630 Versts Full of Feelings

Versts of Feelings



30 months

Business and SME development

Development and promotion of new products and services based on local resources


Summary of the project

The “630 Versts Full of Feelings” project strengthens historical and cultural capacity of the cross-border area and contributes to socio-economic development of Vidzeme and Latgale regions in Latvia, Pskov region and St Petersburg in Russia.

The project develops and promotes a new tourist route – Sense Tour – by bridging together nature, culture and history. Most of objects on the route are located aside of mainstream tourist flows, therefore, enhancement of attractiveness of these objects creates beneficial conditions for local entrepreneurs providing accommodation and catering facilities, souvenirs, events and performances.

The Sense Tour will contribute the latest trend of personalized tourist services and tackle the challenge of increasing competition in tourism sector. The project aims to develop new services engaging sensorial experience of visitors, and using ICT technologies combined with traditional methods of reconstruction of older times. Such innovative services will be developed for Izborsk reserve and museum (Russia), Kraslava Manor, Luznava Manor, Preili Manor Park, Arendole, Varaklani and Litene (Latvia).

The project will also discover new possibilities for joint local heritage objects, including creation of new Zip-line attraction in Aluksne (Latvia) and restoration of the Fortepiano and Organ room original paintings in Aluksne New castle (Latvia) and ferry wharfs in Pavlovsk park (Russia). The tourism sector employees will improve their professional skill through organizing masterclasses, conferences and other related events.

Project budget:

  • Total budget - 869 385.00 EUR
  • Programme co-financing - 720 000.00 EUR

List of partners:

  • Aluksne Municipality
  • Museum Reserve "Pavlovsk"
  • Federal State budgetary institution of culture "Pskov-Izborsk Integrated Museum Reserve"
  • Latvian Association of Castles, Palaces and Manors (LPMA)

Lead Beneficiary:

Aluksne Municipality

11 Darza street, Aluksne, LV-4301


Web: www.aluksne.lv

Total partner budget:

279 999.00 EUR

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