Romantic weekend for two in Lithuania and Latvia
On the trail of the Baltic capitals, a weekend in Vilnius and Riga. Cities, filled of monuments and attractions... An extended weekend for two. Fly over to Vilnius, rent a car and go out on a sightseeing tour of Lithuania and Latvia.
Romantic weekend for two in Latvia
You will be amazed by the natural beauty of Bastejkalns Park – with its Love Bridge. Take a canal cruise or just sit back and enjoy the charm of the beautiful statues or the beautiful bridges.
While in Riga, don't forget the important attractions – the Small and the Great Guilds. The buildings were erected in the Middle Ages and both were rebuilt in the 19th century in neo-Gothic style. The Great Guild brings together the best merchants and aristocracy of Riga, and the Small Guild the less wealthy merchants and craftsmen. Today, the former Great Guild building houses the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and the Small Guild building is a cultural center.
The Latvian Academy of Sciences Skyscraper attracts particular attention in Riga. It will remind you of the center of Warsaw, as it is similar to the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. While inside, follow up to the observation deck for an amazing view of the Dvina River, the TV Tower - one of the largest in Europe - and the National Library.
Gauja National Park, an hour’s drive from Riga, is a treat for lovers of nature and history. It hosts over 500 historical and cultural monuments – forts, stone castles, churches. Those who seek excitement absolutely must visit the castle chambers in Kies. The medieval castle with its two parks and winding cobbled streets are going to make you fall in love with its romantic atmosphere. A visit to the secret underground bunker in Līgatne, constructed as a nuclear shelter, brings opportunities for memorable experiences. The longest ski slopes in Latvia are located near the town of Kies - in the Ozolkalns ski and recreation center. It includes five slopes for new as well as advanced skiers and snowboarders. Latvia’s preserved natural resources provide a beautiful view of the Gauja Valley.
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During your tour of the Baltic capitals, makes sure to have a taste of Latvian craft beers, Riga sprats, marinated herring with cottage cheese and potatoes or bread soup. Specialties of Lithuanian cuisine include mainly Cepeliny or potato dumplings. They are traditionally served with meat, sour cream and bacon, but there are also vegetarian versions are filled with cottage cheese and topped with sour cream. Also remember Chłodnik Litewski, a delicious soup made from kefir, beetroot and chives. Enjoy!
Romantic weekend for two in Lithuania
Muts see in Lithuania is Vilnius. Start your car journey there - we have some recommendations for secret, romantic places to visit in Lithuania. Climb the XVII century bell tower of St John's Church with a great view of the red roofs of the Old Town. Amazing views guaranteed! A panorama terrace where lovers lock padlocks is located on the nearby Subačiaus Street. Do not forget the Gate of Dawn – one of the symbols of Vilnius.
Follow in the footsteps of the bard, Adam Mickiewicz, find a street, a high school named after him and the Pan Tadeusz restaurant. Bernardyńska Street follows St. Anne’s Church and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument. The house was used to live in 1822 now hosts the Adam Mickiewicz Museum. There is also Adam Mickiewicz's courtyard at Vilnius University, marked with a commemorative plate documenting his studies between 1815-1819.
Must see is also a museum dedicated to M.K. Čiurlionis, a famous Lithuanian painter, writer and composer. Is situated just outside of Vilnius. The love letters he wrote to his wife are filled with symbols, music and love. Many of them are available to read at the Memorial Museum in Druskininkai. An inspiring place, filled with love and history is the perfect destination for a weekend trip.
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