Latvian National Opera Tours

The Latvian National Opera House is home to both the Latvian National Opera and the Latvian National Ballet. Performances include modern operatic and ballet masterpieces, children’s performances and original Latvian works. During a typical season, more than 200 opera and ballet performances take place.

The Opera House was originally built in a neo-classical style in 1863 near the city’s canal. An 1882 fire destroyed a large part of the building and it was rebuilt according to the original design in 1887. A century later, the building underwent extensive renovations, including the foyers, coat rooms, staircases and stage, during which the capacity was reduced from 1,000 to 900. In 2001, a new annex known as the New Hall opened that includes additional performance space, seating 300 people.

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Visitors are encouraged to dress up for opera or ballet performances, and to arrive early. Children three years of age and up are welcome to attend only family-friendly performances in the Great Hall and educational programs in the New Hall. Photography is not permitted during performances. Backstage tours are available for groups of 10 or more people and last approximately 45 minutes.
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Address: Teatra iela, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Riga with Art Nouveau Museum

With just one day in port in Riga, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a private guided tour. This 4-hour shore excursion includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum, and free time to shop for souvenirs. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga

Explore Riga’s Old Town and art nouveau architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with an informative guide. Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Riga Grand City Tour

Get to know Riga on a half-day tour, and learn about the Latvian capital’s history, architecture, and culture from a guide. Starting with a drive, the tour takes in all the must-see sights around the city including the Laima Clock, Great Kristaps sculpture, and Riga Central Market. Travel into the Art Nouveau Quarter to admire its architectural delights, then explore the Old Town by foot. Hotel, cruise port, railway, or bus station pickup and drop-off is available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Hour Private Riga City Tour

There’s no better way to get a thorough overview of Riga than on a private tour, which combines the undivided attention of your guide with hassle-free transport between attractions. As well as traveling between city highlights with ease, you’ll discover off-the-beaten path attractions and benefit from insider knowledge from your guide. Plus, convenient hotel pickup means you won’t waste time trying to find a start point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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