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This exclusive Riga Out There Sightseeing tour allows you to gain an informed insight and knowledge of Riga old and new as well as enjoying a presentation and tipple of Latvia's infamous national beverage Riga's Black Balzam
Our qualified, English speaking guide will escort you around Riga's UNESCO heritage listed sites allowing you to capture many ‘kodak moments’ and memories! These include the President’s Palace, the Art Nouveau area, the Boulevard Circle with the National Opera, the Freedom Monument and some of the city's most famous rendezvous spots. The walk in the old Town highlights Riga’s unique blend of Art Nouveau and Medieval architecture.
Enjoy the rich architectural heritage of Riga, an elegant mix of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval style. You will discover St Peter church, the house of Blackheads, the guild houses, the Latvian parliament, Dome Church, the three brothers, the National Opera, the monument of freedom and the Swedish gate.
The grand finale of the tour will be a very entertaining and informative presentation about Riga's Black Balzam, the Latvian national beverage created by loving hands from 24 natural ingredients. Balzam adds up to a harmonious blend of extracts made of herbs, flowers, juices, roots and berries. The unique recipe was created in the 18th century by Riga pharmacist Abraham Kunz. You will visit a reconstructed 'Balzam's pharmacy' to enjoy a complimentary tipple and show about Latvia's number one cure for all ills! Click here for more info on Latvia's Black Balzams. A popular activity to combine with this sightseeing experience is a Riga Canal Boat Tour and a Latvian Degustation Experience.
From Holland? Read our Dutch translation for our riga Sightseeing tour.