Why go to Riga?
Riga has a decidedly Old World feel, but at the same time it boasts a vibrant, trendy nightlife and restaurant scene
Watch out for the strip clubs and roaming British bachelor parties
This grand city of art nouveau architecture and cobblestone boulevards has what it takes to rival any major European capital of culture
Riga Cruise Port Facilities?
The ferry terminal has a small cafe and a money exchange office, but nothing else of interest.
Good to Know?
There are easily avoidable strip clubs that have gained fame, especially among partying young Brits (prostitution is "illegal" but "allowed").
By Taxi: Taxis are available at the pier. The city's transportation system includes trams, trolley cars and buses, and a ride anywhere is about 35 cents. You buy tickets from the conductor onboard. The Number 7, 5 and 9 trams go from the ferry terminal area (Ausekja), two stops to the center of the city.
By Car: Auto Europe is among car rental firms with downtown rental locations in Riga.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The national currency is the euro. ATM's can be found at banks all around the city.
The official language is Latvian. Russian is widely spoken, as is English (particularly by younger people). School children are now learning English as a second language rather than Russian.