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What Interesting Things You Can Do on your Latvia Vacation?

It is because of the wealth of wonderful tourist attractions in Latvia that it has seen a very sudden boom in tourism in the last 5 years. Before that, Latvia was one of the most ignored Baltic nations with regards to tourism. But, the scenario today is completely different ~ with a large number of options to plan a Latvia vacation package, more and more people are coming to see this beautiful country located on the Baltic Sea. 

Visiting Latvia is immensely educating providing a chance to learn about the rich history of the country. In addition to history, there are many spots that showcase the magic of nature and the landscape. And, in Riga, the capital city modernity awaits visitors! Let’s discover some of the best things to do in Latvia:

Here are the best things to do in Latvia:

  1. Town Hall Square

Address: Kaļķu iela, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Opening Hours: Everyday (24*7)

The Town Hall Square has been known for years for being the business center of the country! Over the years, the area has been restored and renovated a number of times to keep its essence intact. With all Latvia vacation packages a visit to the Town Hall Square is almost mandatory. Here, you can see the beautifully designed buildings including the Baroque Clock Tower, the Latvian Occupation Museum, and the House of the Blackheads. And, winters can be really fun here for the tourists ~ the Christmas tree is worth seeing. 

2. The Naval Port Prison

Address: Karosta, Invalīdu iela 4, Liepāja, LV-3402

Opening Hours: May (10 AM to 6 PM), June to August (9 AM to 7 PM), September (10 AM to 6 PM), October to April (10 PM to 4 PM ~ Saturday & Sunday)

Built in 1900 for the military inmates, the Naval Port Prison is the only military prison that is open to the public. It was in 1997 that its last inmate left the prison! Now the solitary confinement, the cells, and the museums built around are open for public visit. Every part of the prison takes you through different eras ~ from world war II to the Soviet Regimen. If you want to live the life of the former inmates of the cell for a day, there’s a way out. You can join the different shows including the ‘Extreme Night’ in which you will be allowed to live in the prison cell for a day and eat in the prison canteen for a day. Nothing can be more adventurous than living in the past!

3. The Seaside Open Air Museum in Ventspils

Address: Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (10 AM to 6 PM) & Monday is closed.

The museum is dedicated to fishing & boating! You will get to see around 24,000 exhibits that range from indoors to outdoor. In the outdoor section you will get to see learn about ancient fishing and how it was done particularly in the 18th century Kurzeme region. In addition to that you have this opportunity to see the structures like the homes of traditional fishermen. And, there are farmhouses consisting of windmills , smokehouses and barns. There are more ways to discover ~ you will also find local blacksmith and weaver who are going to give the perfect demonstration of the ancient crafts.

 

What is the Best Time to Plan Latvia Vacations?

Before even you start looking at plenty of Latvia vacation packages, it is important to understand what is the best time to visit Latvia. So, you have to be really prepared first with every little information on when to travel to Latvia so that it fits your requirements.

In general, the best time to visit most of the Baltic states is summer or the late spring. It is when the temperature is good enough and allows travelers to get out from the cocoon and stroll around the city exploring some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Latvia. 

Here's everything about different seasons Travel Experience in Latvia.

Season

Months

Temperature

Rain

Tourism

Spring

March to May

Moderately Cold

Rare Rain

Slow  tourism but good time for availing best deals.

Summer

June to August

Cool Weather

3 to 4 days of rain every month

High tourism & costly for traveling

Fall

September to November

Chilly weather

2 to 3 days of rains or snows every month

Fairly slow & hotel prices low

Winter

December to February

Too cold

2 to 4 times of rain or snow every month

Busy tourism season

How to travel during different seasons of the year in Latvia?

  1. Latvia has short summers with quite some hot & dry days but, there are equal chances of chilly nights. So, remember to pack a warm sweater & a waterproof jacket along with the t-shirts.
  2. The temperature starts to cool down in the middle of September and autumn can be the best time to visit Latvia.
  3. Winters are another best time to visit Latvia when it all looks enchanting with Lakes & rivers all covered with white snow.. If you are traveling during winters, do remember to carry something that could cover your head (like hat).

