Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £199pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices are generally higher but please contact us with your preferred travel dates and we will find the best price available from your local airport. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms, checked luggage and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly direct to Riga. On arrival make your own way to your hotel. (Instructions on how to reach your hotel using public transport will be provided. Alternatively, airport transfers can be pre-booked at a supplement.) Spend the rest of the day finding your way around Riga.
Riga: Famous for its Jugendstil (German Art Nouveau) architecture, the city has some of the best examples of this in the world, so much so that much of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Examples are spread around the city or just head straight for Alberta iela (Albert Street). In the heart of the old town, Doma Laukums is the largest square in Riga and home to the Dome Cathedral. Having undergone several transformations it has several styles and is home to a famous organ which is still in regular use.
Riga: One of the city’s most recognised buildings is the beautiful House of the Blackheads, badly damaged in World War II, and its ruins subsequently demolished by the Russians, it’s reconstruction ended in 1999. Next door, in deliberate stark contrast, is the Occupation Museum detailing the difficulties of being Latvian under the Nazis and the Soviets. Another popular attraction is the 13th century St Peter’s Church with its amazing tower which was historically built of wood. These days you can take a lift to the top for the most spectacular view of the city. The Latvian Freedom monument was erected in 1934 and is the Latvian symbol of independence, and certainly worth seeing.
Check out of your hotel and, if time permits, enjoy a few final hours in Riga before making your own way to the airport for the return flight to the UK. Of course, if you feel won't have done justice to all that Riga has to offer you may wish to stay a little longer. Extra nights can be added to your holiday at a supplement.
Our opinion… The 3-star Hotel Konventa Seta is a pretty, historical property ideally located in the centre of old Riga.
Location… Kaleju Str 9/11 Riga, 1050. positioned in a historic townhouse, located in Riga’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga Cathedral is only 450 metres away.
Accommodation… 141 rooms vary in size. With wooden beams and simple design, the white decor contrasts nicely with the wooden floors and furniture. Bathrooms, although small, are well appointed.
Facilities… The traditional restaurant boasts some of the finest Latvian and international cuisine in town.