Riga is one of the hidden gems of Europe. It is massively under-visited and underrated but is finally becoming one of the more talked about places in Europe. As we’re all getting bolder with our travel choices, the trends of our travelling are changing- Riga is the next big city break destination. She isn’t called the Queen of the Baltic for nothing, now is she?!
You will be staying in the 4* Wellton Gertrude Hotel, which has received a TripAdvisor rating of 4/5. Your hotel is situated right in the heart of Riga, so you’re only ever a short walk away from everything you could want to see! Whilst you are staying here you will be provided with a daily breakfast, so that you’re full and ready to face a day of exploring!
Discover the Queen of the Baltic
You will not be short on things to do during this trip, there are so many brilliant sites that, if anything, you will have to narrow down the list and prioritise! I definitely recommend walking around the Old Town, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which boasts some stunning architectural triumphs!
The Riga Central Market is a really interesting place to go, the shopping being an obvious plus, but I like it because it gives you an insight into the traditions and practices that come with living in Latvia.
Other must-sees include the Swedish Gate, Riga Cathedral and St. John’s Church, however I would definitely recommend seeing the lesser known things. One of the places I like is Gauja National Park, it’s completely different to other parks that you will see around Europe and is a great place to go to find some tranquility in the city.
For food there are countless restaurants in Riga. Depending on your budget I would recommend two different places. If you had a bit more spare cash, going to Vincents is a really good option for you. It has recently become a celebrity hangout in Riga and the food is really good! If you had a bit less money going around I would suggest Mazie Balti Krekli, which is a traditional Latvian restaurant and a real experience. If you’re looking to have some fun during your time there, this is the place for you, with music and a great atmosphere it’s hard to beat!
This deal is available to you on travelbird.co.uk for only £59 per person. This includes your 4* Hotel stay, Flights and daily Breakfast. There are various dates available for this trip but the price does vary. You can also extend your stay to a 3 night trip, instead of 2; this starts from £69 per person. This is a great chance for you to discover Riga, the Queen of the Baltic and give yourself the chance to question why Riga wasn’t on your bucket list before.
- Riga City Trip: 2 Nights incl. 4* Hotel, Flights & Breakfast only £59
- Travel dates: various dates from 09/12/2014 – 20/03/2015 (depends on availability & prices vary)
- Travel duration: 2 Nights
- Airport of departure: London Luton
- Hotel: 4* Wellton Gertrude Hotel
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 172 reviews
- Destination: Riga, Latvia
- Meals: Breakfast included
- Airport transfer in Riga not included
- Price: only £59 per person based on 2 adults sharing