International award “BEST BALTIC CAUSE EVENT AWARDS” 2018!
The 5-th Annual Charity Marta’s Ball in Riga!
14.11. – 17.11.2019. (4 days / 3 nights)
We invite you to visit beautiful Riga, the capital of Latvia, to enjoy exciting tours, historical buildings and vibrant night-life. Get acquainted with the Latvian culinary scene and PARTICIPATE IN THE BEST BALTIC REGION CULTURAL AND CHARITY EVENT – UNIQUE MARTA’S BALL!
You also will be able to see the one of a kind Light Festival Staro Rīga 2019 (from November 15 to November 18). Artists from France, Germany, Portugal, Japan and the Netherlands are taking part in it this year. The festival will end with a great firework on November 18 (Latvian Independence Day).
Day 1 / 14.11. Arrival in Riga. Transfer to the 5* Superior Hotel Grand Palace or Hotel de Rome 4*.
Free time. GRAND PALACE Hotel and Hotel de Rome are located in the center of Riga’s Old Town. If you arrive in the morning or during the day, we recommend to have a walk around the Old Town.
Riga, the Capital of Latvia, is rich in architecture, culture and a plentiful array of attractions. Riga is by far one of the most amazing capital cities in Europe and well worth visiting.
The capital city is home to around 700,000 inhabitants making it a very pleasant sized city to spend time in. Riga was created around 800 years ago, so it is a fairly new city but that in no way reduces the huge amount of history one will find. Riga is a charming place to begin your trip to Latvia, with all of the things you would expect from a modern capital city, great food, live music, performances, the opera, theatrical events, great art nouveau architecture, wild nightlife, shopping and a rich history. It has a huge amount of museums that will help you to get to know some of the local culture and history.
Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture prevailed in Europe of 1880s-1910s. It was an antithesis to other styles that merely copied the past. Instead of re-using old columns and Antiquity-inspired sculptures, art nouveau used elements such as curved lines, geometric patterns, images of plants and images from local mythology to create extremely elaborate yet still modern (for that time) facades.
There is no other city in Europe which can compare to Riga in terms of the number of Art Nouveau buildings. In Riga, more than one-third of the buildings in the city center are Art Nouveau in style. In terms of the compact nature of these treasures and off the great artistic quality of the buildings that can be seen, Riga is a true Art Nouveau metropolis. Riga is usually considered an unparalleled gem of art nouveau.
The pearl of Art Nouveau in Riga is Alberta Street and its surrounding streets (Vilandes, Elizabetes, Strelnieku and Antonijas street). Here the visitors will see the most brilliant aspects of the decorative style which Art Nouveau was. The elaborate facades of these buildings are favorites for tourists to snap images of and there is even an Art Nouveau museum.
(Cost of excursion depends on the people quantity, for two people it will cost 55 EUR per person).
For dinner we recommend the Riviera restaurant. It is also located in Art Nouveau district. Restaurant Riviera is created according to the best traditions of Meditarranean cuisine. This is very special place, designed in peaceful colors with stone mosaics and southern ornaments on the walls.
The menu combines Italian, Spanish, French and Greek culinary tastes, which are complemented by specially exquisite Mediterranean region wine card.
Day 2 / 15.11. Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
09:30 Walking tour around Old City: This guided tour in Riga will take you on a walk along the narrow streets of the Old Town of Riga to enjoy the splendors of the Dome cathedral, Old Guild house, Riga castle, House of the Blackheads and much more in this former Hanseatic trade league city.
Immerse yourself into the world of stories, history and culture while walking through the streets that are storing centuries of events that took place here. In order to preserve Riga Old Town and the historical center of Riga, it has been included into UNESCO World Heritage.
Later we continue with excursion to Jurmala – the biggest resort town in the Baltic states, boasting a 200 year history of success. The excursion will start in a cosy restaurant where you can have a tasty lunch.
Lunch will be organized by Rotary Club Jurmala. And you certainly will have a possibility to meet members of the club in a warm ambiance with a glass of wine
After lunch: walk along famous Jomas street in Jurmala, visit forest park Dzintaru mežaparka and, of course, short walk along the beach. Jurmala is famous for its sandy 32 km long beach and pine woods.
Transfer to the hotel. Free time or participation in pre-party at the Grand Palace Hotel.
