Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes.
I do my best to accommodate guests with special needs. However it may be beneficial if you contact me in advance and discuss whether you'd feel comfortable taking the tour, e.g. walking down cobblestone streets or narrow nature trails in the countryside or other related questions.
Maximum travelers: 4
English (fluent), Russian (fluent)
Be dazzled by the true gem of western Latvia
Kuldiga, an ancient town from the times of the Hanseatic League, is a true gem of the Kurzeme region. Narrow streets and wooden houses with red roof tiles are well preserved and create a romantic atmosphere in the town.
Because of its authentic planning and architecture which reflects the local building traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries, Kuldiga has been included in the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
During the tour we will visit the picturesque historical centre, the old brick bridge and see the rapids of the River Venta. We will have lunch in one of Kuldiga's cosy cafes, which will be chosen according to your preferences.
On the way to Kuldiga it is possible to make a stop at the Sabile town, which is known for its wine hill (included in the Guinness World Book of Records as the northernmost open-air vineyard). Sabile also hosts a Garden of Dolls - an open-air exhibition with life-size dolls dressed up in different costumes. . . and accessorised.
In the morning, after picking you up in a previously agreed upon location, we will drive from Riga to the town of Sabile. We will visit Open Air Exhibition of Dolls.
Approximately after a 40 minute drive we will arrive in Kuldiga where we will do a 1h 30 min guided walking tour of the city. We will stop for a 1hr lunch in a local cosy cafe. After lunch we will continue to explore Kuldiga on foot for another 1h 30 min. After the walking tour we will have a 2h drive back to Riga.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at a location that is convenient for you e.g. hotel, cruise ship terminal, airport.
End location: After the tour I will drive you back to the hotel or cruise terminal.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
Comfortable private car with A/C for up to 4 people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 EUR - Additional costs for lunch in a local cafe or restaurant, soft drinks and snacks; souvenirs.
For guests from cruise ships:
- unless agreed otherwise I will meet you outside the port gates.