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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. 

 

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 Stopover

    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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  • Riga: Courland, Kanada, Sabile and Kuldiga Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to go into the heart of Courland and explore the region surrounding the Latvian capital. See the Hunting Manor of Jaunmokas in Tukums, tour one of the world’s most northerly wine regions in Sabile, and explore the medieval city of Kuldiga, with its characteristic buildings with wood-carved doors, skylight windows, and tiled roofs.
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  • Riga: Gauja National Park Full Day Tour

    Take a private tour of Gauja National Park, a remarkable stretch of hills, rivers, and castles. Visit castle ruins in Sigulda, explore the massive sandstone structure of Gutman Cave, and climb to the ruins of Turaida Castle, a partially-reconstructed castle from 1214 that was damaged in an 18th-century fire.
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  • Riga: Jurmala Half Day Tour

    Escape on a half day getaway to the beaches of Jurmala, one of Latvia’s most famous sea resorts. Perched on the edges of the Baltic Sea, Jurmala offers warm temperatures, white sand beaches, and charming wooden summer houses perfect for making summer dreams a reality.
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  • Riga: Old Town Walking Half Day Tour

    Explore Riga’s Old Town on his private tour through the city centre. Learn about a city that dates back 800 years, walking its cobblestoned streets, admiring its iconic sites like the Brother of Blackheads building and the Dome Cathedral, and exploring its most happening areas, like Livu Square, with its wealth of bars and restaurants.
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