Private Tour of Riga Motor Museum and Latvian Open-Air Museum

Private & Custom Tours in Rīga

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Enjoy a private four-hour trip to two museums, the Riga Motor Museum and Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum. Visit Riga Motor Museum to see the largest and most diverse collection of antique motor vehicles in the Baltics and listen to exciting stories about them. The next stop is at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe. This tour also includes hotel pickup and drop-off and has a maximum of 7 travellers per group.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Riga and driving straight to Riga Motor Museum. The museum exhibition has been created as a story about unique motor vehicles, prominent people, and the most important historical events in the automotive world. Interactive elements have been installed throughout Riga Motor Museum, which will draw the attention of any child. A couple of highlights you will see are a replica of the worlds oldest patented car Benz Patent Motorwagen, an unparalleled collection of magnificent soviet cars or the Kremlin collection, and an impressive collection of specialized freight and military machinery.Next stop is at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum. One of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe is located on the banks of Lake Jugla. This museum is unique when compared to similar museums around the world with the fact that it began to collect its exhibitions before the war, and thus many of its exhibition objects are in very good condition. 118 historical buildings from all four of Latvias provinces Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale, have been put on display at the museum. The buildings range in age, and most of them were originally constructed between the 17th century up all the way up until the 1930s. Find out in what type of saunas Latvians used to wash themselves, how people decorated their farmsteads and what type of blankets the Latvians of old wove to cover their beds. View the work of traditional craftsmen and try-out first-hand molding pottery, weaving baskets, making honey or forging coins, or participate in traditional games the Latvians of old used to play. Open-Air Museum has Tavern Restaurant on site. This has been a place for travelers to stop for a while, to have a meal or to stay for a night and find out the latest news and rumors of the neighborhood. Everything is genuine here like the Big Hall with the bread oven or the large chimney in the pastor's chamber. One can feel the smell of the past and the ancient stories are still alive here. Just like in 1841, bread is baked in wood-fired oven, preparing roasts, in chimney cook a proper rural soup. In here hostesses cooked dishes and Latvian stitched beer taste just as good as hundred years ago. After the visit of museums you will be heading back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Hotel pickup included
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