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Country holidays Latvia

Country holidays Latvia

Enjoy beautiful, unspoiled landscapes and quaint villages with a country holiday in Latvia. There are four distinct seasons, which create ample opportunity for a wide range of outdoor activities. The summers are warm and the days are long. This is a great time to take a boat trip on the Gauja River, go trekking on horseback through the cool forests, or spend a peaceful day trout fishing on a crystal clear lake. 

The autumn brings cooler evenings, the first signs of frost and beautiful, bright coloured leaves. This is a great time for a walking holiday on the many nature trails in the national parks.
In the winter, a blanket of snow covers the land. The lakes and rivers freeze, and become dotted with ice fisherman and elk roam the forests. The rolling hills turn to ski slopes (see Winter Fun) and cross country skis and ice skates replace bikes and trainers. 
In spring the meadows are full of wild flowers and by May the apple and cherry trees are in full bloom not to mention the smell of fresh strawberries. This is a great time for cycling and picnics in the grassy fields or along the rocky river banks. 
Spring ends and summer begins with St. John's Day, a day when the sun practically doesn't set and Latvians continue an ancient tradition of paying homage to water, fire and plants. It's a national holiday, and quite an experience to participate in the all night celebration of singing, dancing and feasting.

The autumn brings cooler evenings, the first signs of frost, and beautiful, bright coloured leaves. This is a great time for a walking holiday on the many nature trails in the national parks.

In the winter, a blanket of snow covers the land. The lakes and rivers freeze and become dotted with ice fishermen, and elk roam the forests. The rolling hills turn into ski slopes, and cross country skis and ice skates replace bikes and trainers. 

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In spring the meadows are full of wild flowers, and by May the apple and cherry trees are in full bloom, not to mention the smell of fresh strawberries. This is a great time for cycling and picnics in the grassy fields or along the rocky river banks. 

Spring ends and summer begins with St. John's Day, a day when the sun practically doesn't set and Latvians continue an ancient tradition of paying homage to water, fire and plants. It's a national holiday, and it's quite an experience to participate in the all night celebration of singing, dancing and feasting.

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Holiday Packages

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Photo by Latvia Tourism Board
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Solo Traveller | Coastal Holiday | Country Holiday | Group Tour
9 days / 8 nights
from £955 pp

Classical Baltics Tour

Our Classical Baltics Tour gives you the best of the three Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Enjoy this fully guided Baltic tour featuring Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn as the main focus. You will experience culturally rich history, centuries worth of well-preserved architectural pearls, countrysides with rolling hills and green valleys, friendly locals and traditional foods.

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Photo by Olta
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday | Group Tour | Anniversary
21 days / 20 nights
from £2,455 pp

Eastern Europe Explorer Tour

Inspired by the BBC programme 'The Hairy Bikers Northern Exposure' you will be treated to the best of the Baltics alongside an in-debth tour of Poland's and Russia's rich culture and history, and last but not least try the many flavours of the Eastern European cuisine. This exclusive escorted Eastern European tour includes the highlights of 6 countries, all of which are enticing and rich in beauty and culture, in just 21 days. You will visit Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia!

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Photo by St Petersburg Guide
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday | Group Tour | Anniversary
16 days / 15 nights
from £1,965 pp

Baltic & Russia Combo

This holiday combines the highlights of the Baltics and Russia in a 16 day guided tour. The tour includes the fantastic cities Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

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Photo by Via Hansa
Type: Cycling Holiday | Country Holiday | Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Activity Holiday | Solo Traveller | Family Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,035 pp

Baltic Biking

Our Baltic Biking holiday is an excellent way to see the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia whilst enjoying some light cycling. Cycling distances vary from 15km - 45km per day. The terrain is mostly flat, and the tour is recommended for travellers between the ages of 35 - 65 in average physical condition.

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Vihula Manor Photo by Baltic Vision
Type: Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Guided Tour | Country Holiday | Group Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller
10 days/9 nights
from £1,465 pp

Baltic Manors Deluxe

Exclusive Baltic-Finnish Manor Deluxe Tour, including six overnight stays at three unique manor hotels. The manor hotels are all completely renovated and offer luxurious accommodation, exquisite restaurants, stylish spa-facilities and much more. Traveling at a slow pace through the scenic Baltic landscapes.

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Gauja by Con-Ex
Type: Country Holiday | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Cycling Holiday | Individual Tour | Tailor Made Holiday | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £915 pp

Cycling & Canoeing in Latvia

On this eco friendly bicycle holiday you will experience the authentic rural culture of Latvia, including highlights such as cycling in the Gauja National Park, canoeing, and soft adventure hiking. You will also get acquainted with Latvia's vibrant capital Riga, with its many local craftsmen, excuisit cuisine, historically rich architecture, and friendly locals.

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Vihula Manor by Daina K
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £1,085 pp

Extended Baltics Tour

The Extended Baltics Tour is an excellent way to get a true overview of the Baltic region. With this guided tour, not only do you see the thriving capitals of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, you also get a chance to explore the countryside and coast.

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Trakai Castle
Type: Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Solo Traveller | Winter Holiday | Country Holiday | Coastal Holiday
10 days/9 nights
from £855 pp

The Baltic Circle

This Baltic holiday allows you to experience the capitals of the three Baltic states, as well as taking you through four national parks and along the Baltic Sea coast. On this scenic fly-drive you will encounter many of the Baltic highlights we meet on the Hairy Bikers Northern Exposure programme, now showing on BBC.

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Vihula Manor by Daina K
Type: Fly-Drive | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Solo Traveller
7 days / 6 nights
from £685 pp

Palace & Manor Tour

Visit some of Latvia and Estonia's finest estates and enjoy the flexibility of a fly - drive holiday. If you are interested in a bit of Baltic culture and history, then this is the holiday for you.

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Photo by Visit Latvia
Type: Fly-Drive | Country Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Summer holiday | Solo Traveller
7 days / 6 nights
from £635 pp

Highlights of Latvia & Lithuania

This self drive holiday takes you from the Latvian capital of Riga to the shores of the Baltic Sea. Cross the border in to Lithuania for a stop in the sea side resort town of Palanga, before heading to the famous natural landmark, the Curonian Spit.

Riga by Visit Riga Type: Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £435 pp

City & Country

Get the best of both worlds in Latvia by combining a city break in Riga with a relaxing country holiday. Explore the Old Town of Riga on foot, taking in the fabulous architecture and trendy shops and restaurants.

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