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Riga Christmas Markets

4 days from £389*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 16 December 2018 from London Stansted - STN
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SAVE £50pp - BOOK BY 31st MAY WITH PROMO CODE: XMAS **

Each year, Riga's Town Hall Square plays host to a wonderful, picturesque Christmas market, and to a spectacular Christmas tree that continues the tradition of tree decorating that's said to have begun here over 500 years ago. Join us to discover this fascinating historic city.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A guided walking tour of Riga
  • Free time to enjoy the city's traditional Christmas Market
  • Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the centrally located, four-star Avalon Hotel, Riga
  • Return flights to Riga
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Riga, then board our coach for the short trip into the heart of the city to your hotel. After check-in, head out to enjoy your first evening here. You'll find a host of cafes and restaurants to choose from as the lights of the shops and bars bring colour and warmth to the crisp, wintry air.

Day Two

Set on the bank of the Daugava River, Riga is a city of striking ultramodern buildings arranged around a walled, historic core.

On our guided tour you'll see the Dutch-influenced 'House of the Blackheads', Riga Castle, the towering Freedom Monument and both of the city's magnificent cathedrals. The city's Quiet Centre district boasts some of the best-preserved Art Nouveau architecture in the world, while Dome Square beside the cathedral in the old town is home to the city's second wonderful traditional Christmas market.

This evening, why not join our optional Latvian Folklore evening in a local restaurant, situated a short walk away from the hotel. The show will feature live music and dancing.

Day Three

Discover more of the city today, or join our first optional excursion into beautiful Gauja National Park. Here, ancient forests shelter elk, European bison and brown bears, while the Turaida Museum Reserve chronicles Latvian history and culture.

Later, join our second optional excursion and complete your visit to Riga with a trip to a traditional tavern for an evening of local food and drink, and live folk music.

Day Four

Today you'll transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Doncaster
Doncaster 01 December 2018 £419
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 06 December 2018 £449
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 13 December 2018 £449
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 December 2018 £429
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 December 2018 £429
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 December 2018 £429
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 December 2018 £429
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 December 2018 £429
London Luton
London Luton 01 December 2018 £419
London Luton
London Luton 06 December 2018 £419
London Luton
London Luton 09 December 2018 £419
London Luton
London Luton 13 December 2018 £419
London Luton
London Luton 16 December 2018 £419
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 December 2018 £389
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 December 2018 £389
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 December 2018 £389
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 December 2018 £389
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 December 2018 £389
Manchester
Manchester 06 December 2018 £419
Manchester
Manchester 13 December 2018 £419

Wellton Riga Hotel & Spa ★★★★

This recently opened hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town and a five- to ten-minute walk from the Christmas Markets in Livu and Doma Squares. There are also a number of sights, bars, restaurants, and shops close by.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveler, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £30 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

** This offer applies to new bookings on festive air-inclusive holidays made between 26th April and 31st May 2018 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (XMAS) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Riga Christmas Markets reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Riga Christmas MarketsScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 78 reviews
(9 out of 10)

CLIVE

Reading Couple
Although there were Christmas markets to visit they weren't a patch on the German ones but apart from that we had a great time in Riga. A lovely city, greatly underpopulated so no problem seeing the sights which were all worth a visit. A visit to the ballet or opera is also recommended as seat prices are amazingly cheap compared to the London scene and the shows are excellent. Rooms at the Avalon Hotel were well furnished and comfortable and food and service in the restaurant was second to none.
Confirmed traveller: 15 December 2017
Published on: 26 December 2017
(10 out of 10)

HEATHER

Bury St Edmunds Couple
Lovely hotel,food and excursions good, the markets were small but good to look around, but there was so much to see and do in Riga, we walked miles!
Confirmed traveller: 15 December 2017
Published on: 20 December 2017
(9 out of 10)

SUSAN

Couple
Excellent location. Lots to see hotel good accommodation. Only negative, cold plates for hot food in buffet breakfast
Confirmed traveller: 15 December 2017
Published on: 19 December 2017
(10 out of 10)

BERNARD

Pembroke Dock Couple
Brilliant trip, this is my 3rd with Newmarket.Riga lovely City ,hotel 10 min walk from old town ,Markets, Shopping centre.Rosmary our tour rep Brilliant,markets a bit spread out we found 4.
Confirmed traveller: 15 December 2017
Published on: 19 December 2017