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Latvia Along the Seashore of Courland – Western Latvia

5 days

Once governed by legendary Duke Jacob, famous for its incredibly beautiful nature and ready to share interesting testimonies of the past, Courland - one of the historical and cultural regions of Latvia – has a special charm to explore. The seashore attracts with its small ancient Liiv fishermen villages, fish smokeries, clean pristine beaches and many more.

(self-drive tour)

Enjoy spectacular attractions of Courland driving along the coastline of the Baltic Sea

Day 1

  • Arrival at the hotel and check-in – Get the map and detailed itinerary of the trip

  • Optional: Walking excursion “Legends of the Old Riga” with guide

  • Overnight in Riga

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Pick up the rented car in Riga

Riga – Engure – Mersrags – Roja – Kolka

  • Kaltenes kalvas – large stone ridges formed by Baltic Glacial Lake when it washed out the ice of the last glacier. Stony beach of Kaltene and bird-watching tower. Small fishermen villages. Fresh smoked fish. Walking trail on Purciems's White Dune. Pristine beach of Gipka. Steep Bank of Evazi. Cape Kolka where two seas meet.

  • Overnight in Kolka

Day 3

  • Breakfast

Kolka – Mazirbe – Ventspils

  • Fish smoking in Mazirbe. Slitere National Park – excursion, visiting lighthouse. Irbene radio locator – radio telescope with its historical passages and tunnels to explore and a panoramic view to enjoy from above. Oviši lighthouse. Ventspils – beautiful, recently renewed port town. Ventspils Old Town, the Livonian Order Castle (1290). Bout tour on “Hercogs Jekabs”. Ride on narrow gauge railway “Mazbanitis”.

  • Overnight in Ventspils

Day 4

  • Breakfast

Ventspils – Uzava – Jurkalne – Pavilosta - Liepaja

  • Uzava lighthouse. Uzava Brewery. Steep bank of Jurkalne - one of the most picturesque places on the Baltic Sea coast with a quite strand and an impressive 20 metres high steep bank. Grey Dune of Pavilosta. Liepaja Naval port – touristic site characterized by Russian military elegance and Soviet militarism.

  • Overnight in Liepaja

Day 5

  • Breakfast

Liepaja – Kalvene - Lozmetejkalns – Riga

  • Kalvene Zoo. Sighting tower in Lozmetejkalns – a tower with a panoramic sight over the places where the legendary Christmas Battles took place during the World War I.

  • Return the rented car - End of the tour

Route

Tour's price starting at 300 EUR (per 2 persons)

Included:

  • Airport transfer in Riga;
  • 3 overnights in 3-star hotels in Riga, Ventspils, Liepaja;
  • 1 overnight in a campsite at the Baltic seashore;
  • Smoked fish at fishing farmstead;
  • Route Document Set (the map and detailed itinerary of the trip)

 

Not included:

  • Car rental, fuel costs, paid parking and other costs associated with the rented car;
  • Entrance tickets to various tourist attractions;
  • Visa expenses;
  • Traveling expenses by airplane or other means to Tiga, Latvia and back.

You can read the rules for car rental and book and pay the car here.

 

Please, contact us:

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phone: +371 6731 3401, +371 2233 9931

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