Come and celebrate New Year in the place to be, Riga, the little Paris of the Baltics! Riga is beautiful all year long but on New Year’s Eve, the city will rank first thanks to its warm atmosphere, enlightened streets and works of art. Museums, cathedrals, churches, Art Nouveau buildings, scenic parks are all within short walking distance. Let’s not forget Riga’s night life which will allow you to jump from café to café making new friends while tasting Latvian Beer! Prieka! Cheers! No time to get cold in Riga! Also a Christmas market awaits you in the beautiful Dome Square where you will be invited to taste traditional food like smoked meat, mull wine, black bread, kvass or gingerbread cookies in a great charming musical atmosphere. Let’s not forget the national chocolate Laima and the Black Balsam, the famous herbal liqueur invented by the Latvian pharmacist Abraham Kunze in 1752. You will relish every moment of your stay in Riga, the magnificent gem of the Baltic Sea!
Day 1 Wednesday: Arrival Riga Arrival in Riga, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Latvija****, check-in, welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at hotel.
Day 2 Thursday: Riga Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles and by the end of December the whole city is preparing for a vibrant New Year celebration. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon offers an optional tour to Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. In the evening we enjoy an entertaining and fabulous New Year Gala.
Day 3 Friday: Riga Morning at leisure. Late afternoon offers an excursion to the Lido Recreational Centre, a large restaurant and entertainment centre located in the largest wooden log house in Europe and surrounded by a lot of winter attractions. We enjoy a traditional Latvian dinner before going back to the hotel.
Day 4 Saturday: Riga Departure Optional departure transfer to airport.