Private tour

Riga's Old Center and Art Nouveau Tour

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Discover Latvia

Riga's Old Center and Art Nouveau Tour

Activity provider: Discover Latvia

From US$ 77.41 per person

Experience the ancient Riga Old Town and spectacular Art Nouveau architecture on an exciting 3-hour walking tour. Explore the narrow streets of Riga Old Town and visit impressive Art Nouveau objects in the central part of Riga.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, German, Latvian, Lettish, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels located in Riga Old Town only.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the charming streets of Riga Old Town
  • See historic buildings and places
  • Learn about the history of Riga and Latvia
  • Admire the spectacular Riga Art Nouveau architecture
  • Visit Alberta street in Riga
Full description
During the guided tour you'll walk along the narrow streets of the Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the splendors of the Dome cathedral, Old Guild house, and Riga castle. The walking tour starts at the Town Hall Square which was the central square of the city from 13th up to 19th century. The most famous building of the square is the magnificent gothic House of the Blackheads. During the tour you will also see such famous spots of Riga as St. Peters Church, Swedish Gates, and Powder Tower.  Roughly thirty per cent of buildings in the center of Riga are art nouveau, which is more than any other European city. Moreover, art and architecture connoisseurs believe that it is in Riga that art nouveau found its especially powerful and sweeping expression. In order to preserve Old Riga, Riga’s wooden building,s and the art nouveau architecture, the historical center of Riga has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The areas where art nouveau features most lavishly are Alberta Street and the so-called embassy district nearby.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup (from hotels in Riga Old Town only)

    Select participants and date

    Participants

    Date

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      5/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Eva the best guide ever - extremely knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and proud of her native Latvia. Best around!

    September 11, 2022

    Very informative, good knowledge of the guide. Maxbe just include a coffee stop

    April 18, 2022

    Fabulous tour and knowledgeable guide Evla

    October 24, 2017

    Product ID: 48443