Walk the streets of Old Riga with the expert guide to plunge yourself into the life and history of Latvia.
Visit the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church and the Art Nouveau Center.
Admire the masterpieces at the Latvian National Museum of Art.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne on the National Opera backstage tour.
Grand Palace hotel or similar
Wellton Riga hotel or similar
Museum entrance fees
Expert local guide
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
On-tour transportation including arrival and departure private transfers
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Day 1: Welcome to Riga
Arrival to Riga. You will be met, greeted and escorted to your hotel.
This evening explore the neighborhood of Old Riga. Visit the Dome Cathedral which boasts one of the world’s largest pipe organs. Enter St. Peter’s Church with magnificent views of the city from its steeple. View the wonderfully restored buildings, now housing cozy restaurants, cafes, bars, and souvenir shops.
Day 2: Riga Art Nouveau
Today we offer you some insights into the history and architecture of Riga. Sightseeing Tour begins with driving along the central boulevards,
enjoying the view of the City Canal parks, the Bastion Hill, the Powder Tower, the Art Nouveau buildings of the beginning of the century, and Daugava River with its bridges.
After the traditional lunch visit the Art Nouveau Center. The building itself is an apartment house designed in 1904 by Kostantins Peksens, one of the most famous Latvian architect at the turn of the Century. The building is still filled with eclectic elements, with the roof contour heavily influenced by late German Renaissance style.
Evening optional program: Enjoy the Latvian National Opera private backstage tour and get to know the secrets of actor’s real life. Meet with real artists, enjoy a glass of champagne and little private performance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Latvian National Museum of Art
After breakfast, meet with your guide in the lobby of the hotel. This morning visit the Latvian National Museum of Art. Its collections have more than 52000 works of art reflecting the development of professional art in the Baltic area and Latvia from the middle of the 18th century to the present day. It also presents the brilliant works of Russian art from the 16th century to the first half of the 20th century. The Latvian National Museum of Art operates in two buildings, both historically important for the history of Riga.
Enjoy your lunch and then have free afternoon at leisure or, as an option, travel to Rundale Palace.
Rundale Palace, the most magnificent masterpiece of baroque architecture in the Baltic States, lies at a distance of 70 km from Riga. It was built as a summer residence of the Duke of Courland Ernst Johann Biron in the first part of the 18th century by the Italian architect F. B. Rastrelli, the baroque genius from Italy who created many of St. Petersburg’s finest buildings including the Winter Palace.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Depart Riga
Departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Price based on double accommodation:
- 1130$ per person at 5* hotel
- Single supplement $400
- 900$ per person at 4* hotel
- Single supplement $210
Optional Latvian National Opera House backstage tour: from $200 upon request
Optional Rundale Palace tour (6 hours): $270 per person
- Travel any day
- Please dress in accordance with the weather conditions
Booking and cancellation policy:
- We recommend booking 90-60 days in advance for the peak season from May to September
- Booking of the tour can be made not less than 15 days prior to the date of the tour
- After the tour is booked the cancellation charge of 50% of the total amount will be applied
- There will be no refund for the cancellation of the tour made less than 3 days prior to the booked tour
- All cancellations or changes can be done by phone or email
Grand Palace Hotel 5*
The Leading Hotels of the World is located in the heart of Riga’s Old Town, only 328 feet from Riga Castle. Plush rooms with contemporary decor feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and heated bathroom floors; some add sitting areas and tea and coffeemakers. Suites include smart TVs and Blu-ray players. Room service is available 24/7. A free breakfast buffet is served in an opulent, art deco style restaurant. There’s also a lobby bar, and a seasonal outdoor bar serving food and cocktails.
Wellton Hotel 4*
The hotel is located in the very heart of Riga. Despite its favorable location and the high level of comfort, it offers a wide range of services, taking into account the individual wishes and needs of the guests. Historic and sightseeing attractions, as well as entertainment, cafes & restaurants, are nearby the hotel.