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Raami Travel invites all gourmands and food lovers for tasty, traditional, and unique tours, where you will be able to enjoy the best of locally prepared foods. During this tour, you will visit one of the most beautiful European capital cities Riga, immerse yourself in traditional culture and food tasting in Kurzeme region of Latvia, as well as discover Europe's widest waterfall and UNESCO world heritage city Kuldiga. If you are looking for a memorable experience, this is the holiday you are looking for!
Airport transfer included: Riga International Airport
As travel experts, Raami Travel can guarantee high quality experience, if you choose to stay in one of their partner hotels. Either unique design, spacious rooms, the most tasting breakfast, or amazing views, each of the hotel, which they recommend will offer you something special for your leisure or business trip. In case there is no more availability in the hotel mention, a similar type of accommodation will be booked.
This hotel is with possibly the best and the tastiest breakfast in Riga. It also has the most spacious rooms overlooking beautiful Victoria Park. The name Bellevue is synonymous with outstanding and first class standards in all respects. The elegant ambiance, gourmet culinary specialties, comfortable rooms, personal service, and heart-warming hospitality of Riga’s Bellevue Park Hotel staff have earned the loyalty and praise of thousands of customers. The Bellevue Park Hotel Riga will meet your needs and requirements.
Hotel Metrapole in Kuldiga is a 3-star hotel. It has become the most modern and prestigious hotel-restaurant in the town. The hotel is located just a few steps away from everything the town can offer. In the backyard of the hotel, there is a small river of Alekšupīte, which flows throughout the old town and makes the ancient urban environment unique, called the Venice of Latvia. The Hotel Kuldīgas Metropole offers 14 comfortable rooms, kept in classical style. It has 6 one-storey, 7 two-storey with spiral staircase, and a LUX. From the windows of the two-storey rooms, you can see the most crowded pedestrian street in Kuldīga, but if you want a more quiet atmosphere, they offer you the rooms with a view to the Alekšupīte, which makes you forget about the daily rush, with its soft and quiet flow.
You will arrive in Riga and spend your day with a culture and food tasting tour in Old Riga and Riga Central Market. At night, you will overnight in a 4-star hotel, the Bellevue Park Hotel in Riga.
For today, you will be visiting Kemeri National Park, the chocolate museum of pure chocolate, and the Pedvale Open Air art museum. You will also enjoy a Sabile wine hill and tasting of homemade wine and will be visiting an authentic fisherman's farm to try the delicious freshly smoked fish. After that, you will head off to the wildest waterfall in Europe Venta Rapid and Kuldīga, which is also known as a town with a soul. To rest for the night, you will overnight and stay at a 3-star hotel called the Hotel Metrapole in Kuldīga.
In Kuldīga, you will visit the ecological farm, Upmali, and taste the natural herbal tea. You can also have a try and wine like a Duke of Courland. Enjoy a hearty medieval feast at Jaunpils Castle and proceed on to visit the Jelgava Castle. To wrap up the day, you will then return back in Riga, where you will be staying at the Bellevue Park Hotel.
You will depart back home.
Latvia is also called Europe's hidden culinary gem, according to the article published in the famous Jamie Oliver's blog. Latvia is one of the European Union member states and is situated in the North of Europe, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It is a land of untouched nature and definitely a unique place to come back to.
Here, you will find Europe's widest waterfall, hundreds of kilometers of sandy beaches, rich historical and cultural heritage, seven UNESCO world heritage listed sites, exciting towns and fresh air, clean water, and organic food. Half of the territory is covered with forests, where wild animals, such as deer, muses, wolves, foxes, rabbits, and birds can be observed.
Latvia is one of the safest countries currently in the world. It is also friendly for individual travelers or companies, as well as larger groups. In Latvia, there is a possibility to relax undisturbed by anyone, as there are plenty of places that are not overcrowded. Latvia is divided into four regions, each of them has its own special aura. For example, Latgale has marvelous nature, with many lakes and specific cultural atmosphere. In Kurzeme, tourists will find untouched nature, with wide beaches, fresh fish and the sea, and recreation for the whole family. Zemgale is rich in luxurious castles and estates. With such a variety, Latvia is best enjoyed slowly.
For those who are interested in fine spiritual energies, sacred sites, and non-traditional energy tourism, Latvia will be an exciting destination, with many nature sites to see. For example, Pokaiņi forest is an ancient, exceptionally powerful holy site, with stone piles of various magnitude. There is an evidence that those mysterious stone piles are thousand years old and that in ancient times, people from all around the world traveled here to get healed and blessed. Zilaiskalns (Blue Mountain) in Vidzeme is also known as a sacred place complex and a popular prediction and donation site.
Pearl of the Baltic is the Latvian capital city, Riga, with its rich cultural life, amazing sights listed in UNESCO world heritage list, green parks, ancient history, and plenty of inspirational and relaxing things to do. You can visit the opera, which is one of the best in the Europe, restaurants that will please even the biggest gourmands, hipsters' paradise on Miera iela, with stylish cafeterias and trendy shops, bars and pubs, theaters, and many more.
Latvians have always been true food lovers, as all of traditional parties and celebrations are impossible to imagine without slightly too much over eating. Although influenced by surrounding countries, traditional Latvian cooking mainly is based on organic and seasonal ingredients. The food is simple, natural, and very, very tasty. People living along the coast of Kurzeme (or Courland) are rich in their fishing and fish smoking traditions. Smoked fish is an essential treat.
Since ancient times, a real pride of Latvian cuisine have also been the black, dark bread. It tastes and smells fantastic, and is a unique brand of the Latvian culture. Latvians has also hundreds of years winemaking traditions. According to the legend, Duke Jacob had established vineyards in Courland, as far back as the 17th century. You will also try traditional vegetable tarts, Sklandrausi, that have been included into the list of Europe’s traditional specialities guaranteed.
There are direct flights to Riga International Airport (RIX) from many European countries, and indirect flights from other destinations. Please book your flight to arrive at Riga International Airport (RIX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Raami Travel will pick you up from the airport.
If you are arriving from Sweden, you might consider taking a ferry.