Elite activities that don't drain the pocketbook

  • 2006-09-20
  • by Jody Yurkowsky
We often think of the Baltics as a region for holidays "on the cheap." In reality however, there are quite a number of options available in the Baltics that would appeal to the traveler with more refined or, perhaps, more expensive tastes.

One of the things that make this part of the world a paradox is that despite history, despite obstacles and everyday economics, sometimes the opportunities that we wouldn't have elsewhere become available right here in the Baltics. Take for example accommodation. Hotel Bergs in downtown Riga has year after year been featured in internationally known magazines as one of the best boutique hotels in the entire world.

This fact is made even more impressive when the price of a night there is compared to the price in other top hotels in the world. There is no question that Bergs offers truly reasonable rates for top class service.
This week we considered a couple of activities that usually cost a bit more and, therefore are often not pursued by the average person. In the Baltics, however, we find excellent standards for prices that impress. Hot air ballooning in England, for example, costs two to three times more than in it does in Lithuania. Gliding in Estonia compares in a similar manner.

Perhaps you have an activity you have always wanted to pursue but never had the time or extra pocket money. It could just be worth your while to see if that activity is available here in the Baltics.
Good luck and have fun!