5 / 4days / nights

Classical Latvia Tour

Classical Latvia tour to visit some of the most significant cultural and architectural sights in Riga, Jurmala, Sigulda, Cesis, Rundale, Bauska. You will be fascinated by our history, unique traditions, unspoilt nature and friendly people.
Day 1 Welcome to Riga! Arrival in Riga, meeting and transfer to the hotel, check in.
Welcome to Riga, the capital city of Latvia! A place where centuries meet.
Overnight in Riga.
Day 2 Old Riga Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning guided Old Riga Town walking sightseeing tour
This tour will give you a chance to get acquainted with Old Riga and Old Town most famous architectural monuments: the Freedom Monument - the symbol of Latvia's independence and strength, 13th century St.Peter's Church, St.George's Church, St. John's Church, a part of restored city wall and the medieval John's yard, the medieval dwelling houses "Three Brothers", 13th century St.Jacob's Church, 14th century Riga Castle, Convent Yard, the Philharmonic Square, the Saeima building, Jacob's Barracks, the Powder Tower and Smilsu street, the Swedish Gate with its inspired numerous myths and legends and the Latvian National Opera. During the tour you will also visit the Dome Cathedral - to learn about famous 19th century organ, which is one of the biggest organs in Europe. Optional tasting of Riga Black Balsam in a secret laboratory of A.Kunce.
Organ Music Concert at the Dome Cathedral.
A concert at Riga Cathedral will become a truly unique musical experience. Afternoon at your leisure in Riga or optional guided Jurmala sightseeing tour. Jurmala - the largest resort city in the Baltic States is well-known for its natural treasures-the mild climate, sea, healthy air, curative mud and mineral water and 33 km long white sand beach. In Jurmala you will discover a combination of charming unique wooden houses built in the beginning of the last century and modern resort buildings. During the sightseeing tour of Jurmala you will see Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala City Museum, Botanical garden and summer cottage of Kristaps Morbergs, former Swimming Establishment of E.Racene, sculpture "The Turtle", Sea Pavilion, Jurmalas "Globe", House of Aspazija. To feel the typical Jurmala atmosphere you will enjoy a walk along the central pedestrian Jomas Street with its numerous cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and local amusements. Optional tasting of smoked fish and meditative painting.
Overnight in Riga.
Day 3 Beautiful Sigulda and Medieval Cesis Breakfast at the hotel.
Guided full day Sigulda and Cesis sightseeing tour.
In the first part of the sightseeing tour you will head to Sigulda, which is one of the most picturesque towns in Latvia in the Gauja River valley, situated in the Gauja National Park. During the tour you will visit Turaida Museum reserve including Turaida Medieval Castle and Dainu kalns - the Hill of Folksongs, further to Gutmana cave, Krimulda Medieval castle, Livonian Order Sigulda Castle, the New Castle of Sigulda and the Manor center, Krimulda Manor.
After a short break for lunch you will continue to Cesis - small Latvian town with a history spanning for more than 800 years. Together with the guide you will walk through Cesis tiny streets to get a flavour of this medieval town, see 13th century St. John’s Church - the largest church in northern Latvia and visit Cesis Castle complex.
Overnight in Riga.
Day 4 Marvellous Rundale Palace and Impressive Bauska Castle Breakfast at the hotel.
Guided full day Rundale Palace and Bauska Castle sightseeing tour.
Today you will drive to Southern Latvia and will visit the Rundale Palace - one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. During the tour of the Palace you will see a set of the staterooms for receptions and festivies (the White Hall, Gold Hall, Grand Gallery), the Duke’s former living quarters and staterooms, the Duchess’ apartments and exhibition “Seventeenth to Nineteenth Century Fashion in Latvia”. Afterwards you will walk to the Rundale Palace Park, which is an essential part of the palace complex and has retained its original layout without any significant changes.
Together with the guide you will continue and visit the Bauska castle, located in Bauska town on the land strip between the rivers Musa and Memele, not far from the place where the rivers meet to form the river Lielupe.
Optional evening ballet or opera performance at Latvian National Opera, optional guided Opera backstage tour.
The Latvian National Opera House is home to both the Latvian National Opera and the Latvian National Ballet. In the course of a season the LNO performs more than 200 performances, staging on average six new productions every season of both opera and ballet.
Overnight in Riga.
Day 5 Departure from Riga Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out and transfer to Riga airport, return back home.

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