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Riga Old Town (Vecriga) Tours and Activities

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Riga Old Town (Vecriga)
The Riga Old Town (Vecrīga) is the historic and geographic center of the city, located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Only remnants of the fortifications that enclosed the city between the 13th and 18th centuries still remain, but visitors will be charmed by the narrow cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture. The old city has something for everyone, from churches to museums to outdoor cafes and restaurants. Highlights include the 13th-century Riga Dome Cathedral, the tall steeple spire of St. Peter’s Church, Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads and the Latvian War Museum, which is housed in the Gunpowder Tower. A trip up the tower of St. Peter’s is a must for its great views over the Old Town. During the holidays, large outdoor markets can be found in both Dome and Livu Squares and in the winter, an ice skating rink takes over the middle of Livu Square.

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The old city is located on the east bank of the Daugava River and the main street is Kalku Street, starting at Town Hall Square. It is easy walking distance from the Riga train station and many tourist hotels are likely to be located in the old city or nearby.
Address: Riga, Latvia
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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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The Old Riga, Art Nouveau, and Central Market districts are three highlights within the city of Riga. On this small-group walking tour, visit all three and hear about the history and cultural heritage of Latvia. Learn about local culture from your guide as you stroll Riga’s scenic streets. Take time to sample traditional Latvian food.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$30.66
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US$30.66
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Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

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Get to know the Latvian towns of Sigulda and Cēsis on this full-day private tour. With a dedicated guide for just you and your party, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary while learning about the local culture and tasting traditional Latvian cuisine. Stop at a local winery to try the vintages, visit local castles, and snap photos of the scenery in Gauja National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Riga included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.77
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US$220.77
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Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market

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2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods. Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions. During the tour you will have degustation at five different sections: Fish: rye bread with sprats, lightly salted herring, local beer or soft drink. Vegetables: different kinds of salted cucumber (1 day, 1 week, 1 month), marinated cabbage (with beets, cranberry, curry), sauerkraut, marinated wild garlic, spicy carrot. Hemp: rye bread with hemp butter. Cheese: different kinds of Latvian cheese - smoked, with cumin, with cranberries. Meat: ham, different kinds of sausages (smoked, with berries, from turkey, pork, chicken), smoked chicken.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.91
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US$62.91
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Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Bauska - Rundale - Hill of Crossess - Riga

Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Bauska - Rundale - Hill of Crossess - Riga

Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace, and the Hill of Crosses are three Baltic highlights, but ticking off all of them from Riga can be tricky without a car. On this tour from Riga, travel comfortably from your hotel in a private vehicle and visit all three.Take your time to explore each independently.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$322.36
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US$322.36
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Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$62.91
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US$62.91
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.33
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US$61.33
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Riga Highlights and Art Nouveau Museum Private Tour

Riga Highlights and Art Nouveau Museum Private Tour

With just one day in port in Riga, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a private guided tour. This 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$209.00
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US$209.00
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The best of Riga segway tour

The best of Riga segway tour

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Cover lots of ground in Riga on this 1.5-hour Segway tour that covers all of the important landmarks. Perfect for those short on time or those who have difficulty walking, touring via a 2-wheeled, self-balancing scooter in Riga is easy and enjoyable. After a brief intro session, zoom off into the streets of Old Riga to see and learn about the history and culture of the Latvian capital.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.19
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US$55.19
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Riga: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Riga: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

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Enjoy a complete and all included tour of the Jewish Heritage in Riga. Benefit from a rich Introduction of Jewish history with an expert local guide. Sit back and relax with the privileges of a private tour and a comfortable vehicle. See the history and the modern Jewish life in Riga on a 5 hour guided tour Learn about the lesser-known remains of Jewish history in the Baltics under different political powers
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$214.64
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US$214.64
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Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga

Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga

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Riga is definitely a city with beautiful architecture everywhere, but especially stunning are the Art Nouveau buildings. This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and why those who appreciate culture and art visit Riga in the first instance. This tour will introduce you to so-called "beautiful era" or La Belle Époque in the beginning of 20th century, when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Our lovely and professional guides will explain you the philosophical meaning hidden behind the luxury facade decorations and will show you some stunning Art Nouveau examples - the most famous ones on Alberta Street and those that only locals know. The tour also includes visit to Art Nouveau Museum that has an unique collection of Art Nouveau design, art & furnishings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.19
Price varies by group size
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Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

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Latvia has a long history of beermaking and with breweries located all around the country, there is an impressive variety of Latvian beers to try. This tasting tour offers the perfect introduction—visit two bars in Riga’s Old Town, learn all about Latvian beers and local traditions from your guide, and sample up to six different beers, accompanied by typical Latvian snacks.
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  • 2 hours
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US$294.05
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Floating Sauna

