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|Duration||Cost per person||Start time|
|June 14||Riga Old Town Walking Tour with Riga Black Balsam degustation||3 hours||33€||16:00|
|June 15||Farmers co-operative «LATRAPS»||6 hours||50€||13:00|
|June 15||JSC «Agrofirma Tērvete»||6 hours||50€||13:00|
|June 15||Deer farm «Saulstari»||6 hours||50€||13:00|
|June 17||Riga Art Nouveau Architecture Walking Tour
(for accompanying persons)
Some of the excursions might be cancelled in case of too few participants. Please apply for each excursion separately.
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Post-Congress program (Monday, June 18)
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|Duration||Cost per person||Start time|
|Sightseeing tour «Visit Jelgava!»||6 hours||60 €||14:00|
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|Farmers co-operative “LATRAPS”
Price: 50 EUR Including bus, guide and lunch
On the way to Eleja where “LATRAPS” is located the tour will visit research and study farm of Latvia University of Agriculture “Pēterlauki” (www.lf.llu.lv/macibu-un-petijumu-saimnieciba-peterlauki) and a large agriculture enterprise “Līgo” that produces grain, biogas and has recently built greenhouses for utilization of the produced heat in the biogas production.
JSC “Agrofirma Tērvete”
Price: 50 EUR. Including bus, guide, lunch and beer.
Taking care of the environment and ecology through efficient resource usage allows the company to operate as a closed-circle agricultural production.
The company specializes in six different areas: crop production, dairy farming, horse breeding, biogas production, beer production, food retail and catering. In the 2012 the enterprise built a modern dairy farm complex with the capacity of 3300 dairy cows, that makes it one of the biggest dairy farms in Latvia
More information on the website: http://en.tervete.lv/
Deer farm “Saulstari”
Price: 50 EUR. Including bus, entrance fees, guide and lunch.
More information on the website: http://ekskursijas.lv/briezu-darzs-saulstari (in Latvian)
On the way back the tour will visit the Turaida castle and museum (www.turaida-muzejs.lv ). Turaida castle dominates the Museum Reserve and is visually, its most impressive element. Building of the castle was started in 1214, upon directions given by Albert, Archbishop of Riga to his Livonian Brothers of the Sword at the place where previously had stood the wooden castle of Liv. By the beginning of the 20th century, only separate fragments of the castle complex were left. From 1976 regular archaeological excavations were carried out, which were followed by restoration and conservation works revealing the castle’s earlier state.
Riga Old Town Walking Tour with degustation of the Riga Black balsam
Duration: 3 hours
During this tour you will have a chance to capture the unforgettable feeling created by the color scheme and the aura of the narrow, winding Old Town streets which will lead you to St. Peters’ Church, first mentioned in the chronicles in 1209, and to Riga Dome Cathedral – one of the most ancient medieval sacral buildings in the Baltic States. You will see Riga Castle, which historically has been the residence of the Riga city governors, presently being the Office of the President of Latvia. On the Town Hall Square, the Blackhead Brotherhood building will emerge in front of you in all its splendor. You will also see and learn about The Three Brothers – the medieval ensemble consisting of three dwelling houses; you will see the Swedish Gates in the ancient city fortification wall, as well as the Church of St. John and the church of St. George, the last being the very first stone church in the Medieval City of Riga.
During the tour, the group will have an opportunity to taste Riga Black balsam – alcoholic drink produced for hundreds of years only in Latvia and according to a special and remedial recipe – aromatic and strong.
Thursday, June 18
Sightseeing tour “Visit Jelgava!”
- Guided tour by bus around Jelgava city, including the most popular places of interest – Jelgava Palace and Family vault of the Dukes of Courland and Semigallia, Holy Trinity Church Tower with a sightseeing platform, longest walking bridge in the Baltics
- Language: English
- Departure: from Riga, June 18, 2015
- Duration: 6 hours (14:00-19:00)
- Meals: hot chocolate in Jelgava Palace and lunch with special dishes of Jelgava
- Price of the tour: 60 euros per person, which includes English speaking guide, transport, entrance to Jelgava Palace and the Family Vault of Dukes of Courland, St. Trinity Church tower and skydeck, hot chocolate in Jelgava Palace