Do you want to know everything about the top cities to visit in Latvia? Are you keen to include these cities in the Latvia vacation packages you are consulting with? Great! It’s important that you have done your homework beforehand. 

Latvia, the beautiful country surrounded by Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Russia & the Baltic Sea, has become one of the most favorite tourist attractions in the last few years. The city has been built only with this perfect blend of some amazing cities & top tourist attractions in Latvia. 

From beautiful parks to great views and an assortment of outdoor activities, every single city in Latvia offers something for the travelers. The biggest city of Latvia is Riga, which is also the capital city. Other major cities include Daugavpils and JÅ«rmala. 

Let’s find out more on top cities in Riga:

Riga

If you want to discover the modern beauty of Latvia then Riga needs to be on the list! For its beautiful cobblestone streets and the winding streets, the capital city has been listed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And, the Art Nouveau district is the perfect example of the wonderful architectural style that is unique to the entire European continent. If you are looking for Latvia vacation packages during sunny days then the panorama of the Freedom Monument will sweep anyone off their feet.

Top Tourist Attractions in Riga:

  1. Vecrīga

  2. Art Nouveau Architecture

  3. Town Hall Square

  4. House of the Blackheads

  5. Albert Street

  1. Jurmala

Jurmala is one of the most important cities in Latvia and is also the fifth largest of top cities in Latvia. It is a resort city and one of the most tourist attractions of the country. Located between the Gulf of Riga and the Lielupe River, the city provides the best scenic view of nature. In addition to all that, the plethora of long beaches & the romantic wooden houses attracts tourists from across the globe.

Top Tourist Attractions in Jurmala:

  1. Dzintari Forest Park

  2. LÄ«vu Akvaparks

  3. Jurmala Beach

  4. Ķemeri National Park

  5. Dzintaru mežaparks

 

Daugavpill

 

Located on the banks of River Daugava, the city gives you all the reasons to  include this place in any Latvia vacation packages. Sharing its border with Belarus & Lithuania, being in the city gives travelers a chance to get acquainted with some traditions & culture of these bordering countries. Russia is just 120 km away from the city and you can see its effect on Latvia. In Daugavpils, you have got the chance to visit plenty of parks, natural parks, historical monuments, numerous red brick buildings & more. 

Top Tourist Attractions in Daugavpils:

  1. Daugavpils Fortress

  2. Saints Boris and Gleb Cathedral

  3. Latgale Zoological Garden

  4. Shmakovka Museum

  5. Dubrovin Park

 

Sabile

 

Sabile is located in the Talsi region near the Abava Valley in the west! The city belongs to the 13th century and it is popularly known for its open-air vineyard. An annual Wine Festival in the vineyard is organized every July ~ and this is probably the best time to visit Latvia. Another popular attraction of this place is the Open Air Museum at the Pedale Manor. This place is where an assortment of cultural events are organized & modern art installations are exhibited. And, the Abava Valley will make you fall in love with the archeological history of the country.

Top Tourist Attractions in Sabile:

  1. Garden of Dolls

  2. Sabile Cider

  3. Sabile Wine Mountain

  4. Zaku krogs Saules Darzs

 

Kuldiga

 

As you proceed towards the Baltic Sea, there is Kuldiga, which draws travelers from across the globe for its architectural beauty. The Kuldiga Castle of the 17th & 18th century is an important tourist attraction. The Venta Rapid is another important attraction in the city, which has been the widest natural rapids in Europe. There’s much more to discover in Kuldiga.

Top Tourist Attractions in Kuldiga: 

  1. Venta Rapid Waterfall

  2. The Riezupe Sand Caves

  3. Museum of the Kuldiga Region

  4. Kuldiga Town Garden & Sculpture Park

  5. Strausu Ferma Nornieki

8 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Baltic Capitals

Destinations: Riga to St. Petersburg

Minimum Price: $999

Maximum Price: $1132

Vacation Duration: 8 days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. All Latvia vacation packages like this will take you through an incredible experience of the kaleidoscope of architectural styles belonging to the Baltic capitals.

