In Baltic cities, ‘free’ guided tours are worthwhile ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page iStockphoto A view through the Gate of Dawn, revered by many Lithuanians for its historic and religious significance. iStockphoto Cathedral Square in Vilnius is one of the national treasures of Lithuania. iStockphoto A view of the Vilnius Cathedral and its bell tower in the Lithuanian capital. L. Kim Tan/Globe staff At Vilnius city hall, guide Elvyra Novicka spoke of President Bush's 2002 visit. L. Kim Tan/Globe staff In Riga, ornately decorated cakes were for sale at the Central Market. L. Kim Tan/Globe staff St. Peter's Church, a landmark in the Latvian capital of Riga. iStockphoto The Freedom Monument, Milda, honors Latvia’s heroes for independence. L. Kim Tan/Globe staff Guide Krista Saberova spoke outside the old KGB’s “Corner House" in Riga. iStockphoto The iconic buildings of the old town in the Latvian capital of Riga.