Cat House, Riga

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Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Discover Riga's Old Town on a guided walking tour of its main sights. Listen to your local guide's fascinating stories and learn about the city's rich history. Pass well-known locations, including the House of the Blackheads, the Three Brothers building complex, and the Swedish Gate. Start your tour at the museum of Mentzendorff and head inside the Old Town. Marvel at the centuries-old buildings surrounding you here. From the Town Hall Square dating back to the 13th century to the towering Saint Peter's Church. Continue your walking journey and see the magnificent Great and Small Guild Halls, the medieval buildings and Art Nouveau Cat House, the Three Brothers Buildings, St. Jacob's Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, and more. Along your route, learn about how Art Nouveau architecture swooped into Riga, local and historical stories, and insights into what food to taste while in Latvia.

Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Discover Old Town Riga on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic and geographical center of the city. Listen as your guide tells you the real stories and legends of the Old Town and points out the sights of interest. First, visit the most impressive building in Riga; the House of Blackheads. It was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1999. Then you will see the complex of living buildings known as "3 Brothers," considered the oldest stone building in Riga. Continuing your walk, pass by Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower, and even the Art Nouveau Cat House. When your tour ends, you will emerge with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the historic Old Town and the history of Riga itself.

Riga: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the history of Riga, walking down the narrow streets of Old Town and discover the main historical sites. You can arrange meeting with an attendant at any place in the Old Town (Hotel/apartment/cafe/bus stop). Your unique tour will start from the Powder Tower with a walk around the City Wall. Along the way attendant will show you Riga Castle, The Swedish Gates and Three Brothers Building complex. You will enjoy magnificent Riga Cathedral and churches of Old Town. The attendant will walk through the most quite courtyards and most busy squares, so that you can see the city from different angles. The tour finishes at the Town Hall Square. You will hear detailed historical information about each site, stories about Riga and recommendations. During your tour you will explore more than 20 main sights of the Old Town. You will get a receiver with headphones to avoid other tourist groups disturbing you. You can choose the language you would like to get your tour – English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French or Finnish.

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

Start your tour at Riga's Liberty Monument, where your expert guide will explain the diverse history of Latvia and Riga. Get an introduction to the Latvian language and traditional culture. Make your way to the Powder Tower, which was originally part of the city's defences. Walk along the medieval walls and enter the Old Town through the Swedish Gates, built in 1698.  Discover the main sights of the Old Town. Walk past the Dom Cathedral, often regarded as the grandest cathedral of the Baltic region. See St. Peter's Church and its spire, a renowned symbol of the city. Walk by the Cat House, once the meeting point for Riga's richest merchants.  You can also taste the legendary Riga black balsam during the tour. This drink is largely used in traditional medicine, considered to be a good cold remedy and used to treat digestive problems.

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the history of Riga, walking down the narrow streets of Old Town and discover the main historical sites. Your unique tour starts from the Powder Tower with a walk around the City Wall. Along the way attendant will show you Riga Castle, The Swedish Gates and Three Brothers Building complex. You will enjoy magnificent Riga Cathedral and churches of Old Town. The attendant will walk through the most quite courtyards and most busy squares, so that you can see the city from different angles. The tour finishes at the Town Hall Square. You will hear detailed historical information about each site, stories about Riga and recommendations. During your tour you will explore more than 20 main sights of the Old Town. The starting point of the tour is a Powder Tower, where you will meet one of our attendants. You will get a receiver with headphones to avoid other tourist groups disturbing you. You can choose the language you would like to get your tour – English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French or Finnish.

Riga: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Riga: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Town Hall 2. House of the Blackheads 3. Cathedral 4. Three Brothers 5. Swedish Gate 6. Cat House 7. Freedom Monument 8. Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ 9. Alberta Iela Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided tour and your city exploration activity. So, are you ready to explore Riga?

