• Location: Rīga, Latvia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Riga Old Town, led by a local guide
  • Learn about Riga’s rich medieval history as you stroll the cobbled streets and squares
  • See top Old Riga attractions such as the House of the Blackheads, Powder Tower and Riga Castle
  • Head inside St Peter’s Church and the Dome Cathedral, two iconic landmarks
  • Walk through the 17th-century Swedish Gate, the only remaining original gate into Old Riga
  • Great introduction to Riga Old Town for first-time visitors and families

What You Can Expect

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Riga at night

Customer Reviews

stephen f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

an exquisite walk through the old town of Riga The guide was brimming with information about the history as well as the modern politics which was very interesting. The tour took in many various buildings and churches which we would not have seen without the tour. A very enjoyable morning and a must for the curious tourist

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide Maria was very knowledgeable and recommended other places in the town to visit - restaurant and cafe, plus some roads with amazing architecture.

Scott G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We are so glad we took this tour because our charming and knowledgeable guide, Maria, told us the history and stories that allowed us to more fully appreciate Riga's Old Town. The Old Town is charming, beautiful and very easy to walk through. This tour made our visit more enjoyable and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Riga. Additionally, Maria told us about Riga's Art Nouveau architectural history and, had we know about that beforehand, we would've booked a tour with her to see that district.

Stephen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We absolutely lucked-out with a terrific guide Marija who was so passionate about her city, she filled you with her enthusiasm and thus you just loved the city. She had terrific historical background information, knew her history and led us around parts of the city we never would have known about had we not signed up for this tour. Furthermore, she advised us on additional things to see/do during our stay for which we will be forever thankful. It made our visit to Riga, and we would happily suggest anyone visiting take a walking tour of the old town. It absolutely brings it to life!

Stewart K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our guide was terrific! She was extremely knowledgeable about Riga, answering all of our questions with ease, and went above and beyond to make sure our visit was informative. StewartK June, 2017

Janet R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic tour. Our guide (Mariya) was wonderful - very informative and tailored the information she gave us to meet our interests. We saw parts of the city we would never have found on our own. It was a brilliant introduction to Riga and we would highly recommend it to others.

Pamela F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Another couple also booked this tour. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting and covered all the important facts. Also included ride back to boat which we took other couple preferred to remain in town to wander. English was very good.

Tomtyre2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Out walking tour of Riga was great. Our guide Inga was very knowledgable and was delightful
Plz give her our thanks from her flight attendant friends.

S J O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was very informed and we had a very enjoyable time. Excellent value for money

Lilian R

4 star rating: Recommended May 2017

It was a very interesting tour full of historical background information that gave the old town meaning.

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