Riga Classic Break

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Riga, known as “The capital of Art Nouveau”, is a delight for the traveller. Everything is close and compact - next to the medieval Old Town you will find the New Town built in the 19th century after the city fortifications were taken down,  with green parks and broad boulevardes and the Art Nouveau districts. No other city in Europe can boost such fine examples of Art Nouveau buildings, which occupy more than one third of downtown Riga. You'll fall in love with the cobbled narrow streets and wherever you turn you'll find a wealth of historic buildings such the Dome Cathedral with it's world famous organ, St. Peters Church built in 1209 with first clock in the city, or Guild Square with the Large and the Small Guilds that represent the former glory of Riga as a Hanseatic City. 

Your tour arrangements include private arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation, privately guided city sightseeing and another privately guided excursion of your choice.

Day 1  Riga Arrival
Arrival in Riga and private transfer to your hotel, then check-in and time at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delightful dinner at Restaurant Muusu.

Day 2  Riga City Sightseeing and Walking Tour
This morning enjoy an extensive privately guided Riga city tour which includes a walking tour of the Old Town, seeing all the major sights including Riga Castle, the Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, the Large and Small Guilds and the Freedom Monument. The afternoon is free for you to explore on your own. 

Day 3: Riga Ethnographical Open Air Museum OR Jurmala Resort
Today choose between these 2 great excursions:

Ethnographical Open Air Museum 3 hours. The Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum is one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe. 118 old buildings from all historical districts of Latvia – Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale – built from the end of the 17th century up to the second half of the 1930s have been relocated, reconstructed and furnished. Farmsteads of Latvian farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen have been created in the museum. They all house the permanent exhibition – household and working tools, interior furnishings – which characterises the time period, the district, and the owners’ livelihoods.

OR Jurmala 4 hours: An afternoon trip to Jurmala, a vibrant, Latvian sea resort, famous for it's quirky wooden architecture and sandy beaches. Jūrmala, the oldest and largest resort town in the Baltic States, is situated 25 kilometres from the capital, The beaches are covered in white quartz sand, with 33 km (21 miles) stretches to wander along. It is a vibrant yet  a peaceful and charming place, proud of its distinctive unique wooden 19th century architecture.

After your excursion, return to your hotel and evening at leisure.

Day 4  Departure
Breakfast, then private departure transfer to the airport or the train station
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Departures: daily all year round

Includes: private arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel, daily breakfast, 3 hr City Sightseeing including walking tour of the Old Town, 3 hr privately guided tour to the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum OR 4hr guided tour to Jurmala resort, dinner at Restaurant Muusu.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 832.00
Single AUD$ 1520.00

Includes: private arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel, daily breakfast, 3 hr City Sightseeing including walking tour of the Old Town, 3 hr privately guided tour to the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum OR 4hr guided tour to Jurmala resort, dinner at Restaurant Muusu.