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Perfect for a city break, the Latvian capital of Riga is chock a block full of classic architecture, old town surprises with quaint cobbled streets, as well as modern fun and hip bars and restaurants. Located on the Daugava River with access to the Baltic Sea, Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic States.

A cobbled street on old town Riga, capital of Latvia

Why go?

  • Visit Riga’s Old Town - a UNESCO protected area with unique buildings and architectural masterpieces
  • Visit the Art Nouveau District
  • Relax in the park
  • Learn about Latvia’s history
  • Shop at the central market – one of the largest marketplaces in Europe


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Welcome to the beautiful city of Riga! After arriving at Riga Airport, we’ll collect our luggage before heading to our hotel in Riga for a Solos welcome drink and dinner.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hanza Hotel
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast we will begin our guided walking tour of Riga (3 hours).

During the tour we will enjoy the beauty of the ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobblestone, picturesque streets of the Old Town. We will see the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, the architectural ensemble Three Brothers, St. Jacob’s Church, and the Parliament House (from the outside).

The rest of the day is free for you to explore Riga independently.

Its compact center is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site packed full of architectural treasures and there's plenty to explore on both sides of the river Daugava, including topnotch restaurants and buzzy creative quarters.

What’s more Riga is a city with a fresh, progressive vibe set against a whimsical backdrop of fairy tale streets, astonishingly beautiful art nouveau architecture and large leafy parks.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hanza Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today is free for you to spend however you wish. In Riga there’s a great selection of SPA & Wellness centres, historic buildings and markets. Riga’s Central Market is one of the largest marketplaces in Europe, where locals sell anything from fresh fruits and vegetables to cakes, dairy, clothes and bags.

If you fancy a bit of fresh air, visit the park that has a canal running through it and a bridge with love locks. It’s a great place for relaxation, a picnic or a boat ride.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hanza Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we’ll have some free time before transferring to the airport for our return flight home.

  • Accommodation 3 * Hanza Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Hanza Hotel ★★★

Our hotel is a beautifully renovated historic building, just a 7-minute walk from Riga's Old Town and a 5-minute walk from the Central Train Station. The famous Jesus Church, Latvia's tallest wooden building, is only 50 yards away.

Facilities Include

The hotel's restaurant Hanza Pub provides fresh specialities from the nearby Central Market and offers SPA facilities for an extra charge.

Rooms Include

All rooms are equipped with safe, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and free WiFi.


Average Daily Maximum:

Jun 18°C


3 hours


GMT + 2 hours

Whats included:

  • Scheduled return flights London/Riga/London & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink & Welcome dinner
  • Guided walking tour of Riga
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

Useful Information

Passports and visas
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Latvia.

All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Latvia Foreign Advice

If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Riga Airport to your hotel in Riga is approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £15.00 per person. 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.


Included Programme
A guided walking tour of Riga city centre is included in your touring package.

Dress Code
Dressing in layers with casual evening wear is recommended with comfortable footwear and sunglasses.

Please note
The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required.

Please contact us for further information 0208 951 2800.

Whats included:

  • Scheduled return flights London/Riga/London & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome drink & Welcome dinner
  • Guided walking tour of Riga
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

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