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Riga Art Nouveau walking tour provided by RigaTrips

Riga Art Nouveau walking tour

Riga Art Nouveau walking tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our Riga Art Nouveau walking tour will bring you to the most beautiful part of our city and tell you the stories and secrets behind the magnificent buildings. Learn about the Art Nouveau style and its 3 different substyles that you can observe only in Riga on this tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 145460P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide with knowledge on Art Nouveau architecture in Riga
Exclusions
  • Tips for guide; food & drink, transportation
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • Laima Clock, Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
  • Kalpaka bulvāris 12A, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide with knowledge on Art Nouveau architecture in Riga
Exclusions
  • Tips for guide; food & drink, transportation
Departure details
  • Laima Clock, Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
  • Kalpaka bulvāris 12A, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Kalpaka bulvāris 12A, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Laima Clock
    Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Freedom Monument
    Latvian National Opera
  • 1
    Alberta Iela
    Stop: 30 minutes
    You will see the one main street that flourishes in art nouvou architecture and will learn all the details behind symbols on houses and history of the buidings
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  • You'll end at
    Kalpaka bulvāris 12A
    Kalpaka bulvāris 12A, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Zoe
1 contribution
An excellent tour by Guna of the best art nouveau examples in Riga, particularly along Alberta Street. Guna was very knowledgeable on all aspects, she also told us about the life of a Latvian and how things had changed over the years. I would highly recommend.
Written 22 February 2020
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rigatrips
Thank you, dear guests! You were the best possible audience for us, so interested in art nouveau architecture and details behind it!
Written 24 February 2020
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KellyKayaPaul
London, UK38 contributions
Nov 2019
Rita was very professional and knowledgable. She explained the 3 different types of Art Nouveau buildings in Riga. Good value!
Written 21 November 2019
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rigatrips
We are happy, that you enjoyed the tour so much!
Written 2 December 2019
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CatherineReichardt
London, UK182 contributions
Aug 2019
We've been to Riga before and were enchanted by its Art Nouveau architecture, so this time around, we decided to take a tour and learn a little more about it.

By great good fortune, we were the only two people booked for that afternoon (perhaps because everyone else was gearing up for the Rammstein gig later that evening), so we had the wonderful Guna all to ourselves. So not only did we have the opportunity to benefit from her encyclopaedic knowledge about her adopted city, but also had the chance to ask her more general questions about Latvian history and life in Riga (which is often one of the highlights of these walking tours).

Guna is delightfully engaging and speaks fluent English. She is a gifted guide and is enthusiastic to share her passion for, and knowledge of Riga and its architecture. She strikes a good balance, providing good historical context and technical detail where required but not making the tour too academic for the interested layman. She also did a good job of highlighting how Art Nouveau draws heavily on local influences, and thus varies significantly from city to city, which I hadn't realised before. It's clear that she harbours a particular fondness for the National Romantic style, and she has certainly claimed us as converts.

One particularly interesting aspect of the tour is along Alberta iela (the best known of Riga's Art Nouveau streets), where you are able to see a house from the back courtyard and note the dramatic contrast between the stark brick of the back and the outlandishly over-the-top Egyptian-themed confection of the building's street facade. At the end, you are also able to enter the foyer of the Riga Art Nouveau Centre to view the stunning entrance hall and stairwell (although if you wish to remain to look around the museum, you have to pay an additional entrance fee).

The tour departs from the Laima clock just by the Freedom Monument. The tour takes about two hours, and comprises easy walking on flat surfaces, so should be manageable for anyone with reasonable mobility. The buildings you'll see are astoundingly ornate, so it's worth bringing a camera/phone that will let you capture the amazing detail.

Although the subject matter is pitched at an adult audience, Art Nouveau is so flamboyant that it would appeal to children, whom you could easily keep occupied spotting lions, dragons and other beasts in the decoration.

If Art Nouveau's not your thing, it's wprth noting that Guna also does walking tours of the Old Town and a Latvian food tasting tour, which we'd be keen to do on subsequent visits.

