Riga Old Town Walking Tour

Tour Type

City Walking Tour

Tour Duration

~2 Hours



Tour Season

Whole year

Guided tour in Riga old town along the narrow, charming and historic streets. Explore the city and learn about over 800 years of it's rich history from medieval times, through the Hanseatic trade league era and up until the modern days. Spend just two hours on this walking tour in Riga to learn about centuries of stories and history.

About The Tour

Tour Description

This guided tour in Riga will take you on a walk along the narrow streets of the Old Town of Riga to enjoy the splendors of the Dome cathedral, Old Guild house, Riga castle, house of the Blackheads and much more in this former Hansaetic trade league city.

Immerse yourself into the world of stories, history and culture while walking through the streets that are storing centuries of events that took place here. Just two hours on this walking tour in the Riga Old Town and you will have a good insight into more than 800 year history of Riga.

In order to preserve Riga Old Town and the historical center of Riga, it has been included into UNESCO World Heritage.

Tour Highlights

  • Walk the centuries old streets of Riga
  • Visit historical locations in the Riga Old Town
  • Learn about history of Riga
  • Be amazed by the charm of the city
  • Get to know the everyday life of Riga

Additional information

  • Tour includes moderate amount of walking, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 20 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Meeting at the hotel (if located in the Riga Old Town)
  • Guide
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Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Great Guides, lots of fun and knowledge"

Reviewed July 24, 2015
Lizzy from Germany

We took the Old Town Tour with Maija and the Sigulda Cycle tour with Rihards. The old town tour was incredibly interesting and Maija really knows her stuff, not just the well known history but also the little bits in between that make it come alive and interesting. She answered all our questions and pointed out things that we may never had noticed. Her english is great and very easy to understand, definitely worth arranging.

For the cycle tour we went with local transport with Rihards to Sigulda which was interesting in itself! On arriving in Sigulda there were bikes and helmets waiting for us, we had already given Rihards our heights so the bikes didn't need much adjusting. The tour was fantastic, through woods, along the river bank into the National Park then up a huge hill which was a wonderful lung bursting challenge. Rihards stops often and points out interesting areas and gives you as much information as you want. His knowledge is immense but never boring, many fun facts and stories are added in along the way. The weather changed for the worse halfway through our tour, it was incredible but rather than risk injury Rihard was able to change the route to ensure we were kept safe. Obviously use to rapid weather changes he had also brought some ponchos just in case which were more than welcomed. The chair lift back up to Sigulda was excellent and saved having to cycle up a crazy hill. The view was amazing from up top especially as we could see the 2nd storm coming in. Both tours were fantastic and we would definitely use them again!

Visited July 2015

"Discover Latvia"

Reviewed May 31, 2013
Frances from Denver, Colorado, USA

I booked three tours with Discover Latvia, a small, relatively new tour company in Riga. I was most impressed with Rihards, who was very knowledgeable and accommodating, and with his associate Yuris. The first tour was a walking tour with Maija, who took me to all the main attractions of old town Riga. The next day Rihards took me to Sigulda, and we were joined on the following day by Yuris for a tour of Kuldiga. My guides were excellent and the venues extremely interesting. Good value for money on these private tours. I highly recommend this company.

Visited April 2013