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  • Cobbled city square with colorful buildings in Riga - typically the starting point of your Latvia vacation.
  • Street theatre artists during National Day
  • The Spires of Riga
  • Countryside
  • Colorful old houses in the central square of Riga

Latvia is sandwiched between Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south on the Baltic Sea. It is also bordered by Russia and Belarus. 45% of the country is covered by natural forests and the coastline covers a distance of 500 kilometres/310 miles, one-third of the countries outline. It consists of long sandy beaches behind which are pine forests and dunes which can be seen on a Latvia vacation. 

It is a country rich in history, culture and architecture. In 2014, Latvia’s capital, Riga, was the European Capital of Culture. The country is also famous for its folk singing and every 5 years holds the Latvian Song and Dance Festival. There are two opera festivals annually in Riga and Sigulda. 

Riga draws the largest number of visitors on a Latvia vacation and not surprisingly. Its old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fascinating area of winding cobblestone streets. There is a good choice of museums and art galleries, a vibrant nightlife and many pleasant restaurants and cafes. Riga has the largest concentration of German Art Nouveau architecture.


 Outside of Riga, there are many interesting towns and regions to enjoy on a Latvia vacation. Jurmala is the principal resort on the Baltic Sea coast and is only 25 kilometres/15 miles from Riga with 26 kilometres/16 miles of sandy beach. It is famous for its curative spa treatments. Kuldige is known as the Latvian Venice due to the many rivers that flow through it. It is a beautiful old historical town and has one of the oldest brick bridges in Europe which dates back to 1874. Cesis is a charming town with cobblestone streets, historic wooden buildings and a 16th Century medieval castle. The Museum of History and Art here is well worth a visit. Gauja National Park offers diverse nature with its many rocks and caves. It also contains 500 cultural and historical monuments. The Turaida Museum Reserve has a medieval castle and is known as God’s Garden. In Dunte, one can visit the Munchhausen Museum which is based on the legendary Baron Von Munchhausen who lived in Dunte for 6 happy years.

In Araisi, there are a collection of wooden buildings found by excavations and which date back to the time of the Vikings.  Rundale Palace in the south of Latvia is a resplendent palace with beautiful ornamental gardens. 

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Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Latvian vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Latvia.

 

 

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  • Riga Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Take a break from your continental travels and head to Riga, Latvia's capital and one of the most picturesque cities in Eastern Europe. Tour the Old Town, seeing the spires of Riga Castle and the elaborate red-brick ornamentations of the Brother of Blackheads building, before hitting up the nightlife in Livu Square and taking a day trip to the coastal resort town of Jurmala.
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  • Highlights of Riga and Tallinn

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Depart on a private-guided journey through Latvia and Estonia. Along the way, discover the treasures of two Baltic capitals, Riga and Tallinn, as well as the countryside wonders of Gauja and Lahemaa National Parks. By night, rest in some of the finest first-class, centrally located accommodations the cities have to offer.
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  • Baltic Jewels Coach Tour: Krakow, Vilnius, Riga & More

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Explore the jewels of the Baltics on this comprehensive tour through four European nations. As you journey through Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, you’ll discover charming medieval old towns, learn about the fascinating histories and cultures of northeastern Europe, and explore the charms of the gorgeous Baltic countryside.
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  • Vilnius, Curonian Spit & Riga Signature

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: An alluring adventure into the heart of the Baltics, you're invited to discover the wonders of Vilnius, Klaipeda and Riga on this privately-guided tour featuring medieval treasures, the Curonian Spit and Riga's Black Magic Bar.
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  • Highlights of Lithuania & Latvia

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: You're invited to discover the best of Lithuania and Latvia on this privately-guided program which showcases Vilnius and Riga - two gorgeous capitals that have maintained a low profile in the international travel scene - accented by exciting countryside excursions dotted throughout.
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  • Best of Russia, the Baltics and Poland Coach Tour

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: On this encompassing survey of northern Europe and Russia, you'll discover Moscow and its imposing Kremlin, admire art nouveau architecture in Lithuania’s Vilnius and see a city risen from the ashes of war in Warsaw, Poland. This and so much more is yours to discover, all with the help of licensed local guides, on this sweeping, first-class coach tour.
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  • Baltic Signature: Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Get off the beaten path and discover the very best of the Baltics. Journey through the three capitals of the Baltic countries, Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn, and discover beautiful Old Towns, unique culinary traditions, and breathtaking environments while staying in deluxe accommodations in your downtime.
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