Durbe Russian language academy takes care of students' free time after the lessons. Students will have a chance not only to study Russian, but also to practice their Russian in everyday life, to go sightseeing around Riga, and to see the most popular and beautiful places in Latvia. Although Latvia is a small country, you will be surprised at how much it can offer!
All year round the course price includes guided group city tour on Monday for all new students. During the tour our friendly and knowledgeable guide will show you the most important and interesting places of the nearest surroundings and the Old Town. We will see the University of Latvia, the Freedom Monument, Russian Drama Theatre and Latvian National Opera, and eventually we will take a stroll through narrow streets of Riga Old Town and feel its medieval breath. In addition to the cultural side of the tour, the guide will also show you some shops, places of interest, kiosks, public transport stops, restaurants and cafes, souvenir shops, and more. Our guide speaks Russian, therefore, expect that your vocabulary will be greatly replenished.
We also offer 1-3 social activities per week with all entrance and transport fees included in the price of the excursion. These might be museum and exhibition excursions, walking tours through particular places of interest like Riga Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) district or Riga Central market, as well as we love to go beyond our capital and visit Jurmala, our resort city with 33 km sandy beaches, Rundale Palace – greatest baroque monument in Latvia, and much more. Latvia has something to offer for everyone, so you will definitely have an intense social program during your language trip!