Your group trip in Riga
Without question, Riga is not exactly the first destination that comes to mind when you are organizing a weekend getaway with friends or family. However, the capital of Latvia has lots of appeal to tempt any group. The cost of living, in particular, is lower than many other European capitals. Riga also has an international airport that makes it easily accessible from major European cities. It's even possible to reach Riga by boat from Germany or Sweden. To accommodate your group, Riga offers a large and varied choice of hotels and group accommodation to organize your cousin reunion or company team-building event. Accommodation in Riga is relatively inexpensive, so on the Groupcorner website you will find a selection of budget hotels that can accommodate your group.
Along with Tallinn or Vilnius, Riga is one of the newer destinations open to tourism since the fall of the iron curtain. For now, the capital of Latvia is not yet a target of mass tourism. It has preserved an authentic character and beautiful historic buildings. Riga was built on the Daugava River, just a few kilometers from the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic Sea. Old Riga, or Vecriga, has a strong German influence with buildings dating from the 19th century. Be sure to take your group to the top of St. Peter's Church and enjoy the spectacular panorama of Riga. In the landward side of the city, Riga is home to beautiful parks and wide boulevards where walking is a pleasure. The lively central market is a place where you can take the pulse of Riga. No doubt your gourmet cooks' group will delight in a visit to the market to taste some of the Latvian specialties. History and automobile enthusiasts in your group will enjoy the car museum with vehicles on display belonging to Gorky, Stalin or Brezhnev.