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Best of Riga Join-in Shore Excursion
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Getting to know Latvian capital has never been easier! During this 4-hour walking tour, your guide will show you around this medieval town with a 800-year history. You will also visit the Art Nouveau quarter to sum up your impressions about one of the biggest cities in the Baltic region.
4 hrs
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Join-in Tours
The Three Brothers
15 min
The Three Brothers show us to the traditional architecture of the medieval Riga. It’s the oldest residential complex in the city. The name was inspired by the "3 sisters" in Tallinn, which are the similar old buildings, standing next to each other.
Riga Cathedral
30 min
The cathedral is one of the most notable landmarks in Latvia, it can be seen on paintings, photographs and television travelogues. Like all of the ancient churches of the city, it is known for its weathercock on the top. The cathedral has the 2nd largest organ in Latvia, which is used for regular organ concerts.
Riga Castle
20 min
The current castle was the Livonian order residence; it is currently occupied by the president of Latvia. The castle is an impressive structure with the white walls, fat towers and red roof. Currently the castle is closed for renovation after the 2013 fire.
Old Town of Riga
60 min
Old Town of Riga is famous for its cathedrals, old buildings, churches. Take a walk through the labyrinth of the narrow streets, enjoy the colorful buildings, little shops and sweet restaurants. A photo stop at the famous Dome square and cathedral, Castle with the Castle square, Town Hall, house of the Blackheads is an absolute must.
House of the Blackheads
15 min
House of the Blackheads is an impressive colorful Hanseatic structure on the Town Hall square. It belonged to the society of merchants and ship owners, formed in 15th century in the Baltics. The current exterior of the building dates back to the middle of the 17th century.
Cat House
15 min
The Cat house is the most recognizable building of the Old Riga with the two statues of the angry looking cats on the top of the building's towers, watching the city from the tower tops.
Day plan
08:45 - 09:00
Meet your guide and driver by the cruise ship pier
09:00 - 11:00
The tour starts with a drive through the Daugava's riverbank and continues with city center sightseeing. Tour program includes a short walk around the historic streets of medieval Riga's city center. The guide will take you to the House of the Blackheads, Riga Castle, Riga's Cathedral and to the National Opera House.
11:00 - 12:00
The next sight of the tour is the Art Nouveau quarter, which will be a perfect finish of the Art Nouveau architecture exploration in the central part of Latvian capital.
12:00 - 12:45
The tour concludes in the Riga Old Town, when you can explore the city on your own, enjoy a coffee in one of the local cafes or do some souvenir shopping.
12:45 - 13:00
Back way to the port of Riga
13:00 - 13:15
Return back to the ship
Attention! The specified tour start time is the earliest available or an example! Usually, all tours start 30 minutes after your ship docks. Your tour start time will be adjusted accordingly after you book. If you have questions, please talk to our Shore Excursion Specialist to find out the exact tour start time for your ship.
Included in tour

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Pick-up from port of Riga by tourist-class vehicle

Panoramic driving tour of Riga

Guided walking tour of city center tour

Free time for self-explore hidden gems of the town

Drop-off at the port of Riga

not Included in tour

Meals / snacks

Drinks / Coffee Break

Tips / Gratuity

Any other admissions / donations

Important info

Due to the join-in group nature of this tour, it is NOT Suitable for:

  • Families with little kids: If your child is disturbing other tour participants, you will be kindly asked to leave the tour.
  • Persons using a wheelchair/scooter

IMPORTANT: NO refunds for late passengers or for those who don't read their Riga Meeting Instructions and have been waiting at the wrong location.