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Members of VTA

Silmači, recreation centre

The biggest recreation centre in Vidzeme!

Ungurmuiža, guest house

Hotel Kalna ligzda

Small and cozy hotel in Smiltene








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Euro Velo Newsletter June 2012

Jomas Street Festival, Jūrmala
July 6 - 8

Project CHARTS implemented its first activity Joint Training Seminar on “Heritage and Cultural Policies and Strategies for a Sustainable Tourism Promotion and Development in European Regions” on the 21 – 22 June, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. This two days Seminar aimed to benefit the staff of the partner regions in culture and heritage inputs to tourism sustainability regional policies and related innovations

6-8 July, Saulkrasti Festival
Saulkrasti invites everyone to once more take part in the city’s annual festival, from 6-8 July. The theme of this year’s festival has to do with secrets

Visit of Bert Sitters in Latvia from June 10-13
It is no secret that people from the Netherlands are passionate bikers, and for 4 days one of them – the famous journalist and cycling enthusiast Mr. Bert Sitters visited the most beautiful places in Latvia along the seashore, where the Euro Velo 10 and Euro Velo 13 Iron Curtain Trails are planned

On the 21 – 22 June, 2012 will be Joint Training Seminar “Heritage and Cultural Policies and Strategies for a Sustainable Tourism Promotion and Development in European Regions” for officers and policy makers

Theatrical programmes in Cesis Castle Complex
Do you know who really lived in Cesis Castle? Inside castle walls, illuminated by candlelight - castle warden will tell about the daily life of the Livonian Order

European Cyclists' Federation Newsletter
June 2012

The first bicycle-friendly accommodation place in Latvia will be awarded a certificate
On May 21st in Lilaste, Carnikava county in hotel “Medzābaki” the first bicycle-friendly certificate will be awarded

Central Baltic Cycling Workshop and Study Tour in Latvia
A workshop entitled “European and Latvian Experience for Creating Cycling Routes” will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in the "Meža Salas" Tourism and Leisure Centre near Limbazi, Latvia

EuroVelo Central Coordination to receive funding from the EU
At the end of February, the ECF received the fantastic news that the application for a grant from the European Union for the Central Coordination of EuroVelo had been successful. This is the second year in a row that the ECF and its partners have been successful in applying for this funding

Cycling activities and events in May 2012 in Vidzeme region!

May 19: Museum Night in Saulkrasti We Must Remain by the Sea!
Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum's 15th anniversary celebration, the festive Bicycle Ride of Saulkrasti Katrīnas and Captains Let’s Roll into Summer in Saulkrasti, opening of the Sun Square (Saules Laukums), celebration of 160 years since the first sailing vessel was built on the beach at Saulkrasti, and dancing, singing and other fun activities in the way captains would enjoy it!

NEW AND UNIQUE! Valmiera Culture card
In April there will be a new card in Valmiera – Valmiera Culture card!

Recreation complex „ BRIEDĪŠI” during spring-summer-autumn season offers boat trips
Enjoy day trip along the most beautiful place of Gauja: Cēsis Bridge – Līgatne ferry

Students from Netherlands visited Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences
On April 19, 2012 Saxion University of Applied Sciences Hospitality Business School tourism students and lecturers visited Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

European Cyclists' Federation Newsletter
April 2012

On 10th and 11th of April Vidzeme Tourism Association participated in the opening conference of Interreg IV A programm 2007-2013 in Jelgava city, Latvia

Project CHARTS for Tourism Sustainability
On the 22 - 23 March, 2012 was 1st Inter-Regional Steering Committee Meeting of project CHARTS (Culture & Heritage Added-value to Regional policies for Tourism Sustainability) in Argalasti, South Pelion Municipality, Greece

New Latvian tourism quality logo launched at this year’s "Balttour" international tourism exhibition
During the recent "Balttour 2012"’tourism exhibition, the new Latvian tourism quality system "Q Latvia" was introduced

Top activities to do in Sigulda in 2012

European Cyclists Federation Newsletter
February 29

Vidzeme Tourism Association in Balttour 2012
Photos from the exhibition

Gökova Cycling Tour 2012
Every year the Turkish National EuroVelo Coordinator, EnverCevko, join forces with the Mugla Cycling Association to organise an international cycling tour along the beautiful Gulf of Gokova

ECF EuroVelo3 The Pilgrim’s Trail Newsletter
The EuroVelo 3 – St James Way Project Ended With a Successful Workshop in Brussels

Major events and activities in Saulkrasti Area in 2012

EuroVelo Technology Newsletter goes live!

Latest EuroVelo newsletter!

TOP things to do in Sigulda in wintertime
Year by year Sigulda attract visitors not only with castles and manors, but also with sport activities

19th Baltic International Travel Trade Fair “Balttour 2012”
From February 10 - 12, 2012 in Riga

Culture events in Valmiera in 2012

Vidzeme Tourism Association wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Special offer for Family holidays at Birini Castle
A family afternoon at Birini Castle including entertainment in the park, bath, and pool attractions, delicious dinner and overnight stay in the family room at 99.99 LVL

Euro Velo has a new website!
This website has been created as an aid for those organisations and individuals working on the EuroVelo network

Vidzeme University College and Vidzeme Tourism Association welcomes everyone to a FREE training course: "Emerald Forest"
The course will take place in Vidzeme University College, 22. - 25. of November, 2011

EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence
Videos about the EDEN contest winners: Līgatne city, Cēsis city, Liepājas Karosta, Bauska castle with Rundāle and Mežotne castle, Turaida and Sigulda

Third international „ICT - 13 Iron Curtain Trail” workshop took place in Riga from 4.10-5.10.2011

New Exhibitions in Turaida Museum Reserve
Turaida Museum Reserve welcomes to visit the new exhibitions – „Investigation and Restoration of the Old Living House of Estate Manager” and interior exhibition „Living House of Estate Manager”

Latvia - on film!
Watch these video clips and find out why Latvia really is best enjoyed slowly!

Sigulda Sport2000 half marathon
On October 15, Sigulda, Latvia

ECF EuroVelo13 North Section Newsletter 2011/3
Current activities of the North section of the EuroVelo13 – Iron Curtain Trail

Cycling Project Euro Velo 13 Iron Curtain Trail
Project description, news and activities in Latvia

Annual Railway Festival 2011 - "Strength in Iron!"

Turaida Museum Reserve invites you to participate in the Day of Livs on Sunday, August 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
During the feast Liv language will be spoken and performed Liv songs, offered possibility to participate in interactive tour „The Heirs of Satesele” about cultural heritage of Vidzeme Livs and taste flatfish from Courland and other traditional food. Thanks to Sigulda Regional Council, the festive atmosphere will be created by Live Song Ensemble „Laula” from Kolka

Rīga 810th Anniversary
This year Rīga is celebrating its 810th Anniversary from the 19th to the 21st August

The only international MTB cycling race in Latvia this year approaching
On 21 August, on Dzintari beach, the only international mountain bike race in Latvia this year will be launched

Baltic International Summer School gathers more than 80 participants from 16 countries in 2011
Organized by Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Baltic International Summer School (BISS) will be held this year from the 31st of July till the 14th of August gathering more than 80 students and lecturers from 16 countries

Cēsis Art Festival
From 23/07 - 13/08 2011

Valmiera city festival "Valmiera 728"

Sommer solstice fest in Jurmala on 23rd of June

The 11th International Choreography Festival „Arabesk-2011”
The 11th International Choreography Festival „Arabesk-2011” will take place in Dzintari Concert Hall from 22 - 26 July 2011

Travel from Riga to Gulbene and then with Bānītis!
The company "Pasazieru vilciens" in cooperation with "Gulbene - Aluksne Banitis" Ltd organizes coordinated tours on Saturdays starting from 14th of May. Ride on the Banitis and visiting places of interest such as Stameriena castle, Ate museum etc. will be within framework of this tour.

The Great Baltic Tour 2011
"The Great Baltic Tour 2011" is an adventure campaign that takes place in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It is an exciting way to spend free time and is full of new impressions and adventures that can be experienced across thirty different tourist attractions

Welcome to 2nd Blues Festival in Sigulda!
Blues In Latvia Is Also Blues! The 2nd Sigulda Blues Festival will be held at Sigulda Castle on July 23, 2011.

Opening of the summer season in Jurmala

Mugla Cycling Association (VTA cooperation partner, Turkey) invites to 4 day Cycling Tour

Opening of the tourism season in Sigulda on the 1st of May, 2011

Latvian Heritage coin with Sigulda New Castle
The monument depicted on the coin is the New Castle of Sigulda, located in the historical centre of Sigulda city next to medieval ruins

Music loves to return in Sigulda year by year. There is no certainty whether the vicinity of Gauja River, dizzy bloomingbushes or all together complete with composed rhythm of life makes Sigulda the perfect place to come and enjoy different music performances

Download Tour de LatEst map!
Map includes route description, sightseing objects and map with marked objects.

The XIX International Opera Festival Will Be Held in Sigulda
From 29 to 31 July the XIX International Opera Music Festival will be held in Sigulda, which will bring together numerous Europe and worldwide famous opera artists.

Tour de LatEst: Presentations and photos from Bicycle Tourism Develpoment Conference in Valga, October 22
More than 100 tourism professionals participated in conference in October 22 in Valga (Estonia).

“Ķeipenieši” – sweet home of gingerbread
In “Ķeipenieši” bakery work gingerbread bakers in 4th generation. Their gingerbread from others differs with a unique garnish and a very special taste.

Vecgulbene Manor Festival
In 17th and 18th of September Vecgulbene manor invites to a manor festival „Antiquity – challenge of contemporaneity”.

Come to the Bānītis Festival 2010 in 4th of September!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bānītis Festival so let’s find out what the BānītisFestival is about and more importantly – what is the Bānītis?

Star watching in Suntaži
If you would like to spend your free time in open air and in interesting, educational way, company StarSpace is offering to visit public observatory in Suntaži!

Sigulda Opera Music Festival - 7th and 8th of August 2010
Sigulda Opera Music Festival has been held on open-air stage in Sigulda Medieval Castle Ruins every summer since 1993.

Tour de LatEst: Follow Tour de LatEst cycling marathon in internet
Now you can follow the Tour de LatEst marathon in the map and in Twitter

19 to 24 July — Saulkrasti Jazz 2010
The largest open-air jazz music event in the Baltics—the XIII international festival Saulkrasti Jazz 2010 will take place at the recreation centre «Minhauzena Unda» in Saulkrasti on July 19—24, 2010.

Art festival „Cēsis 2010” - 23rd of July till 15th of August
This year art festival „Cēsis 2010” will eventuate from 23rd of July till 15th of August, offering special programs in fields of academic music, contemporary art, theatre and movies.

Tour de LatEst: Latvian - Estonian cycling route „Tour de LatEst” will be opened with more than 1000 km long opening trip
In 11th of July at 11.00 in Sigulda, Festival Square will be given start to the 14 days long cycling marathon along most beautiful places of Vidzeme and Southern Estonia that are included in the new Latvian – Estonian cycling route „Tour de LatEst”.

Saulkrasti region festival „Our Rivers Meet in Sea” 2nd – 4th of July
Festival motto: „Rivers flow and meet in Sea, people meet in Saulkrasti!”

Unforgettable Midsummer Night Festival in “Rakši” together with camels and llamas
In 23rd of June, starting from 12:00 - Midsummer greens, flower crowns, delicious and healthy goods from Latvian countryside, performances of singers and dancers, open-air cinema and Midsummer Party.

Try more than 60 attractions in OZOLKALNS Adventure Park
In OZOLKALNS Adventure Park, admirers of active recreation have opportunities to try more than 60 attractions.

Livonian Medieval Festival "Wendene.1378" in Cesis old town
29th and 30th of May – music, archery, medieval battles and contests, market and authentic medieval food!

Discounts for Musem Night visitors in hotel "Katrina"
14th - 16th of May hotel "Katrina" in Cesis offers special prices for guests!

„1st Baltic Bike Days” in Jūrmala in June 2010
On Tuesday, April 27, in hotel „Islande” at 11:00 a press conference with participation of the organizers and supporters of "1st Baltic Bike Days" in Jūrmala was held. The aim of the conference was to inform about the programme of the event.

River ship “New Way” starts trips from Riga to Jurmala
Starting from 1st of May all summer long till 1st of October everyone will be able to enjoy a trip on a river ship from Jūrmala to Riga and back.

Welcome to „CEMEX Bird Watching Days” activities
In the next weekend from 30th April till 2nd May Latvian Ornithological Society, Nature Conservation Agency and CEMEX invites bird watching fans to take part in „CEMEX Bird Watching Days”.

