In the morning we head to the seaside. In a local fisherman's house to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of smoked fish.
Finish our day with a drive along the bay and return back to Riga.
The largest city of all three Baltic capitals, Riga is a perfect blend of rich history and cutting edge cool. Gothic spires dominate the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town whilst striking art nouveau facades reflect the artistic influences from eastern and northern Europe.
Visit the city’s war museums to uncover turbulent tales from WWII and the Soviet occupation throughout the 20th century. Unravel a treasure trove of picnic goodies at the Central Market and take a sip of Black Balsam in one of the trendy bars across town.
Situated to the north of the Old Town, the Art Nouveau District is home to one-third of the city’s Art Nouveau buildings. The Art Nouveau style is most commonly represented in multi-story apartment buildings and is distinguished by opulent decoration in the form of sculptures and/or stained glass as well as ornaments incorporated into the overall architecture of buildings.
For a spot well off the tourist trail, make your way up Miera iela. Your destination is Labietis.
A brewpub which takes its craft beer seriously, Labietis has helpfully split its 40+ beer varieties into five colour coded families. The colour coding helps indicate the final gravity, bitterness, colour and alcohol percentage of its beers. You’ll find traditional ales as well as more experimental flavours which use honey and other bee products. Twelve beers are always on tap and rotated regularly. Swing by to sample a few home brews whilst watching the brewery in full swing through the glass window, or sit in the garden to enjoy the lively atmosphere of a local Latvian pub.
Dine with a Local Fisherman