  2. Exploration of the Medieval old town of Riga.

  3. Discover the charming town of Tallinn.

  4. In Helsinki revel at the top-notch designs.

  5. Experience the magic of the imperial capital of Russia, St. Petersburg.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

5 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Riga Highlights

Destinations: Riga

Minimum Price: $799

Maximum Price: $801

Vacation Duration: 5 days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. Discover the charming city of Riga, the capital city of Latvia.

  2. Riga is believed to be one of the most charming cities of the eastern Europe ~ discover it.

  3. Explore the Old Town ~ the Riga Castle, the Brother of Blackheads building & its red bricks ornamentation.

  4.  Enjoy the bustling nightlife of Livu Square.

  5. Go onto exploring the Jurmala town and its top tourist attractions.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

15 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Baltic States, Russia & warsaw Tour

Destinations: Moscow to Warsaw

Minimum Price: $3468

Maximum Price: $3674

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. A Trip through the main cities of Baltic Sea including Moscow, Warsaw & Lithuania.

  2. Visit Kremlin Moscow, revel at the art of Vilnius in Lithuania, and sink in the fascinating history of Warsaw & how it had risen from the ridiculous war to rising star.

  3. Russia tour highlights: The State Historical Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the bulbous domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Fallen Monument Park, and more.

  4. Tallinn tour Highlights: Kiek in de Kok, the Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, and more.

  5. Riga tour Highlights: gothic spires, Livu Square, walk the cobblestoned streets, Riga Castle, and more.

  6. Lithuania (the capital city Vilnius): the gothic Church of St. Anne, the neoclassical architecture of Vilnius Cathedral, and more.

  7. Warsaw Highlights: Communist apartment blocks, gothic churches, the Royal Castle, Market Square, the Barbican, and more.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

15 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Baltic Beauties

Destinations: Krakow to Tallinn

Minimum Price: $1858

Maximum Price: $1999

Vacation Duration: 15 days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. This is a vacation through four of the amazing European nations viz. Estonia, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania.

  2. You will be vacationing along with the magical medieval old towns, sinking in the history & culture of these European cities.

  3. Any such Latvia vacation packages along the four European cities is a real happiness. 

  4. Poland Highlights: (Krakow) the Main Square with the Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, the Salt Chape, and more. (Poland) the Jasna Gora Monastery & the Black Madonna, Communist apartment blocks, St. John’s Cathedral, the Barbican, and more.

  5. LIthuania Highlights: (Vilnius) the Old Town, neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral, the Gates of Dawn, Gediminas’ Tower, and more.

  6. Latvia Highlights: Rundale Palace, Gauja National Park, the Episcopal Castle, the Ethnographic Open Air Museum.(Riga) the Old Town,  Gothic spires, Riga Castle, the red brick Brother of Blackheads building, and more.

  7. Estonia Highlights: (the Old Town of Vanalinn) the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, he domed Cathedral of St. Mary, Toompea Castle, and more. 

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

9 Days Latvia Vacation Package - The Baltics

Destinations: Finland, Latvia, Estonia & Sweden

Minimum Price: $2501

Maximum Price: $2599

Vacation Duration: 9 days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. Wandering around the Old Town of Tallinn and admiring its beautiful guard towers and walls.

  2. Visit Stockholm Vasa Museum.

  3. Take some time to relax at a beautiful park in Helsinki or take a ferry to an island.

  4. Explore the Art Nouveau architecture of Riga in Latvia.

  5. These Latvia vacation packages are flexible and can be customized as per your requirements.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

1 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Short Riga Tour

Destinations: Riga

Minimum Price: $209

Maximum Price: $211

Vacation Duration: 1 Day

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. This is a complete one day exploration of the Riga city.

  2. Visit the Freedom Monument, the Latvian National Opera, the Latvian Academy of Sciences, the Riga Central Market, the National Library of Latvia, streets of Art Nouveau, and more.

  3. Explore the Old Town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

  4. Visit Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle, Blackheads House, the Church of St. Peter, and more.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

9 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Tour through Latvia and Lithuania

Destinations: Latvia and Lithuania

Minimum Price: $1399

Maximum Price: $1424

Vacation Duration: 9 days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. Explore and understand about the amazing landscapes, rich traditions and the interesting folktales of the two beautiful Baltic nations viz. Latvia & Lithuania.

