Travel to Latvia

Before you plan your travel to Latvia, there are some things you should know and remember. Travel to Latvia safely and get to know local conditions before the trip.

Total area: 64 589 km²
Population: 2 300 000
Capital: Riga (850 000)
Local time: Winter GMT+2  Summer GMT+3
Official language: Latvian. (Russian and English is common used).
Currency: Since 1st of January 2014 - EURO
Ethnic composition: Latvian 59.03%, Russian 28.29%, others 12.68%
Religion: Predominantly Protestant (Lutheran) with a Roman Catholic minority and a large Russian Orthodox community.
Government: Democratic Republic in which the sovereign power belongs to the people, who are represented by a unicameral parliament (Saeima), with 100 members elected for a four-year period.
Member of: European Union, NATO, World Trade Organization
Boundaries total: 1.368 km
Length of coastline: 531 km
Highest point: Gaizinkalns (311.6 m)
Lowest point: 0 m Baltic Sea
Natural resources: Amber, peat, limestone, hydro energy, arable land
Land use: Agricultural land 28.19% Irrigated land: 200 km ²
Emergency Number: 112
International calling code: 371. Dial 00 for outbound international calls. IDD system is available at all hotels. Telephone cards are available, GSM is in wide operation.
Electricity: 220 Volts/50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.
Banks: Most banks are open 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri; some are open Sat 09:00-13:00.
Opening Hours: Shops are generally open from around 10:00-19:00 Mon-Fri and 11:00-16:00 Sat. Some department stores and supermarkets stay open seven days a week.
Geography: Latvia lies between Estonia in the north, Russia and Belarus in the east, the Baltic Sea in the west and Lithuania in the south. East of the coastal plain the land is hilly with thousands of lakes and rivers. Forests cover nearly half the country.
Weather: Latvia enjoys a temperate climate, with the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga bringing plenty of rain, snow and wind. Average temperatures range from +18 C (July is the hottest month) to -6.5 C in winter.
International calling code: 371. Dial 00 for outbound international calls. IDD system is available at all hotels. Telephone cards are available, GSM is in wide operation.
Flag: The maroon-white-maroon flag of Latvia is one of the oldest in the world and dates back to 13th century. According to one legend, it originated from a white sheet used to carry a mortally wounded Latvian tribal chief from the battlefield. Soaked with his blood on two sides, his soldiers hoisted the warrior’s sheet as a banner as it led them to victory.
Coat of arms: Latvia’s national coat of arms was established as a symbol of independent statehood after the proclamation of an independent Latvian Republic in 1918. The sun is a central symbol in Latvian culture, particularly in songs, poetry and art, and here symbolizes Latvian national statehood. The three stars above the coat of arms represent the three historical districts. The western Latvian regions are represented by a red lion, eastern regions are represented by a silver griffin.  This mythological winged creature with an eagle’s head first appeared in 1566 when this part of Latvia came under Polish-Lithuanian control.
National anthem: “Dievs, svētī Latviju!” (“God bless Latvia!”) was officially proclaimed Latvia’s national anthem in 1920. It was written by Karlis Baumanis in the second half of the 19th century, at a time when the Latvian people were beginning to openly display strong national sentiments. In fact, it was the first song to use the word ‘Latvia’ in a lyric. The song was first performed in 1873 at the First Latvian Song Celebration in Riga.

Riga Old Town Excursion

Guiding Languages: EN, DE, RU, ES, IT, FR, TR, PT, SV Excursion price includes: guiding Duration: 3 hrs Price per pax per group of: 10 pax


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Art Nouveau & Riga Old Town

Guiding Languages: EN, DE, RU, ES, IT, FR, TR, PT, SV Excursion price includes: guiding, entrance fee Duration: 5 hrs (3 hrs Riga Old Town, 2 hrs Art Nouveau) Price per person per group of: 10 pax


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Riga Old Town

The Guided Riga Old Town tour is the best choice for those who would like to visit the most important historical places of Riga..


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Traditional Snacks & Beer Tasting

For centuries Latvia has been at the crossroads of Eastern and Western culture, hence its national cuisine is a rich mixture of Latvian, German, Russian, Swedish and Polish tastes and products.. Enjoy the taste of Latvia!


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Riga Black Balsam Tasting

Enjoy Latvian traditional drink made of 24 different plants, flowers, buds, juices, roots, oils and berries, used as traditional medicine after caching cold. “Cheers! “ or in Latvian “Priekā!” with meaning “Joy!”


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Art Nouveau District

The exteriors of Art Nouveau buildings are imaginatively decorative and will leave guests spellbound. Riga is called “the capital” of Art Nouveau thanks to its heritage of 800 Art Nouveau buildings.


