Liepāja and its surroundings are full of exciting adventures.
Internationally recognised architectural gem – concert hall “The Great Amber” offers tours and study trips for school-students: during an individually applied 1h guided tour you will hear sounds of concert hall vibrations, take a look at the Great Hall shaped as a spaceship and vineyard, as well as other concert and art venues and behind-the-scenes process of art event preparation.
Tour fees: Adults – 2.50 euros; scholars, students and seniors – 1.50 euros. Children under the age of 7 – no entrance fee.
Contacts: +371 634 24555, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lielaisdzintars.lv
Discover science in very tangible and visual way!
ZIIC offers interactive expositions for visitors to try out various technologies and test the laws of nature. Various masterclasses, lessons and performances are available by prior application.
Contacts: +371 25728867, email@example.com
16 different applied-art artists, craftsmen and artisans from all around Kurzeme and all in one place offer an exciting insight in their crafts and arts, and are happy to welcome guests to show their skills and traditions. There is an opportunity to see the process of weaving a national costume, creating candles, designing metal ware, ceramics, amber and leather products. In the Craftsmen house you will also see the longest amber beads in Latvia. It is 123 m long and 9.5 kilo heavy item, with circa 17,000 amber pieces, presented by local residents of the town to this purpose. There are also both, more than 100 years old and recently made national costumes. You have an opportunity to Contacts: apply for various workshops. +371 26541424, firstname.lastname@example.org
Redan is a part of a larger and sophisticated military fortress, constructed at the end of the 19th century during the Tsarist time and one of the central battle places at the time of the Latvian War of Independence against the Bermondtians in 1919, defending Liepāja. Today, there is an opportunity to learn more about the history of Liepāja’s fortress and the heroic defence of Liepāja in this place. Tours around the Redan are available upon prior request. An additional guided tour around the sites of Latvian War of Independence in Karosta is available as well.
Contacts: +371 26369470, email@example.com, www.karostascietums.lv
As a great alternative for the regular excursions and tours, Liepāja Olympic Centre offers an opportunity for classes to relax and have fun at Liepāja Olympic Centre Swimming pool and SPA. You can plan summer time at any time of the year, for the LOC Swimming pool and SPA have +32C all year round! Price depends on the group size – the bigger is a group, the cheaper is a price. Well, it’s more fun together!
Contacts: +371 28689165, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.loc.lv/lv/baseins-spa/skolam/
Liepāja Theatre offers you to look behind the public theatre space and discover yet unknown secrets of the other side of the curtain. To discover the secrets and labyrinths of the Theatre, please make sure you apply for the tour via phone: +371634 22121 or +37129455112. For groups 10+ there is free entry for a teacher and 3 euros per person.
Contacts: +371 634 22121, +371 29455112, email@example.com, www.liepajasteatris.lv
Liepāja Museum offers introduction to Liepāja’s and Southern Kurzeme Region history from ancient times to 20th century, get a feel of peasant life or city buzz, enjoy the artworks and exhibitions. You are welcome to learn in a guided tour, attend various educational classes related to the museum and created for every school age. Liepāja Museum offers an interactive exposition “Six months of the Provisional Government of Latvia in Liepāja”, revealing the complex political situation in the country at a time. See you in the Liepāja Museum!
Contacts: +371 29605223, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.liepajasmuzejs.lv
Karosta is part of Liepāja, but at a same time it is a world of its own. It is marvellous, paradoxical and unique place not only in the history pages of Latvia, but also in the world atlas. Karosta is one of the most unusual places in Latvia. To learn more about Karosta, we offer you educational tours, excursions, where participants can meet up, close and personal with historical characters, try out overnight stay in a prison cell and have a meal at a soviet style cantina. We also offer history walks and thrilling games in the Northern Forts and Redan.
Contacts: +371 26369470 email@example.com, www.karostascietums.lv
Survival school in Pāvilosta
The unique experience and adventure! An opportunity to discover nature, pick up basic survival skills and learn how to react in emergency situations, get to know your classmates and perform a teamwork. Only by prior application.
Contacts: Pāvilosta, +371 26442462, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rustic Bread bakery “Ievlejas”
The owner uses a wood-fired stove to bake rustic rye bread. You can help to bake the bread, make dough, taste it and other yummies with the tea and play with the Home Cricket character from the folk song. You can take a look at the ancient item storage while waiting for your rustic bred to be baked (donations fee). Bread baking + tasting (1,5 h). Price – 7 euros per person (6 euros for groups 12+ people. Story telling + tasting (0,5 h) Price – 3 euros per person
Contacts: Pāvilosta county, Saka parish, +371 29124128, email@example.com
Cīrava forest park
In the Cīrava forest park, walk a “Beaver’s Trail” with active recreational elements – a cable bridge, climbing walls, etc., and a “Sound’s Trail” with 5 sound-generating environmental arts objects, or choose a team-building and competing spirit hike with fancy hosts. Preferred group size – 10-30 pers. At the end of the hike, there will be an opportunity to enjoy tea or soup at the bonfire (1.50-2.50 euros from a team member).