  2. Experience the wonderful mix of the new and the old in Latvia.

  3. You will be visiting Klaipeda, Kandava, Kuldiga, Riga & three more destinations.

  4. See some of the most stunning small villages, waterfalls, beaches, sand caves, and the plenty of cultural heritage of the two countries.

  5. These types of most Latvia vacation packages will conclude in Hanseatic port of Riga.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

1 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Food tasting Tour of Riga

Destinations: Riga

Minimum Price: $199

Maximum Price: $208

Vacation Duration: 1 Day

Highlights of the Trip: 

 

  1. This vacation is a flavorful feist for you. In addition to the beautiful tourist attractions in Riga, you will be savoring the taste of some amazing local dishes of Latvia
  2. You will explore the cafes, pubs, bakeries that are popular in Riga.
  3. Taste the locally made brewed beer along with local snacks & also black balsam.
  4. Visit one of the family run restaurants and enjoy the seasonal local dinner.

 

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

1 Days Latvia Vacation Package - Discovering the Story of the Past in Latvia

Destinations: Riga

Minimum Price: $183

Maximum Price: $199

Vacation Duration: 1 Days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  1. Discover how Latvia progressed to making Riga as the European Capital Culture from that of the Soviet day.

  2. Talk to the locals and visit the tourist attractions to know what the life of people in Riga used to be at the time of the rule of Soviet.

  3. From the popular ‘Stalin’s birthday cake’ building see the Soviet-era sites of the city.

  4. Visit along the Riga Central Market.

  5. Sightseeing in Riga will end the trip.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment

12 Days Latvia Vacation Package - The Baltic & Russia

Destinations: Helsinki, St. Petersburg City, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius

Minimum Price: $1130

Maximum Price: $1199

Vacation Duration: 12 Days

Highlights of the Trip: 

  • This and all Latvia vacation packages are going to be an exploration of the Baltics & various cities of Russia.

  • Experience the perfect guided tour that includes a boat tour, walking tour, and more. 

  • Go on a self guided exploration of the cities of Russia & the Baltics.

  • Enjoy the amazing cold beer that cannot beat anything in the country.

Hotel Type: 4-star to 5-star

Payment mode: Cash/Card Payment 

Note: This information has been compiled based on the input from a variety of travel experts to give you an overview of how such trips will look like. This data may or may not vary depending on how you are narrating your requirements. However, travel agents and experts can help you with customizing your vacation. 

 

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Everything you need to know before planning Latvia Vacation

The best thing about planning Latvia vacation packages is that you can have this opportunity to travel to its beautiful neighboring countries very easily. This amazing chunk of land in Europe is all surrounded by incredibly beautiful countries including Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, and also the Baltic Sea. It’s truly a heaven for the history buffs as they can get to discover a lot of it visiting the plenty of Castles & forts. The Latvia of today is a result of a series of occupations by many conquerors from all over the world. In addition to that, the history of the Nazi invasion at the time of Worl War II is definitely of great value to the history buffs. 

Today a huge number of architectural structural stands in Latvia reverberating the story of the past. Particularly in the capital city of Riga, there is an assortment of historical edifices ~ 40 museums. In addition to that, there are plenty of other amazing things to discover with any Latvia vacation packages. The plethora of wonderful forests, natural sites, river valleys, and more is a gift for any nature love. Ann, during winters, there are many areas where snowboarding and skiing is common. 

But, if you are planning a trip to Latvia, you have to be aware of certain things so that shall not be any kind of confusion on the trip. 

Brief Introduction about Latvia:

Location: On the Baltic Sea

Bordering Countries: Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Belarus.

Population: 2,217,969

Capital: Riga

Currency: Lats (Ls) (LVL)

Calling Code: 371

Language: Latvian, sometimes called Lettish

Religion: 40% (no defined religion), 19.6% (Christian with Lutheranism), 15.3% (Busand Orthodoxy)

Visa Information: For a visit, less than 90 days residents of many countries do not require to produce visa including Canada, UK, US, EU, and more. So, make sure, you know which group you fall in.

Airport: Riga International Airport (RIX) is Latvia’s largest airport.

 

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