One day tour to Koknese Castle Ruins

Once upon a time, Koknese Castle stood majestically on a hill where the Perse River flows into the Daugava. Nowadays, after the construction of the hydroelectric power plant, water washes against the walls of its ruins. Tour also include visit in Memorial Site “Liktendarzs”  –  It is a memorial site to all those lost to Latvia in the 20th century – those who suffered from totalitarian regimes, those who were forced to exile, those who suffered based on their political views or family tree. And later will walk around Zilie Kalni (Blue Hills) Nature Park in the Ogre municipality is popular with holiday makers, who lead an active lifestyle or just want a breath of fresh forest air.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONRiga, Latvia
DEPARTURE TIMEDeparture time from your hotel at 09:00 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 5:30 PM.
LANGUAGEEnglish, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Latvian
PRICE (ONE PERSON)
  • EUR 69,- (in 2-3 person goup)
  • EUR 49,- (in 4-7 person group)
  • EUR 40,- (in 8-12 person group)
INCLUDED
Profesional english guideTravel by transport along a route
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-offOrganization of the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance tickets
Personal expense
Guide gratuite
1

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Transportation

From  Riga  we are moving to Koknese. Depend on traffics its takes around 1h.
2

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM:Koknese Castle Ruins

n 1209 bishop Albert ordered to replace an ancient Latvian wooden castle with a castle of stone. In 1701, during the Northern War, the castle was blown up by the retreating Saxons and was never restored. Until 1966 the castle ruins were situated high on a hilltop, but due to the construction of the Plavini hydroelectric power station the castle foundations were flooded by the Daugava and Perse rivers.
3

12:30PM – 1.30PM: Lunch

Lunch time in local restourant.
4

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:Memorial site Likteņdārzs

With support of the entire Latvian nation a memorial site “Liktendarzs” (Garden of destinies) is being created on an island in Koknese. No day passes without visitors coming here from all over Latvia. It is a memorial site to all those lost to Latvia in the 20th century – those who suffered from totalitarian regimes, those who were forced to exile, those who suffered based on their political views or family tree.
5

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Blue Hills

will walk around Zilie Kalni (Blue Hills) Nature Park in the Ogre municipality is popular with holiday makers, who lead an active lifestyle or just want a breath of fresh forest air.
6

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Return

Return to Riga.

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