Estonian entrepreneurs and representatives from municipalities are visiting Vidzeme
In 22nd and 23rd of April Vidzeme Tourism Association organized Estonian tourism entrepreneurs, tourism information centers specialists and municipalities representatives visit in Vidzeme.

VIII Great Charity Bordermarket in Valka
In 8th of May in Valka in Lugazu Square (Lugažu laukums) everybody is invited to take part in a unique project – Great Charity Bordermarket.

Welcome to Whitsundays festivities in Birini Castle 23th May 2010
Already from 1996 Whitsundays festivities in Birini Castle are organized and there come together people from many places in Latvia to celebrate the beginning of the Summer.

Easter celebration in Vidzeme
Meet the Easter Rabbit, sway in big swing and enjoy the spring!

Easter in Jūrmala
April 4, 2010 - „Easter bunny soft and white, Hopping quickly out of sight. Bringing treats and goodies too, I wish I could play with you!”

Gaizins hill carnival „Golgāt – traks” 2010 in 20th of March!
It is already traditionally when winter comes to an end in hill of Gaizins takes place one of the biggest and funniest winter festivals in Madona’s area – mask carnival „Golgāt – traks”.

Celebration of spring in ceramic workshop «Cepļi»
Saturday, 20th of March 14:00 o’clock together with folklore group „Cielava” from Salacgriva.

Apply for „Soviet Secret Bunker” excursion in internet
„Soviet Secret Bunker” is one of favorite sightseeing objects in Vidzeme, bunker lies in territory of Rehabilitation Center „Līgatne” in Līgatnes area.

Tour de LatEst marathon and cycling opportunities in Vidzeme will be presented in „Balttour 2010”
From 5th till 7th of February in International Exhibition Center in Kipsala there will be 17th international tourism market „Balttour 2010” that traditionally serves as a guide to its attendants in choosing their travel destinations.

Visit Vidzeme at international tourism exhibitions
This year Vidzeme Tourism Association has planned to participate in following international markets of tourism industry:

VTA participates in the largest tourism market of Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) in Netherlands
During the week 12th – 17th of January Vidzeme Tourism Association will present the new cycling route in the annual tourism exhibition „Vakantiebeurs” in Netherlands which is the largest specialized tourism exhibition in the country.

The new snowboard park open in Sigulda City hill

Sledging in Sigulda
This winter you can take advantage of the cold weather and see the most beautiful places in Tauraida museum from the sledge!

Saulkrasti cross-country track open for skiing!
The total length of the track is 2.3 km

Photo exhibition in Valmiera
The photo exhibition will be open from 8th – 25th of January and 90 pictures will be exhibited in Valmiera Culture Centre

Winter. Snow. Cēsis.
Choose one of the 3 options or use our holiday planner and calculate how much your holidays in Cēsis will cost

Līgatne nature trail welcomes cross-country skiers!
Now it is possible to enjoy the cross-country skiing in Līgatne nature trails, thanks to the Gauja National Park Fund and administration

Raitis Sijāts, head of the Vidzeme Tourism Association, participates at the "Iron Curtain Trail" conference in Warsaw, Poland

Special Christmas offer at Annas Hotel

Žagarkalns also open for skiing!

Snow in Lido hill!
Already from the 3rd of November there is a snow in Lido hill.

Special offers during the national holidays in SPA “Mārcienas muiža”
We offer you to spend a wonderful holidays in countryside, in an ancient manor with a cozy atmosphere, personal attitude, delicious meal and relaxing SPA procedures, as well as the sauna. This is a great offer for yourself or can also be given as a gift to your beloved ones!

Gauja National Park informs that starting from November 2, 2009 the entrance fees have been reduced
From November 2, the entrance fee for Līgatne Nature Trails for adults is LVL 2, children and seniors – LVL 1. The visit to the tower is free of charge.

Conference about creating tourism offers
On 12th of November “Lauku Ceļotājs” organizes a conference about creating competitive tourism offers and using new and innovative ideas and possibilities

Munchausen invites everyone to celebrate Christmas!
Christmas time is coming, therefore Munchausen invites everyone to celebrate in his estate together with friends, colleagues and family.

New souvenirs in Cēsis Castle Visitors Centre

Pumpkin days in Rakši
On the 31st of October and 1st of November in recreation complex Rakši there will be an open-air competition with pumpkins

Mārtiņdiena (Martin’s day) events in Gulbene – Alūksne Narrow-gauge train
On the 7th of November everyone is welcome to participate in the events organized by the narrow-gauge railway!

Mārtiņdiena (Martin’s day) events in Gulbene – Alūksne RailwayMārtiņdiena (Martin’s day) events in Gulbene – Alūksne Railway
On the 7th of November everyone is welcome to participate in the events organized by the narrow-gauge railway!

Tourism season continues in Gauja National Park
This year the tourism season in Sigulda and Līgatne Nature Trails will continue longer!

First house from sand built in Latvia
This autumn in Vienkoči park, Līgatne, the first and only sand house in Latvia was opened for the public

Outdoor classroom in Līgatne nature trails
The outdoor classroom has been opened next to Forest school “Pauguri”

Opera days in Madone district
2009. is the 90th anniversary for the National opera, as well as the 5th season of ccoperation with Madone district council. The opera days have become a great tradition and will take place also this year!

Submit a photo of Sigulda and receive a prize from Aerodium – a flight in the wind tunnel!
Send your pictures to!

Nordic waling near Gaiziņkalns!
On 17th of October there will be a Nordic walking event near Gaiziņkalns

Fly over Sigulda during the golden autumn!
The flights over Sigulda have been re-opened!

Adventure rally “Autumn in Gaiziņkalns” on 17th of October

Autumn hiking in Rūjiena
On 17th of October, at 10:00, Rūjiena City Council is organizing an autumn hiking excursion in Rūjiena

Pedele river recreation and nature trail opening
Saturday, the 10th of October in Valka and Valga there will be opening of Pedele river recreation and nature trail. At 14:00 there will be the opening of the orienteering trek.

Golden autumn offer in Turaida
As every autumn, there is a lot to see in Turaida. Here you can find the most popular attractions for this year’s autumn.

Unusual journey through Vidzeme – photo exhibition in Cesvaine castle
On the 6th of October, 2009 a photo exhibition by Klauss Štobers was opened in Cesvaine castle.

VIsoEST Project meeting on marking the cycling routes
Vidzeme Tourism Association, in cooperation with South Estonian municipalities continues to implement the Estonian-Latvian cross-border project VIsoEST by bike.

Agreement signed between Vidzeme University College and "Valmiermuižas alus" (Valmiermuiža brewery) to promote tourism in Vidzeme
This is a first agreement of its kind in Vidzeme in order to promote cultural and culinary tourism between a private venture and university

Special offer in "Kolonna Hotel Cēsis" from 1st-11th of October!
Rooms for very attractive prices!

Golden autumn in Sigulda – the best time to use the discount card “Siguldas spieķis” (Sigulda stick)
Discount card “Sigulda stick 24”is an entrance ticket to museums, castles, parks, nature object and recreational places in and around Sigulda

Watch autumn in Sigulda!
Autumn in Sigulda! Is it true?

White nights in Estonian islands
Photos and small summary by Guna Rukšāne

For all visitors who want to visit Sigulda in autumn
For all visitors who will come to see beautiful Sigulda in autumn we offer different type of paths.

The collaboration project “With bicycle to Vidzeme and South Estonia” has started
On the 10th of September in hotel “Tigra” was Estonia – Latvia collaboration project “With bicycle to Vidzeme and south Estonia” opening presentation and press conference.

Information about Jurmala now is available in virtual environment and mobile telephone
Jurmala information centre has started to participate in project “Top10intheCity”.

New in hotel “Ērgļi”
Starting from the 10th of September in Thursdays and Saturdays in hotel is available certified massage from Larisa Rekuņenko and Maruta Anzone.

SPA health resort “Mārciena manor house” in September is having special offer
1 night/2 days/2 persons – 98 lats

Sigulda adventure 2009
Sigulda adventure – it is adventure in the capital city of autumn! Take the risk in adventure park Tarzans, get new feeling of freedom in Aerodium wind tunnel, and see Gauja from the rope wagon!

Smiltene museum fund is welcoming everybody to exposition “Milky way” opening dinner
The event will take place on the 4th of September at 4 pm in Smiltene KCS cafeteria.

Vidzeme and Southern Estonia municipalities start implementation of a new unique cycling-tourism project
Upon initiative of the Vidzeme Tourism Association and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) a joint Latvia-Estonia project “Go cycling through Vidzeme and Southern Estonia” is started. Kick-off meeting and press conference will be held on Thursday, 10th of September, 2009 at Hotel “Tigra”.

On the 2nd of September in Cēsis castle-ruins movie “I’m not there”
The movie is produced by Tod Hein. The main character in this movie is Bob Dylan.

Nature path “Labyrinth – tree school” opening
On the 28th of August at 3 pm in relaxation complex “Avoti” will be opening of new nature path for children and families.

International movie festival “Baltic pearl” movie in Cēsis castle ruins on the 26th of August!
The name of the movie is “8”.

Jurmala win over German health resort
On the 10th and 11th of August in one of the most popular German TV channels SAT 1 was plot about Jurmala health resort.

“Valmiermuižas” brewery has been visited by more then 1000 guests
In the first two opening month brewery has been visited by more then 1000 guests from Latvia and foreign countries.

Adventure in which everybody has to participate – Middle Age party in God Island
Very close from Turaida is made Livonia Middle Age settlement GODESVERDERA (God Island), which offers to live in Middle Age – all kind of activities!

The ticket selling has started for VII International folk dance festival in Sigulda “Sudmalīņas”
From the 5th till the 9th of August will be VII International folk dance festival “Sudmaliņas”.

Cēsis Art Festival “Cēsis 2009”
This year Art Festival “Cēsis 2009” will be three weeks long – from the 25th of July till the 15th of August.

Borderrock – Latvians and Estonians on one stage!
On the 8th of August starting from 3 pm will be Latvian and Estonian festival Borderrock, which will take place in Valka open-air stage. There will be 13 bands and 2 DJ tents.

In Rakši first long pile lama has been born. Camel will come…
On 19th of July the first long pile lama Kamilla was born.

In Minhauzen museum will be the biggest attraction ship in Latvia
In Dunte the work have already started on biggest attraction ship in Latvia, which will be 30 meter long and 4,5 meter wide, but the mast with Minhauzen flag will be 15 meter high.

Saulkrasti festival in Minhauzen stile
From the 17th till the 19th of July will be Saulkrasti festival 2009

Etienne Mbappé with the band Su La Také in Saulkrasti Jazz festival
On the 25th of July in Saulkrasti relaxation complex „Minhauzena Unda“ will be the final concert of International festival Saulkrasti Jazz 2009. Concert begins at 7 pm and it will be participated by world wide known Cameroonian bas guitar artist from Paris Etienne Mbappé with the band Su La Take.

Excursion „Soviet stopping”
Go for a ride with Soviet bus and discover how people lived in Cēsis.

May Events in Pargauja district
On the 17th of May at 5 pm in Unguri manor house is opening of Guna Rukšāne narcissus exhibition – concert with Evita Raituma (soprano) and Santa Jēkabsone (piano).

Opening of summer season in Reinis track
In guest house „Reinis” there are 6 different rooms (for 19 persons) and apartments (for 9 persons), 2 saunas, as well as seminar hall (till up to 20 persons) with bar.

Gauja National park is welcoming their guests
Gauja National park administration is welcoming everybody to be responsive during the visit in park territory – take care of nature and new infrastructure.

Cēsis entrepreneur 2009 – photo
On the 24th and 25th of April Vidzeme Tourism Association in collaboration with Vidzeme development region participated in the 15th entrepreneurship exhibition Cēsis entrepreneur 2009

The ticket selling have been started
From the 1st of May there has been started ticket selling for Sigulda Opera music festival, which will take place of the 18th of July.

From 1st of May in Dikļu castle will be opened new terrace
In terrace you could taste tasty vine and new Valmiermuiža beer. For children there will be special ice-cream and sorbet.

Music and art in Cesvaine castle
On the 30th of April in Cesvaine castle will be event dedicated to Cesvaine 800 year anniversary

Bicycle rent in Saulkrasti
From the 1st of May in Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum will be offered bicycle rent.

On the 2nd and 3rd of May will Latvia championships in motocross
The motocross will take place in Valmiera region Kocēnu district “Viteļi” track

On the 24th and 25th of April in Cēsis will be exhibition Cēsis entrepreneur 2009
Also it is participated by Vidzeme Tourism Association.

News in Vienkoči Park
In Vienkoči park in Līgatne has been placed Nurmuiža manor house mockup.

