Latvia, located in the centre of the Baltic States, is a nature-friendly and very green country on the Baltic Sea. Latvia is known for its long white sandy beaches, but also for its historic cities. Especially the European Capital of Culture for 2014, Riga, is very popular with tourists. The city is the largest city in the Baltic States with almost 700,000 inhabitants and is located on the river Düna. It is not only the political and economic centre of the country, but also has a rich and important cultural heritage. During the different city tours you have the opportunity to visit the wonderful Old Town with Riga Castle and the Cathedral or the famous Art Nouveau buildings with their various decorations. Experienced guides will also be happy to show you the central market. It is one of the largest markets in Europe and offers you numerous Latvian specialities. Enjoy the idyll of Riga with its many beautiful squares and cosy cafés. During a walk you will be shown the most beautiful buildings and you will learn exciting facts about the stories and legends associated with them. Depending on your wishes, you can also arrange your own private tour with a personal guide
A very special highlight of the capital of Latvia is the annual festival of lights in November: Staro Rīga. The city is transformed into a veritable sea of light with the help of the latest technology About 25 km away from the Latvian metropolis lies the popular health resort Jurmala, which is proud of its rich natural resources and wooden architecture. This place is also known as the "island of peace". If you are looking for a few hours of pure relaxation and like to walk along the white beach, admire the sand dunes and listen to the sound of the waves, this is the place for you
Also for active tourists there is a beautiful, charming town about 50 km northeast of Riga: Sigulda. It is often called "Latvia's Little Switzerland" or the most beautiful city in Latvia because of its impressive landscapes and magical castles. In winter, the town is famous for its ski slopes, while in summer you have the opportunity to participate in exciting activities. The bobsleigh run is the main attraction, but also the Gauja National Park with the Turaida Castle
Whether on foot, by bus or by Segway, in Latvia there is a suitable tour for every taste.