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17-day self-drive in Baltics
Self-Drive Tours in the Baltics: Why It’s the Best Way to Travel?

Follow a pre-arranged travel itinerary to discover the most hidden places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by choosing our self-drive tours in the Baltics!

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Best Hikes in Europe
Gauja National Park: One of the Best Hiking Destinations in Europe

Have you ever heard of the Gauja National Park? Most likely not, but then you have missed out on one of the best hiking destinations in Europe where one can wander around for days or even weeks, still amazed by biological diversity, cultural richness and beauty of the surroundings.

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Cēsis: a medieval gemstone

Cesis is a medieval gemstone and the third oldest town in Latvia. It attracts tourists with lovely streets and the beauty of natural treasures in the Gauja National Park. Charming ruins of the medieval castle invite you to explore the history and feel the medieval spirit in a candle light.

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Kuldīga: a Perfect Place for Romantics

Kuldīga is one of the most romantic towns in Latvia with wonderful cobblestone streets, lovely houses and red-tile roofs. As the Alekšupīte River circles around the old town, many travelers compare Kuldīga to Venice.

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Top 5 cities in Latvia - a guide through the highlights and alternative things to do

Get inspired and discover Latvia! We have put together a guide through the highlights and alternative things to do in 5 “must see” cities in Latvia.

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The best snacks for hiking in the Baltics

Have you ever wondered what to take for your meal on a hike? If you are in the Baltics and you are having this question, then in this article you can find some ideas and explanations why certain products are the best.

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How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics
How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics

From my experience, I will explain, how to find the best hiking paths in the Baltics and as well share with you my favorite ones.

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Coastal Hiking from Pāvilosta
Desolate and Meditative 46 km along the Baltic Sea: Coastal Hiking from Pāvilosta to Užava, Latvia

I have hiked the entire Latvian coastline of the Baltic Sea, about 500 km, and I can say with certainty – the route from Pāvilosta to Užava is the most desolate part of our seaside offering. A meditative hiking experience. This is a perfect hike for anyone who wants to feel the majesty of nature, experience a few days without civilization, an empty mind and blend with the sea and the wind.

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Best kayaking destinations
Best kayaking destinations in the Baltics

Every summer with friends we plan a kayaking trip, it is like a routine already and in this article, I want to share with you my favorite kayaking destinations that I like to return and experience again and again.

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Tours private vs group
Guided hiking tours: private vs group

In this article I share some knowledge related to the guided private and group hiking tours from my own experience working as a tour guide.

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Best Hikes in Europe
Gauja National Park: One of the Best Hiking Destinations in Europe

Have you ever heard of the Gauja National Park? Most likely not, but then you have missed out on one of the best hiking destinations in Europe where one can wander around for days or even weeks, still amazed by biological diversity, cultural richness and beauty of the surroundings.

Read More...
Coastal Hiking from Pāvilosta
Desolate and Meditative 46 km along the Baltic Sea: Coastal Hiking from Pāvilosta to Užava, Latvia

I have hiked the entire Latvian coastline of the Baltic Sea, about 500 km, and I can say with certainty – the route from Pāvilosta to Užava is the most desolate part of our seaside offering. A meditative hiking experience. This is a perfect hike for anyone who wants to feel the majesty of nature, experience a few days without civilization, an empty mind and blend with the sea and the wind.

Read More...
Cēsis: a medieval gemstone

Cesis is a medieval gemstone and the third oldest town in Latvia. It attracts tourists with lovely streets and the beauty of natural treasures in the Gauja National Park. Charming ruins of the medieval castle invite you to explore the history and feel the medieval spirit in a candle light.

Read More...
Best kayaking destinations
Top 6 kayaking destinations in the Baltics

Every summer with friends we plan a kayaking trip, it is like a routine already and in this article, I want to share with you my top 6 favorite kayaking destinations that I like to return and experience again and again.

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Kuldīga: a Perfect Place for Romantics

Kuldīga is one of the most romantic towns in Latvia with wonderful cobblestone streets, lovely houses and red-tile roofs. As the Alekšupīte River circles around the old town, many travelers compare Kuldīga to Venice.

Read More...
Tours private vs group
Guided hiking tours: private vs group

In this article I share some knowledge related to the guided private and group hiking tours from my own experience working as a tour guide.

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The best snacks for hiking in the Baltics

Have you ever wondered what to take for your meal on a hike? If you are in the Baltics and you are having this question, then in this article you can find some ideas and explanations why certain products are the best.

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How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics
How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics

From my experience, I will explain, how to find the best hiking paths in the Baltics and as well share with you my favorite ones.

