Experience Latvia in 6 days (Self-drive)
Self-drive tour

Experience Latvia in 6 days

  • Latvia
  • April - September
  • 6 days / 5 nights



Arrival in Riga, pick-up your car in Riga airport, check-in the hotel Konventa Sēta ***or similar.

Overnight: Riga


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.

Overnight: Riga


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.  We stay overnight in a cosy guest house and enjoy the tranquillity that brings Latvian forest.

Overnight: 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.

The afternoon continues to the Gauja National park’s most hidden jewel 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.

Overnight: Ligatne


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

Overnight: Jurmala


Departure day, drop off the car at the airport.


  • Riga the largest city of the three Baltic capitals;
  • Learn ancient traditions in the Carpenters workshop;
  • Tranquilty of the Gauja National Park
  • Vibrant coastal town Jurmala.
Foto gallery
Request a tour
Package price per person
  • EUR 680 (double occupancy)
  • EUR 300 (single supplement)
  • 2 nights in Riga at hotel Konventa Sēta ***, 1 night in Sigulda at Sigulda hotel***, 1 night in Ligatne at the boutique hotel Zeit, 1 night in Jurmala at hotel Dzintars*** or similar;
  • Car rental for 6 days*;
  • Riga old town, Art Nouveau and Central market guided walking tour;
  • Guided walking tour in the Latvian open-air museum, tour and food degustation;
  • Carpenter’s workshop;
  • Ligatne guided walking tour.

Starting from/to Riga airport, day 1. – 6. a VW Polo or a similar car

Request a tour
please fill the form to

Request a tour

Frequently Asked Questions

What travelers say about us

Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Very interesting trip. Definitely worth it!
Eddie Mantle
Eddie Mantle
Very professional. Valdis, guided a group of 8 around Mangasala, Riga, giving us a fascinating insight into the military history there. Looking forward to the next tour.
Zijian Hua
Zijian Hua
Valdis is an experienced guide, a local from Riga. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always able to tell you interesting history along the way. The route plan of the hiking is also reasonable. In autumn, the fallen leaves near Sigulda are also very beautiful. If you are planning to do an outdoor hike in Latvia too, then don't hesitate to join a walking group organized by Valdis.
I took the tour in Lilaste. The train ride was very relaxing. The lakes and coast were amazing. It is great exercise and a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
John B
John B
Great hike at Lilaste. Friendly tour guide. Definitely looking forward to the next hike. Highly recommended for those who want a short break from the daily routine.
Rachel Pamplin
Rachel Pamplin
I enjoyed I enjoyed my tour of Cesis: Medieval Heritage and Natural Treasures! I loved being able to do a little of many things. Exploring the old city, touring a medieval castle, and a walk through a national park. The scenery was amazing and my guide was knowledgeable and helpful! As a single female, I felt safe the entire time and and would recommend to others!
Colleen Bramanis
Colleen Bramanis
We have enjoyed 2 days with Valdis who has shown us around Riga Old Town and a tour out to Sigulda. A very friendly tour guide who tailored the days to our needs with no fuss. Valdis is easy to get along , has a good sense of humour and is extremely knowledgeable. Fortunately for us Valdis is also very fluent in English. I can highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Barry Toward
Barry Toward
We have just spent 9 days travelling through the Baltic countries with Valdis as our guide. Although the itinerary and accommodation had been pre-arranged Valdis supported our trip brilliantly, bringing to life the individual countries with city walking tours, nature trails and visits to other sites. He is great fun, extremely knowledgable and became an integral part of our small group. His contribution to our holiday played a key part in making it a great and enjoyable experience (and he recommends good places to eat!)

Leave a review

Tell us about your experience!

About the booking terms & conditions

Travel insurance needed? Read more

Baltic Nature Travel
Baltic Nature Travel
Baltic Nature Travel