Riga Old Town Legends Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Riga Old Town Legends Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Uncover the essence of Riga's Old Town in a completely new light through this captivating in-app audio tour! Your self-guided adventure begins at the Freedom Monument, a poignant symbol of Latvia's enduring resilience. From there, you'll meander along narrow cobblestone streets and bustling squares, whisking you back to the Middle Ages. Along the way, you'll be regaled with tales of the clever schemes employed by the city's merchants to amass wealth and prestige. Your journey will lead you to the venerable Riga Castle, gracefully perched on the banks of the Daugava River. Not only has it been home to Latvian rulers, including Soviet leaders and Latvian presidents, but it also hosts a local legend about the Sword of Destiny. You'll be enchanted by the trio of Riga's most iconic churches – St. James's, St. Peter's, and the Dome Cathedral. Marvel at their breathtaking Gothic architecture and discover their unexpected historical roles. As you stroll around the Town Hall Square, you'll stumble upon the magnificent residence of the mysterious Blackheads community and encounter the whimsical Bremen Musicians. To cap off your journey, make your way to an authentic bar and souvenir shop to savor the legendary Riga elixir – the Black Balsam, a genuine taste of Latvian heritage.

Riga: Complete English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

Riga: Complete English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this self-guided audio tour is made for you! Grab your smartphone and your headphones to start discovering the city. Follow the route and listen to each audio commentary in your earphones. You can even answer quizzes to test your knowledge about the city! With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Town Hall 2. House of the Blackheads 3. Riga’s Cathedral 4. Three Brothers Houses 5. Swedish Gate 6. Cat House 7. Freedom Monument 8. Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ 9. Alberta Street With this activity, you'll get access to a 30-minute-long audio commentary. Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided audio tour. So, are you ready to explore Riga?

Riga walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

Riga walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey Through Latvia and the Baltic States! Discover the enchantment of Riga, the heart of Latvia and a shining beacon in the Baltic region. Our expertly crafted sightseeing tours, led by multilingual guides with over 10 years of experience, promise an experience that will leave you in awe. Riga: A City of Timeless Beauty Step into history: Explore Riga’s Old Town, a treasure trove of historical wonders. Marvel at architectural masterpieces: From Art Nouveau to Baroque, witness a cityscape that’s a canvas of cultural expression. Indulge in local flavors: The Riga Central Market, a bustling hub of Eastern European life, awaits with its rich tapestry of tastes and aromas. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your adventure begins here!

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Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Discover Riga's Old Town on a guided walking tour of its main sights. Listen to your local guide's fascinating stories and learn about the city's rich history. Pass well-known locations, including the House of the Blackheads, the Three Brothers building complex, and the Swedish Gate. Start your tour at the museum of Mentzendorff and head inside the Old Town. Marvel at the centuries-old buildings surrounding you here. From the Town Hall Square dating back to the 13th century to the towering Saint Peter's Church. Continue your walking journey and see the magnificent Great and Small Guild Halls, the medieval buildings and Art Nouveau Cat House, the Three Brothers Buildings, St. Jacob's Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, and more. Along your route, learn about how Art Nouveau architecture swooped into Riga, local and historical stories, and insights into what food to taste while in Latvia.

Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Discover Old Town Riga on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic and geographical center of the city. Listen as your guide tells you the real stories and legends of the Old Town and points out the sights of interest. First, visit the most impressive building in Riga; the House of Blackheads. It was completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1999. Then you will see the complex of living buildings known as "3 Brothers," considered the oldest stone building in Riga. Continuing your walk, pass by Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower, and even the Art Nouveau Cat House. When your tour ends, you will emerge with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the historic Old Town and the history of Riga itself.

Riga: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Private Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the history of Riga, walking down the narrow streets of Old Town and discover the main historical sites. You can arrange meeting with an attendant at any place in the Old Town (Hotel/apartment/cafe/bus stop). Your unique tour will start from the Powder Tower with a walk around the City Wall. Along the way attendant will show you Riga Castle, The Swedish Gates and Three Brothers Building complex. You will enjoy magnificent Riga Cathedral and churches of Old Town. The attendant will walk through the most quite courtyards and most busy squares, so that you can see the city from different angles. The tour finishes at the Town Hall Square. You will hear detailed historical information about each site, stories about Riga and recommendations. During your tour you will explore more than 20 main sights of the Old Town. You will get a receiver with headphones to avoid other tourist groups disturbing you. You can choose the language you would like to get your tour – English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French or Finnish.

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

Start your tour at Riga's Liberty Monument, where your expert guide will explain the diverse history of Latvia and Riga. Get an introduction to the Latvian language and traditional culture. Make your way to the Powder Tower, which was originally part of the city's defences. Walk along the medieval walls and enter the Old Town through the Swedish Gates, built in 1698.  Discover the main sights of the Old Town. Walk past the Dom Cathedral, often regarded as the grandest cathedral of the Baltic region. See St. Peter's Church and its spire, a renowned symbol of the city. Walk by the Cat House, once the meeting point for Riga's richest merchants.  You can also taste the legendary Riga black balsam during the tour. This drink is largely used in traditional medicine, considered to be a good cold remedy and used to treat digestive problems.

