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Nice to Riga, to Riga nice!

No, this isn't like any other hen destination, it's the very fact that Riga is just so bonkers that makes a Riga
hen party so much fun! Random bars, eclectic shops, high-kicking cocktails, you'll create memories like no other city.

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What hens say about Riga...

Rated 5/5 from 5 reviews

Amazing company, very professional, they were very happy to help with any queries and quoted a number of different times until I finally settled on an itinerary. All the hens commented on how well organised it was and how good everything was, would use this company again in a heartbeat and would have full faith in recommending them to anyone! 5 star experience!

Riga Hen Weekend -
15/03/2019 -
5 out of 5 stars

8 Best Riga Hen Do Ideas

  1. Husky Dog Sledding - All sorts of woof! A once in a lifetime adventure.
  2. Bobsleigh - Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme! C’mon ladies, let’s hit the slopes.
  3. Beach Day - From the snow to the sun, time to recline and work on those tans.
  4. Curling - Do battle against the hens in this Winter Olympic classic.
  5. Segway Tour - The coolest, most unique way to tour this stunning city.
  6. High Ropes Course - Get ready for some hen chaos as you tackle an aerial obstacle course.
  7. Target Shooting - Get your fab weekend off to a bang with a spot of target shooting.
  8. Pampering Day - Treat the Bridezilla to a little bit of zen with a relaxing pamper.

A Guide To Your Riga Hen Weekend

Star Bars

Bars in Riga

Skyline Bar - The cocktails you'll indulge in here are probably the tastiest you'll ever try this high off the ground! Located on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu, Skyline offers phenomenal views of the city and drinks so tasty they've called one mixer the Chanel No.5!
Where? Elizabetes 55, Riga

Cuba Cafe - A walk into this fabulous cocktail bar will take you from the streets of Riga into the salsa dancing atmosphere of the Copacabana. With a Cuban bric-a-brac interior, this is a seriously retro-chic spot that's always sizzling in the evenings.
Where? Jauniela 15, Riga

'Cocktail o'clock?' GoHen spend 48hrs in Riga. Read more here...

Food in Riga

Best Bites

Street Burgers - A personal favourite for GoHen and the Latvian locals, after all, who doesn't love a greasy cheeseburger? Yeah, yeah, 'a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips', but when the fast food is this tasty, passing it up is simply criminal!
Where? Meza iela 4a, Riga

Sights & Sounds

Sights and Sounds in RigaRiga's mythos is as enchanting as its architecture; the statue of The Great Kristaps is a bit of a walk from the city centre, but the waterside views are truly stunning, and the monument itself is fascinating. Telling the story of Great Christopher, the statue reveals how the man himself helped a child-saint across the raging waters of the river before turning into a chest of gold, allowing Christopher to buy land and build Riga. While we don't think he can transform any of the girls into gold, he does make for a pretty good selfie!

Riga's hip, young things can all be found in OneOne on a weekend and it's not difficult to understand why. This alternative nightclub is incredibly lively and it's widely considered the trendiest venue in town. There's a chilled-out party atmosphere here that the girls are sure to love.
Kalku Varti's unique blend of modern design with a retro twist makes it the perfect place to get down on the dance floor to pop hits and disco classics. This glitzy club has been partying hard for over 14 years, and it's shown no signs of slowing down yet!

What's on in Riga

In the Diary

January - Riga Music Festival. Celebrate traditional music with the Latvian people as well as foreign sounds unlike anything you've heard before.
June - Gadatirgus Arts and Crafts Fair. In the first week of June, Riga celebrates all things creative and handmade - you can find yourselves a real bargain!
July - Rigas Ritmi. The streets come alive with the sounds of offbeat rhythms in this citywide festival of Jazz and improvised music.
November - Winterfest. Escape the cold and listen to some heavenly chamber music that's sure to get you in the festive mood.

Top of the Shops

Best Shops in Riga

Riga is all about fashion; the streets are awash with youthful exuberance and a hip style that looks expensive to say the least. What the Latvian fashionistas don't want you to know is that they didn't break the bank for their visually arresting wardrobe, and you don't have to either with the wide variety of vintage stores in this spectacular town.

HUMANA Vintage - Ever dug through your gran's wardrobe and thought 'I'd look good in this?' This charming shop will give you the chance to find out with its selection of retro-chic threads from the past 50 years.
Where? Gertrudes iela 16, Riga

Madamoiselle - Something of a local favourite with Latvian ladies, this bijou boutique has captured the heart of many a customer with it's variety of cute vintage dresses - plus you can even treat yourselves to a manicure!
Where? Avotu 11, Riga

Otra Elpa - A far cry from your local Oxfam store, Otra Elpa are a charity shop on the cutting edge of Riga's budding vintage fashion scene. Slick, stylish and incredibly cheap, this fabulous store will give your wardrobe a blast from the past.
Where? Marijas iela 13, Riga

Girls About Town - Getting around Riga...

Riga isn't a particularly small city, so you'd be forgiven for seeking some kind of public transport whether you're laden with shopping bags or otherwise. Handily, Riga has a fabulous transport network providing Trams, Trolleys and Buses for you to make the most of during your stay. See the range of tickets available...
Fancy finding your own way around? Hop on a public SixtBicycle!


