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EXPERIENCE - Step out and touch! Excursions involving some physical activity, walking over cobblestone streets, climbing stairs or steep terrain. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

This is something you will not see in everyday life!

Bog walkMires and bogs have always been somehow mysterious and impenetrable to us. Who would not have heard the stories about flickering lights that misguide wanderers to the swamp or treasures hidden in sloughs. These landscapes, for long underestimated and even despised, have become even more valuable in our rapidly changing world. Earth and water meet in marshes, creating a new association. Wetlands – meaning bogs and mires – are the transitional areas of land and water environments, being one of the most peculiar environments in the world. To get to know them better there are built long boardwalks and observation towers to see picturesque views. We take a bus trip to Viru bog, then walk with the skilled guide on the bog trail. Those who like can climb up to the observation tower (about 40 steps). After the unique bog hike, there is time for lunch. After the bus ride back to Tallinn you have time to do some shopping. Bus can either take you to the city centre or bring you back to the cruise ship.
Duration: ca 5 hrs
Distance: ca 5 km
Participants: up to 90 person

Try the finest food and drinks of Latvia!

During this tour you will visit Riga Central Market and experience time travel back to the 18th century to try famous “Riga Black Balsam” drink! Riga Central market is the largest market in the Baltic States and one of the biggest outdoor markets on the European continent and world-wide. Inaugurated in 1930, the market with its five pavilions in the centre of Riga has become the largest construction project in the pre-war Latvia. Nowdays each pavilion is dedicated to a separate category of food – meat, fish, fruit and so on, so that walking from one to the next offers a completely different set of sights, smells and sounds. The market is a great place to sample local produce.
Riga Black Balsam is a most valued drink and the best gift of friendship, was first made in Riga in the middle of the 18th century. The legend has it that Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, having fallen ill during a visit to Latvia, was cured after drinking Riga Black Balsam. Riga Black Balsam opens a whole world of sensations with its 24 ingredients. During Riga Black Balsam degustation you will try coctail with balsam and coffee liqueur, cake, as well get a very special present!
We end our tour in the heart of Riga Old Town - Livu Square.
Duration: ca 2 hours
Participants: 10 to 30 persons

Koknese Castle

One of the oldest castles in  Latvia!

Koknese castle once was one of the mightiest in Latvia. In 1209 Bishop Albert, the founder of Riga, had a stone castle built in Koknese. Koknese had been an important trade centre since Early Middle Ages and got the city privillege in 1277. Koknese was one of Hanseatic cities. Today Koknese is very quite city and is a perfect place for those who want to escape from the busy hight-tech world and want to enjoy intact nature off the beaten tourist track, who want to get to know the healty rural life of Latvia and its living traditions. The Daugava riverscape is a paradise for lovers of nature.
Koknese Castle is 2 hours drive from Riga. During this excursion you will visit Koknese Castle, try to coin the medieval coins by yourselves, try gun shooting and visit local craftsman center. At the end of tour you will enjoy healthy and tasty lunch.
Duration: ca 7 hours
Participants: up to 50 persons 

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Last update on 05. January 2023