Latvia, like its Baltic neighbors Lithuania and Estonia, has a history of foreign occupation. The Germans, Swedes and Russians have all left their mark on the middle Baltic State. Riga, the capital is the largest and most cosmopolitan of the Baltic States. Highlights of Riga include the Old Town with its Baroque and Gothic architecture, Riga Castle and the largest church in the Baltic's the Dom Cathedral. Outside the capital visit, the Rundale Palace, based on the Palace of Versailles, the National Park Sigulda, called "Little Switzerland," and the seaside resort of Jurmala known as the "Baltic Riviera." Continental Journeys offers many escorted and independent tours to Latvia and all the Baltic States. We can customize any independent tour and create a tour to our desired wishes.