Guided tour

Riga: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Guide agency Smile Line

Riga: 1.5-Hour Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Guide agency Smile Line

From US$ 18.75 per person

Explore the narrow streets of Riga's Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the Dome Cathedral, Big and Small Guild Houses, and the Riga Castle. History comes alive with the help of your guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian, Latvian, Lettish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Riga’s UNESCO-listed medieval center on foot
  • Stop to admire the different architecture and take photos
  • Delve into the historic and winding streets of Old Riga
  • See the city from a different prospective with a local guide
Full description

Go beneath the surface of Riga, from its founding 8 centuries ago at the Daugava River to its transformation into the beautiful and artistic city that you see today. Walk past the city's most important landmarks and learn about the people who made Riga what it is today.

Learn about the Bishop Albert of Livonia, who founded the Latvian capital in 1201, and about the many foreigners who have since left their mark on this city. Discover the city's Medieval Hanseatic Old Town and enjoy the splendors of the Dome Cathedral.

Enjoy the Big and Small Guild Houses and their Gothic and Neo-Gothic styles. Photograph the Riga Castle, the current residence of the President of Latvia, and see famous spots such as St. Peter’s Church, the Swedish Gate, Powder Tower and many others.

  • Guide
  • 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet the guide at the Smile Line office at the House of the Black Heads, Townhall Square, 7.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please specify the language of the tour when booking
  • Tours in French, Spanish, Italian, etc. can be provided if booked at least 3 days in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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This tour is highly recommended. We were lucky enough to get Tatjana B. as a guide. She was really wonderful, has a huge knowledge about the city and showed the most interesting places in the old town. The walking pace is very comfortable and there is not a minute of boredom. We were able to remember a lot and now see the whole city with different eyes!

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October 2, 2022

Very good and understandable guide. Can just be recommended!

October 3, 2022

Sehr interessant, Liga war sehr gut

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 428948