Kurzeme, Latvia's western region is a stunning blend of deep pine forests, long beaches and rolling hills, dotted with graceful manor houses and fine old farmhouses.
We explore the natural beauty and rich culture of Kurzeme in this amazing full day tour!
I will pick you up from your hotel in Riga or Jurmala. Our first stop will be in Smārde village, where we will meet organic beekeeper Edgars Šneiders. We will learn about his honey made by bees from pristine Kemeri National Park and sample some of the sweet delights.
The next stop is Ruzciems Manor House. Here we will see the beautifully restored interior of the 600 year old house, including paintings by the owner, Laila Kelle. Laila will serve us lunch made from seasonal local ingredients, then there will be a chance to stroll in her beautiful garden and along the nature trail through forests and bogs
We proceed to the pretty town of Sabile in the picturesque Abava River Valley. We will see Sabile Wine Hill, the world's most northerly outdoor vineyard, then go to "Drubazas" farm to taste some local wine.
The tour takes about 7 hours. The maximum group size is 4 people, and the cost per group is 300 euros. This covers transportation, guide service, lunch and entry to all venues. Please bring some cash to buy honey and wine as souvenirs.