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Riga's Christmas markets

Riga's Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break from £560 pp


Short description

Discover Riga's Christmas Markets on this superb three-night city break in one Europe's most beautiful capital cities.


Recommended for:
Christmas | Food & wine | History & culture | Short break | Winter

The majestic Daugava River divides Riga into two parts, with the city's old town occupying the eastern side. Its here where visitors will find many of Riga's old buildings and churches and also its Grand Christmas Market, located in the beautiful Dome Square in the heart of the old town.

Local handicrafts, handmade decorations, candles, woollen and sheepskin clothing, painted silk and ornate glassware are just some of the items for sale while mulled wine, gingerbreads, tasty Latvian sausages, sauerkraut and smoked meats provide the festive refreshments, making Riga a truly magical place to spend a pre or post-Christmas city break.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Riga

Depart the UK for your flight to Riga. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. Enjoy a cocktail at welcome meeting. The rest of the day will be yours to relax or begin exploring the city.

Stay: Radisson Blu Ridzene

Day 2

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Riga and the Grand Christmas market in the historical old town.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the old town as you travel by bus and on foot to some of Riga's main attractions, including the Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate and the Freedom Monument. In the afternoon spend some time shopping at the Christmas market and some of the old towns fantastic boutiques before enjoying a ballet or opera performance at The Latvian National Opera.

Stay: Radisson Blu Ridzene

Meals: B

Day 3
Optional excursions

Today you'll have the choice to either spend the day exploring Riga at your leisure or join an optional excursion (extra cost). In the afternoon, perhaps take a tour of Riga's art nouveau district and enjoy coffee and a glass of Riga Black Balsam - a Latvian herbal liqueur - at Café Riga. Dinner at excellent La Boheme is the perfect way to round off the day (extra cost).

Stay: Radisson Blu Ridzene

Meals: B

Day 4

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

4-day tailor-made city break
from £560 pp

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