Attractions in Riga
Riga is a main and the largest city in Latvia. It is located on the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic Sea and on the edge of the Daugava River. The city is a cultural, political and economical centre of Latvia as well as the European Union. It is worth mentioning that Riga was a host of Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and there took place IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. What is more, the city centre of Riga is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Riga was the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Nowadays, every traveller is able to visit the city and discover its streets, unique atmosphere of the city and numerous tourist attractions which are frequently seen by over 2 million visitors who stay in the city every year.
The Riga Castle
In the central part of Riga, by the Daugava River is located the Riga Castle, a castle which was built in 1330. Unfortunately, the castle was reconstructed and modified many times because of various reasons such as great fires. Nowadays, it is the official residence of the President of Latvia and a home for some museums.
While visiting the castle, it is noteworthy to see the six towers which are irreplaceable elements of the castle. What is more, each of them has its own name. They are: The Holy Ghost Tower, The Lead Tower, The Piper Tower, The Northern Tower, The Ecker Tower and the Tower of the Three Stars. The castle is a significant element of the city and it is worth to take the tour near the castle during the day as well as at night when the castle is heavily backlit.
A museum for vehicles enthusiasts
Riga is a home for the largest different vehicle and car museum that is located in the Baltic countries.
The museum was established in 1989 by Latvia Antique Automobile Club. Today, the museum's collection is divided into exhibitions where the tourists may see the vehicles for the asking. Those exhibitions present the history of the vehicle industry from the times when the people have not dreamt about cars yet to modern times when the cars are not very expensive and they are used by everyone.
The names of the exhibitions are: Trucks and Special Purpose Vehicle, Cars of the 1920s, The Kremlin Collection, Cars of the 1930 – 1940s, Motorsports, Soviet Car Industry, The long road to the car, Cult Cars, Manufacture of cars, bicycles and motorcycles in Latvia and Origins of the automotive industry. Every exhibition is interactive with numerous pictures, videos and vehicles, of course.
The landmark of Riga
The Freedom Monument is definitely a landmark of Riga and Latvia. The monument was unveiled on the 18th of November 1935 to honour soldiers who were killed during the Latvian War of Independence which took place from 1918 to 1920.
The monument is located at Freedom Boulevard, near the Old Town. It is 42 metres tall and on the top of the monument there is located the copper figure of liberty. The statue is 9 metres tall and presents a woman holding 3 glided stars.
Those stars symbolize three districts of Latvia: Vidzeme, Latgale and Courland.
Flight from Warsaw to Riga
Riga is a capital of Latvia and one of the places which every traveller can visit with LOT Polish Airlines.
Polish carrier offers direct flights from Warsaw to Riga in reasonable prices. As an outcome, more and more tourists are able to visit Riga and the old city centre which is declared to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What is more, Riga is located on the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic Sea and at the edge of the Daugava River and it is also chosen as a holiday destination.
All the essential information on the flight from Warsaw to Riga
The flight to the capital of Latvia starts at Warsaw Frederic Chopin International Airport. The flight is served under the wings of Polish best carrier – LOT Polish Airlines. The flight duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes and it is operated on Embraer 170. The passengers who want to be found on the list of passengers should be in a possession of a valid identity card or a passport. The additional documents are not required because the flight takes place inside the Schengen Area.
On the board of LOT's fleet
The flight is served on the board of Brazilian aircraft – Embraer 170. It is quite a modern aircraft which is used by LOT Polish Airlines for many years. The plane is mainly used to served domestics and long distance flights up to 3,000 kilometres. The significant advantage of the aircraft is the spacious cabin because there is applied uncommon seat configuration – 2 plus 2. It means that the middle seats have been removed and the passengers receive more space to have more comfortable journeys. It is also noteworthy to see that the aircraft is equipped with comfortable seats with adjustable headrests. What is more, the passengers are able to purchase tickets in one of three classes: economy, economy plus and business class.
No matter which class of the ticket will be chosen, the travellers have an unlimited access to the entertainment zone provided by the LOT's staff. There are multimedia area where the passengers are able to watch interesting films and TV series and listen to music of numerous kinds. The passengers who enjoy reading magazines will also find something for them. On the board of every LOT's aircraft is placed in-flight magazine, called Kaleidoscope which presents the LOT's news and travel possibilities with LOT Polish Airlines.
The LOT's staff is prepared to meet the expectations and needs of every traveller who will leave the plane with the smile on his/her face.
At the destination airport
The flight from Warsaw to Riga finishes after 1 hour and 30 minutes at Riga International Airport. The airport is located only 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from Riga city centre and there are provided few possibilities to reach the Riga city centre, like municipal transport. What is more, from Riga Airport runs direct buses to numerous European cities located in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, the Russian Federation and Belarus. The bus stop is located in front of terminal.
Transfer from Riga airport
Riga is a capital city of Latvia and a place where numerous tourists go on a city break. The great location of the place – on the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic Sea and on the edge of the Daugava River attracts also tourists who prefer beach holidays in a temperate climate. What is more, Riga is also a centre of culture, art, sport and a lot more. Today, the tourists from all over the world can visit the place because LOT Polish Airlines provides inexpensive flight connections between the capital of Poland, Warsaw and Riga. Moreover, the plane tickets to Latvia are sold in reasonable prices. If you are at Riga International Airport, it is worth to find out the transfer possibilities from the airport which are provided for every passenger's budget.
The journey to the city centre by individual airport transfer
The passengers who prefer more comfortable way of travelling from Riga International Airport to Riga city centre should choose individual airport transfer. There are several private companies which handle only airport transfers. The customers who make a decision to use their services will have a guarantee of receiving the highest excellence of the services at reasonable prices.
If you are interested in this kind of transport, you should book the transfer online before you soar into the sky. You are able to make a reservation online by filling in simple form in English. There you should provide the number of the flight and the date of the arrival as well as your name. At the website you can also see the prices of the ride which are determined with the passengers before the ride.
How to reach Riga City Centre by municipal transport?
The Riga International Airport is operated by municipal transport, the bus number 22 which goes from the airport to the city centre and vice versa. The buses leave the airport every 10 to 30 minutes and the journey to the city centre lasts about half an hour. The bus stop is located in front of the terminal. When it comes to tickets, they are sold in several places. The passengers can obtain them at kiosks which are located at level 1 and 2 of the terminal, at ticket machines at the bus stop and from the bus drivers.
The guests of Radisson Hotel Latvia do not have to worry about the airport transfer. AirBaltic with Radisson Hotel Latvia provide a direct transfer between the airport and the hotel served by Airport Express. It is a direct connection and the bus stops only at the airport and in front of the entrance of the hotel.
The transport possibilities to different countries from Riga International Airport
Passengers can reach cities located in numerous European countries from the Riga Airport bus stop which is situated opposite the terminal.
The travellers are able to visit cites placed in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, the Russian Federation and Belarus. What is more, the transfer is provided in comfortable and spacious coaches which are designed for long distance routes. They are equipped with air-condition and wi-fi.
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