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Christmas Market in Riga 2020

 

Latvia is closely associated with the Christmas tree, and some legends say it was in Old Town Riga that the first Christmas tree was decorated in front of the House of Blackheads on Town Hall Square in the beginning of the 16th century. Christmas is approaching, and one of the signs testifying to this is the Old Town Christmas Fair with sweet-smelling mulled wine, roasted almonds, glittering glazed gingerbread and local handcraft. Visitors will have a chance to find their Christmas miracle here every day. Various concerts and workshops are on the program, with Santa Claus entertaining kids and adults alike. 

 

Christmas Market period 01.12.2020 - 30.12.2020


Itinerary

 1st Day:  Arrival Riga   

Arrival to Riga airport. Transfer to the hotel. (not included). Check in. The first acquaintance with the city on their own. 

Overnight in Riga.  

 2nd Day: Riga 

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast walking  city tour  of Riga. The tour encompasses the most significant sights of Old Town of  Riga: picturesque streets ,  the Dome Cathedral (Entrance), the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, St. Jacob’s Church, the Parliament House, Old Riga Castle. During the tour caffe break for tasting of “Riga Black Balsam”, chocolate and coffee, (for extra payment on spot). Afternoon visiting of Christmas events and Christmas market in Old Town of Riga. Overnight in Riga.  

 3rd Day: Riga 

Breakfast at hotel.  Transfer to Riga airport. (not included)  End of the tour.

 

Package price per person in DBL room from 109 EUR

SS-  from 45 EUR   

  Price valid for minimum 2 person 

 

Package price includes:

•       2 x overnights at 4* centrally located hotel                       

•       2 x buffet breakfast

•       English /German/Italian/French/Spanish  speaking guide for city tour Riga ( 3 hours) 

•       Entrance ticket to Riga  Cathedral  

 

OPTIONAL: 

1. Extra night at centrally located 4*hotel:

DBL with breakfast -from 60 EUR, SGL with breakfast – from 55 EUR

2.Thematic city tours in Riga

Art Walk in Beautiful Art Nouveau District in Riga (3 hours)

Riga is definitely a city with beautiful architecture everywhere, but especially stunning are the Art Nouveau buildings. This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical center is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and why those who appreciate culture and art visit Riga in the first instance. This tour will introduce you to so-called "beautiful era" or La Belle Époque in the beginning of 20th century, when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Guide will explain you the philosophical meaning hidden behind the luxury facade decorations and will show you some stunning Art Nouveau examples - the most famous ones on Alberta Street and those that only locals know. The tour also includes visit to Art Nouveau Museum that has an unique collection of Art Nouveau design, art & furnishings. 

 Price for guide:  85 EUR  p/ group, Entrance ticket to Art Nouveau Museum (closed on  Mondays): 7 EUR p/person 

 3. Riga surroundings romantic:

Trip to Sigulda. (ca. 5-6 hours) 

Sigulda- often called the Latvian Switzerland, is located about 50 km from Riga on the Gauja River valley, in the Gauja National Park and is known as the most popular tourist and leisure destination as well as a famous winter sports resort in Latvia. Experience a genuine whiff of the middle Ages, a time of romantic legends, castles and heroic figures, the ruins of the 13th century Crusader Castle, and the 19th cent. Kropotkin’s Palace in the outskirts of Sigulda. A short drive down into the river valley, enjoying the landscape and the walk to the 13th century Turaida Castle. A chance to view ‘the garden of Gods’ from the 30- meter  high fortification tower and visit the local history museum. Return to Riga. 

Price per person in EUR

2 pax-115, 4 pax -79,  6 pax- 59, 8 pax-49

 Price includes: transport, English /German/Italian/French/Spanish guide , entrance ticket to Turaida castle.

 4. Riga cultural:

4.1 Organ concert in  Riga Dom Cathedral  (CONCERTO PICCOLO)  

On Wednesdays and Saturdays during  the city tour  at 12.00 (duration 20 min)

   Price: 9 EUR p/person 

 4.2 Concert in Dom Cathedral

 On Fridays at 19.00 . Repertoire: http://www.doms.lv/events/concerts.php 

Prices of tickets:

•       Depends on performances and seats category (from 10-20 EUR)

•       Prebooking of tickets compulsory. Reservation fee 2 EUR per ticket

Tickets not refundable

4.3 Performance in the Riga Opera and Ballet theatre (concert, opera, ballet).  

Repertoire: https://www.opera.lv/en/schedule/

Prices of tickets:

•       Depends on performances and seats category (from 5-42 EUR)

•       Prebooking of tickets compulsory. Reservation fee 2 EUR per ticket

•       Tickets not refundable

Explore Riga ourselves 

 1. Riga unique: 

Visit to Central Market of Riga.

 It is not only one of the largest marketplaces in Eastern Europe in area, but also one of the most visited, as 80,000-100,000 people shop there per day on the average. Architecturally-imposing food pavilions, built in the 1920s, are Riga Central Market’s calling card. Originally used as military airship hangars, they were later transformed into market venues. Riga Central Market is unique not only with its pavilions but also with its old warehouses or the so-called spikeri (from German Spéicher), which have now been turned into a hip arts&entertainment quarter.In 1998, the vast territory of Riga Central Market was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.  https://www.rct.lv/en/   

Entrance free

 2. Riga creative: 

Egles Craft Fair

Latvian craft fair at the open-air leisure park "Egle", the largest open-air recreational venue in Riga's Old Town, offers the best from local craftsmen. Socks, mittens and scarves that are not only practical but also beautiful, linen table cloths and napkins, jewelry for girls and ladies, wooden household items and toys, and many, many other things can be bought at the "Egle" fair. The open-air leisure park "Egle" hosts performances by local musicians and offers delicious Latvian cuisine and best Latvian beer brands. If the bear is to your liking, you may also buy a unique beer jug - Latvian ceramics are well-known worldwide. What you buy at the fair will become a great reminder of your Riga visit or make a nice present for your loved ones back home. https://www.liveriga.com/en/5568-craftsmen-fairat-the-open-air-venue-egle

 Entrance free 

 3. Riga creative: 

Fair at Kalnciema Quarter

Every Saturday, (During December the market is also open on Sundays). Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciema Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair. http://www.kalnciemaiela.lv/en/market/

Entrance free 

 

Guide services

•       4 hours- 95 EUR

•       8 hours- 130 EURO

  

Transport services:

  • Arrival/ departure transfer in Riga ( one way): Car (1-3 persons) –35 EUR per vehicle, minivan (4-6  persons) - 50 EUR per vehicle , minivan (7-8 persons) – 80 EUR per vehicle
  • Transport with driver for 4 hours in Riga: Car (1-3 persons) – 90 EUR per vehicle, minivan (4-6  persons) – 110 EUR per vehicle ,minivan (7-8 persons) -130  EUR per vehicle
  • Transport with driver for 8  hours in Riga: Car (1-3 persons) –160 EUR per vehicle, minivan (4-6  persons) - 180 EUR per vehicle ,minivan (7-8 persons) -  210 EUR per vehicle
 

                                                                                                                         

 

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