Latvia

A country of ancient castles, splendid medieval architecture, a spectacular unspoiled countryside, and a vibrant capital.

A tapestry of sea, lakes and woods, Latvia is best described as a vast, unspoilt parkland with one capital city, the cosmopolitan Rīga. Small is size but big in natural wonders, its landscape is marked by wide beaches and dense, sprawling forests. Discover the iconic wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town housing the divine St. Peter's Church. The country’s charismatic capital is home to beautiful local crafts, delicious food and lively music, and beyond the city explorers can discover enchanting Sigulda National Park. the Gauja Valley, and the ruins of Sigulda Castle and many magnificent medieval fortresses.

When to Go

The Baltics’ reputation for freezing temperatures is justified so a visit in summer (June to August) is ideal to make the most of the wild coast, expansive beaches and wildlife-filled forests. A journey in autumn (September to November)is also worthwhile, you will be greeted by beautiful vistas of colour-changing foliage, cool weather and a variety of seasonal events including local outdoor markets and the Staro Riga Light Festival, with the capital city’s buildings, squares, bridges and monuments brought to life by talented visual artists.

Featured Latvia Journeys

Private10 days, from AU$10,325
Capitals of the Baltic

​The journey focuses on the three Baltic capitals – Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius – each boasting its own distinctive cultural tradition and historical heritage. .

Private10 days, from AU$10,325

Featured Accommodation

Grand Palace Hotel, Riga

Located in Riga’s old town, the Grand Palace Hotel was built in 1877 as the Central Bank of Latvia and was converted into a boutique hotel in 2000.

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