Welcome to Latvia
Latvia Holidays, Flights and City Breaks
Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Tourists who visit Latvia will have the pleasure of enjoying the wild beauty of Latvia’s unspoilt sea coast, which is 500 kilometres long and it consists of stunning soft sandy beaches and its wild beauty. During your Latvian trip, you will find that half of the country is covered with forests, which are rich in wildlife.
Latvia is a country that is blessed with many lakes, and you are will definitely discover this when you visit Latvia’s Latgale region.
While visiting Latvia, the capital city of Riga is a must-see destination. Its rich 800-year old history is a treat for every visitor who visits this enchanting Latvian city. Latvia’s second biggest city of Daugavpils is also a favourite amongst tourists.
The historical city of Jelgava is a major hit with visitors to Latvia. Located 41 kilometres southwest of Riga, Jelgava is the largest town in the Zemgale region. Famous for being the home of the first Latvian language newspaper, as well as being a major train centre, Jelgava suffered massively than any other Latvian city during both World Wars and the re-building of the city after the Second World War reflects a strong Soviet influence. You will discover that some things haven't changed that much here in Jelgava. During your Jelgava adventure you will also come across some amazing sights and attractions including the Church of the Holy Trinity, St. Simeon's and St. Anna's Orthodox Church on Raina iela, which is the largest Orthodox Church in Jelgava, the Jelgava History and Art Museum of Gederts Eliass, Jelgava's Old Town, Mitau Bridge which is the longest footbridge in the Baltic States, Lielupe Promenade and the Jelgava Train Station.
Jelgava is located on the banks of the Lielupe River across from Rastrelli's masterpiece - Jelgava Palace. This palace was built concurrently with the better known Rundale. Like Rundale and for the same reasons Jelgava Palace was built in two phases by Rastrelli. Twice rebuilt almost from scratch following devastation in both World Wars – the Baroque Jelgava Palace with its dignified, maroon and cream façade graces the riverbank next to the main Riga road. Jelgava Palace was built for Count Ernst Johann von Biron in 1738 and it was intended as an urban equivalent to the edifice that was taking shape at Rundale. Now it is part of the Latvian University of Agriculture, the student trampled corridors and lecture rooms retain very little in the way of original features.
If you didn't know it Jelgava Palace was the official residence of Louis XVIII before he became King of France.
Jelgava was once described as the most beautiful city in Latvia. Yes you've guessed it; even more stunning than Riga. A trip here during your Latvian holidays will give you the opportunity of seeing why Jelgava was chosen as the most beautiful city in Latvia all those years ago.
Jurmala is a major Latvian resort town by the Gulf of Riga stretching along 33 km of coastline. The city of Jurmala claims to have the longest beach on Europe’s northern side.
Jurmala, which is the largest resort town in the Baltics, is world renowned for its beaches. Jurmala's white sandy beaches, pine covered forests, mineral springs and natural medicinal mud has made it a favourite tourist and spa destination since the late 1700's.
The town has many hotels and guest houses, which cater for a wide range of tastes. Jurmala offers a diverse mix of cultural, recreation and sporting activities. Among the favourites are the traditional festivals that take place in Jurmala throughout the year including The Jomas Street Festival, and the Fishermen's Festival, which are both held in the middle of summer, in July. The annual International Humour Festival (Jurmalina), which stars leading comedians and pop stars from Russia is a major draw with tourists to Jurmala.
Visitors will find Jurmala beautiful and interesting at any time of the year, but the summer months from June to August are the best times to visit Jurmala.
Every visitor to this charming Latvian city will definitely long to return again and again. Jurmala can be reached by road or by rail from Riga in 20-40 minutes.
Liepaja is a city of music on the Baltic Sea coast. During your exploration of Liepaja, you are sure to come across a very interesting former secret military town called Karosta, which is located between a lake and the sea. Liepaja is famous as it is the home to the world’s largest pipe organs. The famous summer event, the Baltic Beach Party takes place here in July and it attracts large crowds from all over the country.
Sigulda is a popular town with so many interesting castles and historic places to explore. It is the most popular attraction outside Riga for foreign tourists.
Madona is a small scenic town in eastern Vidzeme. This beautiful town is enclosed by hills, forests and lakes. It is a spectacular sight to see and every visitor to Latvia should have the opportunity to visit this magic town. Madona is Latvia's winter sports capital.
Ventspils is the home to one of the busiest ports in Europe. It’s possible to observe incoming ships or you can also enjoy a cruise yourself.
Latvia has been a trading hub for over 800 years, so it is well versed in welcome. With that in mind Latvia is best enjoyed slowly.
Enjoy the Latvian experience!!!!
Riga is the top city to visit in Latvia.
Riga as a holiday destination is a gem of the Baltics. It has a rich cultural heritage and an ancient history and it is certainly a city to put on your to-visit-list. Riga is well-known as the capital of Art Nouveau architecture referred to as Jugendstil style by the Germans. So for your chance to see this amazing Art Nouveau architecture, call us for more information on cheap flights, holidays and city breaks at the best rates available.
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is a very interesting museum for the entire family to see. The museum is dedicated to the Nazi and the Soviet occupations of Latvia. Presently, it is in the process of moving to its new home in the former United States Embassy on Raina Bulvaris.
Make sure to visit Riga’s Central Market. When it was constructed in 1930, Riga’s Central Market was one of the most modern marketplaces on the European Continent. Here you will come across so much diversity and lots of choice. You can find designer goods, electrical items including tools, bric-a-brac, as well as mouth-watering fresh food.
A major tourist attraction that draws thousands and thousands of visitors each year is The House of the Blackheads. A visit to the House of the Blackheads is a must for any tourist to the charming Latvian capital.
A visit to Riga is a great way to gather new impressions of this beautiful city and to relax.
Enjoy your city break in Latvia’s amazing capital.
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