Old Riga - the historical centre


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children, if you have many children , we can make a tour "Birds and Animals in Old Riga" also.

Friendly: Yes.
You must enjoy walking short distances in Old Riga ( you need comfortable shoes, because there are pavement streets).

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), German (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Old Riga near the Daugava river

Riga is more than 800 years old. The Old town is like a pretty woman with her history and stories, like an island between the Daugava river and the new town.It is a unique cultural treasure which was listed by UNESCO on its World Heritage List.There are narrow pavement streets,interesting houses built in different centuries in different styles of architecture,legends and really facts.
Old Riga is the most popular place for local people to take a rest in nice clubs and caffes or to have a walk in this interesting and romantic old town , sometimes called Small Paris.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel/Sea Port/Terminal or an other place

End location: Your hotel or the city centre.

Duration: 2 hours

If is is a cold winter time, we can have a cup of hot tea during the route.The start time you can change, if you have an other wish.


Old Riga is located in the center. If your hotel is in the Old Town, I can come to your hotel and we can start our walking tour from the hotel.If you are staying in an other place, we can discuss the meeting point.

What’s Included

Other: Guide's services - it is a walking tour in Riga Old Town.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - If you will have a wish to visit Riga Cathedral for an organ music concert and to see Riga from the tower of St. Peter' s Church.

What’s Extra

Other: If you have a wish to visit:
-St. Peter's Church and use the elevator to have a nice view to Old Riga from 72 m high tower - open every day , except Monday),
Every day ( in summer season , except Sunday, and every Wednesday and Saturday in winter season) at 12:00a.m. , it is possible to listen to organ music in Riga Cathedral.It is possible to visit this 20 minutes long concert during the walking tour and have an excursion in the Riga Cathedral after.
If you are not interested in this concert, you can visit this Cathedral in an other time and have an excursion there during Old Riga walking tour.


I am not allowed to pick you up at dockside - you must meet me at the exit to the port territory,near the gate direction Old Riga- 3-5 minutes walk from the ship.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ilze was an amazing tour guide! She was very knowledge about the history of Riga and Latvia. We had a large family group, and everyone was learned something new. She shared stories about the buildings and monuments, but also had some personal anecdotes that made the tour more special. If you want an authentic, Latvian experience - you need to take a tour with Ilze!
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