There has been opened Culture and art room “Sigulda Tornis” and the first exhibition
On the 19th of April there has been opened art room “Sigulda Tornis” with the exhibition from Sigulda artists.

Biriņi castle is welcoming to visit summer fest on the 31st of May at 12:30pm
Holy service Exhibitions Attractions for children, ponies, horses, craftsmen market, cafeteria, restaurant…

Minhauzen museum has started to work with lot of new things
Baltic country beer bowl exposition and the Liar fest which will take place on the 23rd of May.

On the 2nd of May, the opening of tourism season in Cesis

Spring oven fest 2009
On the 25th of April in ceramic workshop “Cepļi” will be spring fest.

Everybody will find something suitable for good week-end in Valmiera!
The 17th – 19th April

Tourism information days in Zemgale
Tourism development State agency is welcoming everybody to participate in information day and presentation.

Gauja National park administration is informing that from the beginning of April there has started to work Gutmaņala Visitor centre.
Working hours: During the week: from 10am till 5pm At week-end: from 10am till 7pm

Saulkrasti Bicycle museum has started to offer Bicycle rent!
From the 1st of May the bicycle rent is available!

In April are available different recreation possibilities in Sigulda
Sigulda Adventure Park is opened: Rodel track is opened with lift, Tarzan and catapult. In working days you should call to 27001187 for applying or write e-mail

H.O.G. rally program in Jūrmala
18th Annual European H.O.G. rally program in Jūrmala will be from 25th till 27th of June in collaboration with Jūrmala city council and Harely-Davidson Europe Ltd. There will be approximately 10000 Harley-Davidson owners.

Līgatne ferry is closed!
Gauja National park administration is informing, that Līgatne ferry is closed, because of high water level! There will be information when it will start to work!

Ķemeri National park is ready for the new tourism season
But for visitors the big Ķemri footbridge is closed.

There will be “Grand Baltic travel 2009”
Tourism development state agency in collaboration with Lithuanian and Estonian state tourism organizations is making Baltic country tourism product popularization by offering “Grand Baltic travel 2009”

Everybody will find something suitable for good Easter in Valmiera!
The 10th – 12th April

In Cēsis castle ruins will be competition for the archers from Baltic countries
On the 11th of April in Cēsis Middles age castle ruins will be North Latvia – South Estonia competition in archery LIVONIAN CUP 1st round “Three castle cup” with 100 participants from Baltic countries.

In Dikļi castle
In April you can reserve hotel rooms with 20% discount. Double room with breakfast starting from 41,60 lats.

Easter in Sigulda
On the 11th of April in Sigulda will be Green market

News is Park hotel bar - restaurant “Brūzis”!
In spring special food offers.

From the 5th of April till the 10th of May in Madona museum will be “Art day exhibition 2009”
This time it will be presented with guests – Ann-Kristin Jensmar from Tranos in Sweden and Laif Nilsen from Denmark Culture Institute.

Soon Limbaži city will have their souvenir
There has been found unique canvas in Braunshveig house, which will be used to make new souvenir.

Everybody will find something suitable for good weekend in Valmiera!
The 3rd – 5th April

From the 3rd till the 30th of April in Cēsis will be Art days 2009
The event is like a tradition in each year, which helps April to bring city in new lights.

On the 11th and 12th of April will be Easter market in Mālpils manor house!
It will be participated by Mālpils producers and farmers.

In Cēsis New Castle will continue the reconstruction works
The reconstruction works will be in the castle 3rd and 4th floor, the 2nd floor will be finished soon.

Alūksne train is going to offer special Easter surprise
On the 12th of April Gulbene – Alūksne train will be specially decorated for Easter hares

In guest house Kalbakas is Eastern action “Give a stem-bath to the friend and receive the discount”
Offer is available from the 26th of March till the 26th of April; the amount of discount is 10 %.

Green market in Cēsis Rose square first time with dairy products
On the 21st of March from 9am till 3pm everybody is welcomed to farmers and artisans “Green market”.

Easter events in Cēsis
From the 9th till 13th of April in Cēsis will be different Easter events

Art pillow exhibition in Kalnmuiža “Ķisens”
In Kalnmuiža (Cēsis district, Kārļi) will be opened exhibition “Ķisens”. There will be old and modern pillows and it carpets from manor house landlady and Cēsis district artists.

World forest day event in Līgatne nature paths
On the 21st of March from 12 am till 4 pm near the Forest school “Pauguri” all interested people are welcomed to participate in creative work shop.

“Sharlote spring” in Dikļi castle
From the 1st till the 19th of April in Dikļu castle will be special offer.

Information day in Turaida museum reserve
The information day will be on the 29th of March from 10am till 2 pm.

This week-end in Sigulda will start to work rodel track
Rodel track is equipped with chair and lift.

Jurmala is announcing their beaches for Blue flag
This year three beaches have been announced for Blue Flag National jury – Majori, Bulduri and Jaunķemeri.

Jūrmala has the best restaurants in Latvia
In concurs “The best merchant 2008” the main award in restaurant category has won restaurant from Jūrmala “Preatore”, which is located in Baznīcas Street 2, Dubulti.

Turaida castle – the most popular castle in Latvia
Latvia Castle and manor house association has summarized the information about the amount of visitors in each castle or manor house.

In Sigulda all skiing tracks will be opened all March long
There are several tracks from which you can choose the most appropriate

Everybody will find something suitable for good weekend in Valmiera!
The 13th – 15th March

Also this year in Saulkrasti will be international concurs “Sun bank”
From the 22nd till the 31st of May Saulkrasti culture agency in collaboration with Latvia Art school teachers association and Vidzeme Jūrmala Music and art school is organizing the 4th International children and teenager visual art and music concert “Sun bank”.

In Limbaži museum is exhibition with towels made by Limbaži inhabitants
The exhibition will be opened from the 7th of March till the end of May.

On the 15th of March at 4 pm in culture centre “Zvejniekciems” at Saulkrasti will be singer Igo
Tickets are available at “Zvejniekciems” in working days from 10 am till 8pm and in Saturdays from 10am till 6pm.

Valmiera – your holiday city! 6.-8. March
Everybody will find something suitable for good weekend in Valmiera!

Ogre museum will have longer working time and free entrance
Starting from the March Ogre History and art museum in Wednesdays will be opened till 6 pm. Also it will be for free.

In International women day everybody is welcomed to participate in “Green market”!
The market will be opened on the 8th of March from 9am till 3pm in Rose square (Cēsis).

Homestead “Kalbakas” is offering special prices
All rooms for one person only for 5 lats.

Jurmala is nominated for the six year in the row as the best Baltic Sea resort!
The nomination is presented by Russian internet portal “” in its’ poll “ Star”.

Valmiera is welcoming distance skiing supporters
The track in near skiing center “Baiļi” and it is managed by Ltd. “Eži”. The entire length of the track in 4,5 kilometer. The track is lighted till 9 pm.

The sauna house “Dārziņi”(Virķene) is offering sauna for special spring prices!
Sauna house: From 27.02. – 01.05. (sauna, banquet hall, relaxation room for 20 persons) for 50 lats (sauna 6 hours + overnight stay).

Lithuanians is welcomed to travel in Latvia
From the 27th of February till the 1st of March Tourism Development State Agency is participating in the biggest tourism fair in Lithuania – “VIVATTUR 2009”, which will take place in the capital city Vilnius.

Electronic reduction card “Sigulda stick” is offering new tourism routs
Magnetic reduction card “Sigulda stick 24h” is offering the opportunity to choose three different 2 day routs.

The spring offer in country house “Kalbakas”
The homestead ‘Kalbakas” is offering 2 hour hot, aromatic sauna and one night stay in double room for two persons; just 20 lats.

GNP and local authorities is participating in project „European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN)
Gauja National Park administration and local authorities come up with the agreement to collaborate in project „European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN)

Vidzeme popularised in Estonia – TOUREST 2009 + PHOTO
From 13th to 15th of February in Tallinn was the annual tourism exhibition TOUREST 2009, which also was presented with stand from Vidzeme Tourism Association

Special offer from “Ķirsons manor house”
Ķirsons manor house is offering special prices from Sunday to Thursday.

Vidzeme planning region is participating in Strasbourg exhibition TOURISSIMO
From the 6th till 8th of February in Strasbourg (France) was international tourism exhibition TOURISSIMO.

Gauja National Park is between potential world nature wonders
The new campaign „New7Wonders of Nature” is published in internet, where from 260 nature objects from 222 world countries is included Gauja National Park.

Homestead “Kalbakas” special offer till the 27th of March
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday everyone will have the opportunity to make event for 6 hours just for 25 lats.

On the 28th of February in Valka will be event in distance skiing
The event will be in the new skiing track at 12 am.

Valmiera – your holiday city! 20. -22. February
Everybody will find something suitable for good weekend in Valmiera!

On the 23rd of February at 10 am in GNP visitors centre in Baznīcas Street 7 in Sigulda will be seminar dedicated to creation and e-marketing of “Perfect tourism internet home page”
“Sigulda regional tourism association” is welcoming everybody to participate in one day seminars.

Dikļu castle is welcoming to concert “The most beautiful season”
Concert will take place on the 22nd of February at 4 pm in Dikļu castle Granary hall.

Madona region year 2008 tourism object TOP 10
The most popular objects in year 2008 were Madona local history museum and art museum and Cesvaine castle.

Photo campaign “Cēsis in winter!”
In March, after the campaign in new TIC building – in Cesis Visitor centre, in Pils square 9, there will be exhibition concerning those photos. There are just two rules – in photos there must be seen Cesis city and district objects, and photo should be taken in winter.

[12.02.2009] Līgatne ferry is working
Gauja national park administration in informing, that Līgatne ferry is started to work.

[12.02.2009] Valentinday offer in Jurmala
Special offers in many hotels in Jurmala!

[12.02.2009] Valmiera – your holiday city!
Everybody will find something suitable for good weekend in Valmiera!

[12.02.2009] Valentinday fest in Madona
On the 14th of February at 8 pm Valentinday fest in cafeteria “Kore”- in Ērgļi and in Madona

[11.02.2009] Gauja National park fond is welcoming to Wood biathlon
The competition is taking place on the 21st of February in Līgatne nature trails.

[11.02.2009] Photo and video from tourism fair Balttour 2009
Vidzeme stand was highly attended. Tourism materials about Vidzeme were distributed more than in previous tourism exhibitions.

[10.02.2009] Valentinday surprises
Valentinday surprises in hotel “Wolmar”

[10.02.2009] On the 14th of February in Valentiday in Saulkrasti will be jazz singer Jolanta Gulbe and Riga Groove Electro concert
The event will take place in hotel Baltic Inn, in Smilšu Street 7.

[10.02.2009] Valentinday: Lover day in Love work-shop in Weeding museum only on the 14th and 15th of February.
After Weeding museum there is possibility to walk by “Lucky path”.

[10.02.2009] Valentinday: on the 14th of February in Igates castle will be the Lovers fest „Love is blooming...”
The event is starting at 7pm.

[10.02.2009] Valentinday in Sigulda!
Different offers in Valentinday!

[10.02.2009] Valentinday: Improvised restaurant “Love Island” in Dikļu castle
On the 14th of February in Dikļu castle from 6 pm

[10.02.2009] Haralds Sīmanis fantastical voice and organ play in Bērzaune evangelic Lutheran church
From the 16th of February for the groups of people it is available to see Bērzaune evangelic Lutheran church and hear Haralds Sīmanis fantastic voice and organ play.

[10.02.2009] Romantic month in Vecgulbene manor house
Vecgulbene manor house is announcing the month February as Romantic month with special romantic supper and romantic roses therapy.

[10.02.2009] On the 14th of February in Cēsis – Green market
From 9 am till 3 pm in Roses square will be farmers and craftsman “Green market”.

[09.02.2009.] Valentinday in Cēsis and Cēsis region
Parties in many places in Cēsis and Cēsis region

[09.02.2009] Electronic reduction card “Sigulda stick” is offering new tourism routs
Magnetic reduction card “Sigulda stick 24h” is offering the opportunity to choose three different 2 day routs.

[06.02.2009] This year Cēsis has new tourism priorities
This year Cēsis is not taking active participation in “Balttour 2009”, but informative materials will be available in Vidzeme Tourism Association stand.

[06.02.2009] Ogres museum will smell like a wax, there will be Metenis gingerbreads; Ziedonis Romāns will draw some pictures
On the 7th of February at History and art museum everybody is invited to enjoy Metenis day and Candle month atmosphere, as well as visit artist Ziedonis Romāns creative laboratory.

