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Free Walking Tour of Old Riga
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Free Walking Tour of Old Riga

  • English English
  • 1 hour 45 minutes

Did you know that Riga's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Discover its charm on this free walking tour, the best way to explore the Pearl of the Baltic.

Old Riga Free Walking Tour Itinerary

Your free walking tour of Old Riga will begin at 10 am in front of St Peter's Church, which dates back to the early 13th century and is one of the main buildings in the iconic Ratslaukums, or Town Hall Square. What better place to begin your discovery of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating history?

Not far from the church, you'll find the striking façade of the House of the Blackheads, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Latvian capital. What does its name mean? Your guide will reveal all while you admire the details of its architecture. From here, you'll stroll over to Riga Cathedral, one of the most recognisable landmarks in the entire country, considered to be the largest Medieval church in the Baltic states.

You'll also visit the Three Brothers, a complex of three houses that form the oldest dwellings in the city. Each building showcases a different architectural style, representing Riga's artistic heritage over the years. Next, you'll pass under the Swedish Gate, the only remaining entrance through the old city walls, to admire the Pulvertornis, or Powder Tower, a striking red brick building that was part of Riga's historic defensive system.

Continuing on your free walking tour around Riga's Old Town, you'll pass by the Cat House - so named for two cat sculptures on its roof - and the Peitav Synagogue, the only one in Riga to have survived the Holocaust.

Your fascinating guided tour will come to an end by the statue of the Town Musicians of Bremen, a gift from the German city, at around 11:45 am. 

You decide the price

Our tour guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of your tour, you'll be invited to pay them the price you think their service deserves.

Important information

  • Please note: it is not possible to reserve this free walking tour of Riga for groups of more than 6 people.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children permitted per adult.
  • This tour does not include entrance to any paid monuments, just visiting the outsides.

Price

Per person
Free walking tour in English
Free

Free walking tour in English

  • Per person

    Free

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Duration

1 hour 45 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Meeting point

St Peter's Church.

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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