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Explore the history of Riga, walking down the narrow streets of Old Town and discover the main historical sites. Your unique tour starts from the Powder Tower with a walk around the City Wall. Along the way attendant will show you Riga Castle, The Swedish Gates and Three Brothers Building complex. You will enjoy magnificent Riga Cathedral and churches of Old Town. The attendant will walk through the most quite courtyards and most busy squares, so that you can see the city from different angles. The tour finishes at the Town Hall Square. You will hear detailed historical information about each site, stories about Riga and recommendations. During your tour you will explore more than 20 main sights of the Old Town. The starting point of the tour is a Powder Tower, where you will meet one of our attendants. You will get a receiver with headphones to avoid other tourist groups disturbing you. You can choose the language you would like to get your tour – English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French or Finnish.

Riga: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Riga: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Town Hall 2. House of the Blackheads 3. Cathedral 4. Three Brothers 5. Swedish Gate 6. Cat House 7. Freedom Monument 8. Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ 9. Alberta Iela Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided tour and your city exploration activity. So, are you ready to explore Riga?

Riga Old Town Legends Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Riga Old Town Legends Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Uncover the essence of Riga's Old Town in a completely new light through this captivating in-app audio tour! Your self-guided adventure begins at the Freedom Monument, a poignant symbol of Latvia's enduring resilience. From there, you'll meander along narrow cobblestone streets and bustling squares, whisking you back to the Middle Ages. Along the way, you'll be regaled with tales of the clever schemes employed by the city's merchants to amass wealth and prestige. Your journey will lead you to the venerable Riga Castle, gracefully perched on the banks of the Daugava River. Not only has it been home to Latvian rulers, including Soviet leaders and Latvian presidents, but it also hosts a local legend about the Sword of Destiny. You'll be enchanted by the trio of Riga's most iconic churches – St. James's, St. Peter's, and the Dome Cathedral. Marvel at their breathtaking Gothic architecture and discover their unexpected historical roles. As you stroll around the Town Hall Square, you'll stumble upon the magnificent residence of the mysterious Blackheads community and encounter the whimsical Bremen Musicians. To cap off your journey, make your way to an authentic bar and souvenir shop to savor the legendary Riga elixir – the Black Balsam, a genuine taste of Latvian heritage.

Riga: Complete English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

Riga: Complete English Self-guided Audio Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this self-guided audio tour is made for you! Grab your smartphone and your headphones to start discovering the city. Follow the route and listen to each audio commentary in your earphones. You can even answer quizzes to test your knowledge about the city! With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Town Hall 2. House of the Blackheads 3. Riga’s Cathedral 4. Three Brothers Houses 5. Swedish Gate 6. Cat House 7. Freedom Monument 8. Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ 9. Alberta Street With this activity, you'll get access to a 30-minute-long audio commentary. Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided audio tour. So, are you ready to explore Riga?

Riga walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

Riga walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

Embark on an Unforgettable Journey Through Latvia and the Baltic States! Discover the enchantment of Riga, the heart of Latvia and a shining beacon in the Baltic region. Our expertly crafted sightseeing tours, led by multilingual guides with over 10 years of experience, promise an experience that will leave you in awe. Riga: A City of Timeless Beauty Step into history: Explore Riga’s Old Town, a treasure trove of historical wonders. Marvel at architectural masterpieces: From Art Nouveau to Baroque, witness a cityscape that’s a canvas of cultural expression. Indulge in local flavors: The Riga Central Market, a bustling hub of Eastern European life, awaits with its rich tapestry of tastes and aromas. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime. Your adventure begins here!

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What I liked best was that the guide told a lot of background information, not just reeling off facts and figures, but it was simply interesting, entertaining and informative

Fantastic tour guide!! She provided tons of excellent information about Riga, and she had a great sense of humor too! Perfect tour guide, and perfect tour!

It was absolutely amazing! Our guide Anette was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and even sang a Latvian song for us! Could not be better!

Our guide Nordhut was great. He told us some lovely anecdotes and we learned a lot about Riga and the Baltics.

Excellent guide, perfect level, interesting and many tips!