Medieval Riga and Guided Boat Ride
Second biggest after Stockholm, city on the Baltic Sea – Riga, famous for its medieval wealth and power, in the times being a part of Hanseatic League, and for magnificent Art Nouveau architecture of the early 20th century.
Walk to the main square will take you 5 min. During walking tour of Riga’s old town you will see Dome cathedral founded in the 13th century, knight’s castle, nowadays being the presidential palace, Latvian Parliament building, several medieval churches, one of them is St Peter’s church with outstanding viewing platform on top of the tallest spire in the city. In one of the city corners you’ll discover the powder tower and part of medieval town wall. We will not forget Roland – the patron saint of the city and magnificent house of the guild of the Blackheads.
You will walk crooked streets of old Riga to the Freedom Monument, and see the moat and park belt of old town.
We will walk the districts of stupendous Art Nouveau buildings from the early 20th century, and admire the inventive spirit of Riga architects.
Tour will be continued with the boat ride together with the guid, as the best way to see Riga majestic panorama is the view from the water. You will see the Castle, building of new National library, TV tower, and more.
The tour will end in the old town where you have free time for discoveries on own, visiting museums, lunch or shopping.
Price: 2 per 180 eur
Each extra person + 30 euros
Booking has to be done latest 1 week prior to the arrival.
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This tour includes
- Dome cathedral
- Knight’s castle
- Latvian Parliament
- St Peter’s church
- Freedom Monument
- Art Nouveau buildings
The itinerary of the tour
10am meeting the guide at the exit gate on the harbor.
10.00-12.15 am Walking tour of Riga old town and Art Nouveau district
12.30-13.30 Boat ride on Daugava river
Getting back to the port on own. Port is 15 min walking distance away.
BE NOTED: the timing above is a sample one, and will be arranged accrding to the actual time of ship’s arrival to the port. We used to start the program one hour after disembarkation.
Tour price includes
- professional English-speaking guide for 3,5 hours (other languages are available for private tours upon request )
Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!
PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.