EXPERIENCES


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.


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!
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