Centred around a charming UNESCO World Heritage Site listed Old Town, Latvia’s capital is a quirky and artistic place - with an extensive collection of gleaming art-deco architecture. Trolleybuses trundle the streets, while the Old Town harbours 800 years of Hanseatic history. Church spires rocket up across the skyline, combining with sleek new architecture and spruced up Soviet-era remnants. With a quirky underbelly and beautifully preserved fairytale architecture, it’s no wonder Riga is affectionately known as the Baltic Berlin. Ascend the tower of St. View more
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Sigulda is one of Latvia's most beautiful towns. There are not many places in the world where the beauty of nature becomes an integral part of the town.Discover the land filled with Medieval castles and beautiful forested country sides during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Sigulda.
Scenic Drive to Sigulda
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 30-mile (about 48-kilometre) ride to the picturesque town of Sigulda. En route, take in the beautiful forest scenery and magnificent views of the Gauja National Park and River Valley. Sigulda, often called the 'Latvian Switzerland' because of the beautiful mountainous region, is among the most popular destinations in the country.
Upon arrival in Sigulda, visit to the remains of the 13th-century Sigulda Castle. Located by the river and largely in ruins, the castle features an outdoor amphitheatre and offers splendid photo opportunities. Following the Sigulda Castle.
Gutmanis Cave and Turaida Castle
Next, visit the Gutmanis Cave, which is covered with markings dating from the 16th century, including the coats-of-arms of Old World hunters. The tour continues with a visit to the Turaida Castle, Church and the 19th century Kropotkin's Manor House. The 13th-century Turaida Castle and fortification tower offer excellent views over the valley and the meandering river below.
Following your visit, re-board your coach, for the approximate 1 hour and 30 minutes drive back to the pier. Along the way enjoy a short photo stop in Old Town, Town Hall square and before returning to the ship.
Enjoy playing a round of golf at Ozo Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course in Latvia.
A 30-minute drive from the pier will bring to the Ozo Golf club. The course has 18 holes, with a total distance of 6,999 yards (6400 metres) from the back tees. Designer Rob Swedberg has implemented accents of his native Rocky Mountains, adapted the banks of the nearby Lake Kisezers, as well as formed 16 ponds and 50 sand bunkers.
A round of golf is complete with return private transfers, all green fees and shared cart.
Board your coach and enjoy driving around elegant and fascinating Riga to the Central Market, which is Europe's largest market and bazaar in Riga, Latvia. It is one of the most notable structures from 20th century in Latvia and has been included in Unesco World Heritage Site list together with Old Riga in 1998.
The main structures of the market are five pavilions constructed by reusing old German Zeppelin hangars and incorporating Neoclassicism and Art Deco styles. The market is 72,300 square meters (778,000 sq ft) wide with more than 3,000 trade stands. You will have a possibility to see the market's red brick warehouses, which are almost 150 years old now. Each of them is based on individual designs by prominent architects well-known and respected in Europe and Russia at that time - Kārlis Felsko, Frīdrihs Hess, Roberts Pfūgs, Reinholds Šmīlings, Jānis Baumanis. Out of 58 warehouses built between 1864 and 1886 only 13 survive to this day.
During the tour at the market the Latvian Chef will join you. You will visit all the pavilions to find the ingredients necessary for your cooking class.
Next you will visit training kitchen, where a Local Chef will tell a story about Latvian food and cooking traditions. Participate in cooking class and prepare your lunch and then enjoy consuming the deliciouse foods you have created.
After lunch return back to the ship.
Hop aboard a small wooden boat to view Riga by canal and then by coach on this panoramic city tour.
By wooden boat
Begin your journey through Riga on a small wooden boat for a beautiful trip to enjoy Riga's marvelous layout, breathtaking buildings, wonderful parks, boulevards and charming city canal.
Next take a seat in a comfortable coach and start your drive through the modern part of the city. Pass by the National Opera, the Music Academy, the Central Railway Station, the Council of Ministers and the main business street in Riga - Brivibas. Enjoy a short walk through the park Esplanada (with its monument to the famous Latvian poet Janis Rainis), and see the Academy of Art and the State museum of Fine Arts. Board the coach and drive to the other side of the Old Riga and have a stop at the Town Hall Square, where you will see Blackheads House, Town Hall Building and St. Peter's church. Continue the tour with drive through Pardaugava region, which is one of regions in Riga.
Afterwards, return to the ship via coach.
Riga is the capital of Latvia, the largest city of the country and the most cosmopolitan town of the Baltic capitals. It is a well-known and highly appreciated industrial, commercial, cultural and financial center of the Baltic States as well as one of the most important seaports of the region. Experience the splendid, Old World architecture and landmarks of Latvia during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion through this historic city.
Art Nouveau District and Opera House
Depart the pier for the brief drive past the Presidential Palace to the unique Art Nouveau area. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of Alberta Street, home of some of the finest Art Nouveau architecture in Europe. Afterward, re-board your coach and drive past the Old Zeppelin Hangers, Boulevard Circle, Latvia University and the National Opera House.
Old Town Walking Tour
Next, pass by the Freedom Monument en route to the Monument of the Latvian Riflemen, then take a guided walking tour through the historic centre of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While strolling through the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town, pass the red-brick Gothic building, the tallest in Old Riga, the early-13th-century St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, the big and small Guilds, House of Blackheads, Dome Lutheran Church, and the romantic Convent Courtyard.
Following your walking tour, free time is made available to browse the shops near Konventa Seta, sight of St. George's Church and the oldest stone wall structure in Riga. From here, visit Pils Square, home of the imposing, 14th-century Riga Castle. Additional sights to be seen include the Three Brothers, the oldest building in Riva, St. Jacob's Church and the remains of the city's fortified Medieval wall.
Explore Riga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Explore Riga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Explore Riga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Explore Riga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.
Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.