Riga is one of Europe’s most distinguished and beautiful capitals. The Latvian metropolis can boast some of the continent’s most striking medieval and Art Nouveau architecture. It’s a joy to wander its atmospheric streets and Riga is an understandably popular destination for a romantic city break.
Today’s Big Deal, courtesy of My Holidays Now, extends the invitation to explore the numerous attractions that this evocative city can offer. Fall in love with the Latvian capital from the comfort of your central hotel and discover the charm of a city dramatically reborn in the post-Soviet era.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to the Latvian capital Riga. The comfortable and stylish 4.5* central hotel provides a great base for a superb city break, with the opportunity to soak up the charm and beauty of this gem of the Baltic region.
The Big Deal offers return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow International, with luggage allowance, and three nights B&B accommodation, based on two sharing, in the 4.5 star Mercure Riga Centre Hotel.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Glasgow International airport on Sundays and returning from Riga on Wednesdays. Departure dates available for this offer are:
5th, returning 8th June 2016
12th, returning 15th June 2016
19th, returning 22nd June 2016
The 4.5 star Mercure Riga Centre, located in a stunning 1901 building with a striking Art Nouveau exterior, offers all the style and comfort associated with this international chain. The hotel is centrally located, within walking distance from Berg’s Bazaar and close to the Latvian Academy of Sciences, the National Opera and central market. The railway station is only three minutes away on foot if you fancy an excursion to the coast.
The 143 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, LED TVs with digital programming, and complimentary WiFi. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers include rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Hotel facilities include a spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials in addition to a sauna, and a modern fitness centre.
The hotel is close to numerous eateries, but also offers in-house dining at the hotel restaurant, with a menu that encompasses Latvian and international cuisine. Breakfast is included with the offer.
The heart of Riga offers attractive and atmospheric medieval streets branching off the main avenue of Kalku Iela. Highlights include the old market, the imposing splendour of the cathedral and St Peter’s Church, and the beautifully restored medieval facades of the shops and cafes around Skarnu Iela.
Anyone with an interest in early 20th-century architecture will be amazed by the elegant apartment blocks of the city’s new town. Alberta Iela is a perfect example, with grand and decorative Art Nouveau and Jugendstil style buildings.
Riga is enjoying a cultural boom at present, with a preponderance of new galleries, bars, restaurants and clubs. The city has a vibrant nightlife and plenty of hip cafes where you can find out what’s happening culturally during your stay.
The Mercure Riga Centre Hotel has impressed plenty of guests on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following, edited for length:
‘The bed is comfortable, you have everything you need in the room and the bathroom. It’s quiet, no street noise or anything, super friendly staff.’
‘The hotel is central for the city, staff are incredibly friendly and the standard of decor and fittings is very good. The room was very good as well and spotlessly clean. Also enjoyed the spa and lounge facilities.’
Riga has all the beauty and atmosphere of an old medieval city, alongside the Art Nouveau elegance you might associate with Paris. It’s the perfect choice for a romantic break, particularly if you haven’t yet discovered the unique attractions of the Baltic states.
With direct flights and conveniently located and stylish accommodation, today’s Big Deal puts you right at the heart of this memorable city. Spring a surprise on a loved one by booking an early summer adventure in Eastern Europe.