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CHRISTMAS SEASON IN RIGA
Highlights:
*  Immerse yourself into the Christmas market atmosphere with a mug of delicious hot balsam – Latvian equivalent of mulled wine
*  Take a walk along the Christmas Tree Trail throughout the city
*  Make the Latvian traditional gingerbread and bring it home as a souvenir for your friends and loved ones


Duration: 4 hours. Available from December 7 until January 7

 
Price per person:

1 person – 140 EUR
2 persons – 80 EUR
3-6 persons – 45 EUR
7-10 persons – 25 EUR
We are more than happy to welcome larger groups. Please send us an e-mail to get a quote: info@facelatvia.com

 
Included:
  • Services of the private guide
  • Gingerbread masterclass
  • Hot beverage
 
Optional:

Visit the annual art student market – a chance to bring home original gifts and spot the big names in art of the future. Open during the last two weeks of December.


Description of the tour:

Did you know that Riga is considered to be the birthplace of the decorated Christmas tree? Indeed, it is a more than 500 years old tradition here. We’ll start our signature Christmas tour in the place of the first Christmas tree, as well as explore the Christmas market enjoying a mug of aromatic hot balsam drink (or the non-alcoholic version of it). We will also see the most picturesque landmarks of Riga, as we move along the Christmas Tree Trail – an annual festival of Christmas-tree-inspired art installations. We’ll finish the tour in the Art Nouveau district with a masterclass of gingerbread.


Send your inquiry to info@facelatvia.com or contact as through our social media accounts in Facebook and Instagram.
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HORSE RIDING ON THE BEACH
Highlights:
*  Enjoy the wilderness of seaside on the back of the horse
*  Take that picture of you riding a horse in the sunset that you’ve always dreamt of
*  Après-ride, feed your horse with some snacks


Duration: 4 hours

 
Price per person:

1 person – 175 EUR
2 persons – 110 EUR
3-6 persons – 95 EUR
7-10 persons – 80 EUR
We are more than happy to welcome larger groups. Please send us an e-mail to get a quote: info@facelatvia.com

 
Included:
  • Transportation
  • Services of the private guide
  • Rental of horse and safety equipment
  • Snacks to feed your horse
 
Optional:

Stop for a rustic šašlik snack at the local street-food stall (for carnivores only).


Description of the tour:

This might be one of the very special places in Europe offering horse-riding on the beach. We’ll travel to the northern part of Riga where Daugava meets Riga Gulf where you can enjoy a couple of hours riding along the seaside in a rustic and untamed environment. Get to know Fredis, Lacosta, Zigis or Florence and let them take you for an unforgettable adventure!
No previous experience is required, only comfortable clothing. You will be provided with helmets and instructions. For kids, ponies are available as well
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RIGA SAILING TOUR

Highlights:

* Experience the place where a river falls into the sea
* Face the sunset while enjoying a ride on the boat
* Take amazing pics

 

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

 

Price per rental:


Monday to Thursday - from 480 EUR
Friday and Weekends - from 540 EUR


 

 

Included:

A private boat sailing tour with the Captain (2-6 persons)

Sparkling wine and light snacks

 

 

Optional:

Transfer to/from the port   

 

 

Description of the tour:

During this private tour, you'll be able to enjoy the waves, catch the fresh breeze and take stunning pictures.  Riga lies on the shores of the majestic river Daugava that falls into the Baltic Sea some 15 km from Riga downtown.  That gives a great opportunity to experience both river and sea sailing in a half day tour. We have various yachts available - different sizes, load weights, and speed capabilities.

 

This tour is available May through September only, weather permitting!

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BLACK  BOX  TOURS

BLACK BOX TOURS
* Dare to break cliches on what you like and do not like.
* Dare to experience something that you might never choose by yourself.

* Dare to challenge yourself.



When booking a Black Box Tour you leave the choice to us. You will get to know about the activity just only at the moment when the tour starts. We offer two types of Black Box Tours - half day tour in Riga and full day outside Riga.



