Old Riga Walking Tour

The Old Town of Riga (Old Town) - is one of the oldest cities on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. In the old town, you can experience the preserved medieval atmosphere, walk through the old narrow streets, enjoy the splendor of the diverse architecture. During the visit, you will see the Dome, the Blackheads House, the Big and Small Riga Cat House Guild, the 17th century Haus Rathmann, Jansplatz, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, the Executioner's House, the Seimas - Parliament of Latvia, the Cathedral of Saint -Jakob, and the 3 Houses, which we also call "Three Brothers" (3 houses of the XV, XVI, and XVII centuries, those next to each other.

Our professional guides will recommend you the best places to relax, restaurants, museums, from which you will remain impressed for a long time.

per adult from

$120

AUD

Duration

2 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Riga Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Three Brothers, Maza Pils iela 19, Riga 1050 Latvia

    The Three Brothers is a building complex consisting of three houses, situated in Riga, Latvia. The houses together form the oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga. Each house represents various periods of development of dwelling house construction.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Livu Square, Livu laukums 4, Riga 1050 Latvia

    It's hard to believe that the Square once was the site of the Riga River, which was a shipping route for transporting Latvian grain up to the 16th century. Later it was called the Rīdzene River and even Rīdziņa as it gradually became narrower. Today, along the old route of the river, pavement wears away the shoes of countless Rigans and visitors to the city, and beautiful flower-beds remind one of the past times.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Cat House, Meistaru iela 19, Riga 1050 Latvia

    What is the legend of the two black cats on a house in Riga Old Town and why does this building in Riga have two black cats on its roof? And why have these cats become the unofficial symbols of Riga? Nobody knows for sure, although there are plenty of stories relating to their placement atop the house’s turrets.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Riga Cathedral, Herdera laukums 6 Centra Rajons, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Riga Cathedral is the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in Riga, Latvia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Riga. The cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia and is featured in or the subject of paintings, photographs and television travelogues.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Riga City Hall, Ratslaukums 1, Riga 1050 Latvia

    In the very heart of Riga, the Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums) houses the Town Hall building (seat of the Riga City Council), the House of Blackheads and Roland's Statue.

    The Town Hall itself is pretty to look at, but not open for visitors. Just underneath the Riga City Council building (destroyed during World War II, rebuilt in 2003) is a narrow cobblestone street which is home to different souvenir and flower shops, a giant cascading waterfall three stories high and the remains of an ancient tree stub unearthed during the re-construction process. A small plaque states that when this oak was growing on the banks of the River Daugava.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Cathedral, Jekaba iela 9, Riga 1050 Latvia

    St. James's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Riga in Latvia. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint James the Greater. The building is part of the Old Riga UNESCO World Heritage Site and lies directly opposite the House of the Livonian Noble Corporation, the meeting place of Latvia's parliament the Saeima

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Swedish Gate (Zviedru Varti), Torna iela 11, Riga 1050 Latvia

    The so-called Swedish Gate is only gate that remains standing today of eight total in Riga's fortification wall.
    Constructed in 1698 as a part of the Riga Wall to provide access to barracks outside the city wall. The gate was opened at sunrise and closed at sunset.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Konventa Terrace, Jāņa sēta 7 Centra rajons, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

    One of the oldest city quarters in the Old Town of Riga, the heart of the 800-year-old Hanseatic city, is often described as a city within a city.
    According to the chronicles of Riga, the beginnings of Konventhof date back to the beginning of the 13th century, when the Sword Brethren Order built their castle here, which Rigans tore down in 1297.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Riga Castle, Pils laukums 3, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Riga Castle has stood on the right bank of the River Daugava for more than 700 years. Through the centuries, it has seen severe destruction, numerous rulers, and wars. Today it houses the residence of the President of Latvia.
    The last major reconstruction took place in 1515. From 1330 to 1562, the castle served as the residence of Master of the Livonian Order. The following centuries after dissolution of Livonian feudal states, Riga Castle was taken over by Polish, Swedish and Russian administrations and institutions.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Before the start of the tour, we meet guests in the hotel lobby
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 10 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Group Size

10

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Activity ID: V-75503P48

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