Baltic Sea Coast and Jūrmala Seaside Resort Tour

Tour Type

Nature Tour + Hike

Tour Duration

~11 Hours


Kurzeme - Western Latvia

Tour Season

April - November

Day tour from Riga starting with a visit of charming Jūrmala seaside resort to see remarkable wooden architecture, central town and the beach. Tour continues along the Baltic sea coast introducing you to ancient fishing villages, local way of life, wildlife, national parks and coastal nature. This day ends with a visit to local a family farming blueberries on the coast of the sea and a relaxing bicycle ride.

About The Tour

Tour Description

We are excited to take you on a day tour from Riga to explore the peaceful Nordic seaside - Baltic sea gulf of Riga in Kurzeme region. This seaside tour in Latvia will start with the visit of the biggest seaside resort in Baltic states - Jūrmala city, which historicaly consisted of many small fishing villgages that were united under one name - Jūrmala.

Once we will finish our morning stroll in Jūrmala our day takes us further along the Baltic sea coast line immersing us into the quiet and peaceful nature and please believe us, Latvia has a lot of it. You will walk different beaches, nature trails, see rare wildlife, fishing villages, visit the fish market and get to know local fish products. Besides all this, you will enjoy peaceful bicycle ride through coastal forests, beaches and a quiet town and we will even encourage you to walk into the sea on a wavebreaker.

Day ends with a short time to relax at the farm next to the see, where the family has a blueberry field.

Tour Highlights

  • Get to know Jūrmala seaside resort
  • Seaside resort Jūrmala is a city uniting many ancient fishing villages under one name. For over one hundred years it's a place for people to enjoy fresh pine tree and sea air, sun, healthcare, culture and so much more. We are taking you on a nice stroll through central part of the resort with a visit of the white sand beach.

  • See fishing villages
  • There are many fishing villages located next to the sea where people's life in the past was tightly connected with going into the sea to fish. Nevertheles things have changed a bit in the modern days, many families are still into this traditional way of life to make a living and you will have a chance to shortly walk through one of such families inner yard where their fishing equipment is located.

  • Visit local fish market
  • There are plenty of families selling their freshly produced fish products and we are visiting a small fish market to take a look at Latvia fish specialties.

  • Taste local drink and snacks during the outdoor picnic
  • We are offering different typical local snacks (pastry, pīrāgi) with non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Visit Ķemeri National Park and climb bird observation tower and walk the floating lagoon lake trail
  • Discover local bird species, enjoy a view from the bird watching tower and walk on surface of the lake on a unique floating trail. Walk on a floating trail not only offers views from unique angle, but also immerses you into the world of wildlife sounds that are all around you here.

  • Engure Lake Nature Park with Latvian Blue Cows, wild horses and "Orchid trail"
  • Did you know that there is a species called "Latvia Blue Cows"? We will be happy to take you on a small hike in the Lake Engure Nature Reserve to see "Latvia Blue Cows", wild horses and, if it's the right time of the year, also beautiful wild orchids.

  • Cycle along the sea, through forests and a queit, small town on a bicycle (~8 km ride)
  • Relax at the seaside
  • Walk into the sea on a wavebreaker
  • Pick and eat blueberries directly from the blueberry bush (only during July / August)

Additional information

  • Total distance walked during the tour is ~9 km (~5.5 miles).
  • Please bring swimsuit if you will want to go for a swim.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Outdoor picnic
  • Bicycles
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+Inquire / Book"!
From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage
  • Detailed itinerary
*Price is provided for the whole tour program!
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About this region of Latvia - Kurzeme

Kurzeme (Western Latvia)

Engure region

Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Better than Excellent!"

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Tamara from USA

Where to begin...we began to communicate with Rihards, who is part owner of this company, over a year ago. Our group of 10 had relatives who'd left Latvia after WWII and we wanted to see the rather remote area where they had lived. They created a custom tour for us that was phenomenal, even arranging for someone to meet and let us into the church that the family had attended. Rihards had to arrange for a minibus and driver since we were a larger group than he usually escorts. Interesting places were visited on the way to and from the family farm too. In addition to this special tour, Rihards also escorted us on the Jurmala Seaside tour, where we visited several different coastal areas, and were able to enjoy some of the wonderful natural areas of Latvia. Rihards was extremely knowledgeable and a good speaker of English. He shared interesting facts and stories throughout our two full days together, and we enjoyed his company and his perspective tremendously. Our first day in Riga, our group also took the Old Town and Art Nouveau tour through this company with Marija as our guide. She was also very good, and had great knowledge of the area. She also knew where to duck in when a brief downpour hit. :-) You *could* just walk around Riga and look at buildings and monuments but that would be such a waste - good guides like Rihards and Marija are able to share stories and interesting information to give so much more context to what you see. My highest recommendation goes to this company, and to Rihards, who really went above and beyond to give our group an amazing experience!

Visited July 2017

"Wonderful Tours!!"

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Kelly from USA

The two day-trips we took with Rihards (“Hiking in Sigulda” and “Baltic Sea Coast & Jūrmala”) were the highlight of the three weeks we spent in the Baltics. Both trips were so much fun and were great value (a lot is packed into the Baltic Sea Coast trip – Rihards planned many stops to show us different aspects of life in the area).

Both days were filled with conversation and laughter; Rihards is very laid back and a great person to spend the day with. We felt we got a much better insight into the culture, people and geography of Latvia; Rihards even arranged for beautiful weather just for us!

We highly recommend Discover Latvia as an easy way to see more of Latvia. Both of the tours we took were fantastic but I am sure any Discover Latvia tour you are interested in will be equally spectacular.

Thanks so much Rihards!!

Visited November 2015

"Beautiful day!"

Reviewed July, 2016
Stephen from USA

We had a wonderful time. Great insight into outdoor beauty and diversity of Latvian seacoast and related cultural insights. It was a long day - we hiked over 10 miles and took an easy bike ride. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2016

"Excellent tour"

Reviewed June, 2016
John from United Kingdom

We booked the Jumala and Baltic coast tour and had a thoroughly enjoyable day out with Rihards. This tour is ideal for people who want to get out of the city for a day and enjoy the beautiful Latvian coast line. We visited Jumala itself, national parks and had a very enjoyable 8km cycle ride along the coast. Rihards was an excellent guide and very friendly. He also supplied a very nice Latvian picnic for lunch. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited June 2016

"Amazing Adventure"

Reviewed October 18, 2015
Sarah from United Kingdom

We had an amazing day on the "Baltic Sea Coast and Jurmala Seaside Resort" trip. We booked a private tour with Rihards, who was a fantastic guide and taught us so much about Latvia. The trip took us to many beautiful locations, a lot of them off the beaten track so we felt like we saw the real Latvia.

Our stop at Lake Kanieris was the highlight of the day, we couldn't believe how beautiful and peaceful it was.

The trip is really varied, from climbing an observation tower in Jurmala to having a picnic in the forest to a bike ride in Roja.

We would recommend this trip to everyone visiting Riga as an opportunity to see more of the country. Thank you so much to Rihards for a great day and helping us fall in love with Latvia!

Visited October 2015