The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Latvia is a small European country situated in the Baltic Sea and is home to sprawling unspoilt landscapes, charming cities and just under two-million residents. Over 600,000 of these residents reside in Riga, a cultural hotspot and the country’s capital city, which you can explore on our ‘Baltic Discovery’ itinerary.
When exploring Riga with Ramblers Walking Holidays, you’ll be able to do so with the help of one of our local guides, who will give you their specialist local knowledge on all the sights you see. You will get a real taste of the city, taking in its atmosphere and ambience, while seeing its best sights in the process. The city is known for its art-nouveau architecture, with a wealth of impressive buildings being built in this style throughout the area, one of the most prominent of which is the Cat House, known for the two black cat statues which sit on its roof. Another one of the city’s most recognisable buildings is Riga Cathedral, which features heavily in television shows about the city, and is often the centrepiece of paintings and photographs. Situated closeby to this is the Powder Tower, a cylindrical tower which was formerly part of the area’s defence system; today, it houses an insightful war museum.
Cruise & Walk
A cruise around the Baltic Sea is the perfect way to sample the splendours of Europe’s northern capitals of culture and Baltic scenery. Exploring one distinctive destination after another, with an emphasis on sightseeing, wherever possible, we take the opportunity to explore the local countryside beyond the historic capital cities of the Baltic’s eight proud nations.
Mixes active sightseeing with short city or countryside walks.
The National Parks, beaches and rainforest of Sri Lanka are typical examples of places you will enjoy visiting in one holiday.
Any walks will take up to 2 hours and any ascents or descents will be taken at a leisurely pace.