Riga, the city of contrast - Private Tour: The tour covers several tourist attractions- Wooden Riga, Art Nouveau in Riga, Renovated historical buildings on both banks of the River Daugava, as well as the Monuments of Soviet architecture.
The tour starts in the very heart of Old Riga - the Town Hall Square. The car drives along the embankment of the River Daugava, providing a wonderful panoramic view of the city which received the European Heritage Label in 2007. You will have the opportunity to admire the beautifully renovated 19th century wooden manors on Kalnciema Street, have a glimpse at genskalns Market, one of the oldest covered markets in Riga.
You will be driving past Torakalns train station, the starting point of the deportations of several thousands of people to Siberia GULAG labour camps. The tour proceeds through the center of Riga to the Art Nouveau district. Enjoy a walk along Albert Street - a real open-air architectural museum, where the most explicit collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe is located! It features the creations of the most controversial Art Nouveau architect Mikhail Eisenstein, and each building is worth admiration.
The tour will take you further to the Circle of Boulevards with a lot of beautiful majestic historicist houses built in the 19th century. You will see the Academy of Arts, the University building, National Opera and Central train station, drive past the Central Market - the dream of traders and customers, the Soviet-style Academy of Sciences and the famous Red Warehouses.
Meeting/pick-up point: Just outside Riga tourism information centre, Old Town.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, depending on the customers’ choice.
Languages: English, German, Russian.