Why choose Latvia

Latvia, with its vibrant capital Riga, stands as a testament to resilience and revival. The city's skyline is adorned with spires and steeples, reflecting its rich cultural heritage and architectural prowess. Cruise lines dock along the Daugava River, offering travelers a front-row seat to the city's charm. As you wander through Riga's cobbled streets, you'll encounter a blend of medieval marvels and Art Nouveau masterpieces, each telling a story of Latvia's past. Don't miss the opportunity to savor traditional Latvian cuisine, where hearty dishes like grey peas with bacon and caraway cheese await. With its captivating allure, Latvia promises a true Baltic adventure for the discerning traveler.

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A pivotal crossroads of trade and culture, Latvia's history unfolds like a captivating saga. Did you know that Riga's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting visitors from across the globe? Beneath the surface, however, lies a tapestry of stories waiting to be discovered. From the ancient hillforts of Sigulda to the timeless charm of Cesis Castle, Latvia's past is rich with intrigue and resilience. Beyond the well-trodden paths, hidden gems like the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum offer a glimpse into the nation's rural traditions. Latvia's allure lies not only in its past but also in its uncharted territories, beckoning travelers to explore beyond the obvious.

Picture this: a steaming bowl of šķovēti kāposti, tender pork ribs nestled in a bed of sauerkraut, slowly simmered to perfection. This Latvian classic is just the beginning of a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds. From hearty soups like zupa ar galuškām to indulgent desserts like rupjmaizes kārtojums, Latvian cuisine is a symphony of flavors waiting to be savored. Don't be intimidated by the unfamiliar; embrace the opportunity to explore unique ingredients like caraway seeds, juniper berries, and smoked meats, each adding depth and character to traditional dishes you won't find anywhere else.

Explore the Baltic aboard renowned cruise lines like Viking Ocean Cruises, offering voyages to Latvia's ports, including Riga and Ventspils. Shore excursions unveil the rich tapestry of Latvian history, with visits to medieval castles like Cēsis Castle, once a stronghold of the Livonian Order. Discover the legacy of notable Latvians like artist Mark Rothko with tours of the Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils. Dive into Latvia's seafaring past with trips to maritime museums, showcasing the country's shipbuilding prowess. Whether strolling through quaint old towns or delving into architectural marvels, each excursion unveils Latvia's unique allure.