04 October, 2016
If you’re best mate is getting married and you’re the best man and you’d like to organise the stag weekend to remember why not book a stag do in Riga. Riga has everything you’d hope for in a stag party with some of the best pubs with a range of European Beers and Ales. One of the largest Baltic cities, and capital of Latvia, Riga has become popular with group tours due to cheap flights from the UK. The city has a modern and efficient bus service which allows the New Town to be easily accessed.
If you and your pals are looking for a taste of the old town, start with a leisurely stroll around the semi-pedestrianised street of Kelu iela away from Freedom Monument. On the way you can snap some selfies against the medieval facades on Livu laukums. If you’d like to explore a cathedral before your night out, Riga Cathedral, recently renovated is a must on Doma Laukums. It’s one of largest cathedrals in the Baltics and boasts walls which are 2 metres thick in places.
If you want a coffee and cake break you’ll find a plethora of upmarket cafes like Riga Melnais Balzamsa or Black Magic, which comes from the famous Riga Balsam a national liqueur used in coffee or to soak fruit. Made from 24 different herbs, from a recipe 250 years old, and said to banish chills, Balsam is the perfect liqueur to ward of chills if you’re visiting in winter, or delicious poured over ice cream.
If you’re looking to rev things up a pace, and want to sample some local food for lunch followed by a few beers, you could do worse than try the Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs. With 21 local beers on offer and a reasonably priced menu of pub grub, you will get a chance to sample some hearty local Latvian fayre. So if you’d like to see some traditional dance visit on a Wednesday or you can drop in on your pub crawl for some Friday Folk music or some soup to salve your hangover on Sunday!
So if you’re in a panic about organising your stag surprise which will be ultimate lads weekend, then why not take the stress out of the planning and let a party-planner plan your weekend to Riga for you? Infinity Weekends are experts at organise trips to Riga which include flights, accommodation and a variety of activities. Dean Alchorne from Infinity Weekends, which as its name suggests help your weekend last to infinity and beyond, says that “Some guys really panic about organising a stag weekend and are too often busy to put the research in and love the idea, that a company like Infinity Weekends can take the legwork out of organising their stag weekend.” Alchorne goes on to explain “You just have a chat with your stags, pin down the age profile and the type of weekend that they’re after and the activities you’d like to do and we’ll do the rest, we’ll even organise your airport transfers you just have to turn up!”.
Riga has any number of activities you and your stags can get up to and not all include drinking beer, though you’ll be pleased to know that there is a plethora of great bars and amazing restaurants to choose from while you’re exploring either the old or New Town. The new town as its name suggests is a more modern cosmopolitan part of the city with a great bus service which can ferry you round the sights. If it’s tourist sights that you’re after why not try the Riga Tallinn Sightseeing tour bus.
Alchorne explains “Infinity Weekends are experts at organising stag and hen parties for groups and have contacts in over 20 destinations that can get great rates and arrange the most suitable accommodation and activities for your group depending on the flavour of the weekend you want. We make every effort to make your weekend special and ensure that you have a weekend to remember minus the hassle of organising it.” Moreover, if you have to virtually walk your way around a city and research it, it feels like you’ve already been there even before you arrive, so the surprise factor is taken away. Much better then to let someone else do the legwork and treat yourself as one of the guests, rather than just the party organiser. You’ll also get coach transfers to and from the airport so your weekends starts as soon as you set foot in your destination. Infinity weekends also ensure that you get booked into a hotel which is right in the centre of the city that you choose and within walking distance of the best in local nightlife, so all you have to do is kick back and enjoy making your weekend last even longer.
Depending on the type of group you’re with, you may want to do something a bit physical to get you fired up for your night out. Infinity weekends can organise a 3 in 1 zorbing, bungee trampolining or tobogganing, so you can sample a range of fun activities to get some group bonding going before you head out in the evening. If your male bonding session has worked, you might want to finish off the evening with some good food, local beer, followed by a pool party with some erotic dancers. With a 60 pint keg of Riga’s best beer, you and your stags will be mates for life! If you want something a bit less physical, why not try some shooting 4 guns, which will enable you to fire 4 different weapons including a Kalashnikov and a magnum. For the big boys who want big toys, this is the perfect daytime bonding activity before you meet up for a night to remember! To book your weekend to remember simply use the www.infinityweekends.co.uk website to book your stag do, or call 0800 994 9934 and the Infinity advisors will talk you through your options.