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Riga Old Town (Vecriga) Tours and Tickets

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The Riga Old Town (Vecrīga) is the historic and geographic center of the city, located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Only remnants of the fortifications that enclosed the city between the 13th and 18th centuries still remain, but visitors will be charmed by the narrow cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture. The old city has something for everyone, from churches to museums to outdoor cafes and restaurants. Highlights include the 13th-century Riga Dome Cathedral, the tall steeple spire of St. Peter’s Church, Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads and the Latvian War Museum, which is housed in the Gunpowder Tower. A trip up the tower of St. Peter’s is a must for its great views over the Old Town. During the holidays, large outdoor markets can be found in both Dome and Livu Squares and in the winter, an ice skating rink takes over the middle of Livu Square.

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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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The Old Riga, Art Nouveau, and Central Market districts are three highlights within the city of Riga. On this small-group walking tour, visit all three and hear about the history and cultural heritage of Latvia. Learn about local culture from your guide as you stroll Riga’s scenic streets. Take time to sample traditional Latvian food.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

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A mobile and fulfilling 2 hour tour of exploring everything that is worth to see in The Old Town! Spectacular architecture, narrow streets with native shops, best places for food and drinks, finest spots for great photos and stories which go beyond pure history.This tour will include everything for you to feel like a tourist and a local in the same time. If you want to get new expiriences and escape your daily routine, this is for you. Lets make memories together!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.17
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Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

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"Discover Old Riga" is a spontaneous photo walk activity that will show you around the beautiful Old Town of Riga, during a 90 min. waking tour along the most emblematic spots. Using its medieval streets and historical buildings as unique creative backgrounds, you will have a professional photoshoot taken along the way, while learning stories and interesting facts about Riga's fascinating medieval past. The resulting pictures will be edited and sent to your email within 3 working days. Overall, an exciting activity for couples, families, groups of friends or solo travellers who want to experience Riga in the most unique way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.10
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$102.10
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.21
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The best of Riga segway tour

The best of Riga segway tour

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Cover lots of ground in Riga on this 1.5-hour Segway tour that covers all of the important landmarks. Perfect for those short on time or those who have difficulty walking, touring via a 2-wheeled, self-balancing scooter in Riga is easy and enjoyable. After a brief intro session, zoom off into the streets of Old Riga to see and learn about the history and culture of the Latvian capital.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$51.05
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Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

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One of a kind Beer Bike in Baltics. Easy to pedal with comfy chairs, neon lights, music and roof, just in case if it is raining. Sober driver/guide will meet you and guide to the Riga Beer Bike.
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  • 1 hour
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$29.10
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$29.10

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

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Explore Riga’s Old Town and art nouveau architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with an informative guide. Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.19
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Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

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Get to know the Latvian towns of Sigulda and Cēsis on this full-day private tour. With a dedicated guide for just you and your party, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary while learning about the local culture and tasting traditional Latvian cuisine. Stop at a local winery to try the vintages, visit local castles, and snap photos of the scenery in Gauja National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Riga included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.20
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$204.20
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Honest tour of Riga with the best private guide in town

Honest tour of Riga with the best private guide in town

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Honest tour of must-sees with the best* private guide of Riga Every city has it's good, bad and the ugly, and there's always the option of highlighting just one side of the coin. On this tour we try our hardest to stay as honest and objective as possible, not loosing the perspective of a local at the same time. 4-5 hours, including a coffee break, might seem long, but a half day tour like that is the shortest possible time to cover all the most important sights that Riga's heart has to offer without a rush. Still - depending on your desire or availability, it can be longer or shorter as well - you can decide during the tour. It's customisable as well, so if you'd like to drop a thing from the itinerary or add something different (eg, central market), the guide will be happy to adjust. We don't take tours more than 5 times a week, so the tour would stay fresh and the guide wouldn't become a machine of spouting facts and figures. * as described by his mother and some of his friends.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$93.09
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$93.09
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Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market

