Why should I choose a Riga Hen Do?
Riga is the capital city of Latvia, a former member of the Soviet Union, which finally declared independence from the outdated union in 1991. This historic city has been popular with stag and hen groups for many years now, which is hardly surprising given how beautiful the city is, not to mention the sheer variety of things to see and do whilst over there.
With so much to do on your Riga Hen Do, you must make sure that you take some time out and admire the skyline of this small city from atop the famous sky bar in the city centre. From this amazing vantage point, you can see how easy it is to fall in love with the city. It comes as no shock to learn that it was named European Capital of Culture for 2014, as there’s interesting things around every corner.
Getting there and Getting around
Flying into the city couldn’t be easier as it’s accessible from a wide range of UK airports and, as it’s a member of the European Union, you have the luxury of being able to use Euros, which tends to make the exchange rates nice and simple.
Getting around the city once you have arrived is easy, with a great selection of public transport being available to you. With trams, trolleybuses and regular busses all running throughout the day and night, you’ll have no problem ensuring you get to and from all of your Riga Hen Do activities.
Where to stay?
Accommodation in Riga is plentiful, great value and brilliantly located. Whether you are just looking for the most budget conscious option to keep the cost of your Riga Hen Do as reasonable as possible, or whether you are looking to push the boat out a bit and relax in luxurious surroundings, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the options available here.
Riga boasts hotter weather than anywhere in the UK in the summer, but colder winters than in the UK too, which opens up a whole new range of activities that you couldn’t do over in the UK, for example, Bobsleighing! That’s right, in the winter you can take a ride with a former member of the Latvian Bobsleigh team and hurtle your way down their Olympic Training venue at breath-taking speed. Truly a once in a lifetime activity.
If you’d prefer a more serene experience on your Riga Hen Do, then that can also be arranged. After all, there is nothing more serene than a relaxing day at a spa being pampered and just generally unwinding, which is one of the more popular options to include on any Riga Hen Do. If you want something serene which also takes into consideration the amazing scenery and atmosphere of this city, then why not go on a day trip to Jurmala Beach? This astoundingly beautiful beach is situated just outside the city centre and can provide you with a beautiful backdrop against which you can enjoy your girls weekend away.
For those of you who fancy something a bit more high-energy, and adrenaline fuelled, why not try the Freefall Simulator? If you’ve ever wondered what the feeling of flying through the air on a skydive feels like, but you don’t have the budget (or the determination) to jump out of a plane, then the Freefall Simulator is definitely something that you need to experience. It will add an amazing energy to your Riga Hen Do and be something that you talk about for years to come.
We’ve discussed how lovely this city is. We’ve discussed the amazing array of activities that are on offer. But all of that would be worthless if it weren’t somewhere that you can have an amazing night out. Luckily for you, that’s not the case. In fact, when people come back from their Riga Hen Dos and are telling tales, the stories of the drunken debauchery that occurs is discussed much more than any other part, and for very good reason.
The tales of debauchery that occurs on a Riga Hen Do night out almost always start with “we were on this bar crawl…” Bar crawls are a great addition to any Hen Do, as they give you the chance to be shown around the best bars in the area by an English-speaking local expert, who knows where to get the best drinks at the best prices. After the crawl, you’ll more often that not find yourself in one of the cities amazing nightclubs, where you can dance and drink until you can’t stand up any more. Then you’ll stagger your way back to your accommodation where you can fall asleep and then do it all again the next day.
In short, Riga really does have it all and should be an even bigger hen do destination that it is. The popularity of Riga Hen Dos is growing from year to year, so it is definitely something that deserves some serious consideration for any hen do that wants to travel abroad and go somewhere just that little bit different. After all, it is important that your hen do is memorable, and the best way to do that is to take all the girls somewhere that they have never been before.
We specialise in creating personalised quotes for everything that we do, so to experience all Riga has to offer, just speak to us today. We’ll listen carefully, discuss all the options with you and then tailor make you a quote for an absolutely perfect Riga Hen Do to ensure that you are able to experience everything that you want within one perfect weekend away.
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