Factory Tours

Tour of the Latvijas balzams factory

If you wish to have a look at the factory where the legendary Riga Black Balsam, iconic vodka brands Moskovskaya® Vodka, Stolichnaya® vodka and other fantastic beverages are produced, to learn how alcoholic beverages are made, to taste the Riga Black Balsam extract which cannot be tasted anywhere else in the world – then we invite you to apply for a tour to the factory that has been closed to visitors since the very start of Latvijas balzams in 1900.

To participate in the tour, you must at least 18 years old.

The tour program:

  1. The spirit warehouse* – the path of spirits to the factory, its production and storage, the story of the historic building;
  2. The vodka unit – the production and processing of vodka, a look at the beverage tanks, columns and filters;
  3. The ELIT® hall – the world of elit® vodka with its unique production method, the story of the brand and world-class achievements on the alcoholic beverages market;
  4. The bottling unit** – the bottling process, the story of bottles, labels and their significance;
  5. The liqueur unit – the legend of Riga Black Balsam and its history, tasting of drinks.

* The sightseeing of the spirit warehouse (from outside).
** During the days when the bottling unit will have work breaks, or it will be closed, the processes will be shown in video format.

Best of Balzams Great experience! Already from the beginning when we met the tour guide I knew it will be much more fun than I expected. Lots of new facts, the opportunity to see how it is all made, to hear where all of the ingredients come from was quite exciting! And of course the tasting as well - Balsam tastes the best right where it is produced, plus - you can check out the original ingredients, the bottles and find out how it all actually started!
Mindaugas B
Mindaugas B
Great excursion We all very liked this tour. Guodė iš excellent. It's very interesting to know how balsams is made ant of cours to taste it. Recommend!
Rain P
Rain P
Enjoy the heritage Great to see how history is taken to the future. Great guide, great place. Recommend to visit and enjoy the place

Tour price per person: EUR 17 (VAT included)***
Group size: 5 – 20 persons
Tour languages: Latvian, English, Russian
Length of tour: Up to 2 hours*

*** The tour price includes tasting of Riga Black Balsam extract and Riga Black Balsam.

The tour price includes tasting of Riga Black Balsam extract and Riga Black Balsam. After the tour it will be possible to buy souvenirs and to use 10% discount coupon to purchase full – price alcoholic beverages at the factory store.


Application for a tour and safety rules

* – mandatory fields