i will only be in Riga for one night. I have stayed in hostels on most of my travels. This seems to be a party hostel?
It gets rave reviews everywhere, but not sure if it is really a party place?
I've stayed in self-proclaimed party hostels before, and they weren't that bad, and had a mixture of non-party people.
So, any other good places? I will only be in Riga for a day and a half.
we are planning 3 weeks travel to Latvia and Lithuania in September .
will appreciate your advise about the weather in September at each location .
Also we are planing to stay in a tent - if you can advise if the campsites are open at this period and if it is good idea to stay in a tent . we are 2 adults and 1 child .
thank you very much ,Rinat
We are students arriving to Lithuania and Latvia on June. We would really like to do a beautiful, few days (2-3-4 days) hike in the nature. We want to do it independently( no tour company) and can either camp on the way or stay in local villages.
Could you offer an advise an a specific trail or even just an area you recommended for that?
I'm visiting Riga for the first time, arriving by air Thursday night (22:30) and leaving by bus Saturday (11:00). Assuming most sights can be seen in that time frame, anything else of interest that may not be in guidebooks.
On the websides ofbus companies could not find the travel route.in order to avoid headache with transitvisas, would like to take a route avoiding Belarus and Kaliningrad. What would be the best option to search for it.
I'm going to be in Riga next weekend over the Easter bank holiday. I was considering a day trip to Jurmala, but not sure if its worth a visit if really cold. Is there much else to see in the town or is it all about the beach? (Wouldn't mind a stroll along the beach even in the cold but dont want to make our way out there if its all about the beach...)
Alternatively, any other suggestions for a day trip from Riga?
Thinking of going for one day - and just wondering what tips anyone has?
I think we might stay in Riga and get a shuttle to and from the festival - but not 100% how easy this is.
Any other suggestions for what we could do in Latvia on a very limited budget for the other days?
I'll be heading to Riga on Thursday, staying in the city for a couple of days and then renting a car in order to travel around Latvia and Lithuania. Basically our ideas is as follows:
Riga -> Sigulda(Gaujas)
Sigulda -> Hill of Crosses
Hill of Crosses -> Vilnius
Vilnius -> Kaunus ->Curonian Split
Curonian Split -> Riga
I've been to Latvia and Estonia before, but never during the wintertime, therefore my question: Is it worth visiting NP Gaujas and the Curonian Split now or would you rather…
I'm planning a trip to Latvia and Estonia (and maybe add in Helsinki, Finland) for next year's summer.
Here's my itinerary for now, I may start either from Tallinn, Riga or Helsinki depending on ticket prices.
Tallinn - 3 days (1.5 days in Old Town, 0.5 day Kadriorg, 1 day Lahemaa National Park - I would like to do overnight camping but cant seem to find any tours/agencies)
Riga - 2 days (1 day in Old Town, 1 day Art Noveau, KGB, war museums)
Gauja National Park - 2-4 days, including…
hi everyone, im planning on heading to riga middle of december to experience the christmas markets and festivities. i was planning on spending 2 days in riga then using LUXexpress to head to tallinn and then after 2 days there, LUXexpress to st Petersburg. Does anyone have any advice on what to do and see during my time in the cities and if its worth going to visit the forts (northern/liepaja) whilst in latvia?
thanks in advance! Dan