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"Pasazieru vilciens" renews Karlis Ulmanis' national tourism tradition

21.10.2011

Joint-stock company “Pasazieru vilciens” (“Passenger Train”) is renewing the tradition "Tautas ekskursija"  ("National Excursion"), established by former President Karlis Ulmanis, inviting residents to visit north-east towns of Latvia - Sigulda, Ligatne and Cesis - by train, the company's representatives informed the portal "Nozare.lv".

Joint-stock company “Pasazieru vilciens” (“Passenger Train”) is renewing the tradition "Tautas ekskursija"  ("National Excursion"), established by former President Karlis Ulmanis, inviting residents to visit north-east towns of Latvia - Sigulda, Ligatne and Cesis - by train, the company's representatives informed the portal "Nozare.lv".

At 10.42 a.m. on October 29, the first "Tautas ekskursija" train will depart from Riga Central Station for the three towns of Gauja National Park.

"Pasazieru vilciens" representatives commented that the tradition of traveling by train should be renewed and strengthened, and in the future it could become a joyous occasion where everyone could participate.

The opening trip on October 29 will include various entertainment possibilities that can only be provided when travelling by train.

When reaching their destination, participants of the "Tautas ekskursija" will continue their journeys with tour guides who have established special programs in each town, which will also include sightseeing and luncheon.

Residents are asked to apply for the October 29 tour beforehand, selecting their destination - Sigulda, Ligatne or Cesis.

The ticket will include the train fare and all activities during the day.

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