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An excellent trip. We will recommend you and we are likely to use Regent Holidays again.
Mr A Bishop
Andrea Godfrey
Andrea Godfrey I always recommend even in winter or summer take the local train from Riga Railway Station (watch our for pick pockets here though!) to Jurmala. This is Latvia's Riviera, where faded elegant wooden villas edge tree-lined streets guiding you to the wide, sandy beaches. The sea is sometimes frozen in the winter, which is an incredible sight to see!

Riga Holidays

Drift through the cobbled streets and the Old Town squares taking in the wonderful variety of architecture – Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau. Here you will find the city's main attractions, the Cathedral and the Castle. Make time for the Occupation Museum which brings the past to life. Watch the locals haggle in the Central Market, cunningly converted from old Zeppelin hangars, or join them relaxing in Bastejkalns Park. Pick a gift of exquisite amber jewellery before trying hearty Latvian food, washed down with a local beer.  For a contrast, try to get tickets for the opera or a classical music performance.

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Riga is certainly a city with a lot going on. For all things musical, consider the Riga Opera Festival, an annual event taking place in June at the Latvian National Opera. One of the most celebrated festivities in Latvia is the midsummer Festival of Ligo or Jani, a celebration of the summer solstice and the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Traditionally wreaths of leaves and flowers are worn on the head and folk songs are chanted everywhere. Also around midnight, bonfires are lit and jumped over for good luck. The sun goes down for only a short while so it is a magical time to stay awake and walk around the Old Town.

Riga City Breaks

Total Holidays: 3      
3 Night City Break: Hanza Hotel
  Riga, Latvia
This stylish 3-star hotel occupies a beautifully renovated historic apartment building close to Riga’s...
From £305 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Justus
  Riga, Latvia
This boutique hotel, in the heart of the old city, close to the Dome Cathedral, is quite a find. Recently...
From £335 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Grand Palace Hotel
  Riga, Latvia
Hotel Overview - The five-star hotel Grand Palace is located in the quiet yet dazzling centre of Riga’s...
From £525 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
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