Jurmala beach town
For centuries Jurmala has been a popular tourist resort, thanks to a healthy seaside climate, pine forests, sand dunes and medicinal waters. Today Jurmala is the largest seaside resort in the Baltic States. The city of Jurmala is also proud of its unique wooden architecture, which, since the 19th and early 20th century, has been a unique characteristic of the city. Here classical, art nouveau, national romantic and functionalist buildings coexist harmoniously; 414 buildings are included in the list of architectural monuments, more than 4000 buildings are classified as city historical buildings.
- Visit very beginning of Jurmala – Bulduri, Lielupe and Priedaine – areas which cannot be seen if you travel by public transport;
- Former Science house, Yacht club, the residence of the Ambassador of Russian Federation and Sanatorium Belarus;
- Dzintari forest park where you see the city from the watchtower;
- We will leave the car in a very center of city to explore everything by walk. You will see Dzintari Concert Hall, Former bath-house of Emilija Rācene, Sea Pavilion (which was visited by King of Sweden Gustav V, in summer of 1929), Baltic beach hotel which in Soviet times was a favorite hotel for high-level Communist Party officials, particularly Leonid Brezhnev and Nikita Khruschev;
- Jomas street, the central pedestrian street of the city offering plenty of restaurants and bars where it will be possible to eat or take a coffee (own expense);
- Kauguri suburb (Soviet time block buildings) – home to more than a half of city’s population.
This tour is covered by a standard car or a 9seat van to keep the groups small.
Price: from EUR 30 per person (depends on size of the group)
Included: Hotel pick up/drop off, transportation and a tour guide
Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours, including time for transfer.