A 2004 inductee to the EU, Latvia has been enjoying the increased tourism that has come with it. If you’re able to time your arrival, make sure to check out the Latvian Song and Dance Festival, held every five years. The country actively participates in many competitions – the national sport is basketball.
Air Baltic is the national airline, although other low-cost budget European airlines like Ryanair and easyJet fly to and from the area.
Top attractions in Latvia include Riga’s old town, the second city of Daugavpils and Sigulda, the ‘Switzerland of Latvia’. For more information on Latvia, check out check out BootsnAll’s Latvia Travel Guide.
For cheaper tickets to Latvia, consider the following:
- Fly into Tallin, Estonia; Vilnius, Lithuania or Moscow, Russia, and catch a connecting flight on one of Europe’s budget carriers.
- Travel overland via bus or train.
- Depart on midweek low-volume travel days.
Deals on Latvia one-way & round-trip departures: