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Quay of Daugava River in Riga, Latvia

The Latvian capital of Riga is chock a block full of classic architecture, old town surprises with quaint cobbled streets, as well as modern bars and restaurants. Bedecked in thousands of lights of different colours, Christmas is a beautiful time of year to visit this enchanting city!

Christmas tree at the Town Hall Square in the night illumination. Riga. Latvia.

Christmas in Riga 

From the twinkling lights in the shop windows to the fairytale Christmas tree in the main square, Riga shimmers over the festive period. Currently dating back to 1201, the magnificent UNESCO listed Old Town is home to stunning architecture, narrow historic streets and passages. Our guided tour on Christmas Eve introduces us to the main sights, after which we can enjoy a taste of the local cuisine, sampling cheeses, smoked meats and the traditional ‘Rupjmaize’ or black bread. Also included is a visit to the Contemporary Art Museum which is inspired by Venetian Renaissance palaces and features gold statues on the ceilings of the old exhibition halls, a crystal fireplace and four permanent expositions.

Explore the Christmas Markets 

Fabulous Christmas markets are on over December so don’t forget to try the hot wine and delicious gingerbread cookies. There is the option to attend a wonderful classical ballet performance and full details will be provided as soon as they are available.

Celebrate Christmas Day in style

Christmas Day is completely at our leisure to relax in the hotel enjoying the facilities or taking a stroll on a different Christmas tour before a gala dinner and entertainment.

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel  ★★★★

With its wonderful location right in the centre of the city right, this hotel puts us in the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful Old Town.

Facilities include

This stylish hotel offers two restaurants, lobby bar and fashionable Skyline Bar on the 26th floor with fantastic views over the city. Relax after a long day in the spa enjoying the 18m swimming pool, open-air vitality pool, sauna and steam rooms (check opening times).

Rooms include

Bedrooms come with air-conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 11 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Dec 0°C

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Gatwick/Riga with Air Baltic & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • ½ day guided tour of Riga
  • Entrance to the Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Local Cuisine Experience
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 1 festive snack & 2 dinners including Christmas Gala Dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine with dinner on 2 evenings

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Ballet Performance – currently £104. Must be pre-booked 1 month prior to departure.
    *Further details to be advised and subject to availability 

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer from Riga Airport to the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa is approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

Included Programme
During your holiday, we have included a guided tour of the the city as well as entrance to the Contemporary Art Gallery and a local food tasting.

More to Explore
Riga is such a lovely city with so much to see and do, your Tour Leader will be able to advise of excursions you may like to participate in or good places to visit.

  • Ballet Performance - further details to be advised. To be pre-booked 1 month prior to departure. Currently £104.00.

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €20.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate to add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
Dec 0°C

Dress Code
Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings - the emphasis throughout being informality. Dressing in layers to allow for changes in temperature is recommended.

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What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Gatwick/Riga with Air Baltic & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • ½ day guided tour of Riga
  • Entrance to the Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Local Cuisine Experience
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily, 1 festive snack & 2 dinners including Christmas Gala Dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine with dinner on 2 evenings

What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here

Optional excursions*:

  • Ballet Performance – currently £104. Must be pre-booked 1 month prior to departure.
    *Further details to be advised and subject to availability 

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