Floating Sauna

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There is a great opportunity to experience truly traditional sauna with the hot tube, making BBQ and enjoying the view of Riga Old town over any season! It’s really good for your health, enjoyable time with your mates and is definitely MUST DO activity. You’ll have 3 hours to begin your party right in sauna. Let’s go for it!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.04
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US$76.04
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Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

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One of a kind Beer Bike in Baltics. Easy to pedal with comfy chairs, neon lights, music and roof, just in case if it is raining. Sober driver/guide will meet you and guide to the Riga Beer Bike.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.46
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Quad Bikes in Riga Adventure

Quad Bikes in Riga Adventure

Ready for some fun with your team? Want to get muddy, wet or want to get unforgettable emotions? Then you should go for our ATV beasts without thinking about the weather conditions! Combination of off-road track and powerful engine will give you thrill of the day.  Our experienced staff will take you through the basic techniques for your safe ride. Thirty (30) minutes circuit track or One (1) hour off-road route are available.   Maximum of Five (5) quads can be on track per ride for the safety reasons.   No worries folks! If you are a big group of people- we have a nice BBQ area and some snacks will be provided whilst waiting! It will be a lot of fun!     *We can also offer a snowmobile safari during the winter. 
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$113.22
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US$113.22
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Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

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A mobile and fulfilling 2 hour tour of exploring everything that is worth to see in The Old Town! Spectacular architecture, narrow streets with native shops, best places for food and drinks, finest spots for great photos and stories which go beyond pure history.This tour will include everything for you to feel like a tourist and a local in the same time. If you want to get new expiriences and escape your daily routine, this is for you. Lets make memories together!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.94
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US$36.94
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Pub Crawl- Your best night out in Riga with our local guide!

Pub Crawl- Your best night out in Riga with our local guide!

Planning your night out? Interested to taste local beers & cocktails  and to have lots of fun with your mates?  We can organise a crazy time for you! Our Party Guide will take you to the best pubs, bars and clubs located in Riga Old Town and introduce you to Riga nightlife!   Starting at 9:30 pm, checking 3 awesome pubs, ending in the nightclub at 1am, will allow you to warm up before the hard party! Yes, yes, the nightlife in Riga ends up at 6am and there are some after parties closing when the last visitor leaves!   To join this crazy adventure, you should be taking some casual or smart clothes on you, exclude sports clothes & shoes, must be over 18 years old (don’t forget your ID!) and should be controlling your drinking!  Stay positive, we are here to ensure you are enjoying your vacation! Keep in mind, that the aggressive or intoxicated ones will be excluded from the rest of the pub crawl journey and the payment won’t be refunded.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.55
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US$46.55
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Riga Old Town walking tour with Black Balsam tasting

Riga Old Town walking tour with Black Balsam tasting

Our private tours - are organized that way, so the travelled gets the full image of Riga and later on can decide what is more interesting specifically for him/her. We provide high quality individual service , as a locals in the area, with attention and special care of our guests' wishes. Also we have tours for children of all ages:)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.77
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US$81.77
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Best of Riga Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Riga Join-in Shore Excursion

Explore Riga highlights on a half-day shore excursion that combines the benefits of a coach tour with the up-close experience of a walking tour. You’ll cover key sites by bus, then leave the vehicle behind to discover the narrow, cobblestone streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga). There, pass by the House of Blackheads, Latvian National Opera, and Riga Castle before returning to the ship.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

The tour includes a sightseeing tour of Riga and a walking tour of the city center. You will see Daugava embankment, Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, Riga Art Nouveau, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$216.00
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US$216.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a visit to the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$372.00
Price varies by group size
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US$372.00
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Outdoor Carting

Outdoor Carting

Outdoor carting is a great option for anyone: stag do’s, corporate events, friends and couples. This thrilling experience is gaining popularity all over the world and will provide the racers with an exciting go-kart experience! Adrenaline, excitement and fun- that's what you’ll get while racing at Latvia’s top karting center. You can access the track all over the year, and it’s even more fun to go for it over the winter. You’ll have a choice of different go karts, suitable for starters and for real racers, and we will easily identify the best racers, accordingly to your time results at finish line. This offer will come with 10-minute ride, although the time could be extended to 15,20, 30 or 60 minutes. Ready for the competition?
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.65
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US$100.65
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Private Walking Tour of Riga

Private Walking Tour of Riga

4-hour walk with a professional guide in the historic center of Riga. You will see the Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, the Riga Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, the Cat House, the Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$258.00
Price varies by group size
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US$258.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Get to know the highlights of the center of Riga in a 3-hour walk with a professional guide who will accompany you from the ship and back. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$167.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$167.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Tour: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a visit to the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$453.00
Price varies by group size
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US$453.00
Price varies by group size
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