Private tour

Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

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39 reviews

Activity provider:Discover Latvia Tours
Private tour

Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

Activity provider:Discover Latvia Tours

From US$ 69.77 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour along the narrow streets of Riga's Old Town and discover the history of the city by seeing the famous sights in the city as the town square, Dome square and others.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels in Riga Old Town only. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
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  • Enjoy walking down the narrow streets of Riga's Old Town
  • Discover the medieval history of the Riga
  • Visit the historical Town Hall Square and look at the House of the Blackheads
  • See Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and the Powder Tower
  • Admire the beautiful Synagogue of old Riga and the Riga castle
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 and St. John's Church, the Three Brothers residential housing complex, Riga Castle. 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.
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup (from Riga Old Town only)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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4.8 /5

based on 39 reviews

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Malgré un retard de 20 mn nous avons appréciez le sourire et l’enthousiasme de notre guide. Elle nous a donné beaucoup d’explications sur l’histoire et la vie de la Lettonie. Elle nous aussi donné des recommandations sur ce qu’il fallait voir à Riga.

May 31, 2023

Der 2-stündige Stadtrundgang hat uns einen guten Einblick in die Stadtgeschichte von Riga gegeben und wir haben die wunderschöne Altstadt trotz Dauerregen kennen gelernt. Wir haben gute Tips zu Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, günstigen Essensmöglichkeiten und kulturellen Veranstaltungen erhalten. So hatten wir im Anschluss direkt die Möglichkeit ein 20-minütiges Orgekonzert im Dom zu erleben.

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May 31, 2023

Die Stadtführung mit Ilse hat uns Riga auf eine sehr angenehme und informative Weise nahegebracht. Mit Ilse hatten wir eine Stadtführerin, wie man sie sich wünscht. Fakten,aber auch viel Wissenswertes drumherum und immer auf uns als Gruppe (6 Personen von13-43Jahren) eingehend. Danke Ilse!!

May 31, 2023

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