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House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams)
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House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) Tours and Activities

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Built in 1334 for the Brotherhood of Blackheads—a guild for unmarried German merchants in Latvia—the House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) is one of Riga’s grandest buildings. This Gothic structure, which features an elaborate Renaissance facade, now functions as a venue for concerts, exhibitions, and festive events, and the interior is open for visitors to explore.

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Rātslaukums 7, Centra rajons, Riga, Latvia, LV - 1050
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Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

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"Discover Old Riga" is a spontaneous photo walk activity that will show you around the beautiful Old Town of Riga, during a 90 min. waking tour along the most emblematic spots. Using its medieval streets and historical buildings as unique creative backgrounds, you will have a professional photoshoot taken along the way, while learning stories and interesting facts about Riga's fascinating medieval past. The resulting pictures will be edited and sent to your email within 3 working days. Overall, an exciting activity for couples, families, groups of friends or solo travellers who want to experience Riga in the most unique way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.28
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$106.28
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.28
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$106.28
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Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

Private Riga Old Town Walking Tour

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Get to know Riga on foot on this private walking tour. Wander through the city’s scenic cobblestone streets and learn about the history of Riga from a guide. Explore Old Town and see sights that include St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobs Church, St. Dom Cathedral, the Powder Tower, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.76
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$76.76
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Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

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Explore Riga’s Old Town and art nouveau architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with an informative guide. Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.57
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$60.57
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Riga's Night Photoshoot Tour

Riga's Night Photoshoot Tour

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There are places that have a special magic at night, and Riga is definitely on of them… "Riga's night" is an exclusive night photo walk around the beautiful Old Town of Riga, using its street lights and enlightened buildings as unique backgrounds where to take your most artistic pictures while learning stories and facts about Riga's medieval past. The resulting pictures will be edited and sent to your email within 3 working days. Overall, an alternative photoshoot-tour experience for those who want to enjoy Riga in the most creative way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.28
Price varies by group size
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$106.28
Price varies by group size

Private grand Riga city tour

Private grand Riga city tour

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Firstly, after selecting most suitable transport – passenger car or minivan your tour will start along the central boulevards of Riga to Art Nouveau district.  You will be able to discover one of the largest and best-preserved collections of Art Nouveau buildings in the world. After that district excursion will continue to the Riga Central market, where on the way you will be able to enjoy City Canal parks, the Fine Arts Museum, the Freedom Monumen and Daugava river with its bridges. Reaching the Riga Central market you will enjoy the diversity of typical national food. Secondly, you will have the opportunity to leave your transport and continue with a walking tour through Riga Old Town seeing most famous sights like St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobs Church, Dom Square, and St. Dom Cathedral. You will be introduced with a secretes of Cat House and will see Town Hall Square with beautiful and elegant Blackheads House.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.28
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$106.28
Price varies by group size

Old Riga walking tour

Old Riga walking tour

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The central story of the tour will to fully explain the answer to a legendary question “Why Riga will never be ready and completed to the end." This is a true legend - the Latvian capital is not afraid of change and is proud of ambitious plans. You will see the most interesting places in the Old Riga, once surrounded by ramparts. Guide will show bring you along the narrowest street of the Old Town and get acquainted with the “Three Brothers”. During this tour, you will see remarkable sights like St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobs Church, St. Dom Cathedral, Dom Square and the Great and Small Guilds. You will see fragments of powerful city fortifications - towers, ditches, fortress walls - and make a wish, passing through the Swedish gate. You will be introduced with a secretes of Cats House and will see Town Hall Square with beautiful and elegant Blackheads House. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.23
Price varies by group size
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$60.23
Price varies by group size

Shore Excursion: Riga Highlights Tour with Art Nouveau Museum

Shore Excursion: Riga Highlights Tour with Art Nouveau Museum

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Check out Riga on this shore excursion that starts from the port. With a guide, you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour to see Riga Castle and a wealth of monuments around the pretty Latvian capital. Stroll around Riga Old Town to hear the history behind the House of the Blackheads, then finish with a visit to the UNESCO-listed central district and the Art Nouveau Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.66
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$82.66

