Since olden times Riga has been a city with rich cultural life, so no
wonder, it has earned the honor to become the European capital of
Riga, as a European Capital of Culture, is being held up as one of the most successful Capitals of Culture, with an unchanging team and resolutely implemented artistic concept; the program approved in advance by the international jury was implemented and involved 90 different countries; the programes implemented by Riga municipal and non-government bodies and institutions were of high artistic quality and achieved a high profile both in the local community and internationally; new cultural traditions were established; the numbers of people attending cultural events increased; initiatives were implemented and issues raised with the intention of having a positive, long-term impact on the cultural, social and economic environments in Riga and Latvia.
During the World Choir Games, held as part of the European Capital of Culture programme, 27,000 singers in 460 choirs from 73 countries in five continents gathered in Riga. 1,600 people from 15 countries were involved in their organisation.
The “Riga 2014” Programme has also established a good base for future creative initiatives and greatly reinforced Latvian citizens’ sense of belonging to what is happening in the Latvian cultural space.
Actual Riga tour offer rich programs with most interesting culture events for Opera and Ballet, Jazz music, song and dance festival, Jazz festival.
Most booked is Opera festival program in Riga which include famous opera performance, opera back-stage tour, sightseeing based on most important historical music places in Riga, Dinners in opera style.
Culture tour are accompanied by the expert guides, special educated, who know the best way to present local culture and are specialized in art, music and architecture.
"Viva D. Verdi" - Opera Festival program in Riga,
4 days/3 nights at 3,4, 5 star hotels including transfers, opera ticket and optional program events