Art Nouveau in Riga

3 nights from £1025

Start:London Gatwick
Finish:London Gatwick
Duration:3 Nights
Group size:0 - 27

Explore romantic Riga, the largest of the three Baltic capitals, often described as a metropolis of Art Nouveau. A powerful industrial city in the 19th century, Riga was home to a newly wealthy Latvian bourgeoisie who embraced the new style based on naturalistic designs and forms. These motifs are found in the period’s architecture, interior design, jewellery, furniture and textiles and the movement’s philosophy which saw ‘art as a way of life’ quickly caught on in the ancient Hanseatic city. The ‘Jugendstil’ lifestyle of wealthy patrons is beautifully preserved and waiting to be discovered in the company of architectural expert Mike Hope on this three-night tour based at the Hotel Monika.

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Accommodation

Hotel Monika
The four-star Hotel Monika is located in the cultural and historical centre of Riga, and is encircled by one of Europe’s most eminent block of Art Nouveau buildings, close to the Old Town of Riga. The hotel's restaurant 'Sokrats' creates a pleasant atmosphere with excellent cuisine. Bedrooms are comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, minibar, TV, safe, hairdryer and telephone.

Hotel Monika Website

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YOUR LECTURER - Mike Hope
Mike Hope author, lecturer, curator and designer, has spent more than twenty-five years at four universities (Staffordshire, Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent and Plymouth) and nearly thirty years delivering Summer School Programmes. He has lectured around the world and was a founder board member of The European Academy of Design. Alongside an extensive publication list, he has researched, designed and curated many exhibitions, and advised on stained glass to the Diocese of Exeter. He specialises in Art and Design History, Stained Glass; Churches and Cathedrals; the English Country House and Garden and has also spent fourteen years teaching the Bauhaus Movement.

FLIGHTS
Please note that all flight times are provisional and subject to airline schedules and changes.

HEALTH & INSURANCE – EHIC CARD
Please note that EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) only allows access to the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the EU country they are temporarily visiting. It is NOT an alternative to travel insurance and will not provide the same level of cover as a travel insurance policy. The EHIC will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as repatriation to the UK or lost or stolen property. It is also important to note that each country’s healthcare system is slightly different, so the EHIC might not cover everything that would be generally free on the NHS. On the EHIC application website, there is a section called Access to Healthcare Abroad which clarifies all the conditions and inclusions.

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Start:London Gatwick
Finish:London Gatwick
Duration:3 Nights
Group size:0 - 27
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