Our program is to personally greet your group at
your apartment, hotel or at the Riga pier.
We will proceed by minibus
to first visit the
Art Nouveau buildings on
Elizabetes and Alberta
Continuing on through the streets
of City Center our guide will point out various special locations
including: The Latvian Art Museum; Congress Meeting hall; Riga
City Hall; embassies and the wonderful
parks and canal in the Center of Riga.
will also pass the Freedom
Monument and the historic Riga
Opera House along the way. Our minibus will stop near the
Opera House and Riga Hotel where you will disembark.
With our guide, we will
walk through the Old City stopping in several places for
photos and discussion. One of the most famous places is historic
Domes Square home of the 800 year old Domes
Church with the worlds' second largest pipe organ.
Domes Square is the home to the annual Christmas
Market. The first documented use of an evergreen tree in a
Christmas celebration was in Riga
in the year 1510.
We will also stop at St.
Peters Church another ICON of Riga's famous skyline.
We will proceed through the
streets of the old city for about 45 minutes to one
hour meeting up with the minibus again on the river
side of the Old City near Riga Castle.
On completion of the Old City part of the tour, we will continue by minibus and proceed
across the Daugava River to provide a marvelous view of the
Old City from the West bank of the river.
This provides for an excellent photo opportunity of the city and its
We will then head south
along the river and past an Historic Russian
Orthodox Church for the short drive to the LIDO
We will also point out some of the new housing districts of the city
along the way. You will get a sense of Riga's
Arriving at the
LIDO Krasta Recreation Center where as an
option, your group may have lunch or dinner or just stroll
around the grounds. Our guide will point out the specifics of the restaurant
complex and where
food and beverages are served. At this point our guide
and minibus will leave you at the LIDO Krasta Centers.
They will also handout up
to five (5) prepaid taxi coupons
for the groups trip back to the city center (each taxi holds one
couple or 3 to 4 persons).