Read More...
Best kayaking destinations
Top 6 kayaking destinations in the Baltics

Every summer with friends we plan a kayaking trip, it is like a routine already and in this article, I want to share with you my top 6 favorite kayaking destinations that I like to return and experience again and again.

Read More...
Tours private vs group
Guided hiking tours: private vs group

In this article I share some knowledge related to the guided private and group hiking tours from my own experience working as a tour guide.

Read More...
The best snacks for hiking in the Baltics

Have you ever wondered what to take for your meal on a hike? If you are in the Baltics and you are having this question, then in this article you can find some ideas and explanations why certain products are the best.

Read More...
Tours private vs group
Guided hiking tours: private vs group

In this article I share some knowledge related to the guided private and group hiking tours from my own experience working as a tour guide.

Read More...
How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics
How to find the best hiking route in the Baltics

From my experience, I will explain, how to find the best hiking paths in the Baltics and as well share with you my favorite ones.

Read More...
The best snacks for hiking in the Baltics

Have you ever wondered what to take for your meal on a hike? If you are in the Baltics and you are having this question, then in this article you can find some ideas and explanations why certain products are the best.

Read More...
Best kayaking destinations
Top 6 kayaking destinations in the Baltics

Every summer with friends we plan a kayaking trip, it is like a routine already and in this article, I want to share with you my top 6 favorite kayaking destinations that I like to return and experience again and again.

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Annette Ihrman
Annette Ihrman
2024-06-16
The tour was very versatile and a good addition to our trip to Riga. We can recommend it!
K G
K G
2024-04-06
I joined Valdis for Gauja national park tour and experience breathtaking views, beautiful cave, Plus the experience to see the inside of luge and skeleton track. It’s an unforgettable experience to see something outside the Riga! Highly recommended!!!
Carmen Daams
Carmen Daams
2023-09-22
I took the Kuldiga trip with Valdis. The experience was amazing. The entire day was great. He is a great guide, and knows a lot of interesting information. He would definitely make your whole experience even better. Kuldiga is such a captivating city, very unique with a very special style and soul. If you are visiting Latvia, don't hesitate to take this trip, it is a "must".
Stanley Wallerstein
Stanley Wallerstein
2023-08-29
Great Tour and great guide. Baltic Nature Travel is excellent.
Maria M Andrade
Maria M Andrade
2023-08-28
Valdis organized an absolutely wonderful 10 day trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania trip for my sister, a friend, and myself. He arranged all details including our private chofer and tour guide up the last detail. He went far and beyond when he knew I had an accident in Estonia. We met him Latvia and he make us feel welcome. He recommended the most amazing restaurants for us and he took care of my doctor needs where he was the interpreter. In every country we had the best guys one can possibly ask for. All hotels were walking distance from city centre. Thank you Valdis we will always remembered this trip!!!!
Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels
2023-08-21
Thank you, Valdis, for helping my family have a wonderful two week trip to the Baltics! Your advice and recommendations were very helpful, and our tour guides in 4 different cities were each outstanding! I highly recommend a vacation in the beautiful and fascinating Baltics, and I highly recommend using Valdis to help you plan it.
Rita Derencius
Rita Derencius
2023-08-09
Tours and tour guides, Tomas and Mindaugas, exceeded my expectations. We were able to curate our tour of Lithuania. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on our input. Valdis was responsive and easy to work with. Extremely happy we chose to have private tour guides. Best trip ever!
Deniz Demirors
Deniz Demirors
2023-08-08
Valdis did amazing job to organize us a 15 day, 14 night self drive adventure trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to his valuable advise before and immaculate documentation with names of the locations, guides etc we had a magical experience. We hiked, biked, walked, beached and off course drive all over in all 3 beautiful countries. We felt very safe. Everyone we met were very friendly. The car was delivered to our first hotel in Tallinn and picked up from last hotel in Vilnius. They were professional and kind people. We encountered few minor issues but Valdis resolved very promptly so our program was not impacted. We met him in Riga as he was our guide. Thanks to Valdis & his team of guides we had an unforgettable time and experience. Valdis is very gently, kind, hears his clients wishes and makes adjustments in his existing programs. Job well done Valdis. Thank you very much.
Catherine Herway
Catherine Herway
2023-06-24
These are the only places on earth where eastern and western architecture can now meet in harmony. The architecture tells a social history translated into excellent English on this tour! The hotels were clean, comfortable, and safe. The food was outstanding as well, I only wish I had more time!
Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
2023-05-03
A very good and interesting guide. Customized trips - which is very useful. If you want to get to know Latvia (which is worth it!) there is no one better. Highly recommended.

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