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Pre-Christmas Winter Weekend Break in Riga

Hosted by the Consul of the Antwerp Travel Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 01 Dec 08:00 - Sun 04 Dec 19:00

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Hello dear travel aficionado!

I am inviting you to come with me to discover the winter season in Riga. While Riga might not be one of the first destinations that come to mind when thinking about Christmas, it’s worth noting that Riga is believed to be the first city in the world to put up a decorated tree back in Protected content celebrate the winter solstice. So Riga definitely has that Christmas spirit and seasonal traditions! Riga is also one of the most affordable winter break destinations in Europe. It has an historic Art Nouveau old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a vibrant nightlife. The capital of Latvia on the banks of the Daugava River is only a short 2-hour hop away from Belgium.

Travel styles and preferences differ and I am not a tour operator, so the idea is that everyone gets the flights and accommodation of his/her preference. A few tips:
- Direct affordable flights are available from Brussels with airBaltic, from Brussels South/Charleroi with Ryanair and from Eindhoven with Wizzair
- For accommodation, I suggest to look for a place in or close to the old town. The main Christmas market is on Doma Laukums (Town Square)

Please get in touch if you are eager to join or would like more information. Once we have assembled our little travel group, we'll collect ideas from the group for things to do and to see beyond what I suggested, because this is your trip!

PS: this trip will be shared in both the Antwerp Travel Group and the Brussels Travel Group