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PASTALAS WORKSHOP
Highlights:
* Take home a pair of traditional footwear for yourself or as a present
* Get a unique insight into Latvian traditional artisanry
* Feel a joy of creating your own footwear


Price per person (min 2):

2 persons:        60  EUR
3 persons:        50 EUR
4 persons:        45 EUR
5-10 persons:    40 EUR


Includes:

Tuition
All materials
Latvian herbal infusions
A pair of leather footwear created by you to take home

Description of the Tour:

 

Learn how to make the Latvian leather footwear, ancient and trendy at the same time – natural leather, eco-friendly, and comfy. There are several ways to make pastalas, and here we’ll be learning how to make them in Latgale (south-east of Latvia) style. Don’t be fooled by the traditional look of pastalas – they fit perfectly into the modern urban look.

Pastalas are suitable for all genders and sizes. This is the perfect souvenir to bring home for someone special. Available both in traditional beige or wide range of colours colours. No previous experience required.


SEASIDE SPLENDOUR IN JŪRMALA

Highlights:

* Enjoy the laid-back resort atmosphere
* Walk bare foot on a white sandy beach
* Admire magnificence of wooden villas of Baltic riviera

 

Duration: 4 hours
 

Price per person:

1 person:         200 eur
2 persons:       100 eur
3 persons:        67 eur
4-6 persons:     52 eur
7-15 persons:   38 eur

 

Included:

Services of the private guide

Transportation

 

Optional:

You can extend this tour by adding procedures in one of the spa hotels (must be arranged beforehand!) and/or lunch.

As a half-day tour, it can be combined with a morning sightseeing in Riga.

 

Description of the Tour:

Half an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Riga lies the charming spa town Jūrmala with its 33 km long white sand beaches, elegant aristocratic villas, spa hotels, and fresh air. This is the largest seaside resort in the Baltic States with 200-year long traditions – formerly popular with the aristocracy and the wealthier part of the population and nowadays with tourists from all over Europe. We’ll take a drive around the residential part of Jūrmala to see some of the stunning architecture and take a stroll along the 1km-long pedestrian street Jomas iela. You can also relax on the beach or take a glass of wine in any of the numerous cafes.


SOVIET BUNKER TOUR

Highlights:

* Sneak peek into one of the top secret objects of the Cold War.
* Travel in time.
* Taste a typical soviet meal and weep.

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person:

1 person:         224 eur
2 persons:       119 eur
3 persons:        84 eur
4-6 persons:     64 eur
7-15 persons:   46 eur

 

Included:

* Services of the guide
* Transportation
* Entrance tickets
* Soviet style lunch in bunker canteen

 

Optional:

A typical Soviet meal in the canteen of the Bunker for complete experience of the bygone era.

This trip can also be combined with sightseeing in Sigulda and/or Cēsis making it a full-day trip.

Description of the Tour:

Did you know that Soviet functionaries had a cunning plan for the unlikely event of nuclear war? Just an hours-drive from Riga disguised as a rehabilitation centre lies a (formerly) secret Soviet bunker, an underground labyrinth built for the Soviet elite including living facilities, autonomous power station, unique maps, plans, libraries and other Soviet memorabilia, as well as the direct telephone line to Kremlin. Unique experience for history lovers, conspiracy theory aficionados, and spy story fans.

NB. This tour is available on Saturdays and Sundays. For other days please send us an inquiry (info@facelatvia.com)


FLOATING BATH EXPERIENCE IN RIGA

Highlights:

* Experience bathing like never before
* Enjoy Riga skyline right from the river
* Excellent both for romantic couples or group of friends

 

Duration:  3 hours

 

Price per Tour (max 6 persons):    240 EUR

 

Includes:

    Meet and greet on the pier
    3h on a floating bath and hot tub (+40 C)
    Non-alcoholic beverages and snack basket
    Towels
    Natural bath brooms from Latvian forests
    

Optional:

Individual traditional ritual in the bath by certified bather  
 

 Description of the Tour:

 

Traditional bath has always had a special place in the Latvian culture and lifestyle. Here we’ve taken a whole different edge on this age-old tradition. Indulge yourself in the world of hot steam bath heated up by firewood from Latvian forests and enjoy the spectacular view of Old Riga iconic skyline from the tranquil Bay of Āgenskalns. Not for the faint-hearted – try dipping into the ice-hole straight from the heat of steam bath.

