zeppelin style hangars and features over 20 different caterers and 2 bars. It is possible to find Prosecco, oysters, pizza, craft beer, gastro hot dogs, ramen, thai soup, raw food, falafel and pretty much most food types on offer.

Gastro Market15min Transfer.
11:40-12:40 Cooking together with the chef at the “3 Chefs Restaurant”.
12:40-14:00 Lunch at the “3 Chefs Restaurant”.

Art Noveau10min Transfer.
14:10-14:30 Guided walk along the main Art Noveau street in Riga - Alberta streetAddress: Alberta street, Alberta Street is the Art Nouveau epicentre of Riga, as magnificent historical Art Nouveau buildings are located along the entire length thereof. Eight of them have been recognised as architectural monuments of state significance

AC Mariott14:30-15:10 Hotel inspection: AC Hotel by Marriott Riga 4*Address: Dzirnavu iela 33, RīgaGeneral contacts: +371 67331717, +371 67142737 (sales), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 4* AC Hotel by Marriott Riga, conveniently located in the charming Art Nouveau district in Riga City Quiet Centre, will let you escape the noise of central area while being only minutes away from Riga Old Town and city’s main attractions.Featuring 239 hotel guest rooms and suites, AC Hotel by Marriott Riga also offers 4 multi-functional conference rooms, situated on the hotel’s upper floor, with the capacity of the largest meeting room being 184 guests.

Grnad Poet10min Transfer.
15:20-16:00 Grand Poet 5* Address: Raiņa bulvāris 5/6, Rīga General contacts: +371 60008600, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Located in the very heart of historic Riga, just steps from the Freedom Monument, Old Town Riga, Latvian National Opera and directly  overlooking the Bastion Hill, Grand Poet Hotel is perfectly positioned with easy access to key business and diplomatic centres, historical sites, shopping and the city’s trendies landmarks. The 5-storey hotel offers 168 stylish 5 star superior accommodations, including 20 ultra-luxury suites, the hotel encompasses many fine dining options for a mouth-watering breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner, SPA treatment rooms, spacious wellness, fitness and recreation centre, along with state-of-the-art event space and conference rooms.

Libertu 150min Transfer.
16:50-17:50 Libertu birch sap winery and cellar Address: Vīndaru iela 12, Ikšķile, Ikšķiles pilsēta, LV-5052Contact person: Linards Liberts, +371 29297469, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Do you know that birch sap is very healthy and ~90% of Latvians drink it on spring time ~1-5 litres in day? Or that from one tree one can get ~5-10 litres on day?Linards Liberts is passionate about Birch trees and can tell you all about it. Linards together with his family produce fresh birch sap, fermented birch sap lemonade with hint of peppermint, sweet and tasty birch sap syrup, birch sap still wine, sparkling wine made with traditional champenoise method with second fermentation in bottle, birch sap spirit, frozen birch sap (for cosmetic and beverage industries).

Malpils55min Transfer.
18:45 Check-in the hotel “Mālpils Manor”. Address: Pils iela 6, Mālpils, Mālpils novads, LV-2152, LatvijaGeneral contacts: +371 67102555, +371 26666600, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mālpils Manor – outstanding sample of the 19th century Classical architecture – features a luxury-class design hotel and restaurant. 
19:00-21:00 Dinner at the “Mālpils muiža” restaurant.
21:00 Accommodation at the “Mālpils muiža”


Friday, 25th of October 2019

AerodiumFrom 07:00 Breakfast at the hotel “Mālpils muiža”.
08:30 Meeting at the hotels’ lobby.
30min Transfer.
09:00-10:00 Aerodium.
15min Transfer.

Cable car10:00-10:30 Cable Car.
10min Transfer.

Turaida10:40-11:40 Turaida castle.
11:40-11:55 Possibility to visit souvenir shops.

Kungu rija5min Transfer.
12:00-13:15 Lunch at the “Kungu rija” restaurant.

45min Transfer.
14:15-16:45 Cesis Castle complex guided tour and visiting Cesis old town.
Address: Pils laukums 9, Cesis
General contacts: +371 64121815, +371 26576111
More that 800 years of history can be explored in town Cesis. The best preserved medieval castle in Latvia; birth place of state Latvia flag; home for annual contemporary art festival.
45min Transfer.
17:30-18:30 Guided visit at Vamiermuiža Beer brewery.
Address: Dzirnavu iela 2, Valmiermuiža
General contacts:
A small manor brewery near Valmiera city. The beer is produced from the highest quality ingredients, following the principles of slow brewing. Valmiermuiza brewery team has developed also non-alcoholic drinks; regular events sharing knowledge about ancient Latvian traditions; has opened embassies also in Riga and Sigulda offering beer kitchen.
18:30-19:50 Dinner at the Valmiermuiža Beer Kitchen.
1h 10min Transfer.
21:00 Check-in and accommodation at the Hotel Restaurant Pļavas.
Address: Valdemāra iela 121, Ainaži, Ainažu pilsēta, LV-4035


Saturday, 26th of October 2019

8:00 Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant Pļavas
9:00 Transfer to Estonia


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