Start this guided Riga City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel, and head into the heart of Riga. As you relax on board, gaze out at the Freedom Monument and the Latvian National Opera, a unique architectural monument of the 19th century.
Travel past the Latvian Academy of Sciences, also known as "Stalin's birthday cake" and the Riga Central Market, which is Europe's largest market and one of the most notable structures from 20th century. Admire the view of National Library of Latvia across the River Daugava and learn the legend of Great Kristaps, whose wooden sculpture was placed by the river.
Continue your tour through the most picturesque streets of Art Nouveau and get acquainted with the poetry of building facades, the mysterious language of symbols and allegories, which the mystically encoded life story of homeowners or architects.
Then step out of your car/minibus and explore the Old Town, the most enchanting part of Riga and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the beauty of this ancient Hanseatic city, while strolling through the cobble-stone and picturesque streets of the historic centre of Riga. The walking tour of the Old Town encompasses the most significant sights of Riga and includes the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the Large and Small Guilds, Riga Castle, the Three Brothers, Blackheads House, the Swedish Gate and walk through Trokšnu, one of Riga´s narrowest streets.
The tour will end in Riga Old Town.