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Road Trip in Latvia

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From $771/pp

Latvia

Trip Length

6 days

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April - September
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Road Trip in Latvia

On this six-day road trip, you experience Latvia like a local. Riga is the capital city that is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and medieval old town. Continue the journey to Riga Central Market to try local seasonal treats. Do a self-guided hike in Gauja National Park starting from Sigulda also known as the Little Switzerland of Latvia. Visit Latvia’s most beautiful castles and palaces designed by an Italian architect. Discover Kuldiga that has preserved its 14th-century looks and has in its heart the widest waterfall of Europe.

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On this six-day road trip, you experience Latvia like a local. Riga is the capital city that is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and medieval old town. Continue the journey to Riga Central Market to try local seasonal treats. Do a self-guided hike in Gauja National Park starting from Sigulda also known as the Little Switzerland of Latvia. Visit Latvia’s most beautiful castles and palaces designed by an Italian architect. Discover Kuldiga that has preserved its 14th-century looks and has in its heart the widest waterfall of Europe.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Riga

Arrival in Riga, pick-up your car in Riga airport, check-in the hotel

Overnight: Riga

Your arrival into Riga International Airport

Accommodation

Hotel Konventa Sēta 3* or similar

Day 2

Discover Riga’s old town, Art Nouveau & visit the Central market

Founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. During a guided walking tour we will see the Art Nouveau most famous buildings on the streets of Alberta and Elizabeth.

The old town with Riga’s Castle and the Three Brothers houses, which were built between the late 1400s and mid-1600s and are the oldest dwellings in the city. At lunchtime make a visit to the Riga Central Market.

To try, such as smoked meats, pickled vegetables, Latvian bread, seasonal treats, and more. The market opened in 1930 and it consists of five former Zeppelin airship hangars and is one of the largest covered markets in Europe.

Kaleidoscope of Architectural Bliss

Optional Activities

  • Riga Central Market

Accommodation

Hotel Konventa Sēta 3* or similar

Day 3

Ancient Traditions

In the morning we will make a visit to the Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum. During the tour we will learn about the Latvian farmer’s life. We will have a degustation (light lunch) of local food like cottage cheese, house made bread and honey.

In the afternoon visit to a household named “Carpenter’s workshop” to learn about the local wood sculpting traditions. Here we get to know typical Latvian trees, work along with experienced craftsmen, try out traditional toys and games. As well as enjoy a very special tea recipe brewed in a bonfire house.

In the evening relax in a cosy guesthouse with sauna access. A local sauna master invites you to a sauna to restore the balance of our mind and body. We stay overnight in a cosy guest house and enjoy the tranquillity that brings Latvian forest.

We will have a degustation (light lunch) of local food like cottage cheese, house made bread and honey.

Activities

  • Lunch
  • Open Air Museum

Accommodation

Garkalne 3* hotel at a cosy guest house with sauna access

Day 4

Hike the Gauja National Park - Sigulda

We enjoy a slow start of the day and continue to the Gauja National Park and town of Sigulda. Gauja National Park is the largest and oldest National park in Latvia. Take a cable car to enjoy picturesque views over the river Gauja Valley. After, inspired by its beauty you start kayaking down the River Gauja.

The afternoon continues to the Gauja National park’s most hidden jewel Ligatne Secret Soviet bunker. Visit the 9 m underground bunker that was built for the political and state authority elite of 1980-ties.

After exciting adventures enjoy the tranquillity of the town Ligatne. A 19th century paper mill-town that has till nowadays preserved its charms. On a guided walking tour, you discover the history of Ligatne paper factory village which was one of the most modern of its time.

Take a cable car to enjoy picturesque views over the river Gauja Valley. After, inspired by its beauty you start kayaking down the River Gauja.

Activities

  • Gauja National Park
  • Kayaking
  • Cable Car
  • Guided Walking Tour

Accommodation

Overnight in Ligatne 3* boutique hotel Zeit

Day 5

Visit Latvia’s most beautiful castles & palaces

In the morning we drive to see the seaside. Visit the vibrant coastal town Jurmala, a chance to go for a swim in the Baltic Sea. Walk along Jomas street – the heart of Jurmala.

In the afternoon, do a self-guided bike tour and explore Jurmala.

In the mid-19th-century holiday makers began escaping the city to relax in Jurmala and it developed as a resort, often called the ‘’Northern Riviera”.

You will cycle along a pine-covered dune, see the expressive wooden architecture, modern villas, and endless sandy beaches. Stop for a swim at one of the 11 established swimming places.

You will cycle along a pine-covered dune, see the expressive wooden architecture, modern villas, and endless sandy beaches.

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Self Guided Bike Tour

Accommodation

Jurmala at hotel Dzintars 3* or similar

Day 6

Return to Riga

Head back to Riga and transfer to the airport at your leisure.

Option of exploring the city, Riga is also known as the ‘Paris of the Baltics’ and we understand why. Everywhere you go, the art nouveau buildings stand out.

There are plenty of urban landscapes that have been well-preserved from centuries ago. As described in the UNESCO website, Riga is home to “three different urban landscapes — the relatively well-preserved medieval core, the 19th-century semicircle of boulevards with a green belt on both sides of the City Canal, and the former suburban quarters surrounding the boulevards with dense built-up areas with a rectangular network of streets and wooden architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries.”

Everywhere you go, the art nouveau buildings stand out. There are plenty of urban landscapes that have been well-preserved from centuries ago.

What's Included

Included

Welcome package with itinerary, map and attraction descriptions for your road trip

Flights

Flights are excluded

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

5 nights' accommodation in Riga, Garkalne, Ligatne and Jurmala

Ground Transport

VW Polo or similar car rental for 6 days, collection and drop off at Riga airport

Excluded

Fuel, Safety deposit for the rental cars, Parking fees, Entrances fees and tickets.

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Valdis Ceics

If you are the type of person that seeks for adventures we have the solution for you. On our Group Tours, Private Tours or Independent Tours I will bring you into nature, explore the local culture and traditions. Join my trips or come with your own adventure idea, and we will make it happen. Experience nature, explore the local culture and traditions of the Baltics. With over 7 years experience in planning, leading, and guiding tours I decided to become an entrepreneur and Travel Creator sharing my passion for the outdoors, adventure and create travel experiences that shares great emotions, knowledge, and understanding of culture and history.

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