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Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Discover Old Town Riga on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic and geographical center of the city. Listen as your guide tells you the real stories and legends of the Old Town and points out the sights of interest. First, visit the most impressive building in Riga; the House of Blackheads. It was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1999. Then you will see the complex of living buildings known as "3 Brothers," considered the oldest stone building in Riga. Continuing your walk, pass by Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower, and even the Art Nouveau Cat House. When your tour ends, you will emerge with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the historic Old Town and the history of Riga itself.

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

2. Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

Start your tour at Riga's Liberty Monument, where your expert guide will explain the diverse history of Latvia and Riga. Get an introduction to the Latvian language and traditional culture. Make your way to the Powder Tower, which was originally part of the city's defences. Walk along the medieval walls and enter the Old Town through the Swedish Gates, built in 1698.  Discover the main sights of the Old Town. Walk past the Dom Cathedral, often regarded as the grandest cathedral of the Baltic region. See St. Peter's Church and its spire, a renowned symbol of the city. Walk by the Cat House, once the meeting point for Riga's richest merchants.  You can also taste the legendary Riga black balsam during the tour. This drink is largely used in traditional medicine, considered to be a good cold remedy and used to treat digestive problems.

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What people are saying about Cat House, Riga

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Alexander is a great guide. He is very friendly, experienced, educated and can guide anyone in the beautiful city of Latvia, its history and architecture. As soon as I had booked the guide, he contacted me to arrange the time and place. We both agreed and met. The hour went by very fast. I learned a lot of interesting information about Latvia and Riga. I was told about the sights I could see or do. So, overall I can say I had a wonderful time. In fact I would recommend that any visitor in Riga should opt for this activity at the beginning of the visit.

Hello, our city tour through Riga was great. However, she had some teething problems. There was no one at the meeting point communicated to us. When we called the phone number that was given to us, we got to Riga Tours. However, our tour was booked with Around Latvia, from whom we had no contact details. Riga Tours tried very hard and provided us with these contact details. The actual organizer was able to start a replacement tour within about half an hour late, which, as I said, was great.

Good orientation to old Riga

We had a nice walk around old Riga. This gave us a good understanding of Riga's history as well as orientation to the old town.