Weekend Riga DM2

3 Days From £0 (Please Enquire)

Explore the intriguing Baltic State of Latvia on this short and sweet weekend tour, which includes a cultural and historical Riga City Tour, an opera, concert or ballet performance and the beautiful Gauja National Park.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Riga, Latvia
End Location: Riga, Latvia
Accommodation: Hotel
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 1

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- 3 overnights at 3 or 4-stars centrally located hotels in Riga;
- 3 Breakfast in the hotel;
- 1 Dinner;
- Transfers Airport-Hotel and Hotel-Aiport;
- Entrance to the Rigas Dome and Turaida castle;
- Guide tours in Riga and in Turaida Castle (Gauja National Park).

Excludes
- International flights

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Riga - Arrival to Riga. Transfer to your hotel Albert*** or Tallink Hotel Riga****. Afternoon walking City Tour of Riga. Riga has numerous ways of enticing visitors through its rich history, architecture, spacious gardens and parks, museums, art galleries, world-class opera...and daily treats like a walk in the enormous and colorful central market or a visit to a cozy café, club or pub...The tour includes the most significant landmarks of Riga and begins along its central boulevards. On the walk you will enjoy the view of the City Canal parks, the Art Nouveau buildings of the beginning of the 20th century, and the Opera House. In the Old Riga you will see the Dome Cathedral, the Church of St. Peter, the old Guild Houses, the Swedish Gate, the architectural ensemble Three Brothers, St. Jacob's Church, the Parliament House, the Old Riga Castle, and view the many beautifully restored buildings now housing cozy restaurants, cafes, bars and souvenir shops.
Day 02. Riga - Gauja National Park – Sigulada - Morning tour to Gauja National Park (50 km from Riga), often referred to as Latvian Switzerland. Gauja National park includes the valley of the Gauja River, which together with its tributaries forms a particularly picturesque landscape. The area comprises more than 500 monuments of archeology, architecture, and history dating as far back as the 11th century. Enjoy beautiful vistas of the Gauja River Valley, visit the 13th century Turaida Castle, now housing a small History Museum, and take a relaxing walk in the adjoining Sculpture Park, which features works of Latvian sculptors. Dinner at a traditional Latvian restaurant in the heart of Riga's Old Town. Optional: This evening you may also wish to visit a concert, an opera or a ballet performance.
Day 03. Riga - Rundale Palace – Rundale – Riga - Optional: guided tour to Rundale Palace (80 km from Riga). Rundale Palace (18th cent.) is the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. The palace is an example of the early work of Italian-Russian architect Rastrelli who also designed the famous Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. You will be impressed by the authentic beauty the Golden Hall, the White Hall, and private quarters of the Duke of Courland Johan Ernst Biron. Interiors are decorated with authentic 18th century furniture, paintings and china. To immerse yourself even more in the enchanting atmosphere, take an enjoyable walk in a beautiful park laid out in a French-style. Transfer back. Overnight in Riga.
Day 04. Riga - A day on your own. Discover your Riga at your own pace. Interesting and numerous museums of Riga could keep you busy for a whole day. Those who opt for a relaxed day may just sip Latvian beer at a sidewalk open-air café-bar in the Dome Square and engage in people-watching. Transfer to the airport.