Get to know the many stories and legends of Riga, a town more than 800 years old, on a unique walking and tasting tour through Old Town. This area of the city, with its hundreds of medieval buildings and twisting cobblestone streets, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is where you will get a taste of what life was like over the centuries, from the Middle Ages through the Soviet era.
During the tour you will try delicious Riga pancakes at Menzendorf House, the magnificent former home of a wealthy Riga merchant. Plus learn the rich history of St. Peter’s Church, a Gothic place of worship dating back to the 1200s — one of the oldest medieval buildings in the Baltic. At the church tower, enjoy a taste of Riga sparkling wine and exquisite handmade chocolates. Then, enter the City Hall Cellar and step back in time to the 15th century, where you’ll sample beers and snacks typical to those served in the Middle Ages.
• Four-hour walking and tasting tour: Get a taste of what life was like over the centuries.
• Menzendorf House: See the magnificent former home of a wealthy Riga merchant during the Middle Ages.
• St. Peter’s Church: A jewel in Riga’s skyline, the church is one of the oldest medieval buildings in the Baltic.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Video camera
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Comfortable clothes and shoes
• Tour not appropriate for guests with walking difficulties or guests using wheelchairs.
• Tour includes a lot of walking; Old Town has cobblestone surfaces and stairs.
• The tower of St. Peter’s Church is nearly 200 feet high.
• Restaurant serving medieval-style beverages and snacks is located in a cellar.
• Guest must be of legal age to consume alcohol (18 years of age in Latvia and European Union).
• Nonalcoholic beverages will also be available.