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Latvia Holidays

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Holidays in Latvia feature a wide array of options from coastal holidays to city breaks, activity holidays, country holidays and much more. With such a wide range of choices you can choose the ideal way to cater to your wishes and interests.

Latvia is located on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, and is the middle country of the Baltic States. It is roughly the same size as Ireland and is home to 2.3 million people. Of the three Baltic States, it is probably the most culturally diverse, with about a third of its population of Russian origin. This diversity is most prevalent in the capital city of Riga, which has re-established its pre - Soviet reputation as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that rivals Prague (but without the tourists!).

Through the recently aired BBC programme 'The Hariy Bikers Northern Exposure' we get re-accquainted with our colourful neighbours from the Baltics. The Hairy Bikers serve up a dish full of the splendour of Baltic culture, history, architecture and last but not least, the traditional Baltic cuisine. The programme shows us all there is to know about comfort food from across the Baltic Sea region. Latvia, with the coastal region toward the Baltic sea, offers great traditional dishes with fresh fish and sea food, alongside wonderfully coloured salads and pickled condiments drawing on Russian and Polish influences.

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Riga is by no means Latvia's only place of interest for Latvia holidays. To escape the city for some relaxation, Latvians head for Sigulda. Often referred to as 'Little Switzerland', it is less than 1 hour from Riga and is an ideal day trip. It includes a rare combination of a medieval castle, picturesque national park, eerie caves and for the more active, even a bobsleigh run! Just a little further than Sigulda lies Cesis, which has a wonderful old town, as well as the famous Cesis brewery.  

For coastal and spa holidays there is Jurmala, Latvia's premier spa resort town, situated on the Riga Gulf coast, just 15 miles from Riga. It's known both as a beach resort, with its 20 miles of fine white sand beaches edged by vast pine forests, and as a spa resort, offering a range of relaxation and health programmes. You can also find picturesque wooden summer cottages built over 100 years ago, which make an interesting contrast to the Soviet era compounds built for the enjoyment of Communist Party chiefs, in what was one of their favourite summer resorts.  

Approximately 1 hour south of Riga lies the Bauska region near the Lithuanian border. The region is famed for its castles and palaces from medieval to classical. Not to be missed is the Rundale Palace, which is Latvia's answer to Versailles. Built in the 1730's as a summer home for the Duke of Courland, it was created by the same architect who designed the infamous Winter Palace in St Petersburg.  

Are you watching War and Peace on BBC? Well, here is you chance to visit where the War and Peace settings are. It is stunning. Contact us to follow in the footsteps of the filming of War and Peace.

As you can read, Latvia has a lot to offer. It's not just a city break destination, but also an enjoyable destination for taking a longer trip to explore this diverse and interesting country.

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Holiday Packages

BBC's
War &
peace
Sunset in Riga by ConEx
Type: Summer holiday | Guided Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Family Holiday | Solo Traveller | Opera Tour
13 days / 12 nights
from £1,415 pp

Baltic & St Petersburg Tour

Combine the Baltic capitals of Riga, TallinnVilnius, and Helsinki with a visit to St. Petersburg, and enjoy the historical and architectural diversity these cities have to offer.

BBC's
war &
peace
Vihula Manor Photo by Baltic Vision
Type: Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Guided Tour | Country Holiday | Group Tour
10 days/9 nights
from £1,395 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.

BBC's
War &
Peace
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.

summer
2016
Vihula Manor by Daina K
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Family Holiday | Solo Traveller
10 days / 9 nights
from £955 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.

Baltic Beach Spa Type: Spa and Wellness Break | Coastal Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £435 pp

Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa

Jurmala, Latvia - 5 Stars
This luxurious spa package offers a fantastic sea side location, fine dining restaurants, a wide range of spa treatments, and a 25 metre indoor pool.

soft
cycling
Bikes by Eriks O
Type: Cycling Holiday | Country Holiday | Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Activity Holiday | Solo Traveller | Family Holiday
10 days / 9 nights
from £985 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.

Jurmala SPA Type: Spa and Wellness Break | Coastal Holiday | Weekend Break | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Country Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £395 pp

Jurmala Spa Classic

Jurmala, Latvia - 4 Stars
Jurmala Spa is a modern hotel located on Jomas Street (the pedestrian shopping street of Jurmala), only 200 meters from the sea. The hotel features a roof top bar with fantastic sea views and an excellent spa, beauty centre and gym.

Jurmala SPA Type: Spa and Wellness Break | Romantic/Honeymoon | Coastal Holiday | Weekend Break | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Country Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £415pp

Jurmala Spa Deluxe

Jurmala, Latvia - 4 Stars
Enjoy a relaxing spa break at the Hotel Jurmala Spa and take advantage of the carefully selected, high quality spa treatments. Our package offers one extensive spa treatment per day. Combined with the saunas, pools, and fresh sea air, you should feel refreshed after your stay.

Riga Christmas by Leons Balodis/Latvia Tourism/VisitLatvia Type: Winter Holiday | City Break | Guided Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | New Year Break | Family Holiday | Gourmet Holiday | Weekend Break | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £835 pp

New Year in Riga

Celebrate the New Year in Riga with accommodation in a 5 star Hotel Radisson BLU Ridzene, located a short walk from the Old Town. Whilst here you will enjoy a New Year’s Gala at a Riga city restaurant., as well as other festivities on offer such as beautiful lights, Christmas Markets, skating rinks, concerts and splendid fireworks at the Freedom Monument on New Year’s Eve!

