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Riga

Latvia
Riga travel packages
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.

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 the best in the Baltics. 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

Kevin

Content Specialist

Riga is a city of surprises. Once the third largest city in Russia, and with its own colonies in Africa and the Caribbean, the city's history is surprisingly deep. Come for the old town, stay for the Central Market (composed of zeppelin hangars), the nearby beaches at Jurmala, and the largest collection of art nouveau buildings in the world, in a district that was home to many famous early 20th century personalities, from Isaiah Berlin to Sergei Eisenstein.

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
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
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
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.
Funky Bike Private Tour
Art Nouveau Private Tour
Central Market Private Tour
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum Private Tour
Rundale Palace Private Day Tour
Riga Private Walking Tour
Sigulda Private Day Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Riga

Spend some time in Riga on a tour that takes in other cities in Latvia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Riga and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Riga vacation packages
Based on 24 reviews
Review by Robert & Sara

Robert & Sara

Massachusetts

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

JayWay Travel does a great job in preparation of your trip and assures things are in place before you depart on your trip. While there you are greeted and given great support throughout your stay. The thrill of meeting family in Latvia and see where my parents were born, experiencing the beauty of the Baltics from City to Sea and all the beautiful green in between! Wonderful job!

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Steven & Mary-Jo

Steven & Mary-Jo

Minnesota

We would recommend JayWay Travel without any hesitation. They are a very classy tour company.

We would recommend JayWay Travel without any hesitation. They are a very classy tour company.

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Martha & Anne

Martha & Anne

Ohio

If you are seeking travel independence with the ease of having a company plan the details for you, then JayWay Travel is the best option. They only work with the best hotels, guides, and transfer people.

If you are seeking travel independence with the ease of having a company plan the details for you, then JayWay Travel is the best option. They only work with the best hotels, guides, and transfer people.

Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Itinerary : Tallinn, Riga, Klaipeda, Vilnius
Rating :
5 / 5
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