Contacts: Aizpute county, Cīrava, +371 26121069
Kazdanga Manor park
Kazdanga Manor park offers guided tours, creative workshops and educational games for different age groups. There are several equipped lounges where you can arrange a creative workshop called “Burn your pancakes.” The park area has a 190-meter-long pedestrian pontoon dock across Dzirnezers with an observation tower in its middle. The pontoon dock is part of the 7 km long nature trail.
Contacts: Aizpute county, Kazdanga, +371 29103813
Informative and educational exposition about Durbe Lake from the ice age to the modern days. You will see fish replicas present in the lake, interactive expositions about the formation of the lake, historical evidence and factors of eutrophication. It is possible to arrange practice in both, the exhibition hall and the Durbe Lake itself, where the special viewing tower has been set up for this reason.
Contacts: Skolas Street 3, Durbe +371 28835821, +371 29164833
The farm “Stiebriņi” offers tours to school groups “The role of a horse in the countryside then and now” with narration, demos, an exhibition review and a ride on horseback or in a ride-cart. Availability to make a bonfire at a picnic site. Price – 3 euros per person The duration of the event – ~ 3 h,
Contacts: +371 26534780.
In the ceramic workshop, “Virzas” – tours for school groups “Make yourself.” Ceramic workshops and product displays, clay modelling practical classes. Price – 2 euros per person,
Contacts: +371 26534381, Priekule county, Virga parish, Paplaka
The owners of the ethnographic house “Zvanītāji” offer an excellent opportunity to discover the cultural heritage and traditions of the Rucava county – to look at the contents of the dowry chest, to listen to the songs of the locals and to taste local dishes.
Contacts: +371 26814051
If you want to bake a local rustic bread yourself, the farm “Alejas” welcomes you!
Contacts: +371 29383994
Should you wish to look at the old tools and household items, visit the “Bajāru rija”, whereas from the new viewing platform on Muižas Hill you will have a great view to the ancient Sventāja river valley.
Contacts: Rucava county, Rucava, +371 29134903
Embūte ancient valley
Embūte ancient valley is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Kurzeme, waddled by stories and legends. A 2,5 km-long nature trail with a view tower has been set up in the ancient valley. In this nature park, you will see some Curonian Swords, The Indulis settlement hill, Joda’s foot stone, and other exciting things. In the Embūte Tourism information centre exhibition room you can see models of the terrain of the nature park and various exhibitions. In the Joda’s valley there is a picnic area, where you can cook soup, and play sports games, having your team time. Guided service – available on donations.
Contacts: Vaiņode county, Embūte parish, +371 26632134
Get to know herbs along with the home production farm SIA “Miju”!
– farm narrative, production process and plants
– tasks and games about plants and herbs
– tasting vegetables and herbs
– awarding the winners
Class duration – 1-1.5 h
Price – 3,50 euros per person
Contacts: Vaiņode county, Embūte parish, +371 26632134
Dunikas bog trail
A wooden trail extends across the Dunika swamp, which is one of the longest in Europe. Here you can enjoy the unusual silence that always prevails in the swamp, as well as the primordial landscape, a swamp with acacias, mini-lakes and islets. To learn more about the bog environment, please use the guided service +371 26335266. At the end of the hike, you have an opportunity to enjoy a soup from the big pot,
Contacts: +371 20028776, Rucava county, Dunika parish
Lavender farm “LavenderVilla”
During your visit, you will learn about the specific characteristics of lavender cultivation, the process and history of making essential oil, from the extraction of raw materials to the finished product. The farm visit is accompanied by creative classes and tastings for both, children and adults, in which you will find out about the practical use of lavender, and we will work creatively and spend our time tasty.
Contacts: “Mārsili”, Grobiņa county, Grobiņa parish +371 25608806, firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to the Speaking Stones on the promenade, which overlooks the Grobina castle hill, or go for a walk along the new path, which runs 3 km along the banks of the River Ālande.
Contacts: +371 22024940
Whereas in the Active Tourism Centre “Curonian Viking settlement” offers a great opportunity to explore the life of Curonian Vikings, test your agility skills in a Vikings way, explore the legends, and have a good time in your friends company.
Contacts: Pīlādžu Street 3, Grobiņa, +371 26661194, email@example.com