[02.04.2009] In Cēsis everybody is welcomed to see Latvia design objects and work in creative room
On the 6th of February at 4 pm in Cēsis Exhibition hall will be opened Latvia design exposition “Design Drive”. The exhibition will be opened from the 6th of February till the 8th of March.

[04.02.2009] In Sigulda will be unusual skiing competition
On the 6th of February at 7 pm at Sigulda Olympic Center “City track” will be skiing competition “Čaiņiku cup 2009”

[04.02.2009] Valentinday in lovely train
The “lovely train” is departing from Gulbene train station at 1:25 pm and arriving at 4:45 pm.

[04.02.2009] Valentinday: “Pa laimes taku” special in Lovers day
On the 14th of February at 7 pm Participation fee for 1 person is 7 lats

[04.02.2009] Photo campaign “Cēsis in winter!”
In March, after the campaign in new TIC building – in Cesis Visitor centre, in Pils square 9, there will be exhibition concerning those photos. There are just two rules – in photos there must be seen Cesis city and district objects, and photo should be taken in winter.

[04.02.2009] New distance skiing track in Ērgļi!
Track is made with purpose to choose your preferable distance – from 0,5 km up to 3,5 km.

[04.02.2009] In Valmiera skiing center “Baiļi” there is made new access point to distance skiing track
This point is situated by driving along Brenguļu Street from Valmiera center and by turning left after company “Misas”.

[02.02.2009] On the 20th of January was Russian mass media and tourism company visit – photo from event
More about event -

[02.02.2009] Matka 2009 – Vidzeme is popularized in the biggest tourism exhibition in Finland
From the 15th till 18th of January the exhibition was taking part in Helsinki. Totally there were 85 669 visitors from which 1700 were tourism professionals.

[02.02.2009] Matka 2009 – Photo from the biggest tourism exhibition in Finland
Photo: Raitis Sijāts, board of director of Vidzeme Tourism association

[02.02.2009] On the 23rd of February at 10 am in GNP visitors centre in Baznīcas Street 7 in Sigulda will be seminar dedicated to creation and e-marketing of “Perfect tourism internet home page”
“Sigulda regional tourism association” is welcoming everybody to participate in one day seminars.

[02.02.2009] Enjoy your meal in “Apiņu kalte”
The offer consists of 3 hour program: 1 hour in sauna and swimming pool. Price 20 lats. 2 hours with pancakes and tee. Price 2,5 lats from one person.

[02.02.2009] Today the big event for tourism professionals “Buy Latvia, Buy the Baltics. 2009” is going to start
From 2nd till 6th of February in Riga will be the event for tourism professionals “Buy Latvia, Buy the Baltics. 2009”, which is organized by Tourism development State agency.

[25.01.2009] Valmiera – Your city for working days and holidays!
Everybody can find the best solution for spending their free time in Valmiera!

[25.01.2009] On the 7th of February will be traditional ski “Around Alauksts”
The event is organized by Vecpiebalga district council in collaboration with sports club “Alauksts”.

[25.01.2009] 2nd Nation skiing “Around Gaiziņš 2009”
On the 1st of February at 12am at relaxation complex “GOLGĀTA” will be skiing in 4-16 km distance depending on age.

[23.01.2008] X-Bag in Žagarkalns
In Žagarkalns snowboard park is new, big inflatable pillow – X BAG!

[20.01.2009] Exhibition “Balttour 2009” mark the beginning of tourism season
From 6th till 8th of February in International exhibition center in Ķīpsala will be 16th International tourism exhibition “Balttour 2009”. In exhibition will be 160 stands from 29 countries.

[20.01.2009] Tourism representatives from St. Petersburg is visiting Gulbene and its’ districts
From 20th till 21st of January in Vecgulbene manor house will be tourism representatives from St. Petersburg tourism agency.

[20.01.2009] Year 2009 geological object will be Sikšņu cliffs
Year 2009 geological object will be Sikšņu cliffs – dolomite detritions on Gauja bank, Alūksne region Virešu district.

[19.01.2009] In Ozolkalns and Žagarkalns have started campaign “Try with neighbor”
From the 17th of January there will start to work joined Ozolkalns – Žagarkalns ticket.

[19.01.2009] “Reinis track” is working in full capacity, distance skiing in for free
In “Reinis track” is working main track with two ski lifts, beginner hill, free distance skiing track and Children Park with SunKid ski lift. Also children can play in Game room and Children school.

[19.01.2009] In Valmiera there will be Creation dancing concurs
On the 24th of January at 3 pm in Valmiera Culture centre will start Creation dancing concurs. It is organized by Nonmaterial cultural heritage state agency in collaboration with Valmiera Culture centre.

[19.01.2009] There will be small and big “Sarma”
Latvia rally sprint championship 1st stage or small “Sarma 2009” will take place on the 31st of January and 1st February, but Latvia rally championship 2nd stage – rally “Sarma 2009” – will start on the 14th and 15th of February.

[12.01.2009] In Sigulda, Ventas Street 1a near hotel “Aparjods”, has opened free skating – rink
It is possible to hire the skates for 1 - 1.5 lats per hour (size 36 – 45).

[12.01.2009] Sigulda luge track is offering to take a ride with bobsleigh
1 minute – 14 curves – 100km/h

[12.01.2009] Vecgulbene manor house museum has been accredited
Hotel “Vecgulbene manor house” has received 4 star hotel status. The accreditation is for 5 years.

[12.01.2009] Photo campaign “Cēsis in winter!”
In March, after the campaign in new TIC building – in Cesis Visitor center, in Pils square 9, there will be exhibition concerning those photos. There are just two rules – in photos there must be seen Cesis city and district objects, and photo should be taken in winter.

[12.01.2009] In Līgatne nature trails there is possibility to ski!
More information by calling on +371 64153313

[12.01.2009] In Limbaži museum there is ceramic exhibition “Smuk’ smuk’ podiš”
On the 6th of January in Limbaži museum was opened first exhibition in this year, where you can see the works of four potters - Ingrīda Žagata, Diāna Dzelme, Nauris Galviņš and Gatis Dzērve.

[07.01.2009] Rāmkalni observatory has made special application papers
There can be groups with up to 15 persons. More information and application by calling: Arnis Ginters: 29120445

[07.01.2009] Vidzeme tourism maps in measure 1:500 000 has been published
The maps in 35 000 exemplars has been published in 7 languages – Latvian, Russian, German, English, Estonian, Finish and Lithuanian.

[07.01.2009] In Dikļu castle there will be opened cooking studio
Everybody in the group (8-12 persons) is welcomed to participate in order to improve their cooking skills.

[07.01.2009] In Valmiera, in Rīgas Street 43 there is opened skating-rink
Working hours: In working days from 2pm till 9pm In Saturdays and Sundays from 10am till 10pm

[07.01.2009] In Cēsis, in Maija Park there is opened skating-rink
The working time In working days: from 2pm till 9pm In Saturdays and Sundays: from 10am till 10pm

[07.02.2009] In Madona region there is new entertaining – educational program in the nature – Events in the wood of Vilku hill
Program lasts for 3 hours, it is recommended to make a group till 30 persons, program costs 33 lats from group.

[04.01.2009] Tigra Hotel offer for skiers – discount 35%
By showing Žagarklans ski lift card in hotel ( you will receive 35% discount for staying in hotel. Also you will receive coupon, which will allow skiing in Ozolkans ( one hour for free.

[04.01.2009] The amount of tourists in Jurmala has raised by 4%
From January till September 2008 the amount of tourists in Jurmala was 109821 visitors. (Source: Central Statistical Bureau)

[22.12.2008] In Latvia there will be first Sauna museum
In Latvia, in Sēja district, there is developing first “Sauna museum”. The goal of museum is to popularize sauna culture in Latvia.

[22.12.2008] Between the most successive Tourism products in 2008 there is offer from Vidzeme
Tourism development state agency and Ministry of Economics in collaboration with European Parliament ETP-ED group were organizing 5th Latvian Tourism forum, which took place on the 18th of December in the Big Guild.

[20.12.2008] Latvia Hotel and restaurant association has made a letter to Saeima
Latvia Hotel and restaurant association has sent a letter to Saeima with request to use the rights and ask the president of Latvia not to proclaim the changes in the law of “VTA” for hotel services, but maintain the diminished law of VTA.

[17.12.2008] There has been Madona region tourism conference
On 9tth of December in Madona region Vestiena district in hotel “Ķirsona manor house” there was “3rd Madona region tourism conference.”

[17.12.2008] Today winter season starts in skiing and relaxation park “Ozolkans”
Skiing and relaxation park “Ozolkans” has opened skiing and snowboard tracks.

[17.12.2008] In Cēsis New castle there is new offer to taste Christmas beer
From today in exposition “Cēsis beer history and investment in Cēsis city history and development” everybody is welcomed to taste Cēsis Christmas Porter. This opportunity is provided by Joint Stock Company “Cēsu alus” in first beer exposition in Latvia.

[10.12.2008] Ogre tourism information centre is changing its’ location to bus station and therefore is hopes to attract more visitors
Last week Ogre tourism information centre changed its’ location

[05.12.2008] Christmas train in “Sūnu ciems”
Christmas train is organizing special rides on 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd and 29th of December. The big Christmas tree will be on the 26th of December.

[05.12.2008] There will be opened public observatory in recreation park Rāmkalni
On the 9th of December in recreation park “Rāmkalni” the work will start the most modern public observatory in Baltic States.

[02.12.2008] Association “Lattūrinfo” is electing new board
On the 25th of October there was Latvia tourism information organizations association “LATTŪRINFO” meeting, where the new board and the chairman was elected.

[02.12.2008] In the Christmas period the carriage of Sigulda will look like sledge
From the 5th of December till the beginning of February the carriage of Sigulda will look like Christmas sledge.

[01.12.2008] The fifth Latvian tourism forum
On the 18th of December at 12 am in Big Guild, Amatu Street 6, Rīga the Tourism development state agency and Ministry of Economics in cooperation with European Parliament ETP-ED group is welcoming tourism entrepreneurs to visit 5th Latvian Tourism forum.

[01.12.2008] The gnomes gingerbread workshop will be in country house “Donas”
From the 1st of December till 14th January in “Donas” which is situated near Smiltene, in Blomes district, will be gnomes’ gingerbread workshop.

[28.11.2008] Vidzeme tourism association year award 2008 laureates (+Photos)
In Vidzeme, Latgale tourism conference there also was awarded best Vidzeme tourism entrepreneurs in 16 nominations.

[28.11.2008] Ministry of Economics still doesn’t understand the tourism industry
Ministry still doesn’t understand that the politics, which it is implementing, doesn’t satisfy tourism industry and local governments. Only arrogant, irresponsible and incompetent ministry officers could say that there are good dialogue and corporation with tourism industry.

[28.11.2008] There will be 3rd Madona region Tourism Conference
On the 9th of December at the Vestiena district hotel "Ķirsona Manor house" there will be "3rd Madona District Tourism Conference ".

[28.11.2008] Cēsis will light the ancient kerosene lamps
Each Sundays at 5 pm the citizens of Cēsis and visitors have been invited to watch a musical ancient kerosene lamps lighting ceremony in the Square of Matthias Church near the Jansons sculptures "Throughout the centuries." When the city becomes dark, the people dressed in ancient clothes will light the lamps.

[24.11.2008] There will be Vidzeme Tourism Association meeting of Marketing Council
Meeting of Marketing Council will take place on the 3rd of December in Saulkrasti

[23.11.2008] On 20th of December at paintball club “Bušas” will be Christmas paintball with hot vine, Santa Claus and other surprises.

[23.11.2008] Christmas and New Year program in relaxation park “Lācītes”
Program will last for 2 hours. Participation fee is 6,5 lats Groups, beginning from 10 persons

[23.11.2008] In Žagarkalns is opened the first trace
Today Žagarkalns is opened and it will work from 11 am till 11 pm.

[23.11.2008] The calendar for next year, which is made from the best works from Cēsis aquarellist plenary, is produced
In Cēsis visitors centre – Tourism information centre everyone can buy this calendar in two languages. In the calendar you can also find artist reflections about Cēsis and planed events for the next year.

[23.11.2008] Gulbene region tourism conference
On 28th of November at 10 am Gulbene regional council and Gulbene municipality and tourism information center are welcoming Gulbene region entrepreneurs and tourism specialists to Gulbene region tourism conference “Actual situation and future perspectives in Tourism industry”.

[21.11.2008] Present market in Līgatne nature paths
On the 6th of December in Gauja National park will be Advent present market.

[21.11.2008] Cēsis has new maps on the borders of Pārgauja
There have been made new Pārgauja region maps, which have been placed in the territory near Raiskums pub and Brasla River.

