An important centre for architecture and culture as well as for finance and commerce
Riga is the capital of Latvia and is an important centre for architecture and culture as well as for finance and commerce.
Riga’s old town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site but visitors to this wonderful city will also be delighted by the rest of the city, famed for its extensive Art Nouveau architecture, rivalled only by Vienna and Prague.
Nearly 900 years old and enchantingly situated on the River Dvina, this particular Northern European cruise destination represents a real treat for guests who wish to experience the best of Eastern Europe.
Leave your luxury MSC cruise ship and choose from a wide array of fun days out. Opt for the ‘introduction to Riga’ – a sightseeing and walking tour rounded off by a classical concert, ideal for music lovers.
For comfort, choose our coach tour with photo stops and panoramic views of the main city districts. Knowing that MSC always include great deals on all our excursion packages, why not treat yourself to a relaxing day out at the thermal town of Jurmala; breathe in the rejuvenating sea air, stroll the historic streets and enjoy a mini tour of old Riga.
Alternately, you could leave the ship and really get away from it all as you join us on a trip to Sigulda, a popular holiday destination and known as Latvia’s answer to Switzerland due to its scenic, woody landscapes.
From history to music, natural beauty to medieval charm, however you choose to spend your vacation time in Riga, we are sure it will prove memorable.
Port average temperature
The Latvian climate is humid, continental and temperate owing to the maritime influence of the Baltic Sea. Summers are warm and the weather in spring and autumn fairly mild, however, the winters can be extreme due to the northern location. Precipitation is common throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in July. During severe spells of winter weather, Latvia is dominated by cold winds from the interior of Russia, and severe snowfalls are very common.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.