Oceania Cruises offers several "Signature Sailings," which include voyages exploring culinary, wine, music, health & wellness themes.
Oceania Cruises is renowned for offering an exceptional experience at an incredible value. Book early & save on our most popular itineraries.
There's still time! Take advantage of our limited availability offers, including our 2014 Winter voyages to the Caribbean and South Pacific.
Our ships cater to just 684 pampered guests on Regatta, Nautica and Insignia, and 1,250 privileged guests on Marina and Riviera.
As you travel from one destination to the next, you'll dine on the finest cuisine at sea, spend serene days filled with enriching entertainment and retire each evening to your richly appointed suite or stateroom.
Offering more than ever with no compromise in quality.
Oceania Cruises pioneered extensive overnight stays and late evening departures allowing guests to truly experience each destination to it's fullest.
Save up to 40% off à la carte prices when you purchase the Your World Collection or Unlimited Passport Collection value packages.
For even more in-depth exploration and discovery, we have created a special collection of extended land programs that is without equal.
Oceania Cruises painstakingly selects each world-class hotel for its superb location, ambiance, standards of service, cuisine and amenities.
Presented by Mary Hart
Our experts provide turn-key services that will help you select your perfect cruise, customize your air schedule, reserve pre- and post-land programs and help you plan your onboard experience.
Sign in or register for My Oceania.
From the "finest cuisine at sea" to port-intensive itineraries, our points of distinction are what makes us the best value in upscale cruising.
Being a member of the Oceania Cruises family allows you to enjoy the most generous rewards in premium cruising.
Announcing New & Exciting Rewards
On these two extraordinary voyages, our valued past guests will enjoy exclusive events, special shore excursions and additional surprises.
Visit our social pages to enter sweepstakes, interact with guests, comment on your favorite stories, posts, images and videos!
If you are already booked with us, please sign in to view and manage your current cruise reservation.
Receive maximum pre-cruise savings by purchasing shore excursions online as early as 180 days and up until 72 hours prior to your sail date.
Discover the hotels and land programs available on your voyage, purchase beverage packages and make your dining reservations.
Visit the Before You Go section to complete your guest registration, request air deviations and learn about insurance, visas and more.
Home > Find a Cruise > Northern Europe and Scandinavia > Scandinavian Treasures > Excursions > Riga > Charming Riga - the Pearl of the Baltic
May we help you
À La Carte Excursions | General Information
Add To Plan
Riga, the capital of Latvia, was founded more than 800 years ago and has now grown into the biggest city in the Baltic States, with a population of nearly 1 million. The last 15 years of independence and two years as a member of the European Union have brought great changes and development to the city and to the country itself.
During the city tour you will have a chance to discover the history of Riga on foot. You will get acquainted with the 13th century St. Peter's, St. George's and St. John's churches and walk through the medieval John's yard. In the Old Town you will also see the medieval dwelling houses known as the "Three Brothers" and the Large and Small Guild buildings. The tour will take you to the center of the Old Town - the Dome Square, where you will see the magnificent Dome Cathedral.
The bus will take you through the boulevards of Riga's city center with its fine examples of Art Nouveau architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will pass by the symbol of Latvian independence - the Freedom Monument, which was erected in 1935 during Latvia's initial period of independence and was at the heart of the Latvian freedom movement in the late 1980s. During the tour you will also have a chance to see the architecture and lifestyle of contemporary Riga.
Please note: This tour involves approximately 2 miles of moderate walking at times over cobblestone surfaces, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.
NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.
*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.
Click to enlarge map
Send to a friend
Register for email updates
Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.
©2014 Oceania Cruises, Inc. Ships' Registry: Marshall Islands. All Rights Reserved.