Riga Self-Guided Audio Tour

Riga Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This wonderful tour of Riga will take you through the flat cobblestone streets where you will see sights such as historic Riga Castle and the magnificent National Opera House of Riga. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. You will learn about Riga’s history from its foundations as a trading port, to its rise in prominence as part of the Hanseatic League, the influence of the Brotherhood of Blackheads, and Latvia’s struggle for independence. To discover this magnificent city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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$15.29

Private Tour of Riga: Old Town and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Tour of Riga: Old Town and Art Nouveau Museum

Meet your driver and guide at the cruise ship / hotel and start your relaxed discovery of the stunning city of Riga. During the 4-hour sightseeing tour you will get to enjoy the best of this Baltic pearl. After a beautiful drive down the Daugava riverbank and city center sightseeing, we will enjoy a short walk on historic streets of medieval old town, where you will see the House of the Blackheads, Riga Castle, Cathedral and the National Opera in a wonderful park setting. An absolute must-have is a visit to the unique collection of Art Nouveau buildings before admiring this wonderfully lavish period in art history inside Art Nouveau Museum. We will also take some time in the Old Town to take in the atmosphere and enjoy some free time for a coffee break or shopping. From the medieval treasures of the 13th century old town to one of the finest collections of Art Nouveau in Europe, Riga is truly a culture hub not to miss out. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$433.00
Price varies by group size
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$433.00
Price varies by group size

Private Walking Tour of Riga

Private Walking Tour of Riga

4-hour walk with a professional guide in the historic center of Riga. You will see the Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, the Riga Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, the Cat House, the Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$258.00
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$258.00
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Jewish Heritage of Riga Private Tour

Jewish Heritage of Riga Private Tour

Meet your guide and driver by the ship / hotel and start Riga sightseeing tour by bus with overview of Jewish history and sites. Driving along the scenic Daugava riverbank, we will admire the medieval heart of Riga, the Old Town. We will take a stroll through the magnificent squares and medieval streets of this Hanseatic merchants town. On our way we will see the Town Hall and House of Blackheads. Our next stop is at the Synagogue - a unique building with a fascinating history. Leaving the city center behind, we will now head to discover a period in time, where the most beautiful houses in Riga were built in art nouveau style. The Art Nouveau Museum exhibits the best of it in a charming and inviting way. Thereafter, Riga Ghetto and Holocaust museum visit (Note: donation required). The tour includes some free time for shopping and roundtrip transfer from cruise port. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to the ship/hotel. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$503.00
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$503.00
Price varies by group size

Architectural Walk of Riga with a Local

Architectural Walk of Riga with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. Discover the most impressive buildings in Riga and learn about each one and its characteristics in this invigorating architectural walk. Join me on this adventure and discover the beauty and unique characteristics of the city’s most significant buildings and get to know a bit more about the local culture in Latvia from my own perspective. During this walk you will become better acquainted with the local architecture, while also learning about the way in which this has changed over the years, with the city becoming more modern while still keeping its unique character. By the way, did you know that Riga is architecturally considered to be the Art Nouveau capital of the world?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.04
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$59.04

Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

5-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a coffee break, as well as a visit to Synagogue, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Riga Art Nouveau, Swedish Gate, Cats House, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$483.00
Price varies by group size
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$483.00
Price varies by group size

Historical Walk through Riga with a Local

Historical Walk through Riga with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. Discover the historical side of Riga with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Riga with you! Our excursion starts at the riverside, take us into the Old Town of Riga, and continue through the city centre. Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From seeing the churches and monuments to discovering the history behind Riga’s world-famous Art Nouveau district, discover unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.16
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$71.16