Hen Days

This is a truly wonderful destination, but you aren't just tourists. No, you're hens, and you deserve the kind of fun activities that are worthy of your special weekend. Does the bride-to-be purport to be a bit of a Lara Croft? She's sure to love Paintballing, Go Karting and Clay Shooting. Although Husky Dog Sledding and our Bobsleigh ride can also provide lots of high octane thrills! See more...

Hen Nights

Sexy, stylish and atmospheric; Riga is a spectacular party destination. Somehow, this city's gorgeous architecture looks even better at night, and the locals certainly know it, packing out the bars and clubs most evenings. Begin proceedings in a luxury manner with a Limousine ride before discovering the cities best Bars & Pubs. There's always time for a sexy Male Stripper and the bride-to-be shouldn't have to queue on her big weekend, so we can arrange Guestlist Nightclubbing to see you into the most exclusive venues. See all our nightlife options...

Reasons to Visit Riga for your hen do
  1. 1. Fantastic, group-pleasing outdoor activities
  2. 2. The Culture Capital of the Baltics offers dynamic cultural life
  3. 3. Excellent cuisine, with traditional Latvian food and drink
  4. 4. Striking 800-year-old gothic churches and buildings
  5. 5. The Old Town's quaint shops and restaurants

It's time for a hen party in Riga!

Riga has more activities than you could possibly fit into one hen weekend. The beautiful Latvian capital is a relatively new destination that will give you a lot more than you could ever possibly imagine!

Why: Reasons to celebrate a Riga hen party

A Riga hen do is a special experience. Not only is the city the capital of Latvia but also the largest city in the Baltic States. With beautiful cobbled streets and a stunning skyline of castle turrets and church steeples it's hard not to fall in love with Riga.

To take the stress out of your weekend we've put together a fantastic package that includes all the Riga essentials for your hen weekend but if you fancy something different then drop us a line and we'll get to work on your perfect weekend. A hen weekend is the perfect opportunity to experience the city. We've got a number of great activities that are certain to be enjoyed by all the girls. Our favourites include go karting, quad biking, shooting and winter sports. The evenings are just as fun, with 100s of traditional pubs and bars, great restaurants and terrific nightclubs.

Shop: Riga shopping areas & recommendations

There's a good range of shops scattered around the whole of Riga, with the highest number found around the Old Town and near the city centre. Local crafts, food and alcohol can all be found pretty cheaply, but bear in mind that the price of designer goods will be around the same price you'd pay in any other European city. Around the Old Town you'll find independent boutiques and family-run stores, or for a bigger selection of shops head to Riga's swankiest shopping courtyard, Berga Bazars, which has high-end shops, cafes, fitness clubs and a food and antiques bazaar every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Alternatively for more traditionally Latvian shops head to the Barona Centrs, another mall with around 40 shops and a small supermarket.

Stay: Choosing your Riga hen weekend accommodation

Riga has a number of great hotels, all complete with comfortable beds and excellent Latvian hospitality. Location is one of the most important factors, as well as any specific requirements you might have such as parking spaces or proximity to a train station and airport. It's important that you and the girls are in a favourable neighbourhood, and you've got to consider transport links (e.g. are you arriving into the city by train and if so you may want to be close to the main station). We've got some great options - have a look at our Riga accommodation page where you can find out more about our comfortable 3 star hotels, spacious 4 stars and luxurious 5 stars. Having helped thousands of hens organise their perfect accommodation, we're clued up on where to stay in Riga.

Party: Where Riga hen parties head after dark

Riga is a city that never sleeps, a mantra that's especially true over the summer months when the lively nightlife continues into the early hours. The bars start to get busy around 8-9pm and in general the nightclubs open around 10-11pm, getting busy around midnight. If you're looking for something a bit different then why not have a few drinks in one of the outside cafes around Dome Square in Old Riga. On warm nights the atmosphere's wonderful and the square gets packed out. Make sure to also add some fantastic pre-planned group entertainment into the mix so that you're guaranteed a great time, how about taking the group for a casino experience or a guided bar crawl given by an English-speaking local? Top it off with Guestlist Nightclubbing at a top Latvian nightclub and you're in for a treat. See our Riga hen night page here.

When: The best times to visit for a hen party in Riga

Riga is a city with a lot going on, with a huge variety of exciting festivals and concerts filling Riga's most popular venues throughout the year. The most popular event in January is the Riga Music Festival, celebrating both Latvian and foreign traditional music, and then in February you can pay a visit to the Bach Music Festival. In March there's the Latvian Contemporary Drama Festival “Insight” and then in June there's the Riga Opera Festival. Occasional summers see Riga play host to the Latvian Song and Dance Festival and every August Latvian's celebrate the Riga Salsa Festival. Over September there's a month of chamber music performances for the Autumn Chamber Music Days and then in November Riga's home to the Porta World Music Festival. Finally celebrate through the cold winter months with some of the world's most renowned composers and performers at Winterfest. No matter what time of year you visit the Latvian city you can be sure the girls wont soon forget it.

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