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Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

1. Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

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.

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Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

2. Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

Discover Riga from a different perspective and go on a photo quest through Old Town. Meet your host at the Town Hall Square, who will then provide full instructions and a game package. The game package includes a map with different location points and images of various objects such as graffiti walls, monuments, and storefronts.  Then it’s time to start your adventure quest through Old Town hunting for the locations on the map, visiting marked places, and finding mysterious objects. Make sure to take a picture of them as this will earn you points. Visit as many places as possible during the game and get additional points completing interactive tasks.  The game lasts 2 hours. At the end of your quest, meet your host again, and be rewarded for your achievements during the game.

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What people are saying about Riga Old Town

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 8 reviews

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.

Eva made a great job with excellent information of the cultures and history. We had many questions and she answered well prepared. We had great pleasure exploring the city with her . Many thanks

The guide was knowledgable. Could have included some fun info; such as the steps that need to nowhere or the pulleys that hang high up that where used to pull up merchandise way back when.

Great city tour with Ilze. With a lot of charm and wit, we were given a lot of interesting information about this beautiful city. Can just be recommended! Many Thanks!

Very nice guide, knows a lot and super interesting