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2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods. Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions. During the tour you will have degustation at five different sections: Fish: rye bread with sprats, lightly salted herring, local beer or soft drink. Vegetables: different kinds of salted cucumber (1 day, 1 week, 1 month), marinated cabbage (with beets, cranberry, curry), sauerkraut, marinated wild garlic, spicy carrot. Hemp: rye bread with hemp butter. Cheese: different kinds of Latvian cheese - smoked, with cumin, with cranberries. Meat: ham, different kinds of sausages (smoked, with berries, from turkey, pork, chicken), smoked chicken.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.19
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Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga
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Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga

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Riga is definitely a city with beautiful architecture everywhere, but especially stunning are the Art Nouveau buildings. This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and why those who appreciate culture and art visit Riga in the first instance. This tour will introduce you to so-called "beautiful era" or La Belle Époque in the beginning of 20th century, when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Our lovely and professional guides will explain you the philosophical meaning hidden behind the luxury facade decorations and will show you some stunning Art Nouveau examples - the most famous ones on Alberta Street and those that only locals know. The tour also includes visit to Art Nouveau Museum that has an unique collection of Art Nouveau design, art & furnishings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.05
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Pub Crawl in Riga

Pub Crawl in Riga

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Riga Pub Crawl team invites you to discover Riga's nightlife together! Meet with other travellers so you can party together and who knows - maybe find some friends to share other activities with while in Riga! During the tour, you will be visiting 3 different bars and the local dance club at the end with 1 welcome drink (a beer or a shot depending on the place) in each of these 4 places. Apart from the welcome drinks, you will be able to order more drinks by yourselves - all reasonably priced. We're not interested to take you to expensive places! Only to the ones where we would go ourselves! There will be a bar with a place where to sit down and chat so you can get to know each other, there will be karaoke to practise your singing for the public, and of course - there will be live music and a dance floor! Let's say the tour gives you a great start for the best night out! Please note that tour would be cancelled only if there are less than 4 people in the group.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

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Latvia has a long history of beermaking and with breweries located all around the country, there is an impressive variety of Latvian beers to try. This tasting tour offers the perfect introduction—visit two bars in Riga’s Old Town, learn all about Latvian beers and local traditions from your guide, and sample up to six different beers, accompanied by typical Latvian snacks.
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  • 2 hours
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$271.98
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Old Riga Walking Tour / Riga Altstadt Spaziergang

Old Riga Walking Tour / Riga Altstadt Spaziergang

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Old Riga is like a pearl of Baltics , located near the Daugava river . Architecture is kept from the Medieval times , there are nice squares , beautiful park near Riga City Canal , near Opera Building and Riga , like a pretty lady have lots of stories and lots of secrets. Swedish Gate is connected with a love legend and pancakes , Riga Cathedral have an organ with 6718 pipes and the Dom Square is like a heart of Old Riga and Riga is celebrating a birthday party of Sherlock Holmes, because there is also a Baker Street. You are welcome , dear guests !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.09
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Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Bauska - Rundale - Hill of Crossess - Riga

Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Bauska - Rundale - Hill of Crossess - Riga

Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace, and the Hill of Crosses are three Baltic highlights, but ticking off all of them from Riga can be tricky without a car. On this tour from Riga, travel comfortably from your hotel in a private vehicle and visit all three.Take your time to explore each independently.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$351.68
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Private Riga Tour and Jewish History Places

Private Riga Tour and Jewish History Places

5-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a coffee break. You will visit Synagogue, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the Riga Art Nouveau Museum, as well as see Riga Castle, House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Riga Art Nouveau, Swedish Gate, Cats House, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 5 hours
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$526.00
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$526.00
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Get Acquainted with Riga on Customized Private Tour

