RIGA 2012 – Visit the Paris of the North
Target group SINGLES 50-60s
WEEK-END of Friday 19th October early to a late flight back on Sunday 21st October 2012
3 full Days & 2 Nights all inclusive kosher package plus flights

Day 1, 19.10.2012, Riga
11:55 Arrival to Riga, check-in at Albert 3*+ hotel

Riga City tour of the historic Old Town, its magnificent art nouveau buildings [most in any city], the Jewish quarter, a memorial for the burnt Great Synagogue of Riga, the Jewish school founded in the XIX c. by Rav Dr. Max Liliental, the Synagogue, the museum “Jews in Latvia”, the Jewish community centre, the sites of Shimon Dubnov in Riga. Visit to Rumbula and Bikierniki Memorials, where Nazis murdered many thousands of Jews from Latvia, Germany and Czechoslovakia.

Shabbat Dinner at the Cafe L'chaim and overnight in Riga.

Day 2, 20.10.2012, Riga
10:00 Breakfast at the Cafe L'chaim
Shabbos Lunch at the Cafe L'chaim.
The whole day free to either go to shul or do as you please– hotel walking distance of park and beautiful town centre and shul
Dinner at the Cafe L'chaim and overnight in Riga.

Day 3, 21.10.2012, Riga

10:00 Breakfast at the Cafe L'chaim
Departure and visit to Salaspils (20 km from Riga), the Memorial to the victims of the Nazis. At this site, obscured by dense forest, the Nazis herded thousand of victims to be executed and buried in the anonymity of mass graves. Jews were brought from as far away as Austria and Germany; many Latvians and Russians were killed at this site as well. The current monument was unveiled only in 2001, and it illustrates the persistent Jewish soul and its refusal to be forgotten.

Departure to Tukums (90 km from Salaspils). Tukums is a typical Eastern European town, well preserved and well maintained. The Jewish sites include two former synagogues (one completely rebuilt, another preserved from the outside), apartment and public buildings, and the cemetery. Tukums is considered to be the most convenient place to see the "shtetl" not very far from Riga.

Departure to Riga. On the way stop and excursion in Jurmala - the largest seaside and spa resort in the Baltic States. The town is known for its unique natural resources such as its curative mineral waters, medicinal mud, pine forests and sand dunes. The town’s architecture is represented by many styles including unique wooden architecture (late19th-early 20th cent.), classicism, art nouveau, national romanticism as well as functionalism.

Transfer to the airport, departure.


- 2 overnights at 3*+ centrally located hotel in Riga;
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners, 2 lunch boxes (kosher food);
- Transfers according to the programme with 15, 26 or 35-50 seats bus;
- Guide escort on the first and the third days (no guide escort for the transfer Riga – airport on the last day!);

Flights to book [should be under £100 return for the 2 flights if you are able to restrict to 1 bag & 10 kilos] WizzAir on www.wizzair.com LUTON to RIGA Flight No W62502 7.20am Lands 11.55
Back Riga to Stansted on RyanAIR www.ryanair.com Flight No FR2645 leaves Riga 22.20pm Lands Stansted 22.55

Trip limited to 26 people only so to reserve your place check with Marcel there is availability first then confirm to Marcel you have booked the above flights with your Flight Reservation No’s – trip payment will be requested by the 19th September