Meet your private guide at the main gates of Riga cruise port, around 30 minutes after your cruise arrival time. Traveling by private vehicle, set out on a scenic 40-minute drive along the Daugava riverbank, enjoying spectacular views of the city and passing landmarks such as the Latvian National Opera, the Freedom Monument, the House of the Blackheads, and Riga Castle.
Next, head into the heart of Riga to discover the city’s architectural wonders. Hear how the city became famous for its striking Art Nouveau and Jugendstil designs, and stroll down Albert Street, where the colorful late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings are among the most impressive in Europe. Learn more about the Art Nouveau movement with a guided tour of the Art Nouveau Museum (entrance included), housed in the former home of Latvian architect Konstantins Peksens.
Finally, enjoy a walking tour of Riga’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, where your guide will fill you in on the city’s eventful history and point out landmarks such as Riga Cathedral and St Peter’s Church. You will also have free time to explore independently or shop for souvenirs before being taken back to the port in time for your cruise departure.