Cheap City Breaks to Riga
Riga is a gem of the Baltics. It has a rich cultural heritage and ancient history and it is certainly a city break destinations to put on your must see list. We offer cheap flights, holidays and city breaks to Riga from Ireland so call us today for the lowest available prices. Riga has retained an old world style mixed with modern glamour, it is truly a charming city break or holiday destination that is sure not to disappoint. Keep reading to find out why you should make Riga your next city break destination. Book today with clubtravel.ie for the best city break, flight and hotels deals.
Hotels in Riga
Hotels in Riga are exceptionally good value. Club Travel has over 200 hotels in Riga to choose from and we can offer outstanding combinations on cheap flights and accommodation in Riga. Here are two of Riga’s best hotels which cost a fraction of what you would normally pay for such luxury in any other major city in Europe.
Radisson Blu Ridzene Hotel: This hotel is situated in the heart of Riga overlooking the celebrated Esplanade Park and surrounded by fabulous art nouveau buildings. The hotel is also easily within walking distance of the old town with its narrow, cobblestone streets as well as various clubs that make up the city's vibrant night life.
Gallery Park Hotel: This luxurious hotel was built in 1875 and is located in Riga Centre just a few steps away from all the attractions, shops, embassies and Riga business centre.
Things to do in Riga
The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia: a very interesting museum for the entire family to see. The museum is dedicated to the Nazi and the Soviet occupations of Latvia.
Riga’s Central Market: Here you will come across so much diversity and tons of choice. You will find designer goods, electrical items including tools, bric-a-brac, as well as mouth-watering fresh food.
The House of the Blackheads: The original building was erected during the first third of the 14th Century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads – a Guild for unmarried German merchants in Riga. The House of the Blackheads is one of Riga’s architectural treasures and it was rebuilt in honour of the city’s 800th anniversary in 2001.
Daugava River Boat Trip: a great way of getting the best holiday snaps of Riga’s major landmarks and spectacular city.
Riga’s Doms: Riga Cathedral is the largest house of worship in the Baltic’s. Riga Cathedrals walls are two metres thick, and it's also has one of the biggest organs in Europe
Nightlife in Riga
The nightlife in Riga is ranked among the best in Europe. Visitors are spoilt for choice with a huge selection of bars and nightclubs.
Riga’s restaurants offer fusion cuisine, so be ready to taste traditional Latvian fair as well as original meals, which offer an astonishing combination of tastes, taking you on an extraordinary culinary experience.
In Riga’s Old Town you will find everything from trendy boutiques to the more famous fashion brands. You will also come across small shops and stalls in every corner and part of Riga’s Old Town, which sell souvenirs.
Riga Airport: Riga International Airport is located five miles from the city centre. The airport can be accessed by bus, taxi or private transfers.
Weather in Riga: The weather in Riga in summer is very agreeable and you can usually bank on hot, sunny weather. Temperatures usually stay in the mid-twenties. Winters are quite cold and snow is not uncommon.
Electricity: 220Volt two-pin round pronged plugs.
Currency: Latvia uses the Euro.
Riga Time: Riga two hours ahead of Irish time +2GMT
Visa requirements: Latvia is in the EU and Irish citizens are free to travel to Riga without a visa.