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Repeat after us: I’m going to visit Riga! This is not a joke. Don’t try to start arguing. Sooner or later it will happen, because tours in Riga are already waiting for you… You may ask “What to do for my holidays in Riga?” We‘re here to explain to you, why visiting Riga is one of the best destinations to choose! Riga tourism is about to create an amazing travel guide for your holidays. So why not travel to Riga and enjoy sightseeing travel guided Riga tours in a wonderful country of Latvia? First thing you will hear during Riga tours – it’s the remarkable capital of Latvia. It is a brilliant phenomenon of all the Baltics, so it would be quite shameful skipping this amazing chance to feel the significance of Riga tourism…
Visit Riga, because it is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural heritage list. Riga travel guide is about to prove that this is a perfect destination not only for a weekend trip, but also for your holidays. Riga tours are absolutely on fire and ready to show you the real spirit of exploring! You only need to pick up one of our tour packages, for an eligible price and start your holidays in Riga with a partner or a group of friends. Our professional travel guides will provide you the best sightseeing tour in Riga you have ever had.
Are you ready to explore some destinations on your trip visiting Riga? Check out the medieval buildings in beautiful Old Town, enjoy unique Art Nouveau expressions, take a picture of Dome Cathedral, visit Museum of the Occupation, meet Town Musicians of Bremen! Riga travel guide, offered Riga tours and low cost tour packages won’t let you down! So, did we answer to your question „What to do for my holidays in Riga”? Travel, get on a tour with a group of friends and feel the amusement while traveling in Riga!
Population: 641,423 (2017)
Area: 324 km2
Postal code: LV-1002 to LV-1083
Area code: (+371) 6
Rank in the country: 1st in Latvia
Old Town Riga is the historical and geographical center of the Latvian capital. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the city to go sightseeing during the day, because you can visit the beautiful churches, the famous Rozena Street and much more. During the night, the Old Town still holds the title as one of the most interesting parts of the city to visit as many bars and nightclub will surely keep you entertained!
The Freedom Monument is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Riga as it honours soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. The monuments symbolizes freedom and has a symbol of it at the top – a young woman holding three stars above her head that represent the three historic provinces of Latvia. This and the atmosphere of unity, independence and freedom around it make this place a must visit.
Latvian National Museum of Art consists of four museums and one exhibition hall and holds the richest collection of national art in Latvia. It is one of the recommended places not only because of the important depositary and professional art works it exhibits but also because the Museum offers specialist-guided tours and educational programs for the visitors.
Nativity Cathedral is a magnificent Neo-Byzantine church located in the center of Riga. It is the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic region built during the time when Latvia was a part of the Russian Empire. Not only the outside is worth seeing and admiring, the inside of the cathedral is also full of various amazing frescos, candelabras and an outstanding ceiling.
The Sun Museum is no doubt one of the most unique places to visit in Riga because of its unusual purpose. This museum will capture the attention of adults as well as of kids because it has four different sections. So while the adults might be more interested in checking out the astronomical information room or the section displaying artwork depicting the sun, the kids will sure love the interacting painting area and the section telling visitors the tales about the culture of the sun and its worship.
Vincents is one of the best and most prestigious places to eat at in Latvia and the restaurant’s name is well known even behind the country’s borders. While it might not be the cheapest restaurant, it is no doubt known for its outstanding food quality, vast menu and the vide wine choice which make it all worth the price.
Rozengrals is located in the centre of the Old Town Riga and is one of the top choices because of the interior and medieval atmosphere of the restaurant. It is convenient if you are traveling with a big group of friends because the restaurant is very spacious, the food is super tasty and not overpriced.
Big Bad Bagels is highly recommended and visited among the locals because it is the first and only bagel place in Latvia. The bagels are baked right there in the shop and you can chose to eat them with ingredients varying from jelly to tuna and prosciutto.
3 Pavaru is one of the leading and greatest restaurants in Riga loved by locals and tourists. It is an open-plan kitchen restaurant famous for its easy-going atmosphere, food’s excellent taste and brunch, during which the 3 chefs perform various activities with dry nitrogen.
Ala Folk Club is definitely a place to eat if you are looking for cheap, traditional Latvian food, local drinks and a true Latvian atmosphere as this place is not usually overcrowded with tourists. Here you can also try the famous Riga’s Black Balsam.
Shop at Riga’s Central Market because the market considered to be one the largest, best and most advanced market places in Eastern Europe. Here you can buy Latvian-grown and homemade products, exotic fruit and spices, manufactured merchandise and much more for super reasonable prices!
Visit the Open Air Ethnographic Museum, one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe, and explore more than one hundred historical buildings dating from the 17th century. Here you will be able to also enjoy the beautiful landscape as the museum is located in a beautiful pine forest on the banks of lake Jugla.
Visit the Riga Zoo and spend some valuable time here by visiting the 90 different species of animals that this zoo houses. During summers, there are daily animal feeding shows and interesting stories about the zoo are told in that time so all young and not-so-young-anymore will surely love it!
Walk around the Art Nouveau district that lies to the north of the Old Town and admire the architecture that turned heads at the beginning of the 20th century. It surely is one of the things one must do in Riga because it is both free and surprisingly beautiful.
Explore Kalnciema Quarter if you come to visit Riga between April and September. During that time, there are various open air concerts, outdoors markets, movie night and art exhibitions taking place, which you can enjoy with a delicious meal or a bottle of wine that you can buy here on the spot.
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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