[21.11.2008] Jurmala is announcing concurs “The must beautiful Christmas decoration”
Jurmala city council from 1st of December is organizing concurs “The most beautiful Christmas decoration”.

[14.11.2008] New, pretty souvenirs in Cēsis Tourism Information centre
In Cēsis Tourism Information centre you can by painted silk pillows, cards and paintings. On those souvenirs are portrayed Cēsis castle and church.

[11.11.2008] HOTEL SEGEVOLD beneficial offers for November
CANDEL NIGHT on 18th of November at7 pm

[11.11.2008] Mārciens manor house is offering “Short holidays for two persons”
The price for 2 persons is 80 lats

[11.11.2008] Baiļi is welcoming to recreation campus in Christmas holidays
All people who want to ski or skateboard are invited.

[11.11.2008] This week in Limbaži there are many cultural events
In the evening of 12th November at 6 pm in Limbaži Evangelical Lutheran Church will be male chamber choir “THE FAITHFUL MEN” from USA city Maryville.

[11.11.2008] There will be Vidzeme, Latgale tourism conference
Vidzeme, Latgale tourism conference will take place on the 20th of November at 10 am in Vecgulbene manor house complex, Brīvības Street 12, Gulbene. The topic will be “Qualitative tourism development in Vidzeme and Latgale”.

[11.11.2008] first sweet souvenir for Cēsis
In Cēsis Visitor centre – Tourism information centre, Pils square 9, it is possible to buy special dark chocolate plates, on the surface which has name Cēsis, made from white chocolate.

[06.11.2008] There are new post cards in Rūjiena
Rūjiena city has launched 9 new pot cards, which have been joined in nice complete. On the post cards you can see Rūjiena wooden houses, which still have maintained their previous outlook.

[05.11.2008] People from Vidzeme region will celebrate the Republic of Latvia 90th anniversary
On the 8th of November in Cēsis there will be very big celebrations because of the Republic of Latvia 90th anniversary. The special guests will be president from Latvia Valdis Zalters with Madam.

[05.11.2008] Hotel “Ķirsona manor house” offers you to use special prices
It is situated in Madonas region Vestienas district “Lido tourism and relaxation complex” for visitors are offering special prices for overnight.

[05.11.2008] Present for Republic of Latvia proclamation 90th anniversary is becoming longer and more gorgeous
In campaign “Interweave you in Latvia” there are already 1200 participants from Latvia and foreign countries.

[05.11.2008] Glass dance in Cēsis Exhibition house
On the 7th of November at 4 pm at Cēsis Exhibition house there will be first exhibition for Baiba Cine in her native region. In exhibition you can see works made from blown glass.

[04.11.08.] Cesis Tourism Information Center (TIC) is announcing photo campaign “Cesis in autumn!”
Photo campaign aim is to summarize most successful photos from different tourism objects.

[03.11.2008] New information material in Limbaži region
On 30th of October in Limbaži main library was presentation of informative brochure “Limbaži surrounding green ornament” (historical parks, plantations, avenues, secular trees).

[03.11.2008] Christmas offer from Ķoņu windmills
Guest house “Ķoņu windmills” from 10th of December till 10th of January from 12 am till 5 pm is offering special Christmas program.

[03.11.2008] Apply for Jurmala photo concurs and you will get valuable presents!
All city habitants, guests and visitors can submit photos about Jurmala city life, environment and people.

[30.10.2008] Registration in data base for tourism service providers
Cabinet of Ministers has issued law NR. 1017, that stipulates the must for persons who are working in field of tourism to register in Tourism development state agency common data base. Registration is for free and it is rather simple.

[30.10.2008] In firsts internet exhibition “Travel expo” there are also participants from Vidzeme cities – Valmiera, Sigulda, Saulkrasti, Aluksne and Jurmala
Till 5th of November “Online Expo” is organizing first exhibition in internet “Travel Expo”.

[30.10.2008] There are published Madona region photo concurs results
The photo concurs, which was organized by region council of Madona Vidzeme regional information center, has been finished. In concurs there were 32 authors with 261 works.

[29.10.2008] Noise music and poems in Cēsis Exhibition centre
On 30th of October at 6:30 pm at Cēsis Exhibition centre will be Ingmara Balode poem evening, where poems will be merged with paintings and music art.

[27.10.2008] On 1st of November chamber music concert in Oleru manor house
On 1st of November at 6 pm in Oleru manor house (in Valmiera region) will be chamber music concert “Synthesis”

[27.10.2008] Organ music festival “Vox angelica”
Organ music festival VOX angelica in Dubulti Lutheran church. There will be six concerts from 1st till 18th of November.

[27.10.2008] Cesis Tourism information centre is looking for foreman
Cesis “Vidzeme History and Tourism center” is looking for “CESIS TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE” foreman.

[27.10.2008] Concert WINDSTREAM in Madona Cultural centre
On 28th of October at 7 pm in Madona Culture centre will be American instrumental and jazz music.

[22.10.2008] Come into the world of folk song
Turaida museum reserve is welcoming everybody to stand up in memory of Krišjānis Barons. Event will take place at the 31st of October at 2 pm.

[22.10.2008] There will be discussions concerning public Latvian Tourism development
On 28th of October at 2 pm at Vidzeme University in Valmiera, Cesis Street 4. in C 229 lecture room will be discussions concerning public Latvian tourism development from year 2009 till 2015.

[20.10.2008] Doors will open the improvisation theater cafe in Gulbene
On the 1st of November at 6 pm in Gulbene, in Brīvības Street 22 doors will open improvisation theater cafe.

[20.10.2008.] The fishing competition will take place in Aluksne lake
On the 25th of October is the fishing competition “autumn pike in Aluksne Lake 2008”.

[18.10.2008] Sigulda Bobsleigh and luge track has opened the season
On 16th of October the new season opened 1200 meter long Sigulda Bobsleigh and luge track.

[18.10.2008] First time clavecin will sound in Cesis New castle
On 19th of October in Cesis New castle at 4 pm will finish 7th International music festival “Elegant clavecin” final concert. There will play Christopher Stembridge from England. Entrance fee for adults is 2 lats, students and pensioners – 1 lats. Entrance from 3:30 pm.

[18.10.2008] Jurmala city council is applying for bicycle road from Dubulti to Vaivari ERAF money support
On the 6th of October Jurmala city council submitted project in opened concurs for bicycle road from Dubulti to Vaivari (7.5 kilometers) development by attracting funds from ERAF.

[14.10.2008] In Ogre was Vidzeme tourism association autumn meeting of Marketing council
On 8th of October in Ogre region guest house “Aļņi” there was VTA (Vidzeme tourism association) meeting of marketing council

[14.10.2008] In Ogre was Vidzeme tourism association autumn meeting of Marketing council
On 8th of October in Ogre region guest house “Aļņi” there was VTA (Vidzeme tourism association) meeting of marketing council

[14.10.2008] Four TIC specialists from Vidzeme are obtaining experience about tourism leadership in Great Britain.
Experience sharing trip was in Nothingem/London from 20th till 28th of September.

[11.10.2008] Witches from Riga are visiting Cesis new castle
On 9th of October in Cesis new castle there was opened Rainis literary photo exhibition “Witches from Riga” made by Krista Burāne.

[11.10.2008] Staicele photo exhibition has finished
First place is for Inese Meistere and her photo – view on flag pond.

[11.10.2008] Photo exhibition – concurs Salaca woofs
Till 20th of October in Salacgriva cultural house will be photo exhibition – concurs Salaca woofs. Photos are telling about Salaca river and people who are living on its’ banks.

[11.10.2008] On 12th October in Turaida museum reserve will be marked the beginning of shade time
On 12th of November at 3 pm Turaida museum reserve is inviting everybody to remember for our relatives, listen to Sigulda folklore band “Senleja” program “Kin songs”.

[08.10.2008] Golden autumn in Turaida
In Turaida museum reserve you could observe more then 30 exhibitions, which are located in Turaida brick castle and in manor house historical buildings. In Dainu hill you can see sculptor Indulis Ranka sculptors.

[08.10.2008] In Gulbene museum new exhibition
In Gulbene History and art museum are two exhibitions. One of them are Gulbene art school exhibition “When the fairytale revives” and other – “Father Land – Latvia”. That is traveling world Latvian artist exhibition 2008 – 2010.

[08.10.2008] “We can’t without Latvia” – exhibition in Valga museum
In Valga museum gallery hall (Vabaduse street 8) there are exhibition “We can’t without Latvia”, which is made by Estonia National museum in collaboration with Valga museum. Exhibition will be till 1st of November. Museum is working from Tuesday to Friday, from 11 am till 6 pm, in Saturdays from 10 am till 3 pm.

[08.10.2008] In Cesis has opened very up-to-dated Tourism visitor centre
Between Cesis old and new castle doors has opened very up-to-dated Castle complex visitor centre – tourism information centre.

[08.10.2008] In Ogre region there will be autumn Marketing council meting by Vidzeme Tourism Association
On the 10th of October in Ogre region Ikskile district, in guest house “Aļņi” will be marketing council meting by Vidzeme Tourism Association.

[01.10.2008] Vidzeme entrepreneurs get acquainted with Latgale colleagues experience
From 23rd to 24th of September Vidzeme tourism association in cooperation with Tourism state development agency Vidzeme and Latgale bureaus organized experience sharing trip to Latgale

[01.10.2008] Ambassadors from Belgium, Canada and France were in Vidzeme
On 26th of September Vidzeme tourism association in cooperation with Vidzeme development region invited ambassadors from Belgium, Canada and France to visit Valka, Smiltene and Cesis.

[29.09.2008] First lamprey market will take place in Salacgriva
On the 4th of October in Salacgriva market will be first Lamprey market.

[29.09.2008] Photo campaign – Cesis in autumn
Cesis Tourism Information Center (TIC) is announcing photo campaign “Cesis in autumn!” Photo campaign aim is to summarize most successful photos from different tourism objects.

[29.09.2008] Cesis black swan family has baby
On 29th of September in Cesis the swan family (Zigfrīds and Odīlija) had their first baby. Black swan baby in Public Park is something unique, in Latvia nothing like this has ever happened.

[23.09.2008] Sweden journalist visit
From 19th till 22nd of September there was Sweden journalist visit in Latvia, which was organized by TAVA Sweden bureau leader in Stockholm Zane Zeļenkova, TAVA Vidzeme bureau and VTA

[23.09.2008] On 28th of September Valmiera marathon 2008
This year there will also be satellite running – 17km.

[23.09.2008] HOLIDAY CINEMA NIGHT on 27th September at 8:30 pm in Cesis.
In the framework of World Tourism days, 800 days after 800 years Vidzeme History and Tourism center in welcoming to Open-air cinema night

[23.09.2008] Cesis will celebrate “800 days after 800 year anniversary”
Vidzeme History and Tourism center are welcoming everybody - all 800 year anniversary organizers, participants and others to celebrations 800 days after 800 year anniversary within the framework of World Tourism days.

[20.09.2008] Cesvaine is searching for new chief of Tourism center
Cesvaine city is searching for leader of “Cesvaine Tourism center”

[19.09.2008] Bicycle ride “Around Piebalga Lake”
On 20th September in Vecpiebalga there will 3rd bicycle ride “Around Piebalga Lake”.

[19.09.2008] Saturday – all are invited to run “Around Zāģezers”
On 20 September at 12 am all invited to run “Around Zāģezers”. Participants registration will start from 11 am and it will last till 11:45 am.

[19.09.2008] In Dikļi castle complex doors will open new exhibition and concert hall
In the end of September doors will open new exhibition and concert hall. Concert hall has 300 places for visitors. In exhibition hall will be exhibition with Juris Jurjāns, Ieva Iltnere, Aivars Vilipsons, Laima Eglīte, Helēna, Anna and Ivars Heinrihsoni and other author works.

[15.09.2008] Amount of tourists in Jurmala is still growing
According to CSC data in first half of year 2008 the amount of visitors are 54 717

[15.09.08] The “Jurmala resort news” for autumn – winter has been published
Jurmala city council has published “Jurmala resort news” for autumn – winter

[12.09.2008] Former USSR strategic nuclear rocket base in Zelitiņi is included in list of Europe cultural heritage
On the 13th and 14th of September in Aluksne region Zeltiņi district Former USSR strategic nuclear rocket base is joining in Europe cultural heritage days as a participant. Also on 13th of September at 1 pm this object will receive Europe cultural heritage status and will get Europen flag.

[12.09.2008] Special offer to students from Sigulda Attraction Park
Special offer to students from Sigulda Attraction Park:

[12.09.2008] In Sigulda Attraction Park there is new attraction
Everyone who is not scarred from height we recommend to try catapult. Catapult will bring you up to height which is equal to 6 storey building.

