Mikelis (LV) Tour Leader

Miķelis is a sharp mind who has a keen interest in the world around us. He appreciates places and spaces, moving between them by car, bike, boat or feet, understanding them by loving, hating and becoming a friend with them.

He studies Geography and says he likes it because it involves quite a lot of aspects of our lives such as history, culture, biology and philosophy. Besides his studies, he immerses himself into fine arts: he sings in a choir, acts and draws.

Like a true renaissance man with many hobbies and interests, Miķelis isn’t entirely sure what to do in this life so currently he has his bets on either becoming a beekeeper or the conductor of the National Song Festival of Latvia.

On his tours Miķelis will Tell you stories of local mythology and tradition and if you get lucky, teach you some Latvian folk songs. Also, he is deep into Geology so he can make your tour rock.

Tours Mikelis (LV) is Doing

What people say about Mikelis (LV)

Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

"Great to see the countryside"

Tour was well organised and I could visit places that I wouldn’t reach by public transportation. Salaspils concentration camp was really interesting for me, a WW2 enthusiastic. Also, Hill of Crosses is something that you don’t see everyday. Tour is a interesting way to move from one Baltic capital to another and visiting places in between.

"Great way to travel to Vilnius and take in the sights"

Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I totally enjoyed the tour. All places were of interest and we had enough time to experience each stop. I would particularly recommend Salaspils, it was much better than expected. Lunch was very good. We had a range of ages on the tour, overall a very enjoyable experience.

"Loved it. What a great adventure"

Such a great tour. I couldn't think of a better way to explore Latvia and Lithuania. All the stop of points were of interest to the whole group and as we were on a private tour, Mike showed great flexibility in the schedule to tailor the day to us. Mike was full of enthuasiam and knowledge which added to the experience.

"Kuldiga - the best tour of our two week stay"

We were met on time by our excellent and friendly tour guide Mikelis. We had the opportunity to see the real countryside of Kurzeme travelling through pine forests and open farmland with rustic old farms some long deserted. At every point Mikelis made admission to places effortless for us. We enjoyed the museum of cloth dolls in Sabile and the local owner showed us many of the old relics of the past. We climbed to the top of the vineyard in Sabile for a spectacular view from one of Latvia's 'mountains'. Munching an apple, we reflected on the war and bloodshed which had taken place here in the past. On to Kuldiga and lunch of authentic Latvian dishes cooked perfectly and a modern presentation in a wonderful restaurant complete with jazz music. We walked around Kuldiga's old, unchanged cobbled streets and churches. before Mikelis took us down to the widest waterfall in Europe. The local museum which is free to enter was a calm and fascinating trip back in time. Do not miss this gem. Mikelis allowed us as much time as we wished at the sites and although we had no English we were able to discuss the experiences of his parents and grandparents in the Soviet era as we described the escape of my wife's mother, uncle and grandmother during the 2nd world war. We could not have wished for a better tour nor for a better tour guide in Mikelis. We learned much more about Latvia in one day than we had in the previous 10 days.

"Must-Do when in Riga"

When you stay in Riga and want to get out of the beautiful city, definitely go on this tour. Jurmala is a very nice and beautiful area close to Riga with lots of hidden, and amazing spots, which you won't find on your own. Our guide Mikelis was amazing, and we learned a lot from him about Jurmala and Latvia itself. It was also very nice seeing him again, since we already went on another tour with him last year (bus tour from Riga to Tallinn). Thank you Mikelis for everything, we really enjoyed our time together :-)

"Fun and interesting"

We really enjoyed our recent trip. The palace and hill of crosses were fantastic and so interesting to hear the history of the two countries

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