Tours to Latvia are for
you, if you have long been dreaming of a vacation on the Baltic coast, where
you will be able to enjoy the rich excursion activities, to see Jurmala and
other Latvian famous resorts of the USSR with your own eyes.
The best way to experience the beauty of Latvia is to go on a sightseeing bus
tour, offered by the Bluebird tourist company. In order to get into the next
touristic group, please contact us(the numbers are listed on the site).
The routes of tours offered by our company always run through the most
interesting attractions. The historic center of Riga is one of such interesting
places. The fact is that the center of the city was built in the late 19th
century on the site of the old city fortifications.
The buildings in the Art Nouveau style prevail in the central area of the
city. During a walk around the historic
center, be sure to check out the Alberta street - here you can see the unexpected
buildings, decorated with all kinds of ornaments. The list of sightseeings
located in the center of Riga can be continued with the Latvian National Opera,
St. Peter and St. Paul Church andSt. Gertrude
Old Church. If you go on a bus tour of Latvia with a child, so when
in Riga, be sure to visit the monument to the Bremen musicians. It is located
in the old city of Riga and was established in 1990. Monument was
made by the sculptor Christa Baumgartel. The characters from the
famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm are illustrated just at the moment when
they climb each other, spying for forest robbers through the window.
Tourists who plan to go on a sightseeing tour of Latvia with the children,
should definitely visit the Riga Zoo. Unlike those zoos with grey concrete boxes,
rusty bars and bad smelling animals as we used to see, everything is done at
the highest level there. The area of the zoo is 20 hectares; lions, pandas,
giraffes, wolves and about three thousand different species of animals from all
over the world live there.
When you are in Jurmala, be sure to drop into the local open-air museum. The
museum is dedicated to the ancient fishing village that was once on the site of
Besides observing the antiques of Latvian fishermen's way of life, tourists are
able to learn how to tie the knots, repaira fishing net, try smoked fish
prepared by a unique recipe.
But the most vivid memories of Jurmala you can get during
a visit to Jurmala City Museum. There is a huge collection of exhibits relating
to the period of the city development, from the 19th century to the present
Time: EET (UTC + 2, summer UTC + 3)
Regime of staying: Latvia is one of the member-countries of the Schengen
agreement. Citizens of Belarus need a visa, issued by the Embassy of Latvia in
• Minimum purchase amount: 44 EUR
• Ordinary Rate: 21%
• Medicines, books, medical equipment, products for children
• Tax is returned only for goods carried in the personal luggage.
Tips in Latvia make up 5-10% of the total bill. Typically, in restaurants the
tax is already included in the bill. It is accepted that people leave tips for
taxi drivers and hotel employees.
Medical aid: urgent medical aid is provided to every tourist when life and health
are at risk. To call the ambulance you need to dial 113 or 112. To geturgent
medical care, you may have to show a policy of medical insurance, sowe
recommend to carry it with you.
Telephone communications:In there are three mobile operators:
The LMT operator
• You can purchase the card just for 1 euro
in LMT client centers, in the offices ofLatvijas Pasts, in press kiosks
and various shops;
• the validity period of advance money is 60 days;
• the validity period of the card is 120 days.
The operator BITE
• The cost of starter set - 1.42 EUR;
• Connection - 1 month;
• Calls and SMS receiving - two months.
The operator TELE2
• Starter set and a new SIM-card will cost you only 1.49 EUR;
• the period of its use - 30 days;
• incoming calls will be active for 2 months.
Commonemergency services number: 112
Latvian Embassy in Belarus:
Address: 6a, Yakub Kolas Str., Minsk, Belarus
Phone: +375 17 211-30-33
Embassy of Belarus in Latvia:
Address: Jēzusbaznīcasiela 12, Rīga LV-1050
Hours: 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00, Monday - Friday
Phone: (+371) 6722 25 60 (reception)
Phone: (+371) 6 732 53 21 (operator on duty)
Phone: (+371) 6732 53 61 6722 28 91 6720 45 15 (Economic Service)
Phone: (+371) 6722 53 91 (press office)
Fax: (+371) 6732 28 91