Latvia Luxury Travel
Delve into the history of northern Europe and the former Soviet Union when you travel to Latvia with Cox & Kings. Enjoy insider experiences, fascinating historical monuments, UNESCO World Heritage sites, unique cultural interactions and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our Latvia luxury tours.
Founded in 1201 as an original member of the Hanseatic League, the Latvian capital of Riga sits on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Daugava River. It’s been an important seaport and trading center for centuries — and it’s a great place to just walk around and explore on your own. Riga also has some wonderful restaurants serving both local and international delicacies. Ask your Cox & Kings guide for a recommendation on where to get the best fresh fish and rasols (a delicious Latvian take on potato salad).
Accompanied by your local Cox & Kings guide, take a private walking tour of Old Riga, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site primarily because of its heady blend of Art Nouveau architecture and traditional 19th-century wooden buildings. Visit the Dome Cathedral, which boasts one of the world’s largest pipe organs. Ascend to the steeple of St. Peter’s Cathedral for magnificent views over the city. Explore the shared Latvian past at the Freedom Monument, erected in 1935 to celebrate Latvia’s independence, as well as a number of historical buildings from the 15th–17th centuries.
South of the city lies the fabulous baroque Rundale Palace, which was built by the dukes of Courland in the 18th century as a summer residence. Explore the elegant interior of the palace and don’t forget to leave some time for a stroll on the winding pathways of the manicured gardens.
Wherever you travel in Latvia, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your journey is authentic, innovative and utterly unforgettable.