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Let your dreams come true – visit Latvia, one of the most incredible destinations in the Baltic States! Have you ever imagined, that the tradition of decorating Christmas tree is originated in Riga, Latvia? Yes, indeed, quite a bit unexpected! Actually, the whole visiting and traveling to Latvia phenomenon is giving a surprise with every step, especially if you pick one of our amazing Latvia tours! Rich cultural and historic heritage, ancient sacred sites and secrets, contemporary and modern environment, unbelievably beautiful churches and all deep traditions…
Holidays in Latvia are just about to become something special, all you have to do – book one of the tour packages. Well, that is how touring, traveling in Latvia feels like. Moreover, Latvians are really proud of 500 km long magnificent sandy Baltic seashore and natural stunning forests which you can easily explore if you choose Latvia tours or just simply visit Latvia. The whole magical map of Latvia’s tours and geography is truly unique. It is like a psychological bridge between the West and the East. People say, that Latvia is a meat of the Baltic sandwich – placed right in the middle! Latvia travel guide is absolutely a great thing to count on. Have we awaken your traveling to Latvia appetite? Hope so! So, will you visit Latvia by yourself of shall we start planning your visit and holidays in Latvia?
Border countries: Lithuania, Russia, Estonia, Belarus
Population: 1,9 million
Area: 64,589 sq km
Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
Summer (DST): EEST (UTC+3)
Climate: Temperate climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters
Government type: Parliamentary republic
Country code: LVA
Asinis Pankūkas – pancakes made from blood, yes, blood. But hey, once you are touring around, let’s try it?
Sklandrausis – a sweet pie, made of rye dough and filled with potato and carrot paste and seasoned with a caraway.
Maizes Zupa – sweet bread soup, sounds interesting, yes?
Yes, this is astounding Riga… Absolutely stunning bridges, vibrant culture, hospitable and friendly people – this type of sightseeing is just amazing. Can’t believe it? Watch the video twice! Still can’t believe? Hit the road for a trip and check this out by joining us on tours in Latvia! The video created by Latvia Travel.
Holiday tours in Latvia can be even more exciting – book one of the sightseeing trips with a tour guide and travel with a group! We have some special deal for a reasonable price, so get ready to explore by picking a tour package. Visiting a country with a group is always fun, especially, if you do it with an enthusiastic travel guide! And you know what? This is guaranteed!
A quick guide to Latvia
Most popular cities to visit:
The capital of Latvia, Riga is country’s most populated and most visited city. The largest city in Baltics is definitely one of the best cities to go. Riga hosts over 800 masterpieces of Art Nouveau architecture and has some quality sightings to offer. That being said, Riga should definitely be on your list if you’re wondering what cities to see in Latvia.
A short drive away from the capital, there is a famous Latvian resort – Jurmala. Bustling beaches and loads of high-quality spa make Jurmala one of the most popular cities to visit in Latvia. The resort is known for its long sandy beaches and if you’re looking to get in touch with the nature wondering what cities to see, Jurmala is your answer.
Ventspils is a vibrant port city, located just on the coast of Baltic Sea. An important economic center of Latvia, Ventspils hosts lots of beautiful parks and terrific open-air museum. Idyllic beaches of white sand on the outskirts of the town accompanied by urban city life are one of the most interesting cities to visit in Latvia.
Liepaja is the Latvian capital of country’s most beautiful white sanded beaches. Long coastline and the interesting historical background turns Liepaja into a popular tourist destination. Also, the city of Liepaja is known for Karosta – one of the most interesting Soviet military ports remaining.
Kuldiga is another top destination on the list of most popular cities to visit in Latvia. This idyllic Latvian town is a top place to go for a peaceful getaway. Surrounded by a staggering display of nature, Kuldiga hosts the largest waterfall in Europe. A wide range of quality restaurants and hotels makes Kuldiga one of the most interesting and most comfortable cities to stay in Latvia.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Latvia is between May and August. The summertime in Latvia is rather short, so in order to get the full experience, you need to visit Latvia in July or August. However, if you’re wondering when to go to Latvia and when is the cheapest time, May is the answer. This is a good time to visit the country, as the prices will still be under their peak and the weather will be warm enough.
TOP 5 places to visit:
5) Musee Art Nouveau in Riga
In order to better understand the architecture of Riga, the famous local museum of Art Nouveau must be visited. Despite its rather small size, this museum is known for its beautiful and unique interior design. The museum is located in one of the city’s amazing Art Nouveau districts and is one of the best historical places to visit in Latvia.
4) Latvian National Opera in Riga
The National Opera House of Latvia is one of the most recommended places to visit in Latvia. The outside of the building will surely catch your eye, but, despite the beauty of the exterior, the interior is even more special. The performances here are of good quality too, thus the Latvian National Opera should definitely be on your list of top 5 places to visit in Latvia.
3) Gauja National Park
Wondering about good places to go to get in touch with nature? Then, Gauja National Park absolutely must be visited during your stay in Latvia! Amazing views, unusual hiking trails, castles and river valleys make Gauja National Park one of the nicest places to visit in Latvia.
2) The palace of Rundale
The palace of Rundale is one of the most interesting destinations for a day trip. Dubbed as the Latvian Versailles, the palace is an amazing landmark of late Baroque architectural style. The palace is famous for being a masterpiece of the same architect who designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. That being said, the Rundale palace is definitely one of the most important places to visit in Latvia
1) Old Town in Riga
Riga’s Old Town is truly an amazing district. Located right in the heart of the Baltic States’ biggest city, the old town has a lot of cool places to offer. While visiting the old town, you will encounter a fine range of good restaurants and bars. Also, you will find it easy to enjoy the panoramic views, as Latvian capital has a lot of areas for sightseeing. Riga’s Old Town will not disappoint you without a doubt!
Whereas you plan to travel, it is obvious that empty pocket would not let you to go far enough and see all what the traveller’s eyes need to see. So before packing your luggage plan how much you might spend, make sure that you know whether or not you need to change the currency, where to do it, what are the prices for food and what is the cost for trip overall might be. The level of the price for the various tourist entertainments as well as for the food and beverage and hospitality services and cost for trip may vary depending on the traveller’s preference’s and the trip longevity. Also, many agencies offer vacation deals, which allows the tourist to enjoy the travel by a good price. How much you going to spend is absolutely your business, but better to plan before you step in the airport or train station gates.
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