Overview

You will get familiar with this magnificent city, which stands proudly on the banks of river Daugava for more than 800 years, however never gets old. Different kings and rulers have always regarded this city as the most valuable part of their possessions, however the city and the citizens have always been too proud to subject fully and all the rulers have granted to the city the privileges to live according to own rules:)
Old city counts for only 1/600 part of the whole city, however in those buildings and narrow streets you can feel the complex history of this small spot of land.
Did you knew that this used to be the biggest city in Swedish kingdom? Did you knew the worlds largest planes were produced here? Did you knew the worlds smallest cameras were produced here as well? Did you knew the inventor of jeans was born here? :)
You will hear about these and many other interesting facts and people during the tour and you will also see the impressive architecture of the Old city, which is proudly listed on UNESCO world heritage list.
Hope to see you soon!

This activity includes:

Perhaps you may have an opportunity to taste the black balsam - You will even see a ghost -

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      Reviewed on January 19, 2018

    Very informative, funny and nice guide.

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      Reviewed on January 16, 2018

    Andis was a very nice guide who showed us interesting and also hidden spots of the old quarter. Thank you very much!

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      Reviewed on January 16, 2018

    Very good tour.

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Meeting point

Alberta laukums

On arrival

The meeting point is behind the hotel Avalon. I will be there 15 minutes prior to start of the tour, holding a small flag of Riga and wearing the guide's badge.

Things to note

As the tour is in old town of Riga, please wear walking shoes, as there are cobblestone streets. High-heels are not appropriate :)

Bookings must be made in advance, current-day bookings are not allowed!

The tour may include free tasting of Riga Black balsam.
Please take into notice that the guide may not show-up in case there are no bookings for the particular tour!
If the tour was enjoyed by you we are happy and grateful to get your tips too!

Tour will not run on January 11th,16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th!

There will be no tour on 11:00 AM on January 31st!

There will be no tour on 3:00 PM on January 27th!

Cancellation policy

This tour has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge of €2 fee per person.