The small but perfectly formed country of Latvia is a land marked by its dense, sprawling forests and sea of lakes. Distinctively untamed and unspoilt, this vast parkland is only really broken up by one majestic city which buzzes brightly against the calm and serenity of the surrounding landscape. Wander the streets of Riga's Old Town, marvel at the medieval St. Peter's Church or if you enjoy history, explore the ruined castles and museum found at Gauja National Park. If you are a solo traveller seeking a city break filled with fascinating architecture and spellbinding beauty, then Latvia is perfect for you.
Art Nouveau Architecture
The capital, Riga is a beautiful city break dripping with unique architecture – it’s medieval Old Town and surrounding areas were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1997! The traditional Art Nouveau Latvian architecture is notable throughout the city and contributes to the city’s distinct landscape. Divided into two by the River Daugava, the Old Town is situated on one side and the Central District on the other. Single travellers can explore the post-war and Soviet remains which includes the mighty St. Peter’s Church. Alternatively, for something more unusual, visit the Sun Museum – a museum that depicts the role of the sun in Latvian culture.
If you are seeking a festive getaway this year, then Latvia is the perfect little getaway with its authentic Christmas markets that sell traditional Latvian goods and have lots of little medieval old towns to explore with your solo traveller companions. Other festive markets can be found here, and are the perfect way to fit some last minute shopping in!
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.