Old town walking tour, 1,5 – 2 h (by foot)
During the tour you’ll walk along the narrow streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the splendors of the Dome Cathedral, Big and Small Guild Houses and the Riga Castle. The tour starts at the Town Hall Square- the central square of the city from 13th up to 19th century. The most famous building on the square is the magnificent Blackheads’ House. You will also see such famous spots as St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, Powder Tower and many others.
Old city, Ring of Boulevards and Art Nouveau district, 3 h (bus tour)*
Sightseeing around the Old city, the Ring of Boulevards and walk in Art Nouveau district. The tour takes you through the center of the town to the Art Nouveau district, Albert Street – a real open-air architectural museum, where the most explicit collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe is located. You’ll also see the Academy of Art, the University building, the National Opera and the Central train station.
A treat for all your senses in Ogre, 5 h (bus tour)*
Driving through the Latvian countryside the guide will tell you about Latvia, its nature, life in the country, habits of Latvian people. You will have the opportunity to see how cheese makers employ their crafts and skills to make more than thirty different types of fresh soft cheese at one of the most popular dairy plants in Latvia “Siera Štelle”. You will have the chance to make the cheese yourself and, of course, eat it! Afterwards you will visit unique wide and rich collection of retro cars and vehicles.
Culinary tour – come and feel the taste of Riga, 1,5 h (on foot)*
A tour through Riga Central Market. The largest market in the Baltic States and one of the biggest outdoor markets in Europe. It’s pavilions, former German Zeppelin hangars, have been a striking landmark of the city since 1920’s. Its extensive range of products includes food and products characteristic of Latvia-fresh and smoked fish, meat and dairy products, fresh and pickled vegetables, fruit, berries, real country bread and many others. Our guide will take you to the world of colors, aromas and tastes by offering you to try our local specialties.
Jewish history in Riga, 3 h (bus tour)*
During the tour you will see the most important historical places of Riga’s Jewish community. The bus will take you also to Rumbula Memorial which is located about 15 km from Riga on the site of the massacre of the Jewish population in 1941. The memorial was built on the donations of the former ghetto prisoner Boris Kliot, whose parents and sisters were killed at Rumbula. The central part of the memorial is shaped in the form of the Star of David with a menorah (Jewish candlestick) above it. The menorah is surrounded by uncut stones where the names of slaughtered Jews are engraved. Several cobblestones bear the names of Riga’s ghetto streets. There are also several mass graves in the territory of the memorial, which are marked with concrete borders.
Rundale sightseeing, 5-6 h (bus tour)*
Rundale, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Latvia, was built in 1736-1740 as a summer residence for the Duke of Courland, Ernst Johann Biron. The palace was designed by the outstanding Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. Crystal chandeliers, silk wallpaper, rich stucco molding, sculptures, luxurious tiled fireplaces, mirrors, elegant galleries and refined colors and frescos were made by Italian artists Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucci. Now the renovated areas show the former glory of the palace. During the summer the tour includes a visit to the palace’s French regular park.
Sigulda sightseeing, 5-6 h (bus tour)*
Sigulda is often called the Latvian Switzerland. In summer and spring you can walk along the picturesque banks of the river Gauja and explore the main place of interest in Sigulda – the mighty medieval Turaida castle. The castle is an architectural monument of the 13th century. In winter, Sigulda is a center for Latvia winter sports like skiing, bobsled, and others.
Sigulda + Cesis sightseeing, 6-7 h (bus tour)*
Sigulda is often called the Latvian Switzerland. In summer and spring you can walk along the picturesque banks of the river Gauja and explore the main place of interest in Sigulda – the mighty medieval Turaida castle. The castle is an architectural monument of the 13th century. In winter, Sigulda is a center for Latvia winter sports like skiing, bobsled, and others. + Cesis Medieval style castle.
12 h private Kuldiga and Ventspils tour (bus tour)*
Founded over 700 years ago, Ventspils is one of Latvia’s oldest ports, and the smell of the sea and the wind blowing through your hair are constant reminders of the maritime heritage. But as its superbly restored, interactive and visitor-friendly medieval castle shows, this is a city very much in tune with today. At present, the old town of Kuldīga and the red-brick bridge across the river Venta are candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The town is also famous for the widest waterfall in Europe.
12 h private Kuldiga, Liepaja and Kolka tour (bus tour)*
Set on Latvia’s ruggedly beautiful west coast, Liepaja (Liepāja) is a proud port city with an artistic soul. With its pristine Blue Flag beach, market stalls offering fresh local fish and the local specialty cod dish Liepājas menciņi on every menu, Liepaja is a place with the sea running through its veins. And its affectionate nickname “the city where the wind is born” reflects a town with a strong individualistic streak. At present, the old town of Kuldīga and the red-brick bridge across the river Venta are candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The town is also famous for the widest waterfall in Europe. Cape Kolka is the most pronounced horn on the shores of Latvia, and it is where the waves from two seas clash – the open Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. During the bird migration season, dozens of thousands of birds fly over the cape, and this is the best place to start a visit to Slitere National Park.
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