If winter outdoor activities don’t warm your heart enough, head to Latgale for a holiday and enjoy wonderful SPA treatments, get acquainted with interesting museums and exhibitions, as well as discover excellent Latgalian traditional cuisine. Latgale is the perfect place to find peace, well-being, and comfort from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Home restaurant “Dzīles”
Home restaurant “Dzīles” is the bearer of the culture mark “Latvian heritage” in Latgale and a member of the network of Latgale culinary heritage. Home restaurant “Dzīles” is a place where family traditions are kept and bread has been baked for several generations. The food you can enjoy at “Dzīles” will not only give you a taste of adventure, but also a story about Latgale, its people, and values.
Contact info: Zaļā iela 9, Malnava, Malnavas pagasts, Ludzas novads; +371 26538016
Ceramicist Lība Ločmele offers individual ceramics masterclasses for groups of up to 6 people (e.g. family or group of colleagues, friends). Duration 2 h, ceramic works ready for collection in 3-4 weeks. 45,00 EUR per person, price includes excursion, all necessary materials, tools, firing, and tea break.
Contact info: Baltinavas pagasts, Balvu novads, +371 28769481; email@example.com. By prior arrangement – weekdays and weekends
Holiday house “Dīķmalas” mulled wine
On-site tastings of homemade wine at “Dīķmalas” for up to 10-15 people. We offer winter holidays for families with children (up to 8 people – accommodation in the guest house) with a tasting of various snacks, the opportunity to play board games, enjoying a calm atmosphere free from hustle and bustle of the city (available for the reservations from 19.12.2022 to 05.01.2023).
Christmas/New Year’s Eve event for a group of friends with a delicious afternoon/evening meal (available dates 23.12.; 28.12., 29.12., prior reservation). For all offers, please call +371 29471150 at least 2-3 days in advance. Each event has its own scenario, menu, and pricing, which is sent to the guests in advance for approval.
Contact info: Viesu nams “Dīķmalas”, Skolas iela 9, Baltinava, +371 29471150, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook.
Lūznava Manor will host a series of enchanting concerts “Music of the Advent Calendar”. The manor also has a permanent exhibition of Latgale ceramics, as well as a multimedia exhibition “Following engineering ideas” – a modern and sustainable interpretation of cultural heritage, which is a unique example in Latgale today. For the winter holidays, the manor has also created a very cozy photo room for beautiful photo sessions.
Contact info: Pils iela 8, Lūznava, Lūznavas pagasts, Rēzeknes novads; +371 28686863, Facebook
In the Latgale Culture and History Museum until December 30 the annual exhibition of works by Latgale artists RUDENS 2022 “Pavards/Puorts”. While in the KUUP coffee shop, you can enjoy excellent coffee and taste perhaps the best cakes in the region. KUUP coffee shop is a charming place to start getting acquainted with Latgalian values.
Holiday home “Karina Home” offers you the opportunity to enjoy the open-air spa bath “Wellis Killimanjaro” – now that the snow has started to fall, it feels very special! You can also enjoy the warmth of the indoor sauna.
Contact info: Ilzas iela 14, Priežmale; +371 26198637, email@example.com, karinahome.lv
Horse ranch “Klajumi” – A perfect place for those who like nature and spending time with friends and family with picnics or horseback riding. The horse ranch is located 9 km from Krāslava. In 2022, the horse farm “Klajumi” received the Latgale Tourism Award.
Contact info: Kaplava, Kaplavas pagasts, Krāslavas novads; +371 29472638; firstname.lastname@example.org
Preiļi beach terrace “Pampūkas” – For the first time this year, “Pampūkas” will also be open in December and invites you to enjoy a hot drink and a warm pancake (during the first three weekends of December) from 12.00-18.00. Opening hours are subject to change. For more information, follow the Preiļi TIC and cafe “Pampūkas” Facebook pages.
Contact info: Preiļi beach territory, Daugavpils iela 53A (near to BMX track); +371 25867735
Chant in Preili Chapel – The chapel is located in the Preiļi city park. In 2017 the chapel celebrated its 200th anniversary. The chapel has been completely renovated and has fantastic acoustics. Upon request, you can hear the 30-minute singing of the tour guide Irēna Kjarkuža. The repertoire includes both spiritual and secular songs. In 2022 Irēna Kjarkuža received the Latgale Tourism Award in the category “Tourism Professional”.
Contact info: Raiņa bulvāris 23, Preiļi, Preiļu novads; +371 29116431; email@example.com
Lielborne Manor is the only manor complex that has been preserved on the territory of the Nature Park “Daugavas loki” (the Bends of the Daugava River). Lielborne Manor’s restaurant has been a family restaurant since the very beginning, where the owners Nora and Mārtiņš work every day, providing delicious meals, drinks, and pleasant conversations about the manor’s past, present, and future. The manor offers accommodation and guests can book breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In 2022, Lielborne Manor received the Latgale Tourism Award in the category “Best Rural Accommodation”.
Contact info: Lielborne, Salienas pagasts, Augšdaugavas novads; +371 29284480; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook
Silene Resort&SPA offers a special winter SPA offer: hot stone massage; hydrating facial; anti-stress SPA ritual; hot tub. Along with the SPA treatments, you get SPA area access 20€/1h per 1 person. The Shmakovka lab and the animal corner are also open by appointment (daily from 12.00 to 20.00). There is also a restaurant “Silene terases”.
Contact info: Silene, Skrudalienas pagasts, Augšdaugavas novads; +371 27870037; email@example.com