The Backpackers Lt

Riga, Biržai

Riga trip

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Latvians, “brothers” of Lithuanians, have numerous things to be proud of. Riga –  the capital of Latvia – is the most significant one. During the trip you will have a chance to find out some  secrets of Riga  and explore all narrow streets in the Medieval Old Town. Moreover, the tour to Riga gives you  a unique chance to participate in the Pub Crawl; this is a night dedicated for going to the best pubs all around the town in order to experience the nightlife in Riga. Thus, a trip to Riga is the best way to spend a weekend with your  friends.

And that is not all! Next to all the aforementioned attractions we organise a stop in Biržai. This is a small Lithuanian town we visit on the way back to Vilnius. There you will have an opportunity to see a well-preserved bastion-type castle, to try the most authentic Lithuanian beer, to learn all the beer making secrets and traditions, and much much more. So, it is about time to prepare your backpack!

The educational Žaldokas beer program

Duration 1,5-2 h. Includes: Homemade beer, cheese, and bread, local guide service, dances, live music.

You will have the unique possibility to hear about beer traditions at the oldest brewery in the town of Biržai. The program includes learning about traditional beer making processes and tools, savoring local beer and food, and getting to know some local customs. Also, you will be entertained by a folklore ensemble, and you will even have a chance to participate  in their performance.

Guided tour of Riga

Duration 1,5 h. Includes: Local guide service.

There is no better way to explore narrow streets and ArtNouveau architecture in Riga than to do it  with a local guide. During a guided tour of Riga you will visit numerous  must-see places in the gorgeous capital of Latvia.

The pub crawl in Riga (not included, 15€)

Duration 4 h. Includes: Beer in each bar, free entry to the club, drinking games, guide service.

The pub crawl in Riga includes visiting diverse pubs in the city , trying a variety of beer,  and enjoying the  atmosphere. The Pub Crawl will be leaded by fun and friendly guides, so all you will  have to do are  relax and enjoy!

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (not included, 5€)

Duration 1 h. Includes: Entry ticket, local guide service.

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia will give you a brief view happened to Latvia, to the people and land of Latvia during the Soviet and German National Socialist regimes, from 1940-1991. Here, with a guide, you will take a 1 hour tour of the exposition.

Medieval lunch (not included, 15 €)

Duration 2 h. Includes: Soup, main course, dessert and a soft drink

Are you a fan of Game Of Thrones? Always dreamed to have lunch in the medieval castle? Probably the coolest restaurant in Riga and for sure the best medieval type restaurant in the town- Rozengrals restaurant. Everything there – from the walls and tables to the plates, dishes, and waitress looks like from the Medieval Times! This restaurant is a must thing in Ryga, you will have an opportunity not only to experience Medieval atmosphere but to try original recipes dishes as they were served for the kings and dukes during the late ages. Origin recipes food and unforgettable interior make this restaurant an exclusive place in Ryga.

DAY 1 – Saturday

We will start our day from the early morning in Vilnius. The ride with small games and stories will get to know more about the trip and about each other. With a few stops and a movie, we will reach Riga at noon. Fast check in at the center located hostel will follow with optional activity for a Medieval lunch in the medieval type restaurant. After the lunch, the guided city tour will wait for you to reveal Riga’s secrets by the local guides. After the guided tour you will have free time to relax or explore Riga by yourselves. In the evening the social dinner at the restaurant will wait for you for small talks together. After dinner, the party will start in a Latvian way, and the best way to start it is with the pub crawl. Crawling, Clubbing.


DAY 2 – Sunday
We will greet Sunday’s morning with a tasty breakfast at the hostel (optional). After the breakfast and a check out from the hostel and optional Occupation museum guided visit activity will wait for us. After the museum visit (or after the free time, up to you) we will say goodbye to Riga and start the way to Lithuanian city – Biržai. There you will be welcomed with traditional Lithuanian food and beer (or nonalcoholic drink – Gira) degustation with traditional songs and dances after all. After the fun time and a small celebration in a Lithuanian way, you will have free time to explore Biržai castle and its park. The only one thing will be left is the way home. In the evening, with full backpacks of memories, we will end our tour in Vilnius.

The Backpackers LT keeps the right to change the order of the activities mentioned in the program above

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  • Transportation
  • 1 night in a hostel in Riga
  • Beer tasting with dances and music program in Biržai
  • Guided tour in Riga
  • Tour leader
  • Occupation museum visit
  • The Pub Crawl
  • Medieval lunch
  • 1x Breakfast in the hostel
  • Towel rental (3€) — if needed
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