[12.09.2008] Autumn chamber music festival in Cesis exhibition house
On the 17th and 18th of September in Cesis autumn chamber music festival there will be pianist Diāna Baibusa Zandberga, Agnese Egliņa and clarinetist Mārtiņš Circenis

[12.09.2008] In Valga there will be Miķelis day market and county party
Miķeļa guests – ensemble „Tuulelõõtsutajad” with songs, violin, guitar, mandolin, bellows and Irish whistle.

[09.09.08] Vidzeme – very important Finish tourist destination
For the purpose to facilitate cooperation with Vidzeme, from 2nd to 5th of September Vidzeme region municipality leaders were in Finland. Visit was organized by Vidzeme tourism association (VTA) and Tourism development state agency in cooperation with Latvia embassy in Finland.

[09.09.08] Miķeļ day fair in relaxation park Lacītes
On the 27th of September at 12 am at Relaxation Park Lacītes there will be Miķelis jokes and market in the atmosphere of middle Ages!

[09.09.2008] Europe culture heritage days 2008 – Limbaži district
In Culture heritage days there will be possibility to see and participate in events Lamprey “tači” in Salaca and in Libieši sacrificial islands

[09.09.2008] There will be greetings for the most spruce district of Vidzeme – Lizumi
Competition “The most spruce district of Latvia 2008” in Vidzeme region winner – Lizumi district – is waiting all guests to final celebrations on the 12th of September in Lizumi.

[04.09.2008] Experience sharing trip to Latgale
Vidzeme tourism association in collaboration with Tourism state development agency Vidzeme and Latgale bureaus is organizing trip-excursion to Latgale, from 23rd to 24th of September. Transportation expenses is 18 lats (from person), if there are participating more than 30 persons. Place to stay for night you can choose between hotel and hostel. Applying for trip is possible till 15th of September by calling 29283162 or 64122011 and asking for Inga Vilde.

[04.09.2008] Poetry Days in Jurmala
Poetry Days 2008, calendar

[03.09.2008] Everybody is welcomed to participate in More fighting 64th anniversary
More fighting 64th anniversary will take place on 27th of September in More war museum.

[03.09.2008] Everybody is invited to participate in Krimulda manor house exhibition
On the 11th of September in Krimulda minor house it will be possible to see two exhibitions.

[03.09.2008] Banitis festival 2008
On the 6th of September in Gulbene – Aluksne narrow gauge will celebrate it 105th anniversary, which will be different from other years. First time Banitis will manage 11 voyages all day long – 5 trips from Gulbene to Aluksne and 6 trips from Aluksne to Gulbene.

[02.09.2008] Vidzeme head of municipalities visit in Finland
From 2nd to 5th of September VTA (Vidzeme Tourism association) in collaboration with Tourism development state agency bureau in Finland – leader Inguna Zigure and LR embassy in Finland is organizing Vidzeme head of municipalities visit in Finland.

[02.09.2008] Smiltene Tourism information centre is closing active season
From 1st September Smiltene Tourism information center will continue to work in working days from 9 am to 6 pm with pause for dinner from 1 pm to 2 pm, but it will be closed on Saturdays. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be closed till the beginning of next season.

[02.09.2008] “Liepna from bird view while flying 2008”
In the first week-end of September in Aluksne district Liepna there will be air-balloon festival, which is organized by Liepna development group “Chance” in collaboration with sport club “99 air-balloons”.

[28.08.2008] Archeologist day in Turaida
Turaida museum reserve in welcoming to participate in archeological excavation season end on 30th of August at 12:30 pm in Sigulda Cross hill.

[28.08.2008] New nature path near Valka – Veksu nature path
Path is situated in Valka region, 2.1 km from Ziles, and it is like continuation for Ziles nature path.

[22.08.2008] 3rd Saulkrasti organ-music days will take place on 26th and 27th of September
Organ-music days concerts will take place in Saulkrasti Peterupe Evangelical Lutheran flock church. On 26th of September program will be made by organ music master Talivaldis Deksnis – one of Saulkrasti organ-music initiator, but on 27th of September at 6 pm will be concert preformed by organ-master Aivars Kalejs and singer Ingus Petersons.

[21.08.2008] “Big Kristap” movies on open-air screen in Cesis!
On 29th of August in Cesis castle garden all visitors are welcomed to visit last open-air cinema night.

[21.08.2008] New tourism product – Sigulda Stick 24h
This is magnetic card which is used as ticket in entertainment events, castles and museums. With the same card you have discounts in guest houses, eating, bicycle or boat rent, beauty and heath facilities and other tourism services in Sigulda and its’ district: Allažos, Bīriņos, Lēdurgā, Līgatnē, Morē, Nītaurē, Pabažos and in other places.

[20.08.2008] First time in Latvia! The secrets of actor
Opened creative evening with International Theatre Laboratorial actors from Australia, Chile, Mexico, Norway, Ireland, Great Britain, Holland, Macedonia, Canada, Russia and Germany in Multicultural Creative Demonstration “The Secrets of actor” on 21st of August at 7 pm

[20.08.2008] The 18th Latvian Unit ride for cyclists
The applying for 18th Latvian Unit ride for cyclists has started. It will take place on the 7th of September in Sigulda.

[20.08.2008] The Turaida museum reserve has bought very unique engraving
The Turaida museum reserve has been enriched by very unique engraving from end of 18th century. There you can see the governor general of Vidzeme, as well as owner of Sigulda minor, George Braun.

[18.08.2008] Horseman sports festival in Cesvaine
On the 23rd of August at 11 am in Cesvaine “Pakavi” will be 6th Horseman sports festival.

[15.08.2008] In Ainazi will be every year Nordic Livonia festival
From 22nd till 23rd of August in Ainazi will be Nordic Livonia festival.

[15.08.2008] This week Nordic Walking in Sigulda
Start in Nordic Walking will be at the bottom of Bobsleigh and sledge track on 17th of August. The opening of event, instructions and warm-up with professional instructor at 12 am and start at 1 pm.

[15.08.2008] Six time in Valka there will be Latvian and Estonian National opera concert
Six time in Valka there will be Latvian and Estonian National opera concert which will take place on 30th of august at 5 pm in Valka city cultural centre (Valka, Emila Darzina street 8.)

[15.08.2008] Open-air cinema night in Cesis have been postponed
The open-air cinema night in Cesis, which was planned to take place in 15th of August have been postponed to 29th of August due to bad weather.

[13.08.2008] The choir concert in castle yard of Turaida
On 15th August at 12 am in castle yard of Turaida will be choir concert, where Japan NHK Tokio children choir and Riga Doma school girl choir will sing.

[13.08.2008] Two new tourism information materials concerning Jurmala have been published
New tourism information materials concerning Jurmala have been published in Swedish language for ferry “Tallink” and tourism brochure “Welcome Jūrmala” in four languages.

[08.08.2008] The every year painters planar in Saulkrasti
From 5th till 15th of August in Saulkrasti the every year painters planar is taking place. This year there are painters Nikolajs Karogodins, Juris Ģērmanis, Laila Balode, Inese Pranča, Juta Policja, Andrejs Severetņikovs, Valdis Ķikuts, Maija Jakoviča, Valērijs Baida, Laine Lucāne, Jurata Dobenberga.

[06.08.2008] 7 new tourism routes!
Vidzeme tourism association (VTA) collaborating with Vidzeme tourism information centers has made 7 new tourism routes. In those routes it will be possible to see the most beautiful cities, objects, nature routes, manor houses and castles, walk near the Baltic beach, as well as to visit guest houses.

[06.08.2008] In the weekend – Valmiera is going to celebrate 725th anniversary
From 7th to 9th of August Valmiera is going to celebrate 725th anniversary. Slogan for this anniversary is “Say me, Gauja, The story of Valmiera”.

[05.08.2008] 13 concerts in manor houses, castles, concert halls, open-air stages and churches in Vidzeme region.
From 2nd till 28th of August 2008 in different cities and regions of Vidzeme there will be 3rd summer music festival.

[05.08.2008] The final concert “Bright note 2008”
In the 8th of August at 6 pm in Staicele cultural centre there will be jazz saxophone “Bright note 2008” final concert named after Raimonds Rubisko.

[01.08.2008] Take your participation on photography competition in Madona!
The Vidzeme regional information centre council of Madona district is announcing “photography competition in Madona”, where each person could take part, if he has been applied for participation in competition according to rules of “photography competition in Madona”.

[01.08.2008] Archery in the garden of Cesis Castle
The attraction is opened from Thursday to Sunday from 11 am till 6 pm. Cost for using one compact of arrows (5 arrows) is 1 lats. There is also opportunity to have a coach as well as those stands could be rent for other events.

[01.08.2008] The new castle of Cesis will be opened by first beer exhibition in Latvia!
In 2nd of August visitors will have a unique opportunity to be first who will see New castle of Cesis and Cesis History and art museum in castle premises. In opening day Castle will be opened from 10 am till 10 pm and entrance for all visitors will be for free.

[01.08.2008] In open-air stage performance “SKRODERDIENAS SILMACOS”
In 10th of August at 2 pm all people are welcomed to memorial museum “Braki” of Rudolfs Blaumanis, where on open-air stage performance “Skroderdienas Silmacos” will be showed by Siguldas’ Folk Theater; producer – Arturs Berzins. Spectators will see funny and enjoyable social life scenes with singing and dancing in three acts.

[31.07.2008] In museum of Valka photography exhibition “Robezparbaude”
On the 1st of August at 4 pm in the Valka museum of study of local history the photography exhibition “Robezparbaude” made by photograph Vilnis Auzins will be opened.

[31.07.2008] The nature trails of Ligatne will be opened!
On the 1st of August after reconstruction the nature trails of Ligatne will be opened for visitors. In five month time after closing there are many changes – buildings for visitors’ security, comfort, information and nature education have been build

[30.07.2008] 18th Latvian Unit ride for circlers
On 28th of July the applying for 18th Latvian Unit ride for circlers are under way, which will take place on the 7th of September in Sigulda.

[30.07.2008] The 11th International jazz festival “Saulkrasti Jazz 2008” has begun
The festival program

[30.07.2008] In the 2nd of August in Cesis there will be opened new castle
On the 2nd of August 2008 the guests are welcomed visit opening of the fist and second floors of New Cesis castle after first part of restoration.

[30.07.2008] 77 teams have been applied for Hunter festival
From 1st till 3rd of August in open-air stage of Lejasciems there will be 10th hunter festival “Minhauzens 2008”.

[28.07.2008] The relaxation complex near Dzilukstes Lake in Madona region is under construction
The new relaxation complex “Putnini” near Dzilukstes Lake in Liezere district of Madona region is under construction. For full recreation tourist are provided with place for swimming, fire place, and place for tent and boat facility.

[25.07.2008] The 21st International water-color painting planar will take place in Cesis
From 24th July till 1st of August in Cesis there will be 13 different artists from 6 countries taking part in the 21st International water-color painting planar “Cesis 2008”. Water-color painters will be from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Georgia, Taiwan and Russia. They will make paintings of Cesis and traditionally take ride to make paintings of Piebalga and Inesi districts.

[25.07.2008] There will be many SAAB autos from different countries
This year the international meeting of SAAB auto owners will take place in Latvia and habitants of Cesis will also have an opportunity to see those cars on the 9th of August at 3 pm at Raunas street parking.

[24.07.2008] The new way how people can move in Sigulda has been discovered
From 14th on July in Sigulda has started to work new transport – electro transport. This transport is aimed to lead all interested people to most beautiful and popular tourism objects in Sigulda.

[24.07.2008] Novelty, In Grasu castle of Cesvaine – there are also possibility to utilize sauna!
The complex of sauna, which include billiard, small hall for parties, bubble bath and sauna, started to operate in this summer. At the same time it is possible to host 15 people. The price is independent from amount of people and is settled at 50 lats per hour.

[24.07.2008] First fisherman festival “BURTNIEKS 2008” in Latvia
The event takes place for the 22nd till 24th of August 2008 in Burtnieku district Vecate. Aim: To be between similar people and feel the soul of fishermen – fun, friendship and excitement.

[24.07.2008] Concerts for free in nature “Concert hall in nature: Hydropsyche instabilis”
On 25th of July 2008 near the Libiesu caves of sacrifices in Salacgriva the nature scientists, poets, video and light specialists and singers will open the secret of Svetupe, but on the 1st of August in the Gauja bank near the park of Valmiera will be Nature concert.

[23.07.2008] the creative camp “Bright note 2008” will take place in Staicele
From 3rd to 8th August 2008 in Staicele there will be creative camp “Bright note-2008” for Latvian saxophone and vocal performer in manner of jazz which name has been given after Raimond Raubisko concurs “Bright note”.

