4 / 3days / nights

Cultural Riga Tour

Riga
Welcome in frozen wonderland! Discover the old Hanseatic city of Riga sprinkled with snow and dive into Latvian culture! Did you know that Latvian people kept in their memories over 1.4 million folkloric songs now registered as part of UNESCO heritage? As you walk into the beautiful streets of the Old Riga rocked by Latvian music, you will get enchanted by amazing things Latvians do. Wollen shawls, linen shirts, cord shoes, folk musical instruments, knitted mittens, wood carvings and toys are the pride of Latvian arts and crafts that you will discover in Riga’s lovely shops. In this relaxing atmosphere, you will enjoy a huge variety of designs and architecture of this fascinating cosmopolitan Baltic city. You will enjoy the brightest and the most lively corners of Riga like the Alberta Art Nouveau Street or wooden district of Kalciema. Later, through degustation of garlic bread and Black Balsam, the national liqueur, you will definitely become Latvian at heart!
Day 1 Thursday: Arrival Riga Arrival in Riga, optional transfer to Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****, check-in; welcome meeting, optional welcome dinner at hotel.
Day 2 Friday: Riga Riga, founded in 1201 by the German bishop Albert, is the largest of the three Baltic capitals and boasts a real kaleidoscope of architectural styles. The walking tour of the Old Town includes Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon offers an optional tour to Riga Art Nouveau district and a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. In the evening an optional contemporary Latvian cuisine dinner at Restaurant “Muusu” is offered.
Day 3 Saturday: Riga In the Morning we go to Kalnciema Quarter, a bright and lively spot in Riga, on the left bank of the Daugava River, in the green and colorful area of Pārdaugava. It regularly hosts events for families and children, art exhibitions, plays, open-air concerts, and educational events. Kalnciema Quarter is particularly famous for its weekly market – ever since 2008, on Saturdays, local farmers and artisans have been bringing their versatile produce to Kalnciema Quarter. The cluster of renovated wooden buildings contains a Wooden Architecture center, wine shop and cafe, offering wine from the small vineyards of Marche, Italy, a restaurant, an art gallery and a design salon.

On 16.01. (GRW01) we visit Riga Streetfood Festival, taking place in Riga Old Town. Every year chefs from 15 of Riga’s best restaurants accept the challenge to look for the characteristic taste of winter and brave the cold at the Riga Street Food Festival.

The afternoon offers on optional guided visit to the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (MDAD) has been open to the public since 6 July 1989. The museum has seven collections: textile art, ceramics, metal, leather, decorative wood and glaas art as well as a design collection. The permanent display introduces visitors to the work of Latvia’s leading artists in decorative art and design. It tells about the dominant styles and movements in the period from the end of the 19th century to the present day. The evening offers an optional a ballet or opera performance at the Latvian National Opera.
Day 4 Sunday: Riga Departure Optional transfer to the airport.
Information and Booking form:
Price per person sharing standard double room. The single supplement is 115 € per room.
Price includes:
  • 3 overnights at centrally located Hotel Radisson Blu Ridzene*****
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  • 3 x buffet breakfast
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  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
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  • 3-hours guided walking tour of Riga Old Town and 3-hours excursion to Kalnciema Quarter
  • Entrance to the Riga History and Navigation Museum
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  • Service of English and German speaking local guide
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  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking local guide
  • Service of Portuguese and French speaking local guide
Optional Excursions
Optional Meals
Optional Transfers
Number of Rooms:
Rooming list:
Room 1 Adults
Child
Room 2 Adults
Child
Room 3 Adults
Child
Room 4 Adults
Child

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To book the tour for 5 or more travellers please contact us: info@baltictour.com