Riga Private Walking Tour

Riga Private Walking Tour

Discover beautiful Riga from a new point of view with Nova Fairy Tales! Explore the old town see the sights of the central marketplace, and the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Discover castles and ruins just outside of the city of Riga and enjoy a cold Latvian beer on one of the many cozy squares in the heart of the city. This 3-hour walking tour in "the Paris of the East," will take you through Riga’s timeless elegance that enchants every traveler lucky enough to visit this Latvian capital. Go with our friendly, knowledgeable guide and discover the city's best kept secrets of with a local at your side. During our tour we will among other things go through the Art Nouveau district, see the Riga Town Hall Square and House of the Black Heads. We will walk by The Freedom Monument, the stunning St. Peter's Church, and Riga Cathedral, National Library of Latvia. So, bring your comfortable walking shoes, high spirit and get ready for a fantastic 3-hour walking tour with us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.34
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$139.34
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Get Acquainted with Riga on Customized Private Tour

Get Acquainted with Riga on Customized Private Tour

Make the most of your visit to Riga with our fully customizable private tour. Choose what you want to see and when, and our expert managers will help you put together your perfect itinerary. Highly professional private tour guides, expert drivers and fast-track admission to museums will make your trip to Riga a truly memorable one! Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. The guide will have a sign with your name on it. According to your pre-selected museum preferences, your guide will already have a fully customized tour program which you will follow during your private exploration of Riga. We will happily customize each tour to include the sights that interest you most and will provide skip-the-line admission and special arrangements to maximize your experience. We care about our clients and want to make sure their tour time is used wisely and effectively. Each day your tour will end at the location of your choosing - either back at your hotel or anywhere in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.00
Price varies by group size
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$323.00
Price varies by group size

Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

Join-in Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour of Riga

The tour includes a sightseeing tour of Riga and a walking tour of the city center. You will see Daugava embankment, Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, Riga Art Nouveau, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.00
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$216.00

Highlights of Riga private walking tour

Highlights of Riga private walking tour

This 4-hour walking tour is a wonderfully captivating way to get to know Riga. Your tour guide will meet you by the ship and take you on a journey through this nearly 800-year old medieval town. Meet your guide at the cruise ship/hotel and start your relaxed discovery of the stunning city of Riga. Old Riga narrow streets and charming open squares linking them together are best discovered on foot. We will pay a visit to the Dome Church, Town Hall, House of the Blackheads, The Three Brothers and Statue of Roland. On our way, there are also the National Opera building nestled in a green park and Freedom Monument. The fascinating past of Riga will come alive through the stories and legends shared by your guide. Your walking tour ends on the square in front of the House of the Blackheads, a short walk away from the cruise port or centrally located hotel. Your guide is pleased to assist you with recommendations for spending your free time in town or with directions back to the ship/hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.00
Price varies by group size
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$246.00
Price varies by group size

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a visit to the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$372.00
Price varies by group size
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$372.00
Price varies by group size

Photogenic Riga with a Local

Photogenic Riga with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a group of up to 8 people. Come with me to discover the city of Riga through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for the unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from the historical Old Town to the world-famous Art Nouveau district of Riga. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Riga, you will get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Riga and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! Once we reach the Opera house, you can continue walking by the canal to take amazing photos in either direction, capturing the authentic blend of the old and the new in Riga!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.94
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$46.94

The Instagrammable Places of Riga with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Riga with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. If you want to spice up your Instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Riga and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the Old Town and the Art Nouveau district), you will also get to know more about Riga and learn about its secrets from a local's perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Make sure you don’t book this Experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.88
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$40.88

Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Get to know the highlights of the center of Riga in a 3-hour walk with a professional guide who will accompany you from the ship and back. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.00
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$167.00
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

Private Tour: Highlights of Riga and Art Nouveau Museum

A 4-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a visit to the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Art Nouveau Riga, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$453.00
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$453.00
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Should I book House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) costs USD 15.29. Guided House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) tours start around USD 15.29 per person.
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