Welcome to take part in a unique 3-day “all-inclusive” trip, which allows you to get to know 2 beautiful counties of Latvia: Selija and Latgale, to see 2 cities: Kraslava and Daugavpils, to enjoy 2 rivers: Daugava and Borne. Relax in a nature oasis surrounded by history. We will take care of your comfort, leisure, fun activities and delicious meals. Amazing program both for families and tourist groups.
Your location: Lielborne manor – is the only manor complex that has survived in the territory of the nature park “Daugavas loki”. You will enjoy nature here by walking through the ancient manor park of Lielborne, or along the walking nature trails that lead along the rapid Borne River and its steep slopes. You will enjoy a romantic view of the Daugava arches, mill ruins and waterfall, as well as the restored mill pond. Romantic town Kraslava is 16 km away, while bustling Daugavpils is only 35 km away. Lielborne Manor is a great place for families with children or friends, anniversaries and weddings, as well as great venue for seminars and small conferences.
Day 1. Your amazing weekend starts on Friday or on any other day afternoon, traveling by train to Daugavpils. Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia and is sperad over 2 historical regions: Latgale and Selija. We will meet you and take to the Lielborne Manor, to enjoy relaxed and delicious dinner. At the end of the day you will have the opportunity to participate in the cooking of the manor’s culinary heritage dish – waffles, and, of course, to taste them yourself!
Day 2: Great, hearty breakfast and aromatic coffee and you are ready to explore Kraslava. In “Town by the river” you will have a tour to the Count Plater Castle complex. After the tour you will be taken to a scenic boat trip along the bends of the Daugava from Kraslava to Lielborne manor. Your water trip will take about 4 hours.
Lunch is organized in the style of a picnic. Boaters have the opportunity to have lunch during the trip and will receive it before departure. The afternoon is your free time to relax and admire manor’s surrounding nature or to be enjoy other free time activities (see tips below).
Before dinner, guests are invited to a delicious activity by the restored manor’s bread oven to prepare a sweet, savory or traditional meal, which will serve as an appetizer. Yes, even during Livonia times, something similar to pizzas has been made in Latvia. And they are still delicious! Dinner is served in the manor restaurant.
Option 1. Visit to two nature observation towers: Priedaine and Lazdukalns, followed by a hike along the bed of the Borne River from its mouth to the Daugava to the waterfall of the Lielborne manor mill pond. ! Crocs style shoes are required.
Option 2. Visit to Kraslava swimming pool (25m) and SPA. The SPA includes a sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub, ice room. There is also a small children’s pool with a slide.
Winter option: ride on a quad bike sleigh and the pottery workshop.
Day 3. We adore relaxed mornings, don’t you? Expect leisurely morning with the opportunity to go for a swim on the Daugava, fish, take photos or just indulge in a lazy morning rest. Breakfast time will be negotiated. At 11.30 we leave for Daugavpils to explore the city during the guided excursion. After the city tour – time for a lunch. Then we continue our trip with a visit of the Daugavpils fortresses. Those interested have the opportunity to visit the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (www.rothkocenter.com) and view original works. After the transfer to the city center, you can either go to Riga at 16.00 or, by prior arrangement, receive a ticket for later departure time and walk around the city by yourselves.
fishing, horseback riding (including beginners, therapeutic riding and relaxation on horseback), cycling, walking, swimming, reading, sunbathing, badminton, obstacle course, butterfly watching, boating, churches visit, Russian language lessons, landscaping workshop at the manor park: planting a bush or tree for future generations. We recommend booking additional activities in time, require!
The price includes: transport from Riga to Daugavpils and back, transfers, excursions and activities, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, accommodation in Lielborne manor in a double / twin room. Extra charge: accommodation in a single room, entrance to the Mark Rothko center, drinks during the dinner.
Your benefits: great vacation in Latvia with a carefree rest in an informal and friendly atmosphere, new impressions and discoveries about Latgale and Selija and, of course, lots of photos.
See you soon!