Planning a trip to Latvia is simple, because of the convenient air, ferry, rail and road transport options available. Regular direct flights to Riga are available from Europe’s biggest cities and strategically important transport hubs. Flights to 77 end destinations are available from Riga International Airport.
Get to know the story of this green, safe and culturally rich country in Northern Europe, by the Baltic sea.
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The largest and most exciting metropolis in the Baltics, Riga will inspire you.
Architecture from Gothic cathedrals to world-class Art Nouveau, buzzing cafes and bars and delicious dining from haute cuisine to local market produce are all yours for a price tag that will add to the pleasure.
Riga’s historic centre is deservedly on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and a visit to the captivating Old Town is an unforgettable experience. Wander romantic cobblestoned lanes, admire soaring church steeples and marvel at architectural gems like the House of Blackheads.
Riga boomed in the early 20th centuries just as Art Nouveau architecture was flourishing. Today the city is one of the world’s greatest galleries of this style, boasting over 800 Art Nouveau gems. You will be bowled over by the incredible ornamentation of this style, and don’t forget to look all the way to the top of the buildings…
Prefer to do your own food shopping? Then venture down to Riga Central Market, an enormous complex of 5 zeppelin hangars offering smoked fish, black bread, pīrāgi, honey, birch sap juice, pickled cabbage and much more in a rollicking, friendly atmosphere. Or grab a bite at Central Gastro Market that covers half of one of its zeppelin style hangars and features over 20 different caterers and 2 bars.
Just 20 minutes’ drive from Riga, Jurmala (Jūrmala) is a seaside resort like no other. If you’re looking for fun, there’s vibrant life on the beach and in the unique spas, offering a tempting menu of mud packs and massages.
But Jurmala is also a great place to get back to nature, strolling the miles of pine-fringed shore or admiring beautiful timber summer cottages.
Jurmala offers fascinating attractions for everyone from families to singles, and nature lovers to gourmets.
People-watch the diverse crowd on Jomas iela, Jurmala’s kilometre-long pedestrian boulevard, a strip of friendly bars, cafes and restaurants.
The whole family will love the dozen slides and other crazy rides at Līvu akvaparks, the biggest water park in the Baltics.
Discover Jurmala’s fishing heritage at the Open Air Museum and take a stroll through a unique ecosystem of pines at dunes at the nearby Ragakapa Nature Park.
abundant birds, animals and plants, sulphur springs, walking trails and unique architectural sites like the grand Sanatorium at unique Kemeri National Park.
Saulkrasti is located 50 km from Riga, on the east coast of the Gulf of Riga. Part of the territory of Saulkrasti Municipality is taken up by the nature park “Piejūra”, the seacoast section stretches for 17 km and is interesting with its diversity – from the “singing” sand in Lilaste to the stony seashore of Zvejniekciems. It is also possible to view the most enchanting sunsets in Saulkrasti.
See in Saulkrasti
Saulkrasti beach – a 17 km long gem of nature. Explore its diversity from the singing sand in Lilaste to the stony seashore of Zvejniekciems.
White Dune – the 18 m high dune is a great place for looking over the Gulf of Riga. If you wish to experience an energetic walk and breathe in the sea air, go and enjoy the 4 km long forest trail, stretching along the seashore from the White Dune to Sun Bridge.
Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum – showcasing the only old bicycle collection in Latvia and the largest one in the Baltics. It is formed out of the technically most interesting historical examples of bicycle development that have been found in Latvia.
Seaside Park – by continuing the old traditions of the resort, there has been a bathing place named “Centre” created in Saulkrasti, and it also possess the Blue Flag. The Seaside Park invites everyone to enjoy sunsets from comfortable sun loungers, as well as to use the playground equipment, outdoor exercising facilities, gymnastics equipment and volleyball courts.
The city is sandwiched between the Baltic Sea and Lake Liepāja which themselves are connected by the Trade Canal.
Liepāja has a rich history of culture, art and sports. There are events taking place all year long that cater to any taste – from exhibitions of local artists to performances by internationally recognized artists, from classical music concerts to grand beach festivals, from amateur sports competitions to European championships.
Featuring as the centrepiece of most events is the recently built concert hall “Great Amber” – a genuine cultural and architectural treasure. It is the venue for high quality culture and art events. Music lovers particularly enjoy the outstanding acoustics which enable them to hear even the tiniest nuances of sound. The concert hall is home to the oldest orchestra in the Baltics – Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.
Liepāja is a favourite travel destination, enticing many with its unique tourist attractions in the former military garrison – Karosta; enchanting people with a city centre rich in cultural and architectural treasures, as well as tempting with its spacious beach where beachgoers revel in the unusually fine white sand. Notwithstanding its compact size, the city combines everything necessary for a complete and memorable vacation.
Less than an hour’s drive from Riga, Sigulda is the perfect antidote to big city bustle. Stunning scenery, ancient castles and incredible adventures await you in this natural wonderland.
For centuries, painters, poets and lovers have found inspiration amidst the lovely landscapes of Sigulda, and visitors continue to embrace this exceptionally beautiful part of Latvia today. Overlooking the picturesque Gauja River in the majestic Gauja National Park, Sigulda’s forested valleys are steeped in myths and legends. They are a treat for the eyes in all seasons, especially the autumn when the leaves blaze gold and red.
Sigulda also offers fascinating glimpses into life in medieval Europe.
Travel back to the past with a visit to Turaida Museum Reserve, home to impressive Turaida Castle as well as Folk Song Hill, a symbol of Latvia’s rich musical heritage where timeless pagan ceremonies are held.
Or take in the poetic ruins of Sigulda Castle across the valley and the imposing 19th century New Castle next door