Gourmet tour of Lithaunia & Latvia
Come to this tour if you love nice places and good food!
We promise you a real Baltic treat! Day 1 Arrival to Riga. Day 2 You will spend full day in the capital of Latvia. Riga was found more than 700 years ago, but we can call 20th century as the golden age of this city. Morning tour of the old town. And for lunch we offer you a company of famous chef. First, enjoy the tour to the old Riga market, and then cooking together. Today is time for Latvian cuisine, that was influenced by northern location and many nationalities that used to live here. Germans and Swedish, Russians, Jews – all nationalities left their marks in the national Latvian cuisine and today you are going to learn about it. After the lunch – boat tour on the canal of Riga with small Riga’s balsam tasting – this will be a digestive just on time after rich lunch. Day 3 Morning tour of Art Nouveau district and departure to Abava winery. Lunch and tour of the winery. After small wine tasting you will departure to Salos resort and visit to the special bee house for bee massage - apitherapy. Try honey liquor based sorbet after dinner! Day 4 Through the hill of Crosses a world famous sight, you will reach Birzai – a center of Lithuanian beer. The northern part of Lithuania is famous for good milk, good beer and honey – today we will try to show you all. Firs of all visit to Birzai “Sakotis factory”, this cake is a most famous attribute of all weddings. And for lunch – welcome to Rinkuskiai brewery. Ancient beer making premises are built on the second floor that exhibit original beer making gadgets, belonging to Čygas family. And after lunch – time for dessert and what could be sweeter and healthier than honey? Welcome to the bee museum in Ignalina! Day 5 Half day tour of Vilnius visiting most famous sights of this Unesco city built mostly in the 16th century by Italian architects. Have you heard that Vilnius has second largest collection of Baroque architecture after Rome? The tour also includes cup of coffee and a very special ice cream made from buckwheat honey or local moonshine. Trakai – ancient capital of Lithuania – and lunch will be very special. This small village is not only a home for the most famous castle in the area located in the middle of the lake, but also a home for the most interesting ethnic minority – Karaites. This tiny ethnic group, still managed to keep their traditions and kibinas – a pastry with meat inside – which you will help to make today. Day 6 Departure.