Vsit Latvia Type: Winter Holiday | Christmas Holiday | City Break | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Romantic/Honeymoon | Weekend Break | Solo Traveller
4 days / 3 nights
from £445 pp

Riga Christmas Market

Riga Christmas Market is the perfect pre-Christmas shopping destination, with the opportunity to find local handicrafts such as wooden carvings, wrought iron ornaments, knitwear and glassware, while enjoying Latvian food and drink. Father Christmas makes sure to visit, and childrens' choirs singing Latvian Christmas carols add to the festivities. Staying at the 5* Radisson Blu Ridzene, you are sure to be taken care of with one of the highest levels of hospitality in all of Riga.

Staff
Pick
Photo by Con-Ex
Type: City Break | Weekend Break | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Group Tour | Solo Traveller | Romantic/Honeymoon
4 days / 3 nights or more
from £315 pp

Riga City Breaks

Riga is an ideal city break destination for cuisine, architecture and history lovers. It boasts a remarkable legacy of Gothic, Baroque and Classical architecture, not to mention the biggest collection of Art Nouveau and 'Jugendstil' architecture in the world. The old town, dating back to 1201, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its narrow, cobblestone streets wind through beautifully restored buildings and historic passageways within the fortress walls.

Northern
Exposure
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.

5% on
Feb
bookings
Photo by Poland Tourism Board
Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller | Country Holiday | Gourmet Holiday
21 days / 20 nights
from £2,335 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!

Photo by Toomas Tuul for Estonian Tourism Board Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Solo Traveller | City Break
8 days / 7 nights
from £795 pp

Baltic Highlights Deluxe

The Baltic Highlights Deluxe Tour is a highly pleasant way to visit the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Join this professionally guided, English speaking tour, and stay in 5* hotels. A standard version of the same tour is also available with accommodation in centrally located 4 star Radisson Blu Hotels.

Photo by Lithuanian Tourism Board Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller
13 days / 12 nights
from £1,275 pp

Poland & Baltic Highlights

Our Poland and Baltic Highlights tour offers an outstanding introduction to this historically and culturally rich area of this Central European area. On this holiday you will visit Krakow, Warsaw, Mragowa, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn, while driving through the beautiful countryside throughout the Baltics and Poland.

Riga Old Town by Daina K. Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller
16 days / 15 nights
from £1,805 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.

Photo by Henrik Trygg for Visit Sweden Type: Cruise | City Break | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Summer holiday | Winter Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Tailor Made Holiday | Solo Traveller | New Year Break
7 days / 6 nights
from £865 pp

Baltic Sea Capitals Cruise

Combine an exciting city break with an eventful cruise onboard the luxurious vessels of Tallink Silja. The city break destinations of Tallink Silja - Riga, Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn - all have their own special charm and offer different interesting activities, sights, and shopping alternatives.

Neringa Dunes by ViaHansa Type: Fly-Drive | Country Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | City Break | 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.

Tallinn old town by Estonian Tourism Board Type: Guided Tour | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller | Gourmet Holiday
10 days/9 nights
from £1,215 pp

Baltic Capitals

The Baltic Capitals tour offers an outstanding experince of getting acquainted with the diverse history and culturally rich architecture of the Baltic region. The tour features Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. You will experince the countryside by coach and enjoy a leisurely cruise from Tallinn to Helsinki.

Riga by Latvia Tourism Type: Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | City Break | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | 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.

eco
friendly
holiday
Gauja by Latvia Tourism
Type: Country Holiday | Activity Holiday | Summer holiday | Cycling Holiday | Individual Tour | Tailor Made Holiday | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £795 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.

Lighthouse in Saaremaa by Estonia Tourism Board Type: Coastal Holiday | Fly-Drive | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Tailor Made Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Solo Traveller | Winter Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break
7 days / 6 nights
from £685 pp

Highlights of Latvia & Estonia

This self drive holiday gives you an excellent introduction to the charming Baltic capitals of Riga and Tallinn, and takes you on a route along the Baltic coast, with a stop in Estonia's sea side resort town Parnu.

Vihula Manor by Daina K Type: Fly-Drive | Country Holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Luxury Holiday | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | 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.

Baltic Beach SPA Type: Spa and Wellness Break | Winter Holiday | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Weekend Break | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
7 days / 6 nights
From £ 775 pp

Baltic Beach Weight Loss Programme

The Baltic Beach Weight Loss Programme offers a well-planned one week sea side spa break that combines a wide range of treatments and massages along with a supervised fitness programme to help you achieve your goal.

Jurmala by Latvia Tourism Type: Coastal Holiday | City Break | Summer holiday | Family Holiday | Individual Tour | Spa and Wellness Break | Winter Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
8 days / 7 nights
from £665 pp

City & Sea

Combine a Riga city break with a relaxing stay at the seaside resort town of Jurmala. Enjoy the buzz of city life in Riga, before heading for the white sandy beaches and fresh pine forest air of Jurmala.

UNIQUE
LATVIA
Amber Spa
Type: Winter Holiday | Coastal Holiday | Romantic/Honeymoon | Spa and Wellness Break | Weekend Break | Summer holiday | Luxury Holiday | Christmas Holiday | New Year Break | Solo Traveller
5 days / 4 nights
from £865 pp

Back to Balance at Amber Spa Boutique Hotel

Take the time and use the space to enjoy inner harmony and practice energising movement on this 4 night spa break at the Amber Spa Boutique Hotel in the Latvian resort town of Jurmala.