Blending timeless tradition with cutting edged cool. With stately towers, art nouveau masterpieces and medieval old town, Riga can seem reserved on the outside...
... but spend a day walking its cobbled and colourful streets and you’ll see another side to this city. With thriving nightclubs, funky bars, modern galleries, exquisite restaurants and Latvia’s incredible countryside on the doorstep, Riga has a lot going for it. Whether you’re on a Baltic tour or looking for a weekend away, the low-cost flights and great value make it a great choice.
Riga also has a very good Christmas market so if you are looking for a Winter Getaway consider this Baltic gem.
If you want to push the boat out (both literally and figuratively) then this is the excursion for you. There’s nothing better than seeing a city from the river, in this case you’ll be seeing Riga from your own private, luxury yacht with a personal guide.
After that you’ll head to a medieval restaurant in the Old Town for a traditional meal and then onto a hidden wine cellar in the heart of the city.
Riga is pretty far north which means it will get cold in the winter. The best time to visit is between April and September.
Europeans and those from the USA do not need a visa to enter Latvia.
A lot of people, especially the younger generations, are able to speak a little English. This is especially true in the tourist areas. Some people will also speak Russian.
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