Riga is the capital of Latvia, its biggest city and the most famous tourist attraction of the country. Riga is the city with a long and exciting history. The historical center of the Latvian capital – the Old Town - is full of authentic buildings: some of them remember the very days of the city’s foundation in the 13th century while the newest structures were built in the 19th century. The Dome Cathedral is famous for its enormous organ and incredible acoustic, which attract lovers of organ music from all over the world. Latvians are very fond of music, so various concerts and festivals play a vital role in bright cultural life of the Latvian capital. A tour of Riga would definitely give you several hours of joy.
Latvians love their nature and consider it the country’s greatest wealth. A developed tourist infrastructure of the Latvian ecotourism includes a considerable amount of national parks and reserves like the Kemeri and the Gauja National parks. Almost everywhere in rural areas of the country you’d find places for agritourim which would give you an outstanding opportunity to discover traditional culture and way of life of the hospitable Latvians. Staying for a while in a Latvian village is a good chance to try berry and mushroom picking in the forest. Latvian authorities are providing measures for the development of cycling tourism infrastructure and other means of nature-friendly and health-improving ways of recreation.
And, of course, the main attraction of Latvia is the Baltic Sea. In summer the coast is a lively place for sunbathing, swimming and water sports like windsurfing. But the seaside resorts and, first of all, Urmala, attracts tourists all the year round. The fresh Baltic breeze and high quality spa treatments would make your holidays in Latvia a nice way to relax and improve your health. And a shiny piece of the fine Baltic amber would become a good reminder about your trip to Latvia.
Of course, recreation in Latvia is not just the way to chill out. Here you may attend exciting sport events like moto-freestyle competitions and hockey tournaments, adventure games, tobogganing and even experience a flight in the vertical wind tunnel of ‘Aerodium’ (Sigulda)! There are many opportunities to spend a nice and memorable vacation in Latvia. We would be glad, if you choose OLTA Travel to organize a tour to Latvia for you according to your wishes and abilities. Together we will make your trip to Latvia the journey of your dreams.