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Weekend in Riga - 15 March 2013- 2nights**Places will be limited**

  • Mar 15, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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There is something for everyone to see and to do while in Riga. This is one of the main advantages of Riga over other European or Baltic cities. Riga has the both the historic merchant past and the old world charm of the Nineteenth Century and has a look and feel somewhat like Paris. Some have even refereed to Riga as the "Paris of the north.

Head down to the Old Town, stopping to visit the Riga Powder Tower, where your guide will give you a short insight in the history of Riga. Next, explore the wealth of sights dotted around the Old Town, including St Peter’s Church, the Riga Dome Square, Riga Cathedral and Town Hall Square. Take a step back in time on Skarnu Street, calling into Convent’s Yard where the Castle of Sword-Beaers Order stood in the 13th-centurth and John’s Yard with its section of reconstructed medieval wall. There is also plenty of time to see nearby sights, such as the National Opera, Livu Square, Cats’ House and ‘The Three Brother’ ensemble.

Before leaving the city centre call into the Riga Central Market, housed in five old zeppelin hangars, to witness the bustle of everyday life. Jump on a tram and head to Dad Cafe, a small, cosy café surrounded by wooden houses, small shops and the Laima chocolate factory. Enjoy a drink, order some food and chat with the staff. With full bellies, head back to Old Riga, paying a visit to a factory that produces ‘pastalas’, the Latvian farmers’ work shoes. Here, this Riga tour comes to an end, so pick up a pair of shoes as a unique souvenir or head back into the Old Town to further explore the city.

Flight timings as follows:
15 March 2013
Stansted at 1720 arrive Riga at 2155
Staying two nights at a 3 star Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
17 March 2013
Departing Riga 2220 arrive Stansted 2255

The cost of the trip includes return flights and sharing a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis. Transfers and City tour. Cost per person is £299.00. If you are interested in going, please pay a non refundable deposit of £99.00. Please email me your full name on passport and country of issue on RSVP. Flights are with Ryanair and their baggage policy is as follows, If you wish to prebook a bag for the hold the cost is £30.00, please add this onto the final balance when due.

Single supplement is £50.00

Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage.

Violetta who is from Latvia will be hosting this trip which is an added bonus! Places will be limited, so don't miss out!

I look forward to hearing from you all!

Nena

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  • Lorraine

    Hi guys thanks for a great time, never knew the UK could feel so warm!!!!

    March 20, 2013

  • Andy

    Great city Riga, I had such fun I'm still thinking about it a few days later! thanks to everyone for such lovely company and especially to V who is brilliant and knows everything.

    March 19, 2013

  • Gabriela

    Great trip, enjoyed every minute of it. We were a truly good bunch! Thanks Violetta for organising.

    March 18, 2013

  • phili

    Wonderful time with a bunch of wonderful guys, Very well organized thanx Violetta and Nene, Would love to travel with the same group again.
    Shall upload some photos when I get time

    March 18, 2013

  • Glenn

    Yes - thanks Violetta for organising this. It may have only been a couple of nights but an enjoyable and memorable trip - sunny Riga indeed and the frozen river and sea was an amazing sight - along with the Art Noveau walk on the last day. A nice bunch of people to travel with.

    March 18, 2013

  • fleur

    I Had a nice time good bunch of crowd add to barrel of laught and fun night out in Rigga . Thanks to violetta and Nena for this Event ! X

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've added some pictures to the event page - enjoy!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great holiday :) Thanks to Violetta for hosting the event, and everyone else for being so friendly.

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Holly

    Great fun. Really nice group of people, and we fitted in a huge variety of events. Violetta did a great job of showing us her city. Thanks!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Lia C.

    Efficiently organised and awesome hotel choice. Great bunch of people, too! Thanks guys, didn't get to say g'bye to you all towards the end but hope to see you again soon!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • fleur

    Hi violetta looking forward to my trips as a first time . Also sorry I missed the meeting up day where will i be meeting you at the airport . Taa Fleur

    March 14, 2013

    • Violetta

      Can we meet at a coffee shop. I think they've got Costa there. You've got my number so if not sure just give me a call when at the airport.

      March 14, 2013

    • fleur

      Hi any one from the group at S/ airtport yet am just sitting alone i may be early :-)) !

