Best of Latvia - 10 days
Private tour

Best of Latvia-10 day

  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Latvia
  • Riga - Sigulda - Turaida - Cesis - Rundale Palace - Kuldiga - Liepaja - Kolka Cape - Jurmala - Riga



Welcome to the capital of Latvia! The best of Latvia-10 day tour starting in Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city of the three Baltic countries. It is situated right on the Baltic coast at the mouth of the River Daugava. A great place to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Latvia. Founded more than 800 years ago, Riga’s historic district is home to many medieval buildings, Art Nouveau dwelling houses, Gothic churches and historic wooden structures, creating an interesting mix of architectural styles.


After breakfast, you will head straight to the Old Town for a morning walking tour of Riga. You will visit such medieval landmarks as the 14th century Riga Castle; the Cathedral, built in 1211; the 15th-century St. Peter’s Church; the Swedish Gate, a fortification built in 1698 as a part of defensive city walls, and other historic buildings.

The afternoon is reserved for a guided walking tour of Other Riga in order to explore the “Moscow suburbs”. You will visit the impressive Soviet Stalin-era skyscraper – The Academy of Sciences. It was the first skyscraper in the republic. Enjoy a great panoramic view from the top of this landmark! Later you will explore the vivid and busy life of the Riga Central Market, located in the old Zeppelin hangars. This market is very popular among locals as everyone can find what they need – you will see a plenty of local and seasonal produce as well as products coming from overseas.


You will enjoy a slow start of the day and continue to the Gauja National Park – the largest and oldest national park in Latvia. You will listen to the medieval Latvian legend of the Rose of Turaida and see ancient sights like the Castle ruins in Turaida and Sigulda. To cap the experience, you will hop in a cable car for a fun and scenic ride 141 feet (43 meters) above the unspoiled Gauja Valley. This trip affords views of the woods, countryside castles and even a bobsled track.


After breakfast, head to Cesis, the medieval gemstone and the third oldest town in Latvia. Cesis attracts with lovely streets and charming ruins of the medieval castle. Despite the wars, the old town has remained almost unchanged. On the guided walking tour you will see such highlights as the Roze Square, Princess House and St. John’s Church. The eight hundred years long history of Cesis is visible not only on the streets but also in Cesis castle complex. Inside the medieval castle you will receive a lantern and climb up its towers.


In the morning you will reach the magnificent Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. On the guided tour of Rundale Palace you will see the impressive Baroque palace and gardens complex situated in the plains of southern Latvia, offering a little bit of Versailles in the Baltics. It was commissioned by the Duke of Courland in 1736 to be used as his summer residence. Today it is a museum. After Rundale, you will continue to Kuldiga.


In the morning you will join a guided walking tour to see the blend of Kuldiga’s medieval architecture, small winding streets and natural wonders. One of the town’s highlights is its riverside, where you will see the widest waterfall in Europe, stretching 800 feet (249 m) across the Venta River. After exploring the town’s charms, rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.


Next stop is Liepaja, a vibrant port city with its own character. Liepaja is known as a city “where the wind is born”. To catch the wind, you will join a guided walking tour. Liepaja has an artistic soul and is known for its rock-musicians. There is even an alley of fame where many famous Latvian bands and musicians have placed their hand prints.


In the morning you will continue along the Baltic coast to Cape Kolka, where the Baltic Sea meets the Riga Bay. After, you will continue towards Riga, passing by various fishing villages and stop in Jurmala, the most famous resort town in Latvia. Jurmala is famous for its white-sand beach and elegant wooden houses built in the Art Nouveau style.


In the morning you will head from Jurmala to Kemeri – former sulfur water and mud resort town, once famous, it has fallen from its former glory, only architectural monuments are left to speak of the former splendour of the Kemeri resort. Kemeri is located within the Kemeri National Park which is known for its great biological diversity, especially, bogs and swamps.

In Kemeri National Park you will visit the historical resort. See the wet broadleaf forest, small pine trees, deep pools, and tiny dark lakes on the Black Alder swamp and Great Kemeri Bog boardwalk, allowing you to see absolutely wild nature without getting your feet wet.


