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Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

Product ID: 22093
Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour along the narrow streets of Riga's Old Town and discover the history of the city. Visit the famous sights in the city, including Riga Cathedral, the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and Riga Castle.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Latvian, Lettish, Russian

Pickup included

Pickup is available from hotels in Riga Old Town only. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy walking down the narrow streets of Riga's Old Town
  • Discover the medieval history of the city
  • Visit the historical Town Hall Square, where you will find the House of the Blackheads
  • See Riga Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and the Powder Tower
  • Admire the beautiful Synagogue of Old Riga, Riga Castle, and St. Jacob's Cathedral
Full description
On this 2-hour walking tour you will explore the Old Town of Riga, the historical and geographical center of Riga on the right bank of the Daugava River. The Old Town covers a relatively small inner area of the old fortifications where unique monuments of medieval architecture are concentrated. The professional guide will show you around the Old Town and tell you all about the history and culture of the city, as well as answer your questions.

The walking tour starts at the Town Hall Square, which was the central square of the city from the 13th century to the 19th century. The most famous building in the square is the magnificent Gothic-style House of the Blackheads. During the tour you will also see famous spots of Riga, such St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and the Powder Tower.

Experience the aura of an ancient city as you walk down the narrow streets, where unique complexes of residential houses and sacral buildings are found. Here you can explore the 13th century Riga Cathedral, the Gothic-style St. Peter's Church, the beautiful Synagogue of Old Riga, the Convent Yard of the Holy Spirit, the Three Brothers residential housing complex, Riga Castle, St. George's Church, and St. Jacob's Cathedral.

You can also discover Riga's hanseatic past at the Large Guild and the Small Guild, as well as at the reconstructed House of the Blackheads. Recall the medieval times, when Riga was a mighty harbor and a member of the Hanseatic League, which joined traders of the Baltic region with north Germany.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup (from Riga Old Town only)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The 2-hour city tour gave us a good insight into the city history of Riga and we got to know the beautiful old town despite constant rain. We have received good tips on shopping, cheap food and cultural events. Afterwards we had the opportunity to experience a 20-minute organ concert in the cathedral.

August 9, 2019

Almost satisfied

The tour started on time, was detailed and was fun for everyone. One disadvantage: Your confirmation said: 1) Guided tour 2) Round-trip transfer from / to your hotel The transfer did not work. We had to order taxis at short notice (after intensive efforts by the hotel staff). As a result, we almost missed the booked appointment. You knew the hotel. Here we would have liked to get more information in advance.

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November 1, 2015

Really good trip with a very good guide.

April 23, 2019

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Product ID: 22093