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11th October 

9:45AM Meeting with guide in Radisson Latvija lobby. A professional guide will introduce with the city, its history and development.

 

Latvian National Museum of Art 
It is the most significant depository in the nation for works of art. Permanent display Latvian art. 19th – 20th Century for the first time covers two centuries of the evolution of art in Latvia.
 
Group will continue its tour to the Alberta Street for a walk along some of the most beautiful masterpieces of the architects M. Eizenstein, E. Laube and K. Peksens. The buildings are decorated by hundreds of small and fascinating details: masks, astonished faces, flowers and sculptures of animals.
 
Afterwards with a short bus drive group will soon step its feet in Old Town and have a lunch in a restaurant "Kaļķu vārti".
 
The walking tour in the medieval Old Town of Riga will lead down to the cobbled stone streets highlighting the most beautiful places of this ancient city: Riga Castle, the Dome Square and Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Town Hall Square and the House of Blackheads, the Great and Small Guild Halls, Liivs’ Square and the Great and the Small Guild Halls, Three Brothers – the architectural complex of the 15th and 17th centuries, Swedish Gates.
 
During the tour there will be some stops at small and cosy souvenir shops that sell local arts and crafts: warm  woolen socks and pullovers decorated with Latvian traditional ornaments, a wide variety of amber and silver jewellery, linen clothes and traditional ceramics.
 
At the end of the tour there will be a stop for a coffee break and tasting of the unique Riga Black Balsam, the Latvian traditional hard drink the receipt of which dates back to the 18th century. There will be a chance to see a mini performance which is an attractive presentation of creation, making and degustation of Riga Black Balsam in the secret alchemic laboratory of A.Kunze.
 
Tour will end in Radisson Latvija lobby at about 4:30/5PM.