Did you know: Latvians have over 300,000 folk songs!
Latvia is a land of widely different cultures, as, for centuries, it was under the Swedish, Polish, Russian and German crowns. As a result, the country is full of diverse cultural influences, reflected most remarkably in its architecture. Riga is breathtaking with its Lutheran churches and Art Nouveau halls. As the largest city in the Baltic region, it draws thousands of tourists annually. While outside of the capital, there is also plenty to admire: the long beaches of Jurmala, the forested valleys of Sigulda, sometimes called the “Latvian Switzerland,” and numerous medieval castles and summer palaces that adorn the countryside.
Riga, Riga, Riga! Flourishing in the Middle Ages thanks to the Hanseatic League, Latvia’s capital is an overwhelmingly beautiful city. The port city is home to, first and foremost, a world-famous Opera House–and furthermore to a flood of theaters and the iconic Daugava river. Lastly, don’t miss the city’s magnificent history and art museums. In the country, there is more to explore: Gauja National Park, Baroque Rundāle Palace, Kuldiga’s timber houses, and Turaida Museum Reserve are just a few of the natural and cultural gems that await you. As a result, we can assure you won’t get bored in Latvia!
A classic, truly Latvian dish is boiled black peas with small snippets of bacon (pelēkie zirņi ar speķi). Other local favorites include wild mushrooms, royal catfish, venison dishes, birch juice, strawberries and cherries, rhubarb wine and beer brewed by local masters. Finally, don’t forget to top it off with Latvian sweet bread soup (maizes zupa) for dessert!
Our team is deeply familiar with all there is to see and do in Latvia. We keep up-to-date with upcoming attractions and events, so that our guests always experience the best Latvia has to offer. You can choose from our pre-packaged tours, or request a customized itinerary tailored just for you!
The Jerulita Travel experience includes:
Destination Management Company JeruLita operates individual private tours as well as small and medium size groups in cooperation with our partners. We will be glad to accommodate you in a private tour or will direct you to travel expert in your country who will register you to the groups we operate.