[23.07.2008] The EU structural fond program for making tourism information system has been supported
On the 14th of July Ministry has confirmed the EU structural fond program made by Ministry of Economics which will help to make complex tourism information system – MK rules “For program “Infrastructure and services” appendix activity “The development of tourism information system” “.

[23.07.2008] “Best Western Hotel Tigra” is supporting art festival “Cesis 2008”
Best Western Hotel Tigra has become for one of the art festival “Cesis 2008” supporter and it will be the place where all festival audience will be welcomed.

[19.07.2008] New tourism guide “Gulbene” has been published
Publishing house “Jumava” has printed photo guide “Gulbene” with an aim to help tourists as well as tourist guides

[19.07.2008] A trainee from Germnay will work in Cēsis TIC
This summer and autumn from 7th of July till 26th of September a trainee from Germany will work in Cēsis TIC

[14.07.2008] Exhibition “Sigulda schnitzel” in Turaida
Starting from 27th of July in cafeteria “Tourist” of Turaida it is possible to see exhibition “schnitzel of Sigulda. Social feeding within the district of Sigulda in soviet times.”

[14.07.2006] The development certificate has been allocated to Tourism Information Centre of Valka
In the middle of tourism season, on the 12th of June in Valka there was inspection for Tourism Quality Institute, which was made by Entrepreneurial and tourism information centre of Valka city council.

[11.07.2008] Take your participation on photography competition in Madona!
The Vidzeme regional information centre council of Madona district is announcing “photography competition in Madona”, where each person could take part, if he has been applied for participation in competition according to rules of “photography competition in Madona”.

[11.07.2008] The assistants for tourists will start to work in Jūrmala
While the amount of tourist is growing in Jurmala, the need for all kind of information related to tourism is also needed

[10.07.2008] Ride of poetry 2008 also in Valka – Valga
Institute of Finland, institute of Estonia, the Latvian embassy in Estonia and the Finland embassy in Latvia are organizing the Ride of poetry. This year it will start from Helsinki. The first performance is predicted to take place on Helsinki Linnameki open air-stage on Friday the 4th of July at 12 pm.

[05.07.2008.] Minhauzen returns to home – in Lejasciems!
From 1 to 3 August in Lejasciems (in territory of open air-stage of Lejasciems) there will be 10th huntsman festival “Minhauzen 2008”.

[10.07.2008] In Ape there will be 35th “Vaidava Cup”
The strongest sportsman from all last years will be gathered together in Ape on 13th July for 35th “Vaidava Cup”.

[10.07.2008] The opening of skate park in Saulkrasti
On Friday 11th July at 4 pm the opening of skate park in Saulkrasti.

[10.07.2008.] Liar festival in Dunte manor
On Saturday 26 of July 2008 just before declaring the eventual war against England the famous free gentlemen Minhauzen and his life never-fading Jakobin are going to kindly inviting in his manor of Dunte to Big LIAR FESTIVAL (Ulubele, Lielupe district, Limbažu region)

[10.07.2008] Each month there are new blooming in Kalsnava arboretum
This month peony is replaced by philadelphi (false jasmine), colorful cliff roses, but wig tree start to make “wig”… (PHOTOS)

[01.07.2008] New guest house at the center of Madona
This summer in Madona the guest house "Pie Jāņa" will commence to work. It is perfectly located near Saieta laukums (sq. Saieta). The guest house offers comfortable rooms with 17 places in total. The breakfast is also included in the price. The guests can also use internet and sauna will start to operate very soon.

[01.07.2008] Sea festival in Ainazi
This year, as many years before, the sea festival will be celebrated in Ainazi. The programme includes sports activities, concerts and other attractions.

[01.07.2008] More than 10000 people celebrated TV3 midsummer party in Saulkrasti
Despite the bad weather more than 10000 people celebrated the midsummer on Saulkrasti beach

[01.07.2008] Vidzeme Tourism Association Marketing Council meeting (with photos)
The meeting took place on 17th of June in Jūrmala where Vidzeme tourism specialists could get acquainted with Jūrmala tourism offers

[01.07.2008] Gulbene city celebrations
This year Gulbene city celebrtaes the 80th anniversary from 24th - 27th of July.

[20.06.2008] Dikļi castle summer terrace offer
Dikļi castle welcomes everyone to enjoy the summer and delicious meals and drinks on the summer terrace

[15.06.2008] Pictures from the visit of the State Tourism Development Agency overseas office managers to Vidzeme
From 5th till 6th of June, the representatives from the State Tourism Development Agency overseas offices visited Vidzeme

[15.06.2008] On 22nd of June the fair will be opened in Straupe
The fair will take place in Plācis, and begin at 11:00. Starting from 22nd of June the fair will take place on a regular basis - every first and third sunday of a month

[15.06.2008] Sloka lake nature trail opened in Jūrmala
On 4th of June, nearby lake Sloka, the new nature trail was opened. The nature trail has been created by Jūrmala City Council in cooperation with Ķemeri National Park

[12.06.2008] Midsummer in "Lācītes"
On 23/06 Ranka Parish Council welcomes everyone to recreation park "Lācītes" to celebrate the Midsummer together with "Zeļļi"

[12.06.2008] Midsummer celebrations in Smiltene
On the 23rd of June - the Midsummer day - as a tradition in Smiltene the people will gather in Jāņukalns to enjoy the midsummer and performance "Preilenīte"

[12.06.2008] Three Star sports games in Valmiera
From 21/06 - 23/06 in Valmiera the Three Star sports games will take place, uniting Latvians from all over the world

[12.06.2008] The best idea for Vidzeme souvenir goes to Zanda Puče from Sigulda
On 23rd of May in Vidzemes Augstskola (Vidzeme University College) the final competition round for chosing a souvenir representing Vidzeme took place. The winner was Zanda Puče from Sigulda State Gymnasium with an idea to represent Vidzeme with a ring and corolla symbol, made from natural materials. The winner received Apple MacBook Air from Aldis Kušķis - deputy of the European Parliament

[10.06.2008] 3rd Valmiera photo competition announced
To select the best pictures of Valmiera for the new maps, brochures etc., Valmiera City Municipality announced the 3rd photo contest which will take place till the 30th of September

[10.06.2008] TV3 midsummer party in Saulkrasti
In Midsummer night the Saulkrasti beach will become the biggest party place in Latvia. More than 30 artists from Latvia and abroad will participate at the events taking place on Saulkrasti beach. The events will also be shown on TV3 all nigh long.

[10.06.2008] Picnic with Bānītis
In Gulbenes – Alūksnes narrow-gauge railway stop "Kalniena" on every saturday in June, an informative picnic will be held, and all visitors will be carried by a steam dolly "Marisa". The train will depart from Gulbene station at 12:00. On 14th and 21st of June the third birthday of "Marisa" will be celebrated, since its reconstruction which took place in year 2005.

[10.06.2008] Gulbene TIC from 15th of May till 15th of September will have longer working hours
During workdays Gulbene TIC will be open from 8.00 - 18.00 (without a lunch break), on Saturdays from 10.00 - 15.00, closed on Sundays and holidays

[10.06.2008] Smiltene TIC will be open on Saturdays
As from the 24th of May, Smiltene TIC will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 - 14:00, but during the workdays as usual - from 9:00 - 18:00 with a lunch break between 13:00 - 14:00. On Sundays Smiltene TIC will be closed!

[10.06.2008] With ship to Jūrmala
With the beginning of the tourism season, the ship "New Wave" starts to operate between Riga city centre to Jūrmala on everyday basis

[13.05.2008] Museum night in Turaida
As every year, on the 17th of May all museums in Latvia will have special offers for their guests in the event, called "The Museum night". Sigulda this year will present the visitors with the impact of the German culture in Latvian history

[13.05.2008] Cēsis TIC welcomes everyone to participate in the active tourism relay "Wendi trail" on 17th of May
The relay will consist of several stages, where every team member will have to make on stage

[13.05.2008] 11th Gauja raftsmen festival on 17th of May
To protect the unique traditions of Gauja river raftsmen, every year in Strenči city the raftsmen festival takes place. On 14th of May the rafts will be made, on the 15th and 16th the excursions will be organized. The festical will take place on the 17th of May from 8:00am till dawn...

[13.05.2008] Museum night in "Braki"
This year during the "museum night", which will take place in all museums in Latvia from 19:00 on 17th of May till 01:00 of 18th of May, "Braki" will offer its guests a unique "German style" events in the birthplace of the famous Latvian poet Rūdolfs Blaumanis

[13.05.2008] Gulbene city will have a new slogan
Gulbene city from now on will have a new slogan, which will be used to advertise the city in Latvia - "To live in a vibrant city"

[12.05.2008] VTA Marketing Council meeting was held in Madona
On the 29th of April, Vidzeme Tourism Association Marketing Council meeting was held in Madona. At the beginning of the meeting an excursion took place in Madona city, Madona Local History Museum, Jānis Seiksts ceramics exhibition and hotels "Rudzons" and "Madona"

[12.04.2008] News and events in Sigulda this summer
On the 1st of May the new tourism season was officilaly opened in Sigulda, so everyone can learn more here what Siguldas has to offer this summer!

[27.04.2008] New train from Riga to Valga (Estonia)
From the 25th of April, after 7 year intermission, a train will connect Riga and Valga 3 times daily

[20.04.2008] Planning of a new cycling route in Vidzeme and southern Estonia takes place in Valmiera
On Tuesday, the 15th of April in Valmiera, the members of Vidzeme Tourism Association were discussing about the possibility to apply for a new Latvian-Estonian cross-boarder project

[20.04.2008] The new coin of Valmiera available at Valmiera Tourism Information Centre
The coin is available at Valmiera TIC from this week, and it is a part of coins from the series "Hansa cities". The value of the coin is LVL 1

[20.04.2008] Lets find the white storks!
At the moment the birds are returning to Latvia, and one of the most famous, undoubtedly, is the white stork. Together with Latvian Ornithology Society everyone is welcome to report the places around Limbaži where the white storks live

[20.04.2008] Sigulda parish culture centre welcomes everyone to visit portugeese tile exhibition
Tiles or («azulejos») are one of the most typical symbols of Portugal culture, and now you can admire the masterpieces of Paulo Henriques in Sigulda!

[19.04.2008] Jūrmala will participate in the competition as the cadidate city for European Capital of Culture
Jūrmala City Council supported the participation for the competition, which will take place on 2014.

[13.04.2008] Whitsunday celebrations in Bīriņi castle on May 11th
Everyone is welcome to the Whitsunday service, concert and an exhibtion

[13.04.2008] Pottery day in "Cepļi"
Ceramics workshop "Cepļi" in Dunte welcomes everyone to the pottery day on 19.04 at 16:00

[13.04.2008] Makoto Ueno concert in Ungurmuiža!
The piano concert will take place on 15th of April, at 18:00 in Ungurmuiža

[13.04.2008] 2nd International resort conference will take place in Jūrmala
Jūrmala City Council will organize the conference on 28th of April, to celebrate 170 years of Ķemeri resort

[06.04.2008] New campaign in Saulkrasti - "Weave yourself into Latvia"
On 3rd of April a new campaign began in Saulkrasti, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Latvia - "Weave yourself into Latvia". The event is organized by Saulkrasti City Council, Saulkrasti culture centre and weavers community. The aim is to weave 90m long linen, and everyone can participate!

[06.04.2008] Events in April in Cēsis Exhibition House

[05.04.2008] 34th Cēsis Art Festival
The festival will take place from the 2nd till 27th of April in Cēsis Exhibition House and Cēsis Culture Centre

[05.04.2008] Festival "Art Spring 2008 in Valmiera"
During the spring various art events will take place in Valmiera

[02.04.2008] Competition for the best souvenir of Vidzeme
Aldis Kuskis, the deputy of European Parliament, together with Vidzeme University announces a competition to find the best souvenir for Vidzeme

[01.04.2008] A new interactive map in Turaida museum-reserve
The map shows the populated areas in Turaida and Krimulda during the the 16th and 17th century

[01.04.2008] New painiting discovered in Cesis New Castle during the reconstruction
At the moment the castle is beeing renovated with the help of the European Union

[01.04.2008] A new vistors centre will be built near Cesis castle
In the framework of a project, a new visotrs centre will be built for Cesis catle - to be ready by August 2008

[29.03.2008] Last year Jurmala city was mostly visited by foreign tourists from Estonia, Russia and Lithuania
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, Jurmala last year was visited by 128 184 tourists, which is 3546 more than in the year 2006.

