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House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams)
House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams)

House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) Tours and Tickets

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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 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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$102.49
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$102.49
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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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$143.48
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$143.48

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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$92.24
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$92.24
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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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$107.61
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$107.61
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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

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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$131.18
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$131.18
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Shore Excursion: Riga Highlights Tour

Shore Excursion: Riga Highlights Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.36
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$89.36

Riga's Night Photoshoot Tour

Riga's Night Photoshoot Tour

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Explore Riga’s Old Town and preserve your memories as art in this private walking tour combined with a photo shoot. Your guide will lead you through the town, sharing stories and historical facts, while finding ideal settings for your pictures. Illuminated by Riga’s enchanting nighttime streetlights, your pictures will stand apart from ordinary vacation snapshots.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.61
Price varies by group size
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$107.61
Price varies by group size

Riga old town and art nouveau district walking tour

Riga old town and art nouveau district walking tour

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Travel back in time to the Soviet occupation of Latvia on this historical walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of pre-1991 when the country was under Soviet influence, and what has changed since the time of independence. Stroll through the downtown area to see some of the top landmarks and highlights, accompanied by informative commentary from your guide. This private tour ensures personalized attention.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.23
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$133.23
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Private Tour of Riga

Private Tour of Riga

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Riga, the historic capital of Latvia, holds multi-dimensional appeal. Opt for a personalized experience of the city on a private 2-hour walking tour of Old City Riga (Vecriga) and other monumental highlights. While you receive undivided attention, you’ll tick off top attractions such as St. Peter’s Church, Riga Dome Cathedral, and the Gunpowder Tower. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.21
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$132.21
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Tickets for House of the Black Heads and Self-Guided Tours in Riga

Tickets for House of the Black Heads and Self-Guided Tours in Riga

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The House of the Blackheads is located in the very heart of Old Riga. Wonderful, surprising, royal – the house deserves to be complimented and is a must-see for each and every visitor to the city. For nearly 700 years the House of the Blackheads has delighted and enchanted locals and visitors. Initially built in 1334, the house was used by the Brotherhood of Black Heads, a fraternity for unwed merchants, shipowners, and foreigners. Visiting the House is a travel through its history, which reveals both its luxurious halls, historical cabinets and medieval cellars. Complete your experience with audio self-guided tour of Riga. The tour is available in the Lokimo app. It includes ready-to-go itinerary, GPS navigation, descriptions, tips and advices.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.33
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$12.33

Riga Art Nouveau: City Exploration Game

Riga Art Nouveau: City Exploration Game

Discover Riga’s Art Nouveau scene by solving clues and unlocking stories on your phone. Play an engaging exploration game, playing the part of Valdis, a stonemason with the heart of an artist. As he reaches up to brush stone powder from his latest carving, he hears it sneeze. Highlights include: • Explore Riga’s First Art Nouveau Building, Golden Sun Artwork, Dettman house, and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch team of writers. • Learn about the fascinating stories behind Art Nouveau’s inception. - Decode the Art Nouveau architectural style. -Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$7.16
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$7.16
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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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$53.29
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$53.29

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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$63.54
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$63.54

Riga old town walking tour

Riga old town walking tour

Walk with a local who can tell you all about Riga and has a longtime experience in guiding. My tour is not really a historicall lesson, but is more oriented on local traditions and how people live. Though some basic historical and cultural data you would absolutelly receive.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.75
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$30.75

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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$51.24
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$51.24

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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$61.76
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$61.76

Best of Riga Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Riga Join-in Shore Excursion

Explore Riga highlights on a half-day shore excursion that combines the benefits of a coach tour with the up-close experience of a walking tour. You’ll cover key sites by bus, then leave the vehicle behind to discover the narrow, cobblestone streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga). There, pass by the House of Blackheads, Latvian National Opera, and Riga Castle before returning to the ship.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

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
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$258.00
Price varies by group size
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$258.00
Price varies by group size

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
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$483.00
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$483.00
Price varies by group size

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
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$503.00
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$503.00
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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
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$323.00
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$323.00
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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
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$453.00
Price varies by group size
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$453.00
Price varies by group size

Private Riga Tour and Jewish History Places

Private Riga Tour and Jewish History Places

5-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a coffee break. You will visit Synagogue, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the Riga Art Nouveau Museum, as well as 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
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$526.00
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$526.00
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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) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) costs USD 12.33. Guided House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju Nams) tours start around USD 12.33 per person.