The third largest city after St Petersburg and Stockholm on the Baltic Sea, Riga is famous for its medieval wealth and power. Riga was part of the Hanseatic League and is known for magnificent Art Nouveau architecture from the early 20th century.
A walk to the main square will take you 5 minutes. During the walking excursion of Riga’s Old Town you will see Riga Cathedral founded in the 13th century, knight’s castle, nowadays being the presidential palace, the Latvian Parliament building, several medieval churches, one of them is St Peter’s Church with an 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 Blackhead Guild.
You will walk the 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. The shore excursion will end in Old Town where you have free time for discoveries on your own, visiting museums, lunch, or souvenir shopping.
(Inside visits of the attractions are optional at your own cost during free time)
10:00 am: Meeting the guide and driver at the exit gate on of harbor
10:00 am - 12:15 pm: Walking tour of Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau district
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Free time… Return to the port on your own. The port is 15 minutes walking from Old Town