|Vacation club 50+ is specially designed for mature but young-at-heart students who are looking for both exciting vacation and study experience in Latvia.
The program will challenge students to stay intellectually stimulated by attending 20 Russian language lessons per week in the mornings and socially engaged by exploring the most interesting places of Riga during school’s organized and professionally guided excursions and museum visits including weekly full day excursions to the most beautiful places in Latvia. Be ready to be gastronomically pampered by the culinary delights of Russian and Latvian local cuisine in the framework of this cultural and linguistic experience.
N.B.: High season supplement applies from 22.05 till 25.09!
20 Russian lessons per week.
3 half-day activities per week
1 Friday’s restaurant night with prepaid drinks and snacks per week
Russian cuisine restaurant: tasting 3 types of speciality alcohol drinks and snacks;
LIDO restaurant: tasting 3 types of beer and various snacks.
1 full-day excursion per week.
Maximum 8 students per class (in summer up to 10).
Classes are held with other students according to the level of Russian language.
Upon request it is possible to book One-to-one Standard course.
Participants can book 1 or 2 weeks, the beginners should start on beginners dates.
Course dates for 2017:
1 week course: 6 March, 13 March, 22 May, 29 May, 17 July, 24 July, 11 September, 18 September, 4 December and 11 December
2 weeks course: 6 March, 22 May, 17 July, 11 September and 4 December
Beginners dates: 22 May, 17 July and 11 September
Vacation club 50+ social program:
SOCIAL PROGRAM WEEK 1
Riga Old Town Walking Tour
Explore the Riga Old Town, see its romantic and historical buildings and feel the medieval breath of the narrow streets and small houses.
Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and Riga Central Market
Get acquainted with the history of Latvia during the visit to the Occupation Museum and continue the tour to the life-full Riga Central market. See, taste and buy the local delicacies, enjoy the works of the Latvian craftsmen and practice your Russian while exploring market’s enormous pavilions!
Art Nouveau district, Museum for the history of Medicine and Russian cuisine restaurant
The best day is Friday! Find out why Riga is called the European capital of Art Nouveau while walking through the embassy district and taking breathtaking pictures. Your journey’s aim – Medicine Museum, has prepared some astonishing surprises for you, so listen and look carefully! After the museum, relax in the Russian cuisine restaurant, enjoying delicious snacks and traditional drinks, chatting and socialising with your new friends.
Full-day excursion to Sigulda
Sigulda is one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia, often called Latvian Switzerland. It is a great place to enjoy Latvian nature and rest after a productive study week. Discover the mystical Gutmana cave, Turaida Museum Reserve with medieval castle and learn the romantic story of its former inhabitants, as well as enjoy the calm beauty of the city.
SOCIAL PROGRAM WEEK 2
Riga Old Town Walking Tour for New Students only.
Mentcendorff House and National Library of Latvia
The elegant Mentcendorff house will take you back to the 18th century and you will see with your own eyes the amusing interior and furniture of the past. The journey in time will be continued by the visit to the majestic National Library of Latvia where you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Old Town.
Trip to Jurmala with visiting the Art Residence Inner Light
Jurmala – the biggest resort city in the Baltic states, also known as Latvian Pearl, is famous for its 33 km white sandy beaches, dunes, old pines and green landscaped streets. Continue exploring by paying the visit to the Art Residence Inner Light. Take a deep breath and witness the magical beauty of the light pictures painted in the unique technique.
Farewell party at the Latvian cuisine recreation centre “LIDO”
All good things come to an end! Enjoy the evening with your new friends from Vacation club 50+ program in the most popular national Latvian cuisine restaurant LIDO. See how the beer is made and learn ancient beer making (and drinking) traditions during the excursion at the LIDO beer brewery. You will have a great time with live music, beer, snacks, authentic interior and costumes - everything will be provided for you, all you need is just to enjoy your time!
Full-day excursion to the Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle
Rundale Palace – the greatest Baroque and Rococo art style monument in Latvia! It’s sophisticated beauty will delight even the most experienced spectator! After the guided tour at the Rundale, continue exploring and see the medieval Bauska castle. Catch the spirits of two eras!