Walking Tour of Riga
Discover Riga, the capital city of Latvia, by joining the Walking Tour of Riga and learn more about the history of the city thanks to the commentary from an authorized local guide.
Start the private tour by visiting the enchanting historical center of Riga, known as Vecriga and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the history of this ancient Hanseatic city together with a licensed local guide as you stroll through the main sights. Enter the Cathedral of Riga, the main Protestant cathedral of the historical center, built in Gothic style in 1211 on a bank of the Daugava river. Walk towards the St. Peter’s Church, the tallest church in the city built in Gothic style in the thirteenth century, and the St. Jakob’s Cathedral, cathedral church of the archdiocese of Riga built in Baroque style.
Continue the private walking tour to some of Riga’s oldest attractions. Discover the House of the Blackheads, a medieval building in Gothic–style located in the Town Hall Square. Admire the Powder Tower one of the most beautiful medieval fortified towers in the city, once known as the Sand Tower. Then, enter the Riga Castle, now the residence of the President of Latvia.
If you want to discover Riga’s Soviet past, get inside the Occupation Museum which retraces the almost 50 years of the Soviet regime. Marvel at the Freedom Monument a symbol of Latvia’s struggle for freedom and independence. End the private tour at the Art Nouveau district to admire its Liberty style.
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