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Valdis Čeičs

Riga is my home in the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia). Backpacking in different parts of the world, I discovered that I like to talk about my city and the region’s history, culture and nature. Guiding people and showing them the local culture, traditions and sights makes me happy and I like that I get to show people around this incredible undiscovered jewel – the Baltic States.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in planning culture and adventure tours. Do you want to learn about the traditional cooking like smoking fishes, ride bicycle through the country side, visit a local farm and taste home-made food? We know how it’s to be a traveler and to make the travel itinerary so you have the best experience."

How did you get involved in travel?

"It all started in childhood going on family trips and skiing tours with my father. After graduating from the high school I chose tourism as my study field and committed to be a professional tour guide. In year 2012 started to organize and guide “Riga Free tour” but soon I started do city tours, bicycle tours and escort travels in the neighboring countries like Lithuania and Estonia, . But I always wanted to go for long walks, bike rides in wilderness and to show the local culture and nature. So with a group of friends came an idea to establish Baltic Nature Travel and to brings the guests behind the curtain and the off the beaten track. We can organize for you accommodation in small villages and country side where only few international guests arrive due to the language barrier and lack of information. Our travel escorts and tour guides are educated and experienced and with love will present you the sights and local culture."

Featured trips & expertise

The festival grounds
Tallinn Song and Dance Festival - July 2019 - 5 Days

Take part as Tallinn becomes the world capital of song and dance from July 4–7, 2019, when they host the XXVII Song and XX Dance Celebrations. This festival takes place every five years and has become a symbol of Estonian culture and identity, with thousands of singers and dancers participating. Pair it with visits to Tallinn's historic Old Town, museums, and culinary hotspots for a five-day cultural excursion you won't forget.

Riga
Highlights of the Baltic Capital Cities - 8 Days

Discover the capital cities of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on this whirlwind 8-day trip through the Baltic states. As you travel north from Vilnius to Riga to Tallinn, you'll learn about each city's rich cultural, historic, and culinary traditions. Visit churches in Vilnius, indulge in a food tour in Riga, and explore the creative hub of Tallinn on this Northern European adventure.

Trakai castle at winter
Highlights of the Baltic States - 10 Days

Tour the highlights of the Baltic States on this packed 10-day trip. Visit the capital cities of Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn, explore beautiful nature in Samogitia National Park, and relax on the white sand beaches of the Curonian Spit. Tour the fairytale Trakai Castle, wander around medieval streets and go shopping in the massive Riga Central Market, housed inside five former Zeppelin airship hangars.

Sunset over Riga's Old Town
Ancient Traditions in Latvia & Estonia - 9 Days

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The magnificent Rundale Palace
Latvia's Castles and Palaces - Day Trip

Go back in time on this guided tour of three of Latvia's castles and palaces. Learn about the long history of this Baltic nation through the grand buildings erected by its leaders. You'll visit the medieval Bauska Castle, the Baroque Jelgava Palace, and the extravagant Rundale Palace — all just a short drive from Riga.

The Three Brothers in Riga, Latvia
Guided Walking Tour of Riga - Day Trip

Put on your best walking shoes and discover the Baltic region's largest city on this comprehensive guided tour of Riga. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Latvia's capital as you take in the fascinating blend of Gothic, medieval, and Art Nouveau architecture. You'll also test Riga's reputation as an up-and-coming foodie destination with a visit to the Central Market, where you'll sample local delicacies.