LATVIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Latvia in a way like no other. Tucked between the Baltic States in northern Europe, Latvia is a small yet exquisite land of vibrant architecture, untouched countryside and wild sandy beaches. With more than half the country covered by forests and hundreds of kilometres of powdery white coastline, this is a place to connect with the earth. The laidback Latvians will show you how to Live the Good Life in nature, with Midsummer festivals, freshly foraged foods, and the famous Black Balsam, a strong herbal liqueur. When you visit Latvia, we'll show you a country steeped in tradition, where the fields, farmsteads and villages have changed little over the decades, and even the capital city is a historical legacy. Trafalgar’s Latvia travel experiences will take you touring through the maze of medieval streets in Riga’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, with one of the world’s largest collections of art nouveau buildings, a hub of superb museums, and a swathe of spires rising over the skyline. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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15 Day Trip

8 Cities in

6 Countries

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Best of Finland Russia and The Baltic States

Take in Russia's must-see cities, plus Eastern Europe's hidden gems on this trip.

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Visiting

  1. Belarus

    Minsk

  2. Estonia

    Tallinn Estonia

  3. Finland

    Helsinki

  4. Latvia

    Riga

  5. Lithuania

    Vilnius

  6. Russia

    Moscow Smolensk St Petersburg

"Apart from the Medieval old town, Riga can be called one of the world’s greatest Art Nouveau galleries consisting of 800 buildings. Alberta street is almost entirely created by Art Nouveau genius Mikhail Eisenstein. I am always excited to share this architectural kaleidoscope with our guests"

Silvija, Travel Director
Latvia at a glance
An unspoilt coastline, medieval façades and even a secret military town, Latvia is an understated gem on the Balkan Sea which has largely escaped travellers’ attention, but promises a memorable encounter with centuries-old trading history and cosmopolitan experiences.
Currency
The euro
Winter avg temp
-3°C
Summer avg temp
17°C
Time Zone
GMT+3
Capital City
Riga
Language
Latvian
Good Morning
Labrīt
Good Evening
Labvakar
Latvia

What to pack for Latvia

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Warm clothes

With sub-zero temperatures in winter and a typical maximum of 20°C in summer, warm layers are essential for a trip to Latvia.

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Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the sun in summer and the gleaming white snow in winter with a pair of UV protected sunglasses.

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Waterproof coat

Latvia experiences rain for almost half of the year, so pack a reliable raincoat or small umbrella to keep you dry.

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A good book

With plenty of peaceful lakes and hidden courtyards, there will be ample opportunity to immerse yourself in a good book and watch the world go by.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Latvia is 230V and the sockets are of Type F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.