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Riga


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The Baltics' Big City. Discover why this gem has been fought over for centuries.

Periods of Polish, German, Swedish, Russian, and Soviet rule have all left their mark on the vibrant city of Riga. Latvia's return to independence has seen its capital reaching new cultural and architectural heights, while lovingly restoring its historic center. The city's efforts have earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The 2014 European Capital of Culture, Latvia's capital loves its musical and artistic heritage. There's a packed opera and classical calendar. The German composer Richard Wagner's two-year stay in Riga left its mark too. He conducted and premiered many operas in the City Theater.

Route for Riga tour

Riga is the largest of the three Baltic capitals. It's perfectly sized for a stay of a couple of days. The city has a variety of sights to enjoy. It's highlighted by the largest market and bazaar in Europe as well as the largest collection of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture in the world. Culture lovers will enjoy a bursting calendar of events and upgraded museums, galleries, and concert halls. Riga's lively evening atmosphere is rejuvenating after a day of sightseeing. You're sure to find friendly cafes and restaurants to end your touring days. Riga is especially charming in the summer, but it's great all year round. Strong flight links make Riga an easy stop on a wider tour. It could also be a pivotal stop on a trip through the Baltic cities of Vilnius, Tallinn and elsewhere. This is a must-see city on any Baltic vacation.

What I love about Riga

Ivana

Adriatic Destination Expert

I love the vibe of the city and combination of traditional and modern that Riga perfectly blends. Beautiful parks on every corner, breathtaking views along the river bank and miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches outside of the city centre. One thing that is a must while being here (or in Latvia in general) is rye bread. Trust me, there is no other place/country that makes such rye perfection, it is a true delicacy!

Where to stay in Riga

The historic and compact area of Old Riga is the location for all the hotel options we provide in the city. Positioned right next to the Daugava river and within easy reach of the Art Nouveau quarter and the city's enormous market halls, it's an atmospheric part of the city to stay in. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Boutique Hotel in Riga
Boutique Hotel
For the independent traveler, these spacious rooms include a kitchenette plus access to a small spa & gym. Colorful and fresh in the heart of Old Town
Classic Hotel in Riga
Classic Hotel
Classic rooms in the Old Town, this hotel is perfect for those mainly looking for a place to sleep. Rooms are simple but clean.
Design Hotel in Riga
Design Hotel
A truly elegant hotel that is perfectly positioned right between the Art Nouveau district and the historic Old Town.

Things to do in Riga

Riga's a fascinating city and its complex history means there it has many stories to tell. At the very least you'll want to take a tour of Old Riga but there are many other angles to view the city from. The building boom that gave birth to the Art Nouveau quarter, the city's history under the Nazi and Soviet occupations, and must-see neighboring towns such as Sigulda and Jurmala, known for their historic architecture and natural beauty. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Jewish Riga Private Walking Tour
Jewish Riga Private Walking Tour
Sigulda Private Day Tour
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Sigulda Private Day Tour
Old Riga Private Photoshoot
Old Riga Private Photoshoot
Art Nouveau Private Tour
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Art Nouveau Private Tour
Alternative Riga Private Tour
Alternative Riga Private Tour
Riga Canal Boat Group Tour
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Riga Canal Boat Group Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Riga vacation packages, based on 27 reviews
Review by Susan & William
Susan & William
Alaska

Extremely helpful, all guides and drivers were outstanding, and the final trip plans were just what we wanted. They listened and they came through.

Extremely helpful, all guides and drivers were outstanding, and the final trip plans were just what we wanted. They listened and they came through.

Year : 2022
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Vilnius, Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Vilnius, Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Daryle & Kenneth
Daryle & Kenneth
Virginia

I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend JayWay Travel to anyone looking for a trusted agent to plan their vacation. Fantastic service, excellent value for the money. My husband and I are seasoned global travelers, but we’re also busy professionals, and simply didn’t have the time to plan our own Baltics adventure. We took a leap of faith and outsourced the trip planning to JayWay Travel and we are so happy we did. The trip exceeded our expectations on every front!

I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend JayWay Travel to anyone looking for a trusted agent to plan their vacation. Fantastic service, excellent value for the money. My husband and I are seasoned global travelers, but we’re also busy professionals, and simply didn’t have the time to plan our own Baltics adventure. We took a leap of faith and outsourced the trip planning to JayWay Travel and we are so happy we did. The trip exceeded our expectations on every front!

Year : 2022
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Helsinki, Tallinn, Parnu, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Bill & Sandra
Bill & Sandra

If you want to experience Europe to the fullest, JayWay Travel is the way to go. They are extremely professional and highly efficient. They will guarantee you are totally satisfied. We are over the top happy we chose them. 5 Star all the way!!

If you want to experience Europe to the fullest, JayWay Travel is the way to go. They are extremely professional and highly efficient. They will guarantee you are totally satisfied. We are over the top happy we chose them. 5 Star all the way!!

Year : 2022
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Dresden, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Dresden, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
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