At the arranged time, start your city exploration with your guide and driver, with pickup from the cruise port or your hotel. Enjoy spectacular views during a 40-minute driving tour along the Daugava riverbank and take pictures of notable city destinations such as the Latvian national opera,Freedom monument, House of the BlackheadsandRiga Castle.
The next two hours will be devoted to architectural masterpieces of the old Hanseatic city, famous as a hub ofthe art Nouveau style. Contemplate some of the most renown specimens of art Nouveau architecture in the world. Your aesthetic enjoyment will reach its peak with a guided tour of theArt Nouveau Museum. The museum formerly belonged to Konstantins Peksens, a distinguished Latvian architect. It holds a unique collection of furniture and handicraft in the art Nouveau style, dated back the beginning of 20th century.
After the tour of the museum, spend around 40 minutes exploring the Old Town of Riga. Almost every corner of the Old Town reveals facts from the eventful history of the city--discover footprints left by Germans, Swedes, and Russians. The influences on these streets have been significant enough to place Old Town on the listing of world heritage sites.
Devote your free time to enjoy a cup of coffee at a local venue, or purchase a couple of souvenirs to remind you of this trip (own expense). At the end of the 4-hour tour, you will be transferred back to the sea port or your hotel.