OLD RIGA FREE WALKING TOUR
Explore the historical heart of Old Riga
The Old Riga Free Walking Tour is a great way to discover the classical sights of Riga. You will learn about the history of this magnificent city, dating back to its foundation in 1201 as well as learning about the legends and many tales that go along with Riga's rich history. We not only visit the main sites that old Riga has to offer but we also lead you to areas of the Old Town usually ignored or missed by traditional tours.
As always, our entertaining guides will be on hand to bring you through the numerous centuries and layers of history. Yet we aim to also inform you about what the Old Town is like for residents today. Who lives here now? What is the function of the historical centre in a contemporary context?
What will you see on The Old Riga Free Walking Tour?
Included on this tour are some of main objects to be found in Old Riga, such as St Peter's Church, The Town Hall square, The House of Blackheads, The Dome Square and Cathedral, Powder tower, Swedish gate and much more! Old Riga is a charming area of this great city and a must see for all visiting for the first time.
This tour is quite easy going in physical terms. With less than 2 hrs of mild walking this tour allows most people to enjoy the route. We do advise good shoes and appropriate clothing in bad weather. Old Riga has cobble stone streets and you should be prepared for uneven terrain. If you are worried about mobility through the old city please contact us for a private group option.
The Old Riga Free Tour starts at 10:00 Daily & 15:00 (Fri & Sun) from the entrance to St Peter's Church. Ends close to start point
1 hour 45 mins duration.
If you wish to join the 12:00 Market and Moscow district straight after the 10:00 old town tour it is possible as the end point and start point are designed to allow this :) Just let your guide know.