* A must for first-time visitors
* Take a peek into 800 years of history
* Find the world's first Christmas tree and ... meet the ghost of Riga
Description of the Tour:
During Riga’s 800-year long turbulent history everyone from German knights, Swedish kings, Russian tzars, and Soviet commissars have left a trace in the face of the city. Today, Riga a lively and charming city, a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are architectural masterpieces from different centuries – from middle ages to Art Nouveau, rich cultural life and gourmet restaurant scene, old traditions and superstitions living side by side with an effervescent urban lifestyle.
This is a walking tour around the Old Town showing the highlights of the city. No entrances included. The tour is available all year round and suitable for everyone – however, the streets are covered mainly in cobblestones, so comfortable shoes are advisable.
Add Central Market or Art Nouveau tour, canal tour in an Art Nouveau style wooden boat or a bus tour allowing to see more of Riga – the boulevards, colourful Pārdaugava and “Maskačka” (total 3-4 hours).