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Promotion ID: Easter 2017
13 Jan '17 To 31 Dec '17

EURO 349
EURO 320
Country: Latvia
City: Riga
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Event Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia invites to welcome together Spring Solstice or better known as Easter. You will enjoy different workshops, traditional games and pastimes, traditional music and rites and traditional Latvian crafts Easter fair. Various traditions are associated with Easter. While many are no longer practiced, Latvians remember the superstitions and rituals of their ancestors. Swinging is a Latvian Easter tradition that encourages the rising of the sun: the idea is to swing as high as possible, which also helps to repel insects. In the past, people built the swings from scratch, but today, any type of swing works for this custom. Beliefs and rituals associated with swinging could be quite complex, with the type of tree the swing was hung from being important, as well as the burning of the swing one week after Easter so that witches couldn’t use the swing to their evil advantage. Men, who hung the swing or gave women pushes on the swing, were gifted with Easter eggs, baked goods, or other foodstuffs.

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Day 1: RIGA

Arrival at Riga airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Depending on arrival time, you can walk around the city.

OVERNIGHT: Riga

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Day 2: RIGA; optional trip to Sigulda (50 km from Riga):

Walking tour of Riga. You will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic City: picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St.Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St.Jacob’s Church, the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle. Organ concert (piccolo 20 min) in the Dom Cathedral.  Afternoon optional trip to Sigulda. Relax in the Latvian spring weather at Gauja National Park, the largest park in Latvia and full of stunning terrain, diverse wildlife, and historic landmarks: Turaida Castle, a 100-foot tall defense tower, a history museum, the beautiful Gauja River Valley, and the view from Eagles’ Cliffs. Return to Riga

OVERNIGHT: Riga

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Day 3: RIGA:  

Easter breakfast at hotel. Morning worship of the Cathedral or other church of Riga. Full day for Easter activities in Riga. See the “Easter fair” in Riga’s Old Town district. Here, you will find singing, dancing, concerts, craft demonstrations and workshops, and much more.           

OVERNIGHT: Riga

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Day 4:  RIGA, Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia:

Tour the Ethnographic Open Air Museum located just outside the Riga city limits and on the shores of Lake Juglas. Easter Celebration at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is an event which allows you  to experience variety of traditions in Latvia, extensive cultural program with performance of different Latvian folk bands, traditional games and rites combining the spirit of ancient and modern times. Easter at the Museum represents the intertwining of folklore, modern and Christian traditions. Activities program is offering a wide range of different, creative workshops adapted to Open-Air Museum environment.

OVERNIGHT: Riga

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Day 5: RIGA:

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Riga airport.

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THE  PRICE INCLUDES :

  • 4  x overnights at centrally located  4  star hotel in Riga  hotel Konventa Seta
  • Riga  Old Town guided  walking tour (3 hours)
  • Picolo organ concert at  Dom Cathedral ( 20 min) 
  • Trip to  Open Air Museum of Latvia with  English speaking guide escort ( 10h-16 h)
  • Entrances: Dom Cathedral  ,Open Air Museum of  Latvia
  • Transfer Riga airport - hotel – Riga airport

OPTIONAL:

1. Latvian dinner (3 course menu, coffee/tea, table water,) at restaurant “Key to Riga ”or similar in Riga.

2. Excursion to Sigulda. (4 hours from Riga ).

The price includes: transport, guide, entrance ticket to Turaida castle.

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT- 110  EUR

Price valid for min. 2 person

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