This year we are offering two pretours. One from South, the other one from North. South tour will be more suitable for those who are coming from Western Europe by car or by ferry. North tour will be more suitable for those who are coming from Northern Europe by ferry to Tallinn.
Both pretours will be limited to 20 cars each.
Price for pretour is 20 Euros for adult and 10 Euros for child (5-15 years) which includes organizing pretour, pretour informative materials and pretour crew following pretour path.
North pretour starting from Tallinn
The Northern Pre-tour will start on Monday, 6th August at Sea Museum in Tallinn (time of the meeting – 13.00) which is located in harbour very close to the ferry terminal. After the visit to the museum we will be heading towards Narva – a town near the North-Eastern EU border (mentioned first in 1172) where we could have a walk around the town. For the night we will stay at Toila Spa Hotel in Toila, at the cost of Gulf of Finland. A dinner party is planned at the hotel restaurant.
On Tuesday, 7th August in the first half of the day we will visit the Estonian Mining Museum near Kohtla-Jarve. After that we will drive to Mustvee near the Peipsi lake where we could have some lunch tasting the fish gathered right from the Peipsi lake. In the afternoon we will arrive in Tartu (mentioned first in 1030) where a walk around the town and a dinner party is planned at the hotel restaurant where we will stay for the night.
Wednesday, 8th August will start with the visit of Estonian Aviation Museum near Tartu where some SAAB jets can also be found. Thereafter we will drive to Valga/Valka (mentioned first in 1286, now famous for its alco-outlets) to have a lunch. After the lunch we will be heading towards Cesis (mentioned first in 11th century) where we will have some walk around the town. Dinner is planned at the hotel restaurant near Cesis where we will stay for the night.
On Thursday, 9th August we will drive from Cesis to Riga in order to visit Classic car museum which is located near Bikernieki race track. Those who are not interested in classic car museum and/or racing around the track will be able to visit one of the biggest shopping centers in the Baltics – “ALFA” that can be reached within 30 minutes by foot thru a lovely pine-forest. Bikernieki race track will be available from 13.00 until 19.00. After the race we will drive some 50km to a hotel located at the coast of Riga Gulf to have a dinner on a sandy beach and to stay for the night.
Friday, 10th August will start with the breakfast on the sandy beach and thereafter we will drive with no hurry to INTSAAB2018 event place with an option to have lunch in Sigulda town or nearby.
South pretour Fully Booked!
South pretour starting from Liepāja
This year’s IntSAAB South pre-tour has been named the gourmet tour. Our aim is to introduce you to the modern Latvian kitchen, and at the same time take you on a tour through historical, significant and beautiful locations.
All participants will be welcomed in Liepaja on August 5th. Those of you, who took part in this event in 2008, will remember this city, however, it has changed substantially during the last 10 years.
Therefore we will spend the first day of the tour (August 6th) in Liepaja, where you will have the chance to visit various interesting spots and to taste the delicious food offered in Liepaja.
On Tuesday, August 7th, we will head up the coast to Kuldīga, which is famous for its cultural and historical heritage, the widest (but not highest) waterfall in Europe and great restaurants. Kuldīga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On Wednesday, August 8th, we will continue on towards Ventspils – the flower and fountain capital with a broad promenade, a Livonian Order castle, a seaside park and a water park. In the evening, we will arrive near Miķeļbāka, the tallest lighthouse in the Baltics.
We will be driving along the Gulf of Riga on Thursday, August 9th, and the main attractions in Riga include the recently renovated Motormuseum and the historical Biķernieki race track, where you will have a chance to put your skills to the test.