The central country of the three Baltic States, Latvia is bordered by Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and Belarus, making it the perfect stop-off point for anyone who wants to explore northern Europe. That's not to say it doesn't have plenty to offer on its own - with vibrant markets, plentiful museums and a pleasing number of spa facilities, it's a great place to detox and de-stress.
Riga is an up-and-coming hotspot for European breaks. With plenty of family-friendly fun to be had, as well as the delightful cuisine to discover, Riga is steeped in fantastic architecture - all part of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
It may be small, but the Czech Republic is perfectly formed. Here, you can guarantee plenty: great value for money, friendly locals, eye-opening sights and, of course, a quick and easy flight straight to its beautiful capital, Prague.