Price:

1-2 persons in Riga:                  140 eur
1-2 persons outside Riga:         260 eur


 

We are more than happy to welcome larger groups. Please send us an e-mail to get a quote: info@facelatvia.com

 

EASTERN OUTPOST DAUGAVPILS AND ROTHKO ART CENTER

Highlights:

* The only collection of Mark Rothko originals in Eastern Europe

* One of the best-preserved 19th-century fortresses in Baltics

* Visit the museum devoted to the local specialty – home-brewed šmakovka

 

Duration: 2 days

 

 

Price:

2 persons - 352 EUR
4 persons - 468 EUR
6 persons - 564 EUR


We are more than happy to welcome larger groups. Please send us an e-mail to get a quote: info@facelatvia.com

 

 

Included:

* Local guide services - private Daugavpils city tour and private Daugavpils fortress tour

* Train ticket

* Accommodation 4* and breakfast

* Entrance into museums - Šmakovka museum and tasting, Mark Rothko Art center

NB Price is based on double occupancy. Single, triple rooms or upgrades available on request.

 

 

Optional:

It can be arranged as a private tour by car with a private guide all the way. Price on request.

 

 

Description of the tour:

Embark on an unusual journey – take a train ride to the second largest city of Latvia on the south-east border of Latvia and delve into a completely different world. After a 3,5-hour ride, you will be met by the local guide in Daugavpils and continue to a city tour completed by a visit to local šmakovka museum with tasting. Evening at leisure – we’ll provide you with recommendations. On the next day after breakfast, the local guide will take you to Mark Rothko museum followed by guided tour in the fortress. Afternoon at your leisure before taking the evening train back to Riga.


ESSENTIAL RIGA

Highlights:

* A must for first-time visitors

* Take a peek into 800 years of history 

* Find the world's first Christmas tree and ... meet the ghost of Riga

 

 

Duration: 2 hours

 

Price per tour:

1-4 persons - 95 EUR

5-10 persons - 120 EUR

11 persons and above - 150 EUR

 

Included:

Services of the private guide

 

Optional:

The tour can be combined with Central Market tour or Art Nouveau district tour, as well as canal tour in an Art Nouveau style wooden boat. It can also be combined with bus tour allowing to see more of Riga – the boulevards, as well as the colorful districts of Pārdaugava and “Maskačka” (total 3-4 hours).

 

Description of the tour:

During Riga’s 800-year long turbulent history everyone from German knights, Swedish kings, and Soviet commissars have left a trace in the face of the city. Today, Riga a lively and charming city, a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are architectural masterpieces from different centuries – from middle ages to Art Nouveau, rich cultural life and gourmet restaurant scene, old traditions and superstitions living side by side with an effervescent urban lifestyle.


MYSTIC BOG NATURE TRAILS

Highlights:

* Get a glimpse of the untamed nature

* See for yourself that bogs don’t have to be gloomy or boring

* Make your Instagram friends envious

 

 

Duration: 4 hours

 

 

Price per tour:

1-3 persons - 185 EUR
4-6 persons - 225 EUR
7-15 persons - 290 EUR


 

Included:

Transport

Private guide

 

 

Optional:

You can extend this tour by adding a couple of hours in the seaside resort of Jurmala.

 

 

Description of the tour:

A wonderful opportunity to get away from the city and enjoy a day in the nature, off the beaten track. The mystic Ķemeri bog trail is equally beautiful all year round, and sunsets here are truly spectacular.  

 

This tour is suitable for basically any age and level of fitness. This wooden trail is approximately 4 km long with opportunity to sit down and relax on the way.


BAROQUE PEARL OF THE BALTICS - RUNDALE

Highlights:

* Get a glimpse of the lifestyle of 18th-century royalty

* Find your favourite among the 2230 varieties of roses in the palace garden.

* Become inspired by the lush interior of the Ducal palace

 

Duration: 5 hours

 

Price per person:

1 person - 278 EUR
2 persons - 143 EUR
3 -5 persons - 95 EUR
6-9 persons - 70 EUR
10-15 persons - 45 EUR

 

 

Included:

Services of the guide

Transportation

Entrance tickets

 

Optional:

Visit the local beer brewery, Bauskas alus.

 
Description of the tour:
 
This trip will lead us to the southern part of Latvia. An hours drive from Riga lies the fabulous Rundāle Palace – 18th-century summer residence of the last Dukes of Courland. This baroque pearl was the Duke’s idea of his little Versailles with a lavish interior and a magnificent French garden, created by Russia's court architect F.B.Rastrelli. Throughout its history, the palace has changed hands numerous times, ravaged during several wars leaving not much more than bare walls after World War II, and has been restored to its full splendor from a scratch. The only such palace in the Baltics, it is an absolute must for anyone visiting the region. The palace also boasts a magnificent rose garden, which is particularly gorgeous during blooming season end of June/beginning of July.
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