Riga Town Hall Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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: Standard City Pass High Season

Riga: Standard City Pass High Season

Standard Riga City Pass is the best way to explore the city and get unforgettable holiday. The main reason to choose Riga City Pass - no time limit! You can use all benefits (accept hop on-hop off bus) as many days as you are in Riga. First of all, you get a book guide with map, which helps you to plan your time in Riga efficiently and according to your preferences. Follow the map and marks in the book guide to choose the most important places to visit. Use Hop on - Hop off Bus (48 hours) for free, take a free tour of the Wooden Architecture district of the city (Kalnciema quarter), get a walking tour in the Old Town by Holiday Advisor (en, de, rus, fra, ita, spa, fin, lv) for the lowest price in the city. Taking this three main tours you will find out everything about the city and it's history. Visit official Latvian Balsam shops and take a free tasting of Riga Black Balsam. Take a free tour of the local Brewery and get fresh beer tasting (3 types x 0.2L). Visit the oldest souvenir shop of the city and get a free souvenir from natural amber. Visit top museums of the city with 20-50% discount. Take a River cruise and Canal boat tour with 30% discount. Use your Riga City Pass to get 10-25% discount and special deals in Restaurants and Bars of the city. Get up discounts for spa, taxi, car rental, shops and various types of entertainment. If you are staying in Riga for more days, do not forget to take a one-day tour to other cities or neighbor countries with 10-20% discount. Get the lowest fixed price in the city for transfer from your Hotel to Riga Airport - only 18 eur/car. Riga City Pass gives you an option to skip the line in museums. More than 80 benefits included free or with discount. Our teem is ready to deliver your Riga City Pass to any Hotel of the Old Town and to the main Hotels of the new town, or get it daily in the office, located in the Old Town.

Riga: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Riga: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting city of Riga, where history and culture merge seamlessly with modern charm. To enhance your exploration of this captivating Latvian capital, we are thrilled to present the Riga Self-Guided Audio Tour – an immersive and convenient way to uncover the rich tapestry of Riga's past, present, and future. Nestled along the banks of the Daugava River, Riga boasts a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town that transports you through centuries of architectural wonders. Our audio tour is your personal guide, leading you through cobblestone streets lined with medieval buildings, vibrant markets, and picturesque squares. As you wander, allow the narrations to unfold the tales of Riga's medieval origins, its role as a prominent Hanseatic League member, and the legacy of various empires that have left an indelible mark on its urban fabric. The Riga Self-Guided Audio Tour isn't just a journey through history; it's a window into the dynamic present of this cosmopolitan city. Explore the Art Nouveau district, a testament to Riga's unique architectural identity, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Central Market, one of Europe's largest and most vibrant markets. Navigate through the contemporary districts, adorned with modern structures and cutting-edge designs, showcasing Riga's evolution into a hub of innovation and creativity. Our carefully curated audio guide ensures you won't miss the hidden gems and lesser-known stories that make Riga truly special. Learn about the folklore, legends, and traditions that have shaped the city's character, and discover the significance of landmarks such as the iconic Freedom Monument and the medieval Riga Castle. The Riga Self-Guided Audio Tour is designed for the independent traveler, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Whether you're a history buff, architecture enthusiast, or simply someone seeking to absorb the atmosphere of this Baltic gem, our audio tour provides a seamless and informative experience. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Riga. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Rīga-Pasažieru (Riga Central Station) 2. Old City of Riga 3. St. Peter's Church 4. House of the Black Heads 5. Riga Town Hall Square 6. Riga Cathedral 7. Latvian War Museum 8. Freedom Monument 9. Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 10. Riga Nativity of Christ Orthodox Cathedral 11. The Corner House 12. Riga Art Nouveau Center 13. Alberta Street 14. National Library of Latvia 15. Observation Deck of the Latvian Academy of Sciences 16. Riga Central Market So, grab your headphones, embark on this audio adventure, and let the streets of Riga speak to you. Uncover the layers of history, feel the pulse of the city, and create memories that will linger long after your visit. Welcome to Riga – where every cobblestone has a story to tell.

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: 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: 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?

Highlights of Riga Private Walking Tour

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!

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What people are saying about Riga Town Hall Square

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Our guide, Guna, was excellent in every respect! She quickly made the group feel at ease, was hugely knowledgeable about Riga’s vast history and could answer all our questions. She brought a personal feel to the tour, whilst remaining professional. We also appreciated recommendations for places to visit (in Riga and beyond) and eat!

Excellent short tour of the old town of Riga. The lady guide was great, show us many graphics picture to illustrate various history and landmarks. Also recommended us various Latvian food to eat and where to find them. Overall we enjoy very much on this tour. Highly recommended.

Our tour guide was excellent with vast knowledge and a good sense of humor. She shared many interesting details of the history of Riga and provided great suggestions for food and other places of interest.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Wasn't a lot of time to take pictures though, had to miss out on hearing some of the history of old town to be able to take a few pictures.

The guide Guna is awesome. She gave us a perfect overview of the history and its connection to the present.