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Ethnographic Open Air Museum Tour, Latvia

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Key Highlights

  • Founded in 1924, the Latvian Ethnographic Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe
  • Open Air museum features 18th century rural life in Latvia with almost 100 traditional countryside buildings including farmsteads, churches, windmills and fishing villages
  • The collection at the museum contains many interesting displays and makes for an enchanting tour
  • It is a great way to see how Latvia looked a century ago
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Any time of the day

    Meeting Point

    From your hotel in Riga. (Please mention your hotel and its address at the time of booking for pick up. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Riga.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Riga

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Founded in 1924, the Latvian Ethnographic Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. Historical dwellings, peasant's, fishermen's and artisans' homesteads, a tavern and windmills from all over Latvia can be seen here. Masters of ancient crafts such as spoon-carvers and bee-keepers demonstrate their work. The collection contains many interesting displays and makes for an enchanting tour.

    Itinerary

    For this tour, you will travel in a private car/ minivan and will be accompanied by a guide.

    Tour to Open Air Museum starts from your Riga Hotel and after 20 minutes travel through the city centre to the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe featuring 18th century rural life in Latvia. The museum is located at Lake Jugla.

    Historical dwellings, peasants', fishermen's and artisans' homesteads, a tavern and windmills from all over Latvia can be seen here. Masters of ancient crafts demonstrate their work: spoon-carvers, bee-keepers, potters and others. The collection contains many interesting displays and makes for an enchanting tour.

    The tour ends at your hotel in Riga.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Transportation by Western made cars or minivan
    • Guide
    • Entrance to Ethnographical Open Air Museum

    Exclusions

    • Food & drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    Please advise your preferred departure at the time of booking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.