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0330 160 7700
10am - 3pm

Riga Christmas Markets



Traditional celebrations in the Latvian capital

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


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.

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.

Hotel Avalon ★★★★

This superbly appointed modern hotel, stands in the heart of Riga's Old Town - a perfect location for exploring the city.

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

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*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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Riga Christmas MarketsScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 58 reviews
(2 out of 10)


Brentwood Couple
We needed to come back a day early. When we booked we were not given the plane times (outward or return). The flight back was too late on the Sunday for us. When we checked in at the Hotel Avalon (good hotel) we informed the receptionist and the tour manager that we wouldn't be staying on the last night (Saturday). I had rung your office and ascertained that it was ok to leave earlier and was told we had to make our own flight and transfer arrangements. We had booked for the Dinner and Folk Evening but this was changed from the Friday to the Saturday so we couldn't take it, effectively removing what I had anticipated might be the highlight of the holiday. The tour manager told us we would have a refund for missing this treat. As we had also told the hotel we would only be staying for 2 days a refund is due there as well. I look forward to receiving the payments to which I feel we are entitled.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 24 December 2016
(10 out of 10)


Edgware Friends
This was a fantastic trip, meet alot of interesting people on the group, as well as the Tour Manager Erika and Tour Guide Edgar whose sense of humor and interaction with the group was great. The included city tour excursion was a great way to see the city and find out about the history and culture. The optional excursion to the Gauja National Park was a great and the food we tried at the local Latvian restaurant was amazing and great value.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016
(9 out of 10)


Fleet, Hampshire Couple
Saw lots in a short time but we weren't rushed. Local guides were brilliant
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 22 December 2016