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Cat House, Riga: Our most recommended tours and activities

Riga: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

1. 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 bright red House of the Blackheads 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 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

2. 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: Cruise Transfer, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, and Walking Tour

3. Riga: Cruise Transfer, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, and Walking Tour

Shore Excursion 2 in 1 gives you an option to explore the city from both sides. Find out about new city, taking Double-Decker Hop on - Hop off bus, and discover the medieval history of Old Town by walking tour down the narrow streets of Old City. Hop on Hop off Bus can pick you up near the Gate Nr. 2 from the early morning till 16:45. During the Tour you can leave the Bus on any of the Bus stop and then continue your tour with the next bus. During your stay in Riga buses runs every 20 minutes. Full tour takes about 70 minutes. Available languages: English, German, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, French, Spanish, Latvian. One of the Bus Stops - Powder Tower, located directly near the entrance to the Old Town, is a Starting point of Old Town Walking Tour. Tour starts at 13:00. Duration of Tour - 60-80 minutes. Available languages: English, German, Russian, Finnish, Italian, French, Spanish, Latvian. The Tour finishes at the Town Hall Square - place, where you can take the transfer bus to the ship (runs every 30 minutes). You can use your tour tickets as a ticket for shuttle service. Our team also provides you with a map of Old and New Town, so that you can take a walk in the city on your own.

Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

4. Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

If you’re looking for an engaging and informative tour that covers the complex history of Riga but also explores what it is like to live here today, then this is the tour for you. We will not miss any of old Riga’s most famous landmarks on our walk including St Peter’s Church, Town Hall Square and Dome Square, but don’t expect a dry history lesson. On this tour, you’ll find out about the surprising origins of the Latvian language, the fate of churches during the Soviet occupation and the little known history of Latvia’s symbol of independence. The current challenges and opportunities facing the country today are also covered. This is both a personal and a comprehensive tour of the old town. I love telling people about my city and, having travelled a lot myself, I know how enriching an authentic local perspective can be.

Riga: 1-Hour Old Town Tour

5. 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 walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

6. Riga walking/ transportation sightseeing tour

More than 8 years of experience organizing sightseeing tours in Latvia and Baltic states makes or clients fully satisfied. Only experienced and professional guides speaking on different languages. Riga – capital city of Latvia and the pearl of the Baltic States. The city, which is more then 850 years old. The largest city in the Baltics. There are many cafes and restaurants and a number of interesting sights, such as the Dome Cathedral, Blackheads House, bringing luck watch “Laima” (in Latvian – “happiness”), parks and museums. In Riga, you will also see, hear, remember: – Unique architecture: Art Nouveau, as well as Gothic, Classicism, Baroque, etc .; – Riga Old Town historic district; – Riga Central Market – the largest market in Eastern Europe;

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What people are saying about Cat House, Riga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 37 reviews

The guide told a lot about the history of Latvia and Riga and of course the sights of the old town in a nice and personal way. Two hours passed quickly.

Our guide Viktoria was great. She gave us a lot of explanations and anecdotes I recommended this tour.

With a private guide you get a much more individual presentation of the story. Was very good.

Great walking tour of all the main sights. Good for orientation. Clear recommendation.

An all round great experience! Our guide Vladimir was great!