Pre-party starts at 19:00. Program includes:
– meeting with Marta’s Ball organizing committee,
– wine tasting with Noble Wine (Noble Wine company was created to share emotions, feelings and knowledge that wine gives to people),
– evening meal by Grand Palace Hotel,
– live music
– live communication
– DJ Zane Stocka
We also recommend you to take a walk around Old City to enjoy “Staro Rīga” Festival. More than 40 objects will be on show at the Light Festival Staro Rīga 2019 for four evenings from 5pm to 11pm, on 15th to 18th November. Objects created using various light art techniques will be on view at the Festival in three programs in Rīga’s parks, squares and on building facades.
Day 3 / 16.11. Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Free time – use the time to go shopping or you can get ready for Marta’s Ball. J We provide a professional hair & makeup service for the Ball.
Marta’s Ball starts in the evening at 19:30.
Who was Marta? Why Marta’s Ball? Marta Helena Skowrońska, later known as Marta Samuilovna Skavronskaya was the second wife of Peter the Great and first Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death.
Her life story is a story about Latvian Cinderella. The future Empress of Russia lived in Marienburg – the present-day Alūksne in Latvia, near the border with Estonia and Russia.
She met Peter the Great in 1703 and in 1705 she converted to Orthodoxy and took the new name of Catherine Alexeyevna (Yekaterina Alexeyevna)
Catherine was the first woman to rule Imperial Russia, opening the legal path for a century almost entirely dominated by women, including her daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter-in-law Catherine the Great, all of whom continued Peter the Great’s policies in modernizing Russia.
More information about Marta’s Ball you can find on this web-site: www.latviancatherine.com
- Guests welcome with champagne and wines, specially selected for this event by the specialists of Noble Wine (VIP ticket),
- Oriental snacks & best sushi and sake by Gan Bei ( VIP ticket)
- GALA CONCERT Opening by countertenor Sergejs Jegers, holder of Order of Three Stars award of the Republic of Latvia, and Marta’s Ball patron since 2015.
- Gala concert with opera stars of the Latvian Opera and surprise from the artists of Mikhail Chekhov Russian Theatre, Riga,
- Live music dancing
- MAGNUM Ice Cream
- Water by ĶEKAVAS AVOTS
- Concert with Latvian and International opera, jazz and pop artists
- Charity lottery with prizes from companies like GRAND PALACE HOTEL, FREY WILLE, KEKAVA AVOTS, NOBLE WINE, RIGA Black BALZAM, TALLINK, ENERA , MAGNUM , GAN BEI
and many other.
- Silent auction
- Entertainment and surprises
- During the evening bars and cafes of the theatre offer food and drinks with special prices.
- Disco with DJs
- After 2.00 am, possibility to continue evening in one of the best night-clubs of Riga, «Friends». VIP zone will be available for Marta’s Ball guests.
Ball starts at 19:30.
Address: The Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre, Kalku 16.
Day 4 / 17.11. Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Private transfer hotel – airport.
Note: it is possible to extend the stay at the hotel for additional fee.
Package price (price per person):
430 EUR (in double room – Grand Palace)
630 EUR (in single room – Grand Palace)
328 EUR (in double room – Hotel de Rome)
428 EUR (in single room – Hotel de Rome)
The price includes:
– standard private transfer (airport-hotel-airport),
– 4 days / 3 nights at the hotel.
– buffet breakfasts,
– Old City city-tour (Russian or English-speaking guide at your request),
– excursion to Jurmala* (if group 10 people or more),
– city taxes
The price does not include:
– flight to Riga and back,
– medical insurance,
– private expenses,
– pre-party at Grand Palace Hotel (50 EUR per person),
– Marta’s Ball ticket (35 EUR – standard ticket (includes: participation in the ball and show program), 100 EUR – VIP-ticket (includes: participation in the ball, VIP-zone, show program, finger food, snacks, welcome sparkling /red/wite wine)
We can organize VIP-transfer airport-hotel-airport for additional fee (Premium-class cars)
Booking and payment conditions:
Please send your requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org, contact phone: +37129404723.
Full payment until 01.10.2019.
Important!Date or time of departure, pickup, or drop-off, or the content of a tour itinerary, are subject to change or cancellation should unforeseen circumstances occur, at the discretion of the tour operator changes to the itinerary. The customer will be updated as early as possible in case of changes.