Riga Christmas market

Riga, Latvia

Itinerary: Riga

Period: December 2017 – January 2018

Length: 4 days/3 nights

Tour languages: English German Italian Spanish French

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL RIGA
Arrival to Riga, optional transfer to the Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene***** and check-in. Welcome meeting with our guide and optional welcome dinner at hotel.

DAY 2: RIGA
Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The tour ends at the Old Town Hall Square where we join the bustle of the traditional Christmas Market and shop for unique gifts. In the afternoon we propose an optional half day tour to Riga Art Nouveaux district with a visit to Art Nouveaux Museum and a tour along Riga Boulevard circle. The tour ends with warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening we attend a ballet or opera performance at the Latvian National Opera or European Christmas festival.

DAY 3: RIGA
In the morning we suggest an optional Candle workshop where you will acquire candle making art and know more about candles and history of candles under the guidance of professionals! In the Candle workshop you can find out the history of candles and candle product process, make and colour candles, make different shapes of candles, create aromatic candles. The optional guided shopping tour in the afternoon will take us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town with the main focus on local brands and artists. En route we will enjoy a warm cup of coffee with a Latvian Christmas pastry in a cosy café. In the evening we offer an optional farewell dinner at the elegant Restaurant Forest.

DAY 4: RIGA DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to the airport.

 

Package prices per person
EUR 235.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 125.00 (single supplement)

Payment conditions:

20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before departure

Cancellation conditions:

40-21 days 50% refund
20-15 days 20% refund
less than 15 days no refund

3 x overnight at the centrally located Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****
3 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
3 hours guided walking tour of Riga Old Town
Entrance to the Riga History and Navigation Museum
1 ticket to Latvia National Opera or European Christmas festival
Service of English, German, Spanish, Italian and French speaking guide
Portage at hotel
Service and taxes

Transfer from airport/harbour to the Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)
Welcome dinner at the hotel: EUR 35.00 pp
Guided shopping tour: EUR 25.00 pp
3 hours visit to the Riga Art Nouveaux district with a visit to the Art Nouveaux museum: EUR 35.00 pp
3 hours candle workshop: EUR 40.00 pp
Farewell dinner at the Restaurant Forest: EUR 45.00 pp
Transfer from the Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene to Riga airport/harbour: EUR 35.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 55.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

GRH01: 07.12-10.12.2017
GRH02: 14.12-17.12.2017
GRH03: 04.01-07.01.2018