Suitable for a romantic couple or a company of friends who are looking for an unconventional experience.

The floating bath is docked at the bay in front of Old Riga and can be enjoyed together with a hot outdoor tub.
 
Avalable all year round!

SIGULDA HALF DAY TOUR

Highlights:

* Enjoy the breathtaking views over the river valley.
* Feel the Medieval vibe in the 13th century Turaida castle.
* Visit the most romantic cave in Latvia.


 

Duration:   4,5 hours

 

Price per person:

1 person:       223 EUR
2 persons:     115 EUR
3 persons:      79 EUR
4-6 persons:   60 EUR
7-15 persons: 45 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 guide
Transportation
Entrance tickets
Bottle of water

Optional:

Cablecar ride over the river vally (8 EUR per person).
For adrenaline junkies, this trip can be combined with a ride down the bobsleigh track or flying in the vertical wind tunnel.



Description of the Tour:
 
A mere 1-hour trip North-East from Riga lies Sigulda, a charming little garden town, also known as the administrative centre of Gauja National Park (largest in Latvia), the winter sports capital of Latvia due to its ski slopes and Bobsleigh and Luge Track and a source of inspiration for countless artists through centuries as well as hopeless romantics due to its dramatic landscape and medieval castles. This is an all-year-round destination, however, it’s at its prettiest in spring in full bloom or autumn when leaves are turning – this is when every self-respecting Latvian goes for a hike in the nature paths of Sigulda.
In this tour, we’ll visit the Turaida Museum Reserve, home to the medieval Turaida Castle, one of the symbols of Latvian independence movement of 1980s – the Folk song park, as well as one of the oldest wooden churches in Latvia.

 

Contacts

Contacts

Send your inquiry to:   info@facelatvia.com


Hi (Labdien)! Nice to meet you!  And welcome to Riga.  We - Iveta and Zanda, love our city. And we are always happy to show it to new quests.

 

FACE LATVIA is were we collect our ideas and experience to share it with you. Revealing the best of Riga and Latvia. We offer tailored tours, designed for individuals and small groups.

 

We've worked in the tourism industry for more than 15 years, and are owners of travel agency A-SONO (TATO- 2010-97, IATA TIDS 96056892). Both of us are also certified Riga tour quides.  All our tours are available in English, Russian, Norwegian.

​Please send all your requests to - info@a-sono.lv and we will respond in 24 hours.

Welcome to our city!



ART NOUVEAU HALF DAY TOUR
Highlights:

* Witness the splendour of Riga on the turn of the 19th century
* Immerse into the largest Art Nouveau collection in Europe
* Enjoy the fabulous cafe culture in Riga

Duration:  4 hours (walking)


Price per person:

1 person:         124 EUR
2 persons:         74 EUR
3 persons:         57 EUR
4 persons:         49 EUR
5-10 persons:    44 EUR
11-15 persons:  35 EUR

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

Included:

* Services of the private guide
* Entrance fee into Art Nouveau museum
* Coffee/tea and a cake in Art cafe


Description of the Tour:

 

Art Nouveau or Jugendstil is undoubtedly the pride of Riga. Despite both World Wars rampaging the city during the XX century, more than 800 buildings in this style have survived in the city making Riga the largest collection of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. The history of Art Nouveau in Riga also tells a story of one of the largest expansions and development of the city, a time of unprecedented wealth and splendour, of progress and artistic liberty. In this tour, we’ll take a walk along some of the most famous Art Nouveau streets in the so-called Quiet Centre of Riga, take a peek at a typical upper-middle class family apartment of the turn of the century and have a coffee break matching the flamboyance of the era.
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