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BALTIC SEA DELIGHTS | 10 Nights | Departs Jul 26, 2015

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Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia-port

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of the river Daugava. After more than 700 years of German, Swedish, Russian rule, Latvia, with Riga as its capital city, thus declared its independence on November 18, 1918. Soviet occupation and annexation occurred in 1940, but then Latvia declared its full de facto independence in 1991. The Historic Centre of Riga has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is particularly notable for its extensive Art Nouveau architecture


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Art and Architecture of Riga
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Charming Riga - the Pearl of the Baltic
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Panoramic Riga
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Riga - Jewish Heritage Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Turaida and Sigulda
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Art and Architecture of Riga

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: rig-004

    This tour will give you a great chance to become familiar with the diversity of architectural styles in Riga.

    The tour will start in the Old Town of Riga, where the architecture of medieval times and that of the 17th-19th centuries dominate. Beyond the Old Town you will drive along the boulevards of Riga, enjoying the views of impressive Art Nouveau architecture from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of its rich heritage, Riga is considered a metropolis of Art Nouveau.

    During the bus ride you will pass by some of the architectural highlights of Riga - the Latvian National Opera, the Freedom Monument and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, as well as other remarkable public and private buildings. The tour will end with a visit to the Riga Bourse Museum. The exposition will take you through the history of Latvian fine art from the mid 18th century up to 1945. You will be able to view the masterpieces of famous Latvian painters such as Rozentals, Purvitis, Padegs and many more. Don't miss the permanent exhibition of paintings by the famous Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich.

    Please note: This tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking - at times over cobblestone surfaces; the visit to the Art museum involves approximately 40 steps. The order of sites visited may vary. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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