Riga Stag Party Ideas
Ditch the Duvet for Great Daytime Riga Stag Party Activities!
Looking for a reason to hold your stag party in Riga? There are things to do in Riga that are really unique that you really won't want to miss, even if that hangover is really horrendous!
First to fire up your enthusiasm must be the chance to see if you're ok in charge of an AK-47, plus three other legendary firearms. Too hardcore? Tamer but still with a sting paintball might be better but if you don't even have the balls for that then lasertag should be on your list. The point is you have plenty to aim for if targeting a trigger-happy time is your thing.
Watersports (the socially acceptable version!) is a great way to piss, sorry pass, the time on your Riga Stag Party. Lazy buggers can just lie back and drift along in a kayak or raft but better fun is to act like a superhero and hover above the H20 on hosejet or take a high speed trip on a tube. Probably won't be the only rubber you'll be wearing on your stag party in Riga either!
Every Riga stag Do has its ups and downs. High up on the list is tandem skydiving, which seems to involves falling earthwards from a plane while closely attached to another bloke. Perhaps less intense but just as terrifying is the notion of a bungee jump from a cablecar so a slightly less crazy flight of fancy may well be a bumper blowjob courtesy of a huge fan enablling you to float up on a cushion of air!
Drifting around aimlessly might not seem much fun, but take a fast car and put a fast woman behind the wheel and suddenly it sounds a scream. More stuff to track down includes karting and the like of course, but way off course from the norm is a white knuckle ride down a bobsleigh track. Real fear fiends can hurtle down the same track on a skeleton bob, which bears more than a passing resemblance to a tea tray!
We've just dipped a toe into the deep waters of daytime add-on activities available for Riga Stag Party Packages. Are you ready now to ditch that duvet, dive right in and decide which ones are unmissable for your Riga Latvia Stag Do?
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Riga Stag Party- The Basic Guide to Surviving in Riga
Paying For Stuff In Riga:
Latvia and Hence Riga are not in The Euro Zone and have their own Currently called the lat. This means that tranactions in the Euro are not possible. Easiest means to pay for everything is with a debit or credit card. Within the central area of Riga and especially in the Old Town , there are loads of currency exchanges , with many open until late at night.
Smoking Ban in Riga:
Similar to the UK, smoking is banned in all of Riga's Clubs, bars and public venues. Likewise smoking is not allowed on any public transport as well as at bus stops, tram stops or railway station platforms. Smoking is not permitted in public parks nor within 10 meters of the front entrances to public buildings including schools.
Alcohol Consumption Outdoors in Riga:
Drinking outdoors in Riga is only allowed in beer gardens and summer pavement cafes. Drinking nywhere else and you will get fined or worse!
Take care to use only official taxis in Riga as there are a few illegal rip off operators that will con you rotten!
Licensed taxis can easily be identified by their special taxi light on the roof and by their yellow license plate prefixed with either "TX" or "TE". Just like in the UK, Riga taxis must have a visible meter and must be turned on before starting the journey.
Safest way to get a taxi is to phone for one. Most taxi companies speak in Latvian , Russian and English.
Our favourite 5 taxi firms are
- Baltic Taxi +371 2000 85 00
- Avoiss +371 2554 45 55
- Lady Taxi +371 2780 09 00
- Smile Taxi +371 2257 76 77
- Red Cab +371 8000 13 13
Stag party revellers should have no trouble getting around Riga by bus, tram, trolleybus or ordinary bus.
It is easy to purchase a map detailing all the routes and stops for each of the above transport methods.
Transport starts running at about 5:30 am and continues to 11:30 pm in the evening. Easy way to purchase tickets is to buy one directly from the driver but it is much cheaper to buy what is called an e-ticket which is basically an electronic ticket that allows access to all public transport systems. The rail sytem in Riga is only LVL 0.50 for a single journey. Getting to the beach resort of Jurmala which is only a couple of miles out of town, is inexpensive at only LVL 1.00 on the train
Emergency Contact numbers:
Hopefully Your Stag party In Riga will not require a call to the emergency services. The free number is 112 with operators answering in German, English, Latvian or Russian. Call the Police, Fire Services, Ambulance or if you smell gas.
There is also a tourist information hotline on 1188 which gives a whole host of useful information like shop hours, business information and current tourist attractions.
Behaviour in Riga during your Stag Party:
Riga is very tolerant of stags and their antics- but be warned- if you cross the line of decency and respect to both the clocals and the town then expect to Riga's Tourism Police to come down on you like a ton of bricks. The Tourism police are there to help you as well as keep everyone's behaviour from becoming offensive.. If you get totally plastered then be careful you do not become the victim of criminal gangs that just love visitors wallets and credit cards. If you lose a bank card then call 670 925 55 immediately
If any of your stag party get into real problems either medically or with the law then a vist to the Foreign embassy may be necessary to ask for assistance. They can also assist with repatriation in the event of lost passports, serious financial situations or the death of one of your group
- Belgium (13 Alberta Street, tel. 67114852)
- Denmark (11 Pils Street, tel. 67226210)
- Estonia (13 Skolas Street, tel. 67812020)
- Finland (1 O. Kalpaka Boulevard, tel. 67078800)
- France (9 Raina Boulevard, tel. 67036600)
- Germany (13 Raina Boulevard, tel. 67085100)
- Ireland (13 Alberta Street, tel. 67039370)
- Israel (2 Elizabetes Street, floor 3 tel. 67635500)
- Italy (9 Teatra Street, floor 3, 4 tel. 67216069)
- Netherlands (4-1A Torna Street, tel. 673261 47)
- Norway (15 Kalku Street, tel. 67814100)
- Poland (6B Mednieku Street, tel. 67031500)
- Spain (11 Elizabetes Street, floor 3 tel. 67320281)
- Sweden (8 A. Pumpura Street, tel. 67686600)
- Switzerland (2 Elizabetes Street, floor 3 tel. 67338351)
- United Kingdom (5 J. Alunana Street, tel. 67774700)
- United States of America (1 Samnera Velsa Street, tel. 671 070 00)
All of the above Embassies are located in the Old Town in Riga or in the nearby Art Nouveau area
Internet Access in Riga:
Internet is readily available in most Riga Hotels and in dozens of Internet cafes. Free internet access can be obtained from all Riga public libraries.
Pharmacies in Riga:
There are a number of Pharmacies in Riga open 24/7 so that in case you have a medical emergency in the middle of the night, you can quickly get help. Even if the door is closed- ring the bell adjacent to the door and a member of the pharmacy team will come to serve you shortly.
Meness Aptieka Vaļņu iela 28, Rīga- Located in the Old Town T: +371 672 133 40
Mana Aptieka, Marijas iela 3, Riga Located in the town centre next to the Central Railway Station T: +371 672 10773