Riga Accessible Shore Tours & Cruise Excursion

The beautiful city of RIga, the capital of Latvia, has already become one of the most popular European destinations and a necessary stop during the Baltic cruise. Not only is Old Town of Riga a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but in 2014 it was also listed as a European Capital of Culture. Riga is more than eight hundreds years old and is home to beautifully preserved medieval architecture. Disabled visitors to Riga can enjoy the largest city in the Baltics on one of these step-free, accessible Riga shore excursions and tours.

Panoramic Riga Accessible Cruise Excursion

This driving tour allows you to capture the essence of Riga without a lot of walking. Multiple photo stops allow visits to many diverse districts.

The medieval Old Town, the busy city center, the beautiful parks and the Daugava river banks allow you to discover the charm and versatility of Latvia’s capital city and the largest city of the Baltic States. This special tour includes all most important landmarks in Riga and also many places that are not included in any regular city tour.

Just within few hours drive you will see most of the Riga. The driving tour takes you comfortably from one place to another and multiple stops enable you to take a good look at most notable objects and locations. The route covers the best parts of the Old Town, busy city center, magnificent Art Novae district, idyllic wooden and even trendy hip areas. You can capture the best of Riga just within few hours, and we also enjoy a coffee break during the tour in a historic setting.

To begin your Panoramic Riga Accessible Cruise Excursion, your guide and driver will pick you up from the Riga Ferry Terminal in a Wheelchair Accessible Van with ramp. The first stop would be the Old Town.

In Old Town you will visit the Dome Square, look at marvellous Dome Church, the House of Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church and enjoy the picturesque city panorama views of modern skyscrapers from Daugava river. After, we will pay a visit to the wonderful and cozy streets of the Old Town, where you will see the famous Swedish Gates, Riga Castle, the Powder Tower, the Cat House, buildings of The Big and The Small Guild and much more.

You will also visit the area where the modern city centre meets the Old Town with canals and parks alongside, Freedom Square with Monument of Liberty, Oper House and glorious Riga Cathedral. You will see romantic Art Nouveau district of the Quiet Centre with its world-famous architecture, or take a look at lovely wooden suburbs on the the other side of the Daugava river named Agenskalns. After you will pay a visit to the area of the Maskavas District with such important landmarks as the largest market in Eastern Europe: Riga Central Market, Spikeri Art District, The Academy of Sciences, Riga Ghetto and take a closer look at Riga TV Tower, the tallest in European Union. On the way back we will make stop by one the tallest building in Riga – Raddison Hotel Latvia to reach its trendy Skyline bar located on the 26th floor and have a refreshing drink there. The place has got a 360 view on everything in town, including your ferry from there. This is the perfect time to take photos!

All along the way you’ll get many interesting facts about the places and buildings en route in the most comfortable language for you, plus all questions and inquiries are warmly welcomed. The route itself is also flexible, and could be changed depending on your requirements. For instance if you would like to see more of Riga by driving by or would rather prefer to make frequent and longer stops to look around.

At the end of your accessible Riga cruise excursion, your guide and driver will take you back to the cruise terminal to board your ship.

The Panoramic Riga Accessible Cruise Excursion features:

  • Convenient accessible Van class vehicle transportation equipped with a wheelchair ramp
  • 3-7 hour driving tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travellers
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Riga!

Tour Highlights

  • Dome Square
  • Dome Church
  • The House of Blackheads
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Swedish Gates,
  • Riga Castle
  • The Powder Tower,
  • The Cat House
  • Riga Cathedral
  • Art Nouveau Districts
  • Riga Central Market
  • Spikeri Art District
  • The Academy of Sciences
  • Riga Ghetto
  • Riga TV Tower
  • 360 View at the Skyline Bar

Longer Options

Our professional licensed tour guides and wheelchair accessible vehicles can also take you outside of Riga to discover the main highlight of Latvia – its untouched nature! You will see amazing shores of Jurmala, or even see the fantastic river banks and forests of Gauja National Park, beautifully preserved medieval architecture of castles by the towns of Sigulda and Cesis and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and fresh air!

Accessibility Description

Your transportation on this Riga Accessible Cruise Excursion will be in a wheelchair accessible vehicle (shown below). The tour is step free however there are some curbs and cobblestones. Most places have plain sidewalks (as shown on the right) and your tour guide will lead you along a route that includes pavement as much as possible.

Your accessible tour also includes a visit to the town square where you will encounter mild cobblestones (shown below).

Tour Details

  • Tour duration: 3-7 hours
  • Meet-up time: Depends on arrival of ship. Usually 1 hour after its arrival.
  • Meet-up place: Riga Ferry Terminal
  • Dress code: None
  • Maximum number of people on tour: 4 wheelchair user plus 10 other people
  • Entrance tickets to the sights: Not necessary
  • Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
  • Included: Coffee and Snacks
  • Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options are available per request as extra

Tour Costs

1 – 2 people: up to €730 per group
3 – 4 people: up to €780 per group
5 – 8 people: up to €1020 per group

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: 90% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.