Latvian black bath (sauna) day tour

Allure Tours
Allure Tours
Allure Tours
Allure Tours

Try the unique Latvian black bathhouse (sauna) experience in Riga, Latvia – improve your well-being, boost your immunity, get healthier and happier!

~5 hours
70 EUR
Eng, Rus, Ger, French

What is the Latvian black bath or sauna?

The Latvian black or smoke bathhouse is quite different from any regular sauna experience, and it is a lot more exciting.

You probably have heard of (or perhaps even tried) the dry Finnish sauna  which is mostly with dry air and the temperature can exceed 100 oC (212 oF), and an electric sauna stove is the heat source.

Main features of a black bath are:

  • The temperature does not exceed 70-80 oC (158 oF)
  • The heat source is a wood-burning stone stove, for which the alder wood is commonly used
  • The air is humid, and bath whisks are used

The traditional black bathhouse doesn’t have a chimney, which means that during the heating the smoke circulates around the bath room and the soot blackens the walls, making the bath sterile and giving it a fantastic smell. Once the desired temperature is reached, the smoke is aired by opening the slots in the roof, the windows and the door.

The benefits of black bath

The Latvian smoke bath is more than just exciting – it benefits the health and boosts the immunity. It is good for body and spirit alike.

Using different kinds of bath whisks gives you the perfect massage and aromatherapy.

After black bath spa treatments, you will feel energised and relaxed at the same time. In closing, a herbal infusion is served.

Black bath day tour – for first-timers and experienced visitors

For your black bathhouse tour, you can choose between:

  • Self-service bathing (max. 20 pers.). Bath whisks not included (available at additional cost and highly recommended)
  • Bathing under the guidance a professional bath attendant who will explain the principles of a Latvian bath and offer flapping with different kinds of bath whisks (a choice of dried or frozen; birch, oak, herbal, etc.)

The Latvian black bathhouse tour is subject to advance booking and prepayment. Please feel free to contact us and request the date and time you desire for this memorable experience.

Why Choose Us?

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We are a relatively new incoming tourism agency that already has a significant experience in the field. It all started in 2009 when we decided to open the first bicycle rental shop in Riga Old Town. Since then, every year we have grown more, learned more, and introduced new products. Today we can proudly say that is the largest and the only full-service bike rental in Riga Old Town. Due to our expertise and the high quality of our products, we have been selected as the technical provider of National Geographic. On Tripadvisor we are ranked among the Top 3 best outdoor activities in Riga.

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Family Business

We are family of 7, consisting of 2 adults, 2 grown kids and 3 pets (2 cats and a dog). Over the recent years, tourism activities have become our main business focus. It is quite likely that you will meet at least one of us in person when visiting our office at Pils Street 14. Combined we speak 6 languages: Latvian, English, German, Russian, Norwegian, and Danish (plus meowing and barking). To us, our customers are a part of our family. We strive to create a cosy and homey atmosphere at our office – visit us and make yourself at home! Looking forward to seeing you in Riga!

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Our slogan is „Making Latvia exciting”; meeting this statement means constant improvement both in our services and the product portfolio. Every year we introduce new products in order to ensure that we meet the expectations of even the most demanding customer. Our efforts have been noticed –, which is an extension of Allure, for the last two consecutive years has received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor; it has been also RECCOMENDED by Petittfute as the only place to rent a bike in Riga.

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Every member of the Allure team, including our excellent guides, is born in Latvia. We all share the same love and passion for our beautiful country, its nature, rich culture and traditions. When asked “Which is the nicest city in the world?”, our answer, without a moment of hesitation, is “Riga”. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to share our knowledge, passion and love with the visitors of Latvia and Riga, making sure that our little corner of the world remains in their hearts forever.