Out Of The City

Day Trips from Riga 2

Combine a city break with a day trip from Riga! We’ve got some less standard options for you that won’t involve rubbing shoulders with dozens of fellow tourists at the Baltics’ largest Baroque palace, or queuing for a photo of the Gauja River Valley. Ogres Zilie kalni nature park Unbelievably close to Riga is an […]

Day Trips From Riga

It’s a shame that so many travellers overlook what lies outside Riga in favour of a weekend city break. In way less than an hour you could find yourself diving into a swamp lake or enjoying a high-end rural dining experience. We’re happy to recommend some day trips from Riga! Bog shoeing For a while […]

Weekend Away from Riga: Tallinn

One of the things I love the most about living in Rīga is that we really are in the heart of the Baltics. Vilnius and Tallinn are literally just a 4 hour bus ride away, and boy do Lux Express buses make the time fly quicker than any low cost airline. Instead of getting crammed […]

Weekend away from Riga: Cēsis

Life in Rīga wouldn’t be complete without the occasional journey outside the city to one of Latvia’s many charming small towns. One of them – Cēsis – is a particular favourite of ours. In fact, if I were a singer-songwriter, I’d write a serenade to Cēsis in a heartbeat, so charming do I find this […]

Where Do Rigans Go at the Weekend?

Shopping centres would be a valid answer but we’re going to take a look at a very different place to escape to: lauki, the idyllic Latvian countryside. Come Friday afternoon from 3pm until about 7pm any road leading out of Riga sees heavy traffic as city dwellers pack into their cars to relocate to their […]