[29.03.2008] Gauja National Park welcomes the future tourist guides to the information days and courses
This event is taking place for the first time with an aim to provide the guides with the newest information about the Gauja National Park

[24.03.2008] Live camels in Raksi!
Recreation centre "Raksi", a member of Vidzeme Tourism Association, has acquired two Bactrian camels - Fatim and Sahib

[16.03.2008] Ongoing discussions about the development of the historical centre of Valmiera
0n 13.03.2008 a discussion was held about the vision and development startegies for the historical centre of Valmiera

[16.03.2008] The Raftsmen celebration will take place again in Salacgriva
During the last days of February, it was decided that the Raftsmen celebration will take place again, after 10 year intermission

[15.03.2008] New souvenirs for Valmiera
New souvenirs available in Valmiera Tourism Information Centre

[15.03.3008] A new health centre opened in Ligatne

[15.03.2008] Vidzeme participates in tourism exhibition in Lithuania - PHOTOS
From 29.02-02.03.2008 in Vilnius, the biggest tourism exhibition in Lithuania - VIVATOUR 2008 - took place

[14.03.2008] New souvenir for Cesis TIC - Cesis Honey
The honey has been gathered in Cesis district, and there are 3 types of honey available.

[14.03.2008] A new map of Valmiera district will be presented in Valmiera Tourism Information Centre

[14.03.2008] New postcards about Rujiena
Rujiena Tourism Information Centre has prepared 8 new postcards with pictures from Rujiena and its environs

[14.03.2008] Sigulda parish Culture centre invites everyone to Valdis Atals mosaic exhibition
The exhibition will be open from 7.03-29.03.2008 in the Sigulda parish Culture centre

[08.03.2008] SPA hotel "Ezeri" special offer in March and April
Spend two unfogettable nights and three days, enjoying the spring and relaxing at SPA hotel "Ezeri"!

[28.02.2008] Vidzeme History and Tourism Centre participates in the campaign "The month of good service"
This project was first organized seven years ago, and in Latvia it takes place the fourth time, and at the moment all three Baltic States are participating

[03.03.2008] Madona district has summarized the statistics about year 2007
The most popular objects in year 2007 were the Museum of Local History and Art, Cesvaine castle and "Braki", the memorial museum of R. Blaumanis

[03.03.2008] Vidzemes Tourism Association demands to tidy out the tourism industry
On 18th of February a meeting took place in the Ministry of Economics, where the tourism professionals met with the state secretary of the Ministry, state secretary in the European Parliament, the head of TAVA and the head of the economic relations and trade relations.

[03.03.2008] Vidzeme participates in the biggest Estonian tourism exhibition TOUREST 2008 (with photos)
Vidzeme in Estonia was represented by Vidzeme Tourism Association, Valka, Salacgrīva and Ainaži TIC, as well as TAVA Vidzeme office

[03.03.2008] Contact Sigula area Tourism Information Centre using SKYPE!
In order to be even more accessible to the visitors, Sigulda TIC can now also be contacted by using SKYPE - "Siguldatic"

[03.03.2008] A new veloroute map has been published
Siguldas area Sports and Tourism council has published a new veloroute map: Sigulda - More - Mālpils - Allaži - Sigulda with the total length of 59 km.

[02.03.2008] Līgatne nature trails closed for five months
The nature trails will be closed from the 3rd of May till the 1st of August, 2008

[02.03.2008] More museum under reconstruction
In order to prepare for the upcoming tourism season, the More museum will be closed till the middle of May, 2008

[02.03.2008] "Hotel Tigra" chef participates in a contest in Russia
Three days, from the 14.02-16.02.2008 in St. Petersburg (Russia) during an international exhibition ExpoHoReCa, a cooking contest took place. Latvia was represented by "Hotel Tigra" chef Jānis Sproģis

[02.03.2008] Jūrmala city council approves the tourism strategy for years 2007. - 2018.
In the council's meeting that took place on the 14th of February, the new tourism strategy for years 2007. - 2018. was approved

[19.02.2008] 80 years also for Gulbene, Ogre, Ape, Salacgrīva, Mazsalaca and Strenči
These cities gained the city status on 11th of February 1928

[15.02.2008] Sigulda city celebrates 80 years! Congratulations!
On the 11th of February, 1928 a law about granting the city rights to 16 populated places was adopted, and Sigulda oficially gained the city status.

[13.02.2008] BALTTOUR 2008: Photo gallery from the exhibition
Exhibition "Balttour 2008" took place from 8.02-10.02.2008. The photo gallery shows the stands of Vidzeme region

[08.02.2008] BALTTOUR 2008: Movie about tourism in Alūksne gains recognition
Alūksne city has gained recognition in the competition "Tourfilm - Rīga 2008"

[08.02.2008] "BALTTOUR 2008": Slogan for Limbaži: "We are the successors of Vidzeme Livs"
The slogan is taken from Pāle museum of local history, where an exhibition about Liv families and family-trees was held last year

[08.02.2008] 5 international sledge competitions in Sigulda
From 14.02-17.02.2008 of February in Sigulda, Viessmann World Cup in sledging will take place

[08.02.2008] Today the biggest tourism tradefair in Latvia - "Balttour 2008" - was opened
The exhibition will take place from 8.02-10.02.2008. Vidzeme Tourism Association will also be represented

[08.02.2008] Jūrmala – the best resort in the Baltic States already the 5th year in a row!
Jūrmala voted as the best resort by the visitors of the Russian tourism portal

[07.02.2008] Valentine's Day offers in Sigulda
Hotel "Sigulda" and recreation complex "Aparjods" has prepared special Valentine's Day offers for you!

[06.02.2008] Cēsis wants to become the European Capital of Culture
Cēsu city is aiming for a very ambitious and high target - to become the European Capital of Culture in year 2014

[06.02.2008] The top tourist destinations and events in Madona district in the last year available here!
Madona Tourism Information Centre has summarized the top tourist destinations and events about year 2007

[06.02.2008] Dikļi castle have special offers for Valentine's day
Enjoy Valentine's day in the romatic Dikļi Castle with your beloved!

[05.02.2008] Jūrmala city will put emphasis on wooden architecture in "BALTTOUR 2008"
This year Jūrmala city will have a new, 65sq. m. large stand, and the artisitc empahsis will be on the historical wooden buildings

[05.02.2008] Gulbene district will participate with a new brochure in "Balttour 2008"
This year Gulbene district will participate in a common stand with Alūksne district. The conjunctive element for both districts will be Gulbene - Alūksne narrow gauge railway

[05.02.2008] New photo contest "Sports photo 2007" together with newspaper “Ogres Ziņas”
The photo contest will take place from 1.02. - 29.02.2008 in cooperation with Ogre Area Council, "Dziednīca", "SIA “Media 24” un SIA “Modra Skujiņa foto salons”

[05.02.2008] Alūksne has surprises for Balttour 2008!
During the exhibition in Alūksne stand, on Friday and Saturday the guests can meet Ernests Gliks, who will be played by the head of Alūksne City Council - Viktors Litaunieks

[05.02.2008] Valmiera city will participate in "Balttour 2008" with new brochures
Valmiera city will be represented in the common stand of Vidzeme, and the newest brochures will be available for the guests

[05.02.2008] News from Sigulda Tourism Information Centre
Sigulda TIC this year is planning to participate in many international tourism exhibitions, and has also prepared new tourism materials. Also the statistics about the last year have been summarized

[04.02.2008] „Hotel Tigra” joins Best Western
In February "Hotel Tigra", a member of the VTA, joined "Best Western" group, and from now on the name of the hotel will be „Best Western Hotel Tigra”

[01.02.2008] New acquisitions for Turaida museum in year 2007
Turaida museum last year acquired 830 new historical items, which will be used when creating exhibitions and permanent expositions

[31.01.2008] The biggest events in Gulbene in 2008
This year Gulbene city will host various local and international sports and cultural events

[31.01.2008] Naukšēni People's Museum and Amata territory becomes members of Vidzeme Tourism Association
On 30.01.2008 in Gulbene, during the VTA meeting, two new members were enrolled in Vidzeme Tourism Association

[30.01.2008] Vidzeme Tourism Association participates in the biggest Finnish tourism exhibition MATKA 2008 (with photos)
On 17th january 2008 in Helsinki the annual tourism exhibition MATKA 2008 was opened. This exhibition is the biggest tourism exhibition in the Nordic Countries.

[29.01.2008] On St. Valentine's day the Gulbene-Alūksne narrow gauge train will become a lover's train
On 14th of February Gulbene-Alūksne narrow gauge train welcomes all lovers on board!

[29.01.2008] Entrepreneurs are welcome to participate in the project "Sigulda stick"
To promote the tourism development in Sigulda and its surroundings, Sigulda Area Tourism Society together with Andris Klepers is developing a common tourism project "Sigulda stick" which will popularize recreation and entertainment possibilities in Sigulda and its environs.

[28.01.2008] A possibility to purchase "Sigulda 800" DVDs
Sigulda Area Tourism Information Centre informs that in Valdemāra str. 1, Sigulda it is possible to buy "Sigulda 800" DVDs

[25.01.2008] Vidzeme History and Tourism Centre celebrates its 4th anniversary!
This year in January Vidzeme History and Tourism Centre, which was founded by merging previously independant, but closely interrelated institutions - Cēsis History and Art museum, Exhibition house and Tourism Information Centre, celebrates its 4th anniversary

[24.01.2008] Last year 240 thousand tourists in Turaida
Mostly Turaida was visited by local tourists. From foreign guests, as usual, the majority was from Germany, followed by Italy and France

[24.01.2008] Soon in Gulbene the renovated arena and cheese dairy will be opened
In Gulbene city two historical places are about to be re-opened in the territory of Vecgulbene manor: the arena and the cheese dairy. The openning is planned in February.

[24.01.2008] Ogre city celebration from February till November
On the February of 1928, 80 years ago, The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia granted the city status to various places, including Ogre. To celebrate this event, this year the events will be different than before.

[22.01.2008] Smiltene city informs about events in this year
In year 2008 there will be various local as well as international and sports events taking place in Smiltene.

[17.01.2008] Movie „Alūksne – the best place for tourists” will participate in movie contest
The film is made to show the potential tourists Alūksne city, its sights, events and recreation possibilities.

[16.01.2008] In Cēsis there will be e-learning courses for guides
In order to improve the quality of Latvian tourist guides, when they speak about Cēsis and Cēsis castle complex, municipal agency „Vidzeme history and tourism centre” (VHTC) this years offers a possibility to take the courses online.

[15.01.2008] This year Valmiera city will be popularized in numerous exhibitions
Valmiera Tourism Information centre (TIC) this year will popularize Valmiera city and its surroundings in several exhibitions - both, in Latvia and abroad

[14.01.2008] An informative press conference will be held about Vecgulbene manor complex
On 17th January at 11 o'clock at Gulbene district council (3rd floor) a press conference that will introduce Vecgulbene manor complex will take place. The owners of the manor will introduce the audience with the new toursim and recreation object. After the press conference there will be a guided tour around the manor.

[14.01.2008] Vidzeme Tourism Association will participate in Balttour 2008
From the 8th till 10th of February 2008, the annual tourism exhibition Balttour 2008 will take place in Exhibition Centre Kipsala, Riga which every year is visited by around 15 000 people, including tourism professionals.

[11.01.2008] International puppet exhibition in Cēsis Exhibition hall
From 12th of January till the 3rd of February an International puppet exhibition will take place is Cēsis exhibition hall. There will be puppets from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

[10.01.2008] Latvia textile art association exhibition in Cēsis Exhibition hall
In Cēsis Exhibition hall from 10.01-03.02 there is an exhibition of Latvia Textile Art association

[10.01.2008] Sigulda offers a ride with real bobsleigh
The bobsleigh is available only till the middle of March in Sigulda bobsleigh track. The speed is more than 100 km/h.

[09.01.2008] Saulkrasti – the town closer to the Sun
At the very end of the last year the logo and slogan for Saulkrasti was chosen, which will be the identification sign for the city. The slogan is "Saulkrasti – the town closer to the Sun" In the logo there is the Sun, sea and road.

[08.01.2008] In Sigulda a toll-free cross-country ski track has been opened!
Already the second year the society "A2" together with Reiņa Trase offers everyone a toll-free cross-country ski track

[08.01.2008] The winners of Valmiera 2nd photo contest awarded
On Friday, the 4th of January in Valmiera Culture Centre, alongside with the opening of an exhibition, the winners of Valmiera 2nd photo contest were awarded

Wonderful Christmas together with Banitis
From December 17 till January 6 It is told that the guards of the darkness have dug an underground tunnel in the forests of the narrow gauge railway and hid the light in there. After hearing about it Elves searched for the tunnel, and they still are making plans to free the light and are calling for helpers.



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