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Art Nouveau & Riga Old Town

The guided excursion to Art Nouveau district and Riga Old Town is the best choice for those who would like to visit the most important historical places of Riga and see the largest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe..


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Soviet Riga Excursion

Experience life „behind the Iron Curtain!”. Celebrations of political heroes, shortages of everyday goods in the shops and the voucher system. Discover the feelings, sights, tastes and sounds of Soviet Riga..


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Cocktail Workshop

Impress your friends with sophisticated cocktails served at your next home party. Check out the cocktail workshop where you will be trained to prepare the most popular cocktails by professional bar tenders..


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Wooden Riga

Riga might have the highest concentration of wooden architecture than any European capital. The city where old and modern materials can coexist side by side, with varying streetscapes, attractive interplay of light and shade, and urban chaos..


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Summer Bobsleigh

Enjoy summer bobsleigh with speed, fast curves and a total adrenaline rush. A thrilling ride with a summer bob will be one of the best moments of your life..


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Jurmala Excursion

A world-famous seaside resort situated only 20 km from Riga. This place is a must - for those who are planning to visit Latvia in spring or summer..


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Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

The museum is the oldest and the largest museum of that kind in Europe. It preserves the objects of folk building monuments of Latvian historical and ethnographical regions characteristic to the period from the 17th century until 40-ies of the 20th century..


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Sigulda Excursion

The historically rich town of Sigulda dominated by castle ruins and unspoiled nature is a touristic place where the beauty of nature becomes an integral part of the city..


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Adventure Park

Enjoy activities in Adventure Park which contains many tracks with different obstacles that hold in trees from 3 to 30 meters in height above the ground..


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Rundale Palace & Garden

Rundale Palace is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia - known as Summer Residence of the Duke of Courland Ernst Johann Biron..


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Skiing & Snowboarding

Visit Riga during the wintertime? One of the unique advantages of trip to Riga in winter holidays is a great skiing and snowboarding facilities just 30 minutes away from the capital. Have a fun on the hills and valleys of Gauja National Park..


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Riga Jewish Tour

Learn about important Jewish places located in the Riga Old Town and the central part of the city and hear the guide’ s stories about the history of Jewish life in Riga!


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Flight Simulator

Experience flight simulator which breaks the rules of gravity and allows you to fly with the help of a huge fan that blasts out an air stream of about 180-200km/h..


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Cooking Classes

Cooking classes are a perfect activity for everyone from chefs-in-training to those who still mastering the art of boiling water. Classes can help refine your recipes, culinary knowledge or just provide a fun! Discover hands-on experience with culinary adventure in Baltics..


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Winter Bobsleigh

Unique experience to feel emotions and adrenaline as the top bobsleigh athletes of the world have! Enjoy stunning emotions and bob`s speed up to 100km/h. Experience the adventure and emotions of the lifetime..


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Husky Sledding

Enjoy wonderful huskies sledding while your sled will be pulled through the beautiful winter scenery – snowy forests and fields, frozen rivers and likes. Escape from everyday crowds to perfect silence and rhythmic sounds of sleds breaking through the snow..


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Quad Biking

Have a fun by an off-road adventure on yourself drive quad bike. Rev up the engine and ride off into terrine, small hills and forests of Baltics. Quad biking in Latvia is a fun and unique way to discover the area out of the city..


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Shooting

Do you want to feel the real power of AK 47 Kalashnikov? Use the opportunity to shoot truly powerful weapons once per a lifetime. Use your shooting skills and hit the target as many times as possible..


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4x4 Off Road Adventure

4x4 off road adventure will create a memory that will remain vivid for a lifetime because of the wonderful adventures in beautiful lush green landscapes with the backcountry and small forest roads. During off road drive visitors will see Latvia beyond the walls of city – meadows, forests, rivers..


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Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping is a crazy adrenalin activity from 43 metres high cable car over the Gauja River valley. Take a part in perfect adrenaline adventure for groups and individuals both young and old..


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Snowmobile Safari

Get a quick adrenaline kick by experience snowmobile safari in quite countryside forests and roads of Baltics. The snowmobile safari is the best way to explore the beautiful nature and have a fun away of crowds and noisy everyday life..


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Secret Soviet Nuclear Bunker

A chill from the cold war, Chemical or Nuclear attack! 9 m underground nuclear bunker would protect the Soviet high army command and high ranking communist party members. You can devour Soviet food on the sounds of retro vinyl. This experience will whisk you back to the cold war years of the 70s..


