The Baltics

Design Your Own Trip to Latvia

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Latvia


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: Want to go on a private tour of a linen workshop with a master who explains the cultivation and processing of flax, demonstrates the spinning of thread, and weaves the finished linen fabric? How about a tour behind the scenes at the Riga Opera House?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Latvia. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Head underground deep beneath Ligatne Sanatorium into a once-secret Soviet bunker, a well-stocked hideaway for top Soviet military and political elite in case of nuclear attack.
  • Step inside a Riga store creating and selling chocolates since 1870, and learn to make – and eat – your own rich Latvian chocolate truffles from a master chocolate artisan.
  • Enjoy an evening of opera at a Riga theater, where the surroundings are as rich and spine-tingling as the performance itself.
  • Board a boat for a leisure sunset cruise on Riga Canal, admiring historic sights and Old Town architecture, sipping sparkling wine, and sampling snacks along the way.

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore suggested private tours: Essential Baltics

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize and tweak any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.


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Traveler Reviews

  • "We learned a lot about Latvian history, including its tradition of song poems. Enjoyed the stop at Sigulda, the sculpture park, the castle ruins, the beautiful hills."

    J. & F. Nagle

    Haverhill, MA

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