Go Ballistic with Liepaja Private Sightseeing Tours in the Baltic’s
Whether its adventure, sightseeing or sun you are looking for, go ballistic on Liepaja private sightseeing tours in the Baltic’s. Liepaja is Latvia’s 3rd largest city and is located on a stretch of land between the Baltic Sea and Liepaja Lake.
Enjoy sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and stunning sunsets in this port town or if you are feeling more courageous, spend the night in a Soviet prison with Liepaja adventure tours. The prison is rumoured to be haunted and has been visited by the official Ghostbusters.
The town suffered greatly with an outbreak of the plague in 1710 and only gained importance as a port in the 19th century as part of the Russian empire. Visit the Northern Forts built by Tzarist Russia and explore the underground bunkers with cultural tours Liepaja.
Since Liepaja gained its independence, it has worked hard to make the transformation from a Soviet military city into a modern port city while at the same time marking its place as a touristic destination. It was only in 1994 that saw the final departure of Russian soldiers and officers.
Top 10 Things to Do in Liepaja
Liepaja Bird Watching Tours Are at Their Best in Europe in Pape Nature Park
It is a little-known fact that Liepaja is ideal for bird watching due to its many migration routes. Liepaja bird watching tours will take you to Pape Nature Park on the outskirts of the city where you can spend the day observing many species, and if you are fortunate, you may even get a glimpse of rarer birds.
In the city centre, you will find the Musicians Walk of Fame. Walking tours Liepaja will introduce you to famous Latvian musicians by following musical notes in a narrow street. Bronze plaques with the hand-prints of artist’s old and new line the alley and you will also visit The Ghost Tree which tells the haunting story of Livi, Liepaja’s very famous band.
Travel Tips for Liepaja
As the country as four distinct seasons, plan well in advance for your trip.If you are looking to soak up some sun here, then it is best to travel in July, August and September where the temperatures average between 20 and 25 degrees. Autumn and spring are best for Liepaja bird watching and nature tours and although there are many concerts all year round, September is the best time as this is when Liepaja hosts many national events.
You will be pleased to know that hotel and restaurants prices are lower in Liepaja than many other European major cities. However, prices vary based on your wants and needs. A 3- course meal in a decent restaurant will cost around $20 or as low as $8 if you dine like a local. Local drinks are cheap and even imported beer will only cost $1.50. Shop around if you are changing currency as prices can vary.
Always do your research before booking. Booking early is recommended as this is usually when you will get the best deals on any Liepaja private sightseeing tours. The crime rate is relatively low in Liepaja, however; always be aware of your surroundings At night it is always best to stay in groups for your own personal safety; as you should no matter what corner of the world that your holiday destination takes you.
In the temperate climate zone, Liepaja has four very distinctive seasons making it very important when it comes to booking your holiday. Summer temperatures average around 20-25 degrees and in the winter, you can expect frozen lakes with the temperatures averaging 5 degrees and sinking as low as -30 degrees. In the spring, there is a lot of rain and flooding which is well suited for boating enthusiasts.