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Ancient Treasures - Cesis & Sigulda

Cesis and Sigulda are not only one of the oldest but also one of the most Latvian towns. Rich in picturesque landscapes and testimonies of the past, it embodies an intriguing sense of antiquity. Ancient treasures of Gauja River valley are MUST SEE for each traveler visiting Baltics..


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Medieval Spirit in Cesis & Araisi

The majestic castle ruins of Livonian order, revived legends, fights of medieval knights, beautiful parks for romantic walking – Cesis has it all. Test your skills for battle exercises and feel the heaviness of real armor – enjoy the true Medieval spirit in Cesis and nearest surrounding – Araisi..


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Castles & Manors Over Centuries

During the tour you will see the cultural and historical heritage left behind rulers of several centuries – seven outstanding castles and manors in Latvia along with ancient castle ruins. You will spend time in enchanting small Latvian towns and visit UNESCO listed Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau district..


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RIGA City Break

If for some reason you are not able to have too much of a free time, now you have perfect opportunity to discover Baltic states just in 3 days and have an outstanding holiday..


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Riga – Sigulda City Break

Weekend is too short period to be fully acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city, but visitors definitely will leave with new impressions and experience. This tour program will let them explore also one of the most beautiful and important city - Sigulda..


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Riga - Vilnius City Break

Riga is known as Hanseatic and Medieval cities with narrow lanes in Old Towns, while Vilnius more represents Baroque style with gorgeous cathedrals and churches, in total more than 40. Both capitals are rich of historical buildings, gorgeous churches and palaces and both are under UNESCO protection..


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New Year in Riga

Enjoy your New Year evening party with celebrations of new beginning. Discover Riga and frozen Baltic See during winter time with winter activities and spectacular emotions..


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Riga - Tallinn City Break

Riga and Tallinn are known as Hanseatic and medieval cities with narrow lanes in Old Towns. Both capitals are rich of historical buildings, significant castles, gorgeous churches, cathedrals and palaces, and both capitals are under UNESCO protection..


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Weekend in Riga

Short weekend brake in Riga full of exiting activities and booming nightlife is great getaway for busy people. Daytime activities and nightlife entertainment will give necessary holiday feeling and relaxation..


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Big Boys` Entertainment

Riga is the ultimate playground for big boys to have a lot of fun, adventure and adrenaline during the weekend. Experience beer degustation, shoot truly powerful weapons, check out antique vehicles, race with quad bikes and experience buzz of the nightlife in Riga..


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The Baltic Capitals Tour GT 2018

The Baltic Capitals Tour gives guests unique opportunity to discover and explore the most beautiful and historical places of the Baltic countries. Riga and Tallinn are known as Hanseatic and Medieval cities with narrow lanes in Old Towns, while Vilnius more represents Baroque style with gorgeous churches..


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Christmas Markets in the Baltics

Christmas is great time to embrace the cold, to enjoy traditional celebrations with hot wine, gingerbread in local Christmas markets, to attempt Christmas organ concerts and participate in winter activities in the Baltic states. Enjoy Christmas spirit and atmosphere! Experience traditions in the Baltic states..


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The Best of Latvia

This is a great opportunity to discover the most interesting sightseeing places of Latvia in one tour and to have amazing impression about history, heritage and culture.


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New Year Cruise Stockholm - Riga

Enjoy the best celebration for end of the year and beginning of the New Year on board of the ferry STOCKHOLM - RIGA in the Baltic Sea. Enjoy rich New Year dinner buffet with the drinks and amazing night show with live music, karaoke, disco and attractive games..


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Riga - Stockholm City Break

Weekend is too short period to be fully acquainted with the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Riga and Stockholm, but definitely you will leave with new impressions and experience. Riga and Stockholm truly are one of the most beautiful cities in Europe..


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Hunters` Package

Have a great choice for the ultimate weekend with your friends. Have the VIP entrance in casino, feel adrenalin by hunting wild boars or dears, check your precision by shooting powerful weapons, compete between your friends for the fastest racer title by quad bikes and enjoy Riga nightlife..


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Classic Baltic Tour

Classic Baltic Tour gives guests unique opportunity to explore the most beautiful and historical places of Baltic countries. Riga and Tallinn are known as Hanseatic cities with narrow lanes in Old Towns, while Vilnius more represents Baroque style with gorgeous churches, in total more than 40..


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Baltic Sea Capital Cruise

The whole Baltic Sea is within your reach! Combine an exciting city break with an eventful cruise on board of luxurious vessels. Discover the uniqueness of the Scandinavian archipelago, the charm of Riga and Tallinn and experience the elegant and relaxed atmosphere on board..


