Combine a cultural city break in Riga; full of beautiful architecture, rich in culture, vibrant cafes & restaurants, museums and galleries - with a relaxing stay at a 4* spa hotel in the pretty seaside resort of Jurmala.
It's the perfect mix of city break and relaxing pick-me-up!
Staying in our handpicked 4* hotels in Riga old town and the centre of Jurmala, you will enjoy comfort and convenience on this Latvian short break. Stress-free airport transfers are always included in our city breaks, and also a 3 hour walking tour with our guide Inga will get you acquainted with Riga and you can pick up some tips on good places to eat etc. Our driver-guide Aldis will take you out of town for a day trip to visit the spectacular Rundale Palace & town of Bauska, so you will get to see rural life in Latvia and learn some more Latvian tales and anecdotes as you tour the countryside. (Alternate day trips are available if you prefer something else... a Soviet bunker perhaps, or medieval castles...?)
The perfect Riga city break with spa break too.
Flights are NOT included. We are happy for you to book your own flights, or if you prefer, we can do this for you. Please contact us for flight options and prices.
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Itinerary for our Riga & Jurmala Spa
DAY 1 - Riga
Arrival Transfer In Riga
You will be met in the arrivals hall by your driver who will be holding a board with your name written on it for your private transfer from Riga airport to your hotel in Riga
The Neiburgs Hotel and Restaurant are located in the very heart of the Old Town of Riga, housed in a listed Art Nouveau building in a quiet little street just off the Dome Cathedral square – a five-minute walk from the Riga Opera, a number of concert halls and museums. The Neiburgs is a boutique design hotel, and is comfortable and welcoming. The hotel combines architectural heritage with contemporary design beautifully, and some of views are fabulous across the Old Town and the city skyline across the River Daugava. The Nieburgs rooms are apartment style, meaning you have more facilities and space than a standard hotel room.
The NEIBURGS Restaurant is a delight in itself, and offers delicious breakfasts and sophisticated dining in the evening. The library in the hotel reception area is a pleasant place to rest, read or people watch, and the hotel has a small gym, sauna, Turkish bath and massage services are available upon request.
DAY 2 - Riga
Riga 3 Hour Private Walking Tour
You will be met in the reception area of your hotel by your English speaking guide for your privately guided 3 hour walking tour of Riga.
DAY 3 - Riga
Excursion To Rundale And Bauska (Castle Included)
This lovely day trip is an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful examples of Baroque architecture in Latvia.
At 10.00 meet your driver and guide in the reception area of your hotel. Arrive at the Bauska Castle Museum around 11am. Visit the fortress ruins and the observation tower, the Jauna Pils (The New Castle) as it is today and an exhibition about the Castle’s history, archaeology and renovation. Then it is on to Rundale Palace. Rundale Palace is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. It was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence for Duke Ernst Johann of Courland. The Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli famous for designing The Winter Palace and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, designed Rundale, his style of work, known as Elizabethan Baroque style, is very beautiful and Rundale Palace is well worth a visit . In 1972 the Rundale Palace Museum was founded and restoration of the palace began. Restoration is not yet completed and is still going on. 15.00 return to Riga arriving at your hotel around 16.00.
DAY 4 - Riga - Jurmala
Riga - Jurmala Private Transfer
Meet your driver in the hotel reception or the airport arrivals hall for your transfer between Riga and Jurmala
Jurmala Spa is a place to relax and rejuvenate. It is a modern 4* spa hotel in the centre of Jurmala - perfect for exploring the pretty town of Jurmala, heading down to the sandy beach, or enjoying some of their spa treatments. Jurmala is where Brezhnev and his cronies used to holiday - but how things have changed with modern luxury spa hotels replacing Soviet sanatoriums!
DAY 6 - Jurmala - Riga
Jurmala - Riga Airport Departure Transfer
Our driver will pick you up from your Jurmala hotel and drive you to Riga airport.