Riga Town Hall Square: 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: 27-Stop Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Audio Guide

2. Riga: 27-Stop Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Audio Guide

Riga – The Capital City of Latvia Come and enjoy sightseeing on both sides of the Daugava River in Riga on red double-decker busses. The excursion ticket is valid for 48 hours and during that time you can get on or off the bus as many times as you wish at 27 bus stops. The hop-on hop-off service offers a flexible opportunity to get to know historic and present day Riga. The audio guide texts, heard through the headphones, have been recorded by native speakers in 10 languages: English, German, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and Latvian.

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

3. 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.

Highlights of Riga Private Walking Tour

4. Highlights of Riga Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Riga in this three-hour private tour of the medieval Old Town. You’ll be picked up from your hotel or cruise port and taken on an exciting journey through the rich history of the Latvian capital. Witness the splendor of Riga's Art Nouveau district. Recognized as one of the finest collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe, discovering the intricate details of hundreds of facades makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Next, stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, as your expert guide shares legends of fierce merchants and sailors who found their way to Riga over the years. Discover the House of Three Brothers, dating back to the 15th century, and marvel at the historic landmarks in Riga's Town Hall square, such as the House of Blackheads, the towering Riga Cathedral, and St. Jacob’s Church. Explore the vibrant Guild Houses and the remnants of the city's fortifications at the Swedish Gates. You’ll also have an opportunity to try ‘Black Balsam’ - a miraculous Latvian health-enhancing liquor that is said to have healed Russian Empress Catherine the Great when she visited Riga in 1752. The tour ends in the heart of the Old Town, where your local guide can offer recommendations for a delicious lunch in one of the city’s many restaurants or can direct you back to your cruise ship or hotel. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the charming city of Riga – the pearl of the Baltic!

Other Sightseeing Options in Riga Town Hall Square

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