      March 15, 2013

  • Violetta

    Hi, In case some of you don't know this yet, but if any of you travelling by Stansted express then it is cheaper to buy tickets on Ryanair sposored part of the site: https://www.stanstedexpress.com/ryanair/timetable
    Just make sure you buy them today and it is better if you can print them yourself.
    Cheers
    Violetta

    March 14, 2013

  • Lia C.

    Agreed with Maxine re the currency - I heard they are in the EU but not on Euro? Is this right and we need to prepare some local currency? Cheers,

    March 10, 2013

    • Violetta

      Warned even. :)

      March 10, 2013

    • Violetta

      Alternatively you can get them (lats) from post office or from currency exchange places at airport.

      March 11, 2013

  • Violetta

    Also, it is expected to be up to -11 at night in Riga, so please be prepared and bring warm clothes.

    March 11, 2013

  • KATHY

    hello - is it too late to put my name down for the trip?
    kathy

    March 5, 2013

    • Nena

      Hi Kathy...really sorry but this trip is full. There are still places available on the Vilnius and Lisbon trips for April, but advisable to book up soon as these trips will soon be full too. Nena

      March 6, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Hi for all of those who said they would like to meet up before the trip on Sunday 3rd March, howabout 1 pm at The Chandos, 29 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4ER. Let me know if you can make it and I will book a table. Traditional pub with reasonably priced food for those who want to eat, including Sunday Roast!!

    February 16, 2013

    • Violetta

      Sorry guys. I'm doing a Clapham common race tomorrow so won't b able to make it. Enjoy your meeting. See you all soon. :)

      March 2, 2013

    • Lorraine

      Hi - so sorry you missed us, we were right by the front door! Hope to see you soon:-)

      March 5, 2013

  • Violetta

    Hi all, look forward to seeing you in couple of weeks. To avoid loosing an element of surprise and spontaneousity I'll talk to you when I see you about options we'll have during our visit to Riga. :)

    March 4, 2013

  • Nena

    Hi All...email just sent out with meeting arrangements for the Riga trip. Can you please let me know if you do not receive it? thanks Nena

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Violetta,

    is it too late to join? Just got my Schengen visa approved this week.

    thanks

    February 21, 2013

    • Nena

      Hi Winario...can you email me via the homepage...need to check a couple of things re the visa. thanks Nena

      February 21, 2013

  • Glenn

    Hi Nena, Balance paid into your Bank a/c today
    What's the Hotel name please? - Much looking forward!

    February 15, 2013

    • Nena

      Thanks Glenn...Hotel is Europa Royale

      February 19, 2013

  • Gabriela

    Hi Lorraine, I would like to attend. Thanks for booking the restaurant. See you.

    February 17, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Hi Farro, Gabriela and Glenn - sorry I have a problem with the 2nd that's why I suggested the 3rd. Perhaps we can see how much interest there is and then decide a location that will suit the majority, London seems sensible but I live in Surrey too, so....

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lorraine, would be nice to meet up before the trip. Can do the 3rd in London, or even better in Richmond/Kingston (not just because that's close to where I live :) )

    January 31, 2013

  • Gabriela

    Hi Lorraine, great idea. Can do 2 and 3 March lunch time/afternoon.

    January 27, 2013

  • Glenn

    Hi Lorraine, Sounds good - I can't do 3rd March but I'll be in London on 2nd if that's any good?

    January 27, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Hi I missed the meet up in January due to being away. Anyway I wondered if any of you going on this trip fancied meeting up for lunch or a drink in London before we go, perhaps Sunday afternoon on 3rd March. Any thoughts???

    January 26, 2013

  • fleur

    Hi VIoletta and Nena As you have recieved my payment secure place for this trip via paypal ? can you let me know if Violetta if did you recieved my information you request passport and number was send to you on a private email which was sent since last december after the £100.00 deposit .. Pleaes will be appreciate if one of you can confirm it . Taa

    January 13, 2013

    • Nena

      Hi Fleur.. email received. thank you! Nena

      January 13, 2013

  • Lia C.

    Hi Nena,
    Full cost due when please?
    Thanks, Lia

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in :)

    December 30, 2012

  • Lia C.

    Just signed up, I can't wait! Nena - will send over details separately. Cheers,

    December 8, 2012

  • Nena

    Single supplement is £50.00..thx Nena

    November 28, 2012

  • Caroline D

    Yes i am interested in knowing whether single room is possible and how much extrsa it would be

    November 28, 2012

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