Get Acquainted with Riga on Customized Private Tour

Make the most of your visit to Riga with our fully customizable private tour. Choose what you want to see and when, and our expert managers will help you put together your perfect itinerary. Highly professional private tour guides, expert drivers and fast-track admission to museums will make your trip to Riga a truly memorable one! Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. The guide will have a sign with your name on it. According to your pre-selected museum preferences, your guide will already have a fully customized tour program which you will follow during your private exploration of Riga. We will happily customize each tour to include the sights that interest you most and will provide skip-the-line admission and special arrangements to maximize your experience. We care about our clients and want to make sure their tour time is used wisely and effectively. Each day your tour will end at the location of your choosing - either back at your hotel or anywhere in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.00
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Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

5-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a coffee break, as well as a visit to Synagogue, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Riga Art Nouveau, Swedish Gate, Cats House, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 5 hours
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$483.00
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$483.00
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Pub Crawl- Your best night out in Riga with our local guide!

Pub Crawl- Your best night out in Riga with our local guide!

Planning your night out? Interested to taste local beers & cocktails  and to have lots of fun with your mates?  We can organise a crazy time for you! Our Party Guide will take you to the best pubs, bars and clubs located in Riga Old Town and introduce you to Riga nightlife!   Starting at 9:30 pm, checking 3 awesome pubs, ending in the nightclub at 1am, will allow you to warm up before the hard party! Yes, yes, the nightlife in Riga ends up at 6am and there are some after parties closing when the last visitor leaves!   To join this crazy adventure, you should be taking some casual or smart clothes on you, exclude sports clothes & shoes, must be over 18 years old (don’t forget your ID!) and should be controlling your drinking!  Stay positive, we are here to ensure you are enjoying your vacation! Keep in mind, that the aggressive or intoxicated ones will be excluded from the rest of the pub crawl journey and the payment won’t be refunded.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.05
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Riga Shore Excursion

Riga Shore Excursion

Is your cruise ship stopping in Riga? Excellent! You have a chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Riga historical center! We will go on a walking tour of Riga Old Town where you will hear many legends and fun stories of our city. Apart from the Old Town, you will also get to visit Central Market and art Nouveau district! Between all locations, we will take care of private transportation (as big as the group size requires). The driving tour gives a great chance to see Riga from different angles - impossible to do on feet in such a limited time. Our priority is our client so we will be happy to rearrange things to meet your interests! For example - you do not wish to go to the market, but you'd like to see more of wooden houses - we will customize the tour for you. If you would like to stop for a beer or a cup of coffee to enjoy the Old Town vibe - it is not a problem! We are happy to go off the path to make your time in Riga relaxing and enjoyable!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.76
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$90.76
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Jewish Heritage of Riga

Jewish Heritage of Riga

Inhale the sights of historic Riga in just half a day on this private shore excursion. Travel direct from the port with a guide, visit spots including the Riga Synagogue, the Art Nouveau Museum, and the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, then enjoy a walking tour of Old City Riga. Your package includes entrance fees to the Synagogue and Art Nouveau Museum but excludes donations and photo pass costs.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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$219.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a visit to the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 4 hours
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$372.00
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$372.00
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Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

The tour includes a sightseeing tour of Riga and a walking tour of the city center. You will see Daugava embankment, Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, Riga Art Nouveau, etc.
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  • 4 hours
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$216.00
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$216.00

Private Tour of Riga: Old Town and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Tour of Riga: Old Town and Art Nouveau Museum

Meet your driver and guide at the cruise ship / hotel and start your relaxed discovery of the stunning city of Riga. During the 4-hour sightseeing tour you will get to enjoy the best of this Baltic pearl. After a beautiful drive down the Daugava riverbank and city center sightseeing, we will enjoy a short walk on historic streets of medieval old town, where you will see the House of the Blackheads, Riga Castle, Cathedral and the National Opera in a wonderful park setting. An absolute must-have is a visit to the unique collection of Art Nouveau buildings before admiring this wonderfully lavish period in art history inside Art Nouveau Museum. We will also take some time in the Old Town to take in the atmosphere and enjoy some free time for a coffee break or shopping. From the medieval treasures of the 13th century old town to one of the finest collections of Art Nouveau in Europe, Riga is truly a culture hub not to miss out. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$433.00
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