Explore some of Europe’s prettiest old towns and festive markets
Latvia Tours and Vacations
Join one of our Latvia trips and step into a fairytale. With its enchanting architecture, history and art and its wild, breathtaking national parkland and coastal resorts, the Eastern European country has something to feed every traveler’s imagination. Situated on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia, Latvia's long, unspoiled sea coast runs for 300 miles of mostly white, soft sandy beached. Forests rich with wildlife, lakes and natural parks cover more than half of the remaining territory.
Whether it’s Cesis, an old town with cobbled streets on the Gauja River famous for its preserved medieval castle, or the Gutmanis Cave down river, there is plenty to explore in this undiscovered and little touristed country. And if you’re a devotee of architecture, Rundale Palace is a must; commissioned by the Duke of Courland in the 18th century, it was designed by Italian architect Rastrelli, who also designed the world-renowned Winter Palace in St Petersburg.