After breakfast, at the appropriate time, you will transfer to the airport for your flight home. This concludes your grand Baltic adventure. Until next time!

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Price in double occupancy

In 4-star hotels:

  • 2 persons traveling is 2280 EUR per person
  • 4 persons traveling is 1470 EUR per person
  • 6 persons traveling is 1200 EUR per person
  • 8 persons traveling is 1070 EUR per person

In 3-star hotels:

  • 2 persons traveling is 2140 EUR per person
  • 4 persons traveling is 1330 EUR per person
  • 6 persons traveling is 1060 EUR per person
  • 8 persons traveling is 920 EUR per person

Single room supplement

Double room for one person – 430 EUR

Services included

  • 10 overnights in centrally located hotels with breakfast;
  • English speaking driver and tour leader throughout the program;
  • Transportation in private car or minivan per program;
  • Walking tour in Riga, Other Riga, Kuldiga and Liepaja;
  • The Gauja National Park sightseeing tour;
  • The Kemeri National Park sightseeing tour;
  • Entrances in Academy of Sciences sight platform, Cable Car, Turaida Castle Museum, Sigulda Castle Complex, Cesis Castle and Rundale Palace.
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36 reviews on
Carmen Daams
Carmen Daams
I took the Kuldiga trip with Valdis. The experience was amazing. The entire day was great. He is a great guide, and knows a lot of interesting information. He would definitely make your whole experience even better. Kuldiga is such a captivating city, very unique with a very special style and soul. If you are visiting Latvia, don't hesitate to take this trip, it is a "must".
Stanley Wallerstein
Stanley Wallerstein
Great Tour and great guide. Baltic Nature Travel is excellent.
Maria M Andrade
Maria M Andrade
Valdis organized an absolutely wonderful 10 day trip to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania trip for my sister, a friend, and myself. He arranged all details including our private chofer and tour guide up the last detail. He went far and beyond when he knew I had an accident in Estonia. We met him Latvia and he make us feel welcome. He recommended the most amazing restaurants for us and he took care of my doctor needs where he was the interpreter. In every country we had the best guys one can possibly ask for. All hotels were walking distance from city centre. Thank you Valdis we will always remembered this trip!!!!
Sarah Daniels
Sarah Daniels
Thank you, Valdis, for helping my family have a wonderful two week trip to the Baltics! Your advice and recommendations were very helpful, and our tour guides in 4 different cities were each outstanding! I highly recommend a vacation in the beautiful and fascinating Baltics, and I highly recommend using Valdis to help you plan it.
Rita Derencius
Rita Derencius
Tours and tour guides, Tomas and Mindaugas, exceeded my expectations. We were able to curate our tour of Lithuania. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and adapted the tour based on our input. Valdis was responsive and easy to work with. Extremely happy we chose to have private tour guides. Best trip ever!
Deniz Demirors
Deniz Demirors
Valdis did amazing job to organize us a 15 day, 14 night self drive adventure trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Thanks to his valuable advise before and immaculate documentation with names of the locations, guides etc we had a magical experience. We hiked, biked, walked, beached and off course drive all over in all 3 beautiful countries. We felt very safe. Everyone we met were very friendly. The car was delivered to our first hotel in Tallinn and picked up from last hotel in Vilnius. They were professional and kind people. We encountered few minor issues but Valdis resolved very promptly so our program was not impacted. We met him in Riga as he was our guide. Thanks to Valdis & his team of guides we had an unforgettable time and experience. Valdis is very gently, kind, hears his clients wishes and makes adjustments in his existing programs. Job well done Valdis. Thank you very much.
Catherine Herway
Catherine Herway
These are the only places on earth where eastern and western architecture can now meet in harmony. The architecture tells a social history translated into excellent English on this tour! The hotels were clean, comfortable, and safe. The food was outstanding as well, I only wish I had more time!
Artur Iwański
Artur Iwański
A very good and interesting guide. Customized trips - which is very useful. If you want to get to know Latvia (which is worth it!) there is no one better. Highly recommended.
Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Giovanni Paolo Palamara
Very interesting trip. Definitely worth it!

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