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The history and legends of old Riga
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
Riga Dome, St. Peter's Church, St. James Catholic Cathedral, "Three Brothers", Presidential Palace, Swedish Gate.
About this tour...
This classic old town tour will allow you to get acquainted with the most important sights of Old Riga, to learn about the lifestyle and daily life of the inhabitants of the medieval city.
You will see the Gothic churches: Riga's Dome, St. Peter's Church, St. James Catholic Cathedral, cobbled alleys and the dwelling houses of medieval rigeans resembling gingerbread houses.
You will get to know the historical figures, who wrote the history of the city and the Baltic region. They are Bishop Albert, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great... During our walk we will see the "Three Brothers" complex, the Presidential Palace, the Swedish Gate, the Powder Tower. Our walk will be an immersion in the medieval atmosphere, which will allow us to understand the culture and ancient customs. During the excursion you will learn about the history of the famous magic drink "Riga Balsam" with the possibility to taste it.
Even though the excursion is rich in historical facts, it will pass in a light, positive and friendly atmosphere. It will be interesting not only for adults, but for children as well.
As close as possible to the ship's pier
What is included
- Walking tour, taxi
What is extra
- Entrance tickets to museums, churches.
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
Français, English, Russkiy, Latvian
Meet your guide
I am Anna Turoka, certified tour guide from Riga, Latvia. In 2006 I graduated in Humanities at the Latvian Academy of Culture, where I studied my country's history, architecture, art and languages. Since 2014 I have been a tour guide for French-speaking groups in the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). This is my main job, my profession that I love very much.
I offer you friendly walks in Riga, during which you will learn history, legends, historical and current facts. I like to explain our traditions, pass on my knowledge and "translate" the peculiarities of the local mentality. In my opinion it is very interesting to compare cultures and draw parallels in the histories of our countries.