Squeezed between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia today has a small yet developing tourist industry. The beautiful country is truly authentic and welcoming. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a blend of urban excitement with rural nature. So, pack your backpacks and head out for traveling Europe on a budget with this Latvia best travel guide.
(Day 1): Arrival in Tallinn
(Day 2): Walking tour of the Old Town of Tallinn
(Day 3): Exploring More of Tallinn
(Day 4): Heading to Riga
(Day 5): Walking tour of the Old Town of Riga
(Day 6): One Day Tour of Sigulda
(Day 7): Visiting Vilnius
(Day 8): A Tour to Trakai
Tallinn, Riga, Sigulda, Vilnius, Trakai
Today your Latvia tour begins as your private guide greets you at the airport. He will then transfer you to your centrally located hotel. After check-in, take your time to relax in the comforts of your room and soak in the vibes of Latvia.
Tourists from all over the globe drop around to admire the beauty of Tallinn, which is the best preserved medieval city located in Northern Europe boasting winding cobblestone streets, Gothic spires and fascinating architecture.
Once home to wealthy Germany and Denmark merchants settling here, Old Town of Tallinn today is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, with restaurants, museums, bars, and galleries bringing liveliness to this historical city center.
Unlike many other capital cities in Europe, Tallinn has truly managed to preserve its structure of medieval as well as Hanseatic origin. Due to its extraordinarily intact 13th-century city plan, the Old Town was incised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1997, joining the ranks of the world’s most identified landmarks. Find here original cobblestone streets which are dotted with medieval churches and grandiose merchant houses, warehouses, and barns many of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Spend a day in this authentic medieval environment and you will soon realize why so many tourists have described the Old Town of Tallinn as mystical, mesmerizing and addictive.
Today morning, after breakfast, you’ll be having enough free time to explore more of Tallinn. Head out on a trip to the magnificent northern Baroque palace, which was built by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I, in the year 1718. It is one of the main architectural monuments in the city.
Tallinn is a perfect holiday destination if you wish to blend the comforts of the modern world with a versatile nightlife and lavish adventures with a rich cultural scene in the local historical setting.
Established in the early medieval era, Tallinn today is an exciting blend of old and new. With Tallinn being such a compact and green capital, you can easily cover a lot in just two days and enjoy short scenic walks while at it.
Compact, green and scenic, Riga is high on architectural styles, from rococo to art deco, and edgy art spaces that are presently hosting the city’s first biennale. From majestic cathedrals to fresh food markets and a one-of-a-kind car museum to opera, Riga has everything for having a memorable visit. This inspiring city will definitely make you smile!
After breakfast, your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and will take you to the Tallinn bus station. On reaching Riga, a private guide will escort you to the hotel situated in the city center. After check-in, drop off your luggage in the room and head out for a leisurely walk around the beautiful Riga streets.
Old Town of Riga is a famous entertainment district located in the historical and geographical center of the Latvian capital, displaying cobblestone streets and a plentifulness of architectural gems. The city’s very heart, this amazing place showcases well-preserved medieval architecture and narrow cobbled streets at each and every corner. From fascinating architecture to world-class museums, there are a number of things to see and do in this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Witness the churches of Old Town and a spectacular view of Riga from the 72-meter high St Peter’s Church tower.
Visit one of the arts and crafts houses or souvenir stalls situated on Skarnu Street, and learn about the city’s rich trade history.
Get a feeling of serenity right in the center of Riga by heading to either John’s Courtyard or Konventa Courtyard.
Relish one of the many history museums or art galleries.
After the walking tour of the Old Town of Riga, you can go shopping in the largest boutiques or shopping malls in the Old Town. If you want, you can also book a dinner at the national restaurant “Taverna” which is situated in the Old Town. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Latvian cuisine.
Today morning, make your way for a Sigulda city tour. You can either join a small group for the tour or simply head out for an individual one.
Sigulda is a city of parks, sports, history, and wonderful legends. You will witness an old and a new castle in Sigulda and also the largest sand cave in Latvia – G?tma?a Cave and many other interesting places.
This morning, after breakfast, your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Riga bus station for heading to Vilnius. Upon arrival, you will meet another private guide who will take you to your hotel in the city center. After check-in, relax for sometime in the comforts of your room and then later head out for a Walking tour of Vilnius. The tour begins from the chapel of the Cathedral. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour explaining you the significance and tales of the various interesting places you’ll see on the tour.
Lithuania’s cool, small capital is one of the major forces behind Latvia’s booming tourism industry. Boasting the largest ancient old town situated in central and eastern Europe, Vilnius is growingly popular for its warming sense of history, enthralling architectural heritage, and bustling cafe culture.
A compact town Trakai is clutched between the two lakes in the middle of charming Trakai Historical National Park. It has gained immense popularity among Lithuanians as a vacation destination, the image of Trakai Island Castle has even become a trademark of Lithuania abroad. The town has earned an official status of a resort area since 2008. You can book a tour to Trakai today and relish your last day in Latvia exploring this beautiful small town.
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