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Riga Christmas Market City Break in December – January days/3 nights

Day 1

Arrival in Riga, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****, check-in; welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

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. 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 tour ends at the Old Town Hall Square, where we join the bustle of the traditional Christmas Market and shop for unique gifts. In the afternoon, a half-day optional tour of the Riga Art Nouveaux district is offered with a visit to Art Nouveau Museum and a time along Riga Boulevard circle. The term ends with a warm-up Riga black balsam drink at a central cafe. In the evening, we attend a ballet or opera performance at the Latvian National Opera or the European Christmas Festival.

Day 3
In the morning optional Candle workshop, you will acquire candle-making art and learn more about candles and the history of candles under the guidance of professionals! In the Candle workshop, you can learn the history of candles and candle making, making and colouring candles, making different shapes, and creating aromatic candles. The optional guided shopping tour in the afternoon will take us to interior decoration and design stores, art galleries and fashion boutiques in the Old Town, focusing mainly on local brands and artists. En route, we enjoy a warm cup of coffee with Latvian Christmas pastry in a cosy café. An optional farewell dinner at the elegant Restaurant Forest can be pre-booked in the evening.

Day 4
Optional transfer to the airport.

• 3 overnights at centrally located Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****
• 3 x buffet breakfast
• Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
• 3-hours guided walking tour of Riga Old Town
• Entrance to the Riga History and Navigation Museum
• 1 ticket to Latvia National Opera or European Christmas festival
• Service of English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French

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