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Gentlemen’ Package

Enjoy James Bond lifestyle by arrival with limousine, gambling in casino, shoot truly powerful weapons, having off-road race, explore private aircraft flight, train to prepare the most sophisticated cocktails for ladies and experience the taste of Riga nightlife..


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Baltic Gourmet Tour

The Baltic region`s gastronomic heritage accomplishes the current global dining trend - natural, seasonal, grown near home and prepared by respecting old traditions. Surprise your tastes` buds with true abundance given by the nature - game, mushrooms and berries supplied from our forests, vegetables, and fruits from gardens and fishes from the Baltic Sea. Enjoy the genuine taste of the Baltic states!


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Towns of Livonian Order

The eastern shores of the Baltic Sea were the last corners of Europe to be christianized. Visit the most vivid examples of the crusades` castles and towns, which joined to the Hanseatic League and achieved significant prosperity during Middle Ages and became well developed, modern cities by nowdays..


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The Soviet Legacy in the Baltic States

Experience the Baltic States from different perspective. Soviet Union collapse 25 years ago despite of that you can still feel some outcomes, see the architectural evidences and hear the stories of the life behind the Iron Curtain. Soviet Legacy tour will give you the answer - what people lost after independence..


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On The Path Of Crusade Knights

Discover crusading impulse, religious thoughts and ideas of the Middle Ages by visiting ancient settlements, the most well preserved castles of bishop, historical market squares and Hanseatic towns. Get to know the history by following the movement of Baltic crusades on their trails..


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The War & Peace Tour

Experience locations featured in the BBC the breathtaking costume drama War & Peace including Catherine Palace and Yusupov Palace in St.Petersburg, Vilnius Old Town in Lithuania, Rundale Palace in Latvia and much more. Book the ready made tour package based on filmed places at BBC drama War & Peace and walk on paths of main characters..


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In the footsteps of TV stars!

Baltic Jewish Tour

Vilnius used to be an important European Jewish center. From the 14th century onwards Jews settled in the city, and by the 18th century Vilnius was known as the Jerusalem of the North. Visit Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius and learn about Baltic Jewish history and life in the Baltic states..


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Treasures of Baltic`s

4 capitals of the Baltic States… Tour – Treasures of Baltic’s - gives guests unique opportunity to discover and explore the most beautiful and historical places of 4 Baltics. 7 days will ensure great and memorable impressions of gorgeous Hanseatic Town squares, many historical buildings, significant castles and churches..


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The Story of Magic Amber

Amber - a magical and extraordinary stone. People have believed in the magical power of amber from the ancient times. Follow up to the stories of the protective and medicinal power of amber. Have an exclusive opportunity to visit famous capital of amber and Amber museum in Palanga..


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Poland & the Baltic States

During the tour you will be able to see four beautiful countries, learn about their history and amazing culture. 8 days will ensure great and memorable impressions of gorgeous Hanseatic Town squares, many historical buildings, significant castles, gorgeous churches, cathedrals and palaces..


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The Baltic Highlights

The Baltic Highlights tour - gives guests an unique opportunity to discover the most beautiful and historical places of the 3 Baltic countries. 8 days will ensure great and memorable impressions of gorgeous Hanseatic Town squares, many historical buildings and significant castles..


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Pearls of the Baltic Sea

First class accommodation, award-winning restaurants, world class entertainment, facilities for conferences and a variety of shops are all at your service. Enjoy the services of the cruise ships and stunning cities around the Baltic Sea..


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Grand Baltic Tour

All of 5 cities are rich of historical buildings, significant castles, gorgeous churches, cathedrals and palaces. Grand Baltic Tour is great chance to visit the most beautiful pearls of Baltic Sea region in one trip..


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Moscow & St.Petersburg + the Baltics

Have an unique opportunity to combine Russian metropolis Moscow and cultural capital St. Petersburg with lavish green and peaceful Baltic states at one trip. Savor four different cultures, amazing characters and fascinating stories. Experience and feel the diversity of vibrant urban features..


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Lapland & the Baltic States

Enjoy a true spirit of Christmas time and winter Wonderland! Combine the visit of amazing Lapland and all three Baltic States. Discover the beauty of the white snowy winter and spice up your trip with truly fascinating reindeer sledging, the Northern Light watching and quietness of the Artic night..


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Royal Circle of the Baltic Sea

6 amazing cities of Baltic Sea countries in one tour will give the most colorful and expressive impression of people, culture, traditions and history of the region. Discover the beauty of the Baltic Sea region..


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Jet Aircraft Flight

Take advantage of unique chance to feel yourself as a pilot of the double seat military fighter jet aircraft. Such flight becomes an unique, unforgettable experience and you can enjoy sensations which are experienced by the pilot during performance of elements of aerobatics..


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