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Highlights of Riga private walking tour

This 4-hour walking tour is a wonderfully captivating way to get to know Riga. Your tour guide will meet you by the ship and take you on a journey through this nearly 800-year old medieval town.

Meet your guide at the cruise ship/hotel and start your relaxed discovery of the stunning city of Riga.

Old Riga narrow streets and charming open squares linking them together are best discovered on foot. We will pay a visit to the Dome Church, Town Hall, House of the Blackheads, The Three Brothers and Statue of Roland. On our way, there are also the National Opera building nestled in a green park and Freedom Monument.

The fascinating past of Riga will come alive through the stories and legends shared by your guide.

Your walking tour ends on the square in front of the House of the Blackheads, a short walk away from the cruise port or centrally located hotel. Your guide is pleased to assist you with recommendations for spending your free time in town or with directions back to the ship/hotel.

per adult from

$287

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
    • Smiles and positive experience
    What's excluded :
    • Tips/Gratuity
    • Any admissions/donations
    • Meals/drinks
    • Drop-off at the port & any transportation
    • Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers
    • Entry/Admission - Riga Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - House of the Black Heads
    • Entry/Admission - Latvian National Opera
    • Entry/Admission - Riga Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The cathedral is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Latvia, and is featured in or the subject of paintings, photographs and television travelogues. Like all of the ancient churches of the city, it is known for its weathercock on the top. It was built in 1211 on the high Daugava bank. The cathedral has the 2nd largest organ in Latvia. You can visit the regular organ conserts in the cathedral.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: House of the Black Heads, Ratslaukums 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

    House of the Blackheads is an impressive colorfull structure on the Town Hall square. It belonged to the society of merchants and ship owners, formed in 15th century in the Baltics. The current exterior of the building dates back to the middle of the 17th century.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The Three Brothers introduce us to the traditional architecture of the medieval Riga. These are the oldest residetional complex in the city. The White brother with the gothis steps on the roof is the oldest one with the unique stone benches at the door. The Middle brother is also middle of age. It features the Dutch architestural Mannerism with elegant window tops and unusual roof. The Green brother is the youngest. It features the strict but charming early baroque with the traditional Gable. The name was inspired by the "3 sisters" in Tallinn, which are the similar old buildings, standing next to each other.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Statue of Roland, Ratslaukums, Riga Latvia

    A Roland statue is a statue of a knight with a drawn sword, signifying the town privileges of a medieval city, often associated with the Hanseatic Trade League. It's placed it the heart of the old town. Roland was rerspected as a patron of the trade, people came to his statue, seeking health, fortune, wealth.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Latvian National Opera, Aspazijas bulvaris 3, Riga 1050 Latvia

    The Latvian National Opera building is a home to the National Opera company, which also includes the National Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra. Formerly the German theater, the building is the 1883 post fire reconstruction of the 1863 structure. The locating for the opera was determined during the grand new city planning in 1860th when Riga changed its status from the fort at the Russian border to the local regional center. The old fort's walls were turned down, giving the way to the wide streets and beautiful buildings.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: River Daugava, Riga Latvia

    The spectacular river embankment is a great place to enjoy the afternoon walk. The Western bank of the river has contemporary buildings, including the elegant wave of the National Library. The Eastern bank has the Old town buildings, including the Town Hall square with the House of the Blackheads. The significant landmark of the embankment is the statue of St. Christopher, hidden in the glass box, that is a popular lucky charm of the town.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Old Town of Riga is famous for its cathedrals, old buildings, churches. Take a walk through the laburinth of the narrow brick streets, enjoying the colorfull buildings, little shops and sweet restaurants. See the famous Dome square and cathedral, Castle with the Castle square, Town Hall, house of the Blackheads and others.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The Cat house is the most distinct building of the Old Riga with the two statues of the angry looking cats on the top of the building's towers. There are lots of legends about the origin of this symbols, and historians still debate about the true one. And the cats are watching the city from the tower tops.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The current castle dates back to 1515. It was the Livonian order residence, currently occupied by the president of Latvia. The castle is an impressive structure with the white walls, fat towers and red roof. After the 2013 fire, the castle is closed for renovation till the end of 2018.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour begins in CRUISE PORT / HOTEL LOBBY and ends in Riga Old Town.Ports
    • Riga Passenger Terminal
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P241

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