Old Riga and Central Market Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Philip
Quality Verified Registered on December 18, 2022

I'm not the youngest guide around, but hopefully my experience can compensate for the grey hair!:) I was born in Australia, but moved to Latvia, my parents' homeland, in 1994. I've worked as a journalist, a translator and a guide, and have lived through some huge changes in this amazing part of the world. My passion is showing visitors around this country, especially fascinating Riga and beautiful Jūrmala. I have tons of history, stories, images, songs and jokes to share with you - so come and join me for an in-depth but fun journey!:)

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover Riga's stunning Old Town and amazing Central Market on this fascinating tour!

We explore 1,000 years of history, checking out medieval churches, historic warehouses, and icons like the Three Brothers, the Cat House, and the Powder Tower. Did you know Riga has risen by 3 metres over the centuries? That ships have been found under the cobblestones? Or where to find a piece of Venice in Riga? I'll tell you all about this, and many more great stories!

There will be a few stops indoors, so we won't be in the cold too long.

Then we head to the Central Market and its five Zepellin hangar pavilions. I'll tell you about Latvia's wonderful bread, cheese, pickles, smoked fish, honey and other delicacies. And at the end of the tour, you can have a tasty market lunch if you like.

So, book now to enjoy the finest sights, scents, and tasted in Riga!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Reformācijas Laukums 1, Centra rajons...
    Reformācijas Laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    We meet in front of St. Peter's Church in Old Riga. I will be standing beside the big wooden horse. I'll be wearing an orange hat or an orange hoodie, depending on the weather.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Alberta laukums
  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Peter's Church
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Cat House
  • 4
    Outside visit
    House of the Black Heads
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Powder Tower
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Mākslas muzejs RĪGAS BIRŽA
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Three Brothers
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Freedom Monument
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Latvian National Opera
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Riga Central Market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lisette 22 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
The guide didn’t turn up.
Patricia 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Philip was full of energy and fun, interesting stories about Riga. The sites visited were a perfect combination of old town and the central market. Highly recommend!
Maria 29 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
He should have sent us a message before the meeting time at least
Laura 31 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Made us really interested in the city, clear and engaging explanations. Very fun and recommended!
Mariano 17 Oct 2023
Porto Alegre

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
ótimo tur. perfeita escolha dos locais visitados. O Philip é muito simpático, tem boa interação com os caminhantes, conhecimento e nos deu uma boa aula sobre a história da Latvia.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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