Highly recommended!
Written 10 August 2019
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進 河
tokyo9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Wonderful free tour at Riga.
Guide is a professional about Art Nouveau,he explained the details and back ground of Art Nouveau not only Riga about every Europe.
Highly recommend this great tour.

素晴らしいツアーです。アールヌーボーに興味のある方もない方も、2時間費やす価値は、十分あります。5月から初めてまだ3ヶ月との事。応援したいツアーです。
Written 4 August 2019
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Michael E
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Friends
A pleasant walking tour through the Art Nouveau section of Riga. The buildings speak for themselves, so the guide makes the difference. Our guide, Rita, was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and nice - definitely a five-star guide! The only downside to our experience was a slight error by the tour operator that led to the tour starting 45 minutes late.
Written 20 September 2019
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rigatrips
Hello! Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the tour itself and therefore we are glad that our guide Rita made up for our mistake. So sorry from our side :-(.
Written 23 September 2019
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USExpatsThe3Cs
Washington DC, DC162 contributions
Sep 2019
It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip: the richness of the Art Nouveau the city offers, combined with the impeccable professionality and knowledge of Guna definitely make this a must.
Written 19 September 2019
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rigatrips
Thank you for the review! We also believe that Art Nouveau tour is a must - it is a herritage that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world! And we truly are happy that in spite of severe wind and rain we still enjoyed the time together. :-)
Written 23 September 2019
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Ildze M
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Business
I used this walking tour to introduce my foreign business partners with the most beautiful part of our city. I wanted to make lasting impression on them and show that there's so much art nouveau to see in Riga! My guests were impressed from the walking tour and they enjoyed a lot the interesting stories from history our guide Guna shared with us. This tour is a perfect way to get known the city of Riga!
Written 3 July 2019
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: RigaTrips
aleksandrakasia
aleksandrakasia
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Recommended
The tour was great and the guide was extremely helpful! Tip to bring in cash or pay out cash at the ATM if planning
lisasadams
lisasadams
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An absolute must do in Riga!
Our guide, Guna was lovely! She was really enthusiastic and full of fun! She was clearly proud of the Latvian cultu
oscarhenry2018
oscarhenry2018
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A superb introduction to Latvian food culture
The guide Guna delivered a light, well balanced experience which introduced us to less familiar foods with a social
Landon M
Landon M
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Just go!
An incredible time and the most memorable part of our Riga trip hands down. Such a variety of foods and information
Sue T
Sue T
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Excellent guide
Despite very cold and snow, our guide Tomps was excellent. Due to current situation unable to enter churches and m
claret54
claret54
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Excellent tour
We chose to take this tour on the first morning of our stay in Riga. It was a beautiful, bright, freezing morning s
JdW2406
JdW2406
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Cool tour!
Would def recommend! Had Rita as a guide, was lovely and knew a lot about the city! Could really feel she is passio
G874LHcolinm
G874LHcolinm
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Excellent activity to learn about the market and taste some traditional Latvian food.
Fantastic time learning about the market and tasting some local cuisine, was great to taste some local cuisine we a
Dave O
Dave O
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Very good and informative food tour
Great selection of local products to try from local sweets to vodka and craft beer and everything in between, inclu
PJM982
PJM982
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Great variety of food
The guide was very well prepared. Discussed the history of Latvia and Riga. Gave us a good overview of the market a
Catherine M
Catherine M
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If you are a vegan teetotal... probably not for you
You get to the soul of a country by looking at their food. What a great experience this was. The old market housed
MagsG
MagsG
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Riga Old Town walking tour
Good overview of Riga’s history , and the hard times it has been through . Beautiful buildings and churches
Claire001369
Claire001369
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Terrific guide
A good fun guy, with excellent knowledge. Not too many in the group. He took us to a tasty and cheap lunch place
SAUNDERS258
SAUNDERS258
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Lovely candy
Great intimate tour of the markets. We tried many things , most of which were new to us, and the tour guide, Guna,
catiusha
catiusha
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Cozy tour with lovely food
We really enjoyed the tour, and our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the food market, and also Rig
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