Riga for Independent Choir Tours



Take a trip to Riga 

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Tailormade Travel for Music Groups 

  Destination Departure
  Latvia (Riga)
Ireland (Dublin)
Choir Trip to one of the oldest European and Art Nouveau capitals
Fotos: Latvian tourism development agency
Riga is one of the oldest European capital cities and since its foundation it is the biggest city in the Baltic States. In the Middle Ages today´s capital of Latvia belonged to the most significant ports in the region of the Eastern Baltic Sea and it also once belonged to the Hanseatic League. Trade and commerce flourished within the Hanseatic League and the city developed to an important trade and cultural center in the Baltic States. Even today, the wealth of the medieval trade metropolis is still clearly visible in the narrow streets of the Old Town. The Old Town represents a masterpiece of urban development with its unique medieval monuments and buildings, like the Riga Cathedral that was built in the 13th century, the St. Peter´s Church- built in brick Gothic style and the Jacob´s Cathedral – residence of the Roman Catholic Cardinal.  
The church of the Holy George, that is also referred to as the castle of white stone is worth seeing as well as the synagogue of the historic center, the houses  “Three Brothers – the oldest stone houses in Riga and the Riga Castle.  
The city of Riga is also known for its Art Nouveau architecture. About 40% of the buildings in the center of Riga were built in the Art Nouveau style which is why the city is also referred to as the Art Nouveau capital. In order to preserve these unique architectural monuments, the city center of Riga was declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Today, the visitor finds many comfortable hotels, restaurants and cafes as well as quaint places in the historical city center. Let yourself be enchanted by this exceptional city.



(This is a sample itinerary: we are happy to tailor make your program to suit your music group)

Our suggested program for your Choir Trip:
Day 1 – Arrival day and first impressions of the city

Arrive at the airport in Riga.
Meet your local tour guide at the airport and coach transfer to your hotel.
Guided city walk through the Old Town of Riga where you will among others see the St. Peter´s Church, the Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, the House of Blackheads, the Latvian Parliament and the ancient Riga Castle. Following, enjoy a city tour by coach past further historical sights such as the bastion mountain, Powder Tower & City Wall, National Museum of Art, Freedom Monument, Latvian University, “The Three Brothers” – the oldest dwelling houses in Riga, Opera House and the banks of the Daugava river with its bridges and the passenger port that is situated in the city.
Dinner at the hotel or at a restaurant in the Old Town.

Day 2 – Excursion to the Baroque Castle of Rundale

After breakfast depart for an excursion to the baroque Castle Rundale, the most famous baroque castle of the Baltic States, also referred to as the “Versailles of the Baltic States”. The castle was built by the famous architect F.B. Rastrelli in the 18th century and served as the summer residence of the Duke of Courland, Johann Biron. Explore the rich collection of art objects, magnificent galleries, the Golden Throne Room and the famous White Hall.
Opportunity to sing during an evening church service at a local church in Riga.

Day 3 – Excursion to Sigulda

Depart for Sigulda in the morning which is located 50 KM away from Riga and is situated in the Gauja Valley. This area is also known as the“Latvian Switzerland” because of its beauty. Explore a Crusader castle dating back to the 13th century, the Kropotkin Castle from the 19th century located at the river banks near Sigulda and then enjoy a walk to the sandstone caves on the banks of the former river bed. Let yourself be inspired by a beautiful view of “God´s garden” from the 30 m high keep (tower) of the Turaida Castle. Visit the History Museum and the sculpture park which is dedicated to the Latvian folklore (folk songs). Opportunity to sing in the sculpture park.
Enjoy an evening concert together with a local choir in Riga.

Day 4 – Depart Riga

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the airport and depart Riga.

We will gladly assist and help you with the individual planning of your choral trip and answer any questions you may have. Simply call or write to us!

Price does not include

Booking your flights

Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking.

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group.

We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir.

We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking

A quotation costs nothing, so contact us today on 01 888 7830

 or email us at reservations@choircontactireland.ie