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Riga Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Riga at nightime
  • Riga's  town hall square is always a popular photo opportunity during your Latvia vacation.
  • Panorama of Riga city
  • Riga and Daugava River

Riga, the largest city in the Baltic States and rich in culture and architecture has a lot to offer the visitor on a Latvia vacation. Interestingly enough it was the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Riga is divided by the Daugava River. The Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies on the right bank and is, not surprisingly, the most visited part of the city. Much of it has been reconstructed and restored after being damaged during WWII. Take time to stroll around the area through the narrow winding cobblestone streets and note the wonderful 19th Century wooden architecture as well as many Art Nouveau buildings. Riga has the finest and largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. Two other neighbourhoods which are both located on the left bank of the river are Agenskalns and Tornakalns. Both are picturesque districts with interesting old 18th and 19th Century buildings plus a number of parks and gardens.

Some of  the sights to look out for include the imposing Riga Dome Cathedral, the city’s largest church with a 6768 pipe organ, St Peter’s Church dating back to 1209 with a viewing tower, the House of Blackheads, an old Guild House dating back to 1334 and which has a wine cellar in the basement, the Wagner concert Hall dedicated to Richard Wagner who lived in Riga for a number of years and the Three Brothers, a collection of the oldest houses in the city dating back to the 15th Century.

For culture on a Latvia vacation, there is no lack of museums and art galleries. For art, there is the Museum of Foreign Art, the Arsenal Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Art which is situated in Esplanade Park. Some of the more notable museums are the Museum of Occupation of Latvia depicting the periods of both Nazi and Soviet occupation, the Natural History Museum of Latvia, the Museum of the History of Riga, the Porcelain Museum with its collection from the 19th and 20th Centuries and the somewhat unusual Sun Museum with its history of sun mythology. 

During certain holiday periods such as Midsummer, Christmas and Easter, central squares are turned into huge fairs and outdoor markets which are very lively. One interesting fact about Riga is that Mikhail Baryshnikov, the famed ballet dancer was born here. 

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, Latvia

  • 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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 406
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Latvia See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,891
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Latvia See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,668
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    Poland See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,209
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Lithuania See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,750
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Lithuania See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 4,526
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring
    Russia See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,421
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Lithuania See Trip Details
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