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Old City Riga (Vecriga) Tours

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Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Riga’s Old City is the historic and geographic center of the city, located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Only remnants of the fortifications that enclosed the city between the 13th and 18th centuries still remain, but visitors will be charmed by the narrow cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture. The old city has something for everyone, from churches to museums to outdoor cafes and restaurants. Highlights include the 13th-century Riga Dome Cathedral, the tall steeple spire of St. Peter’s Church, Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads and the Latvian War Museum, which is housed in the Gunpowder Tower. A trip up the tower of St. Peter’s is a must for its great views over the old city. During the holidays, large outdoor markets can be found in both Dome and Livu Squares and in the winter, an ice skating rink takes over the middle of Livu Square.

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The old city is located on the east bank of the Daugava River and the main street is Kalku Street, starting at Town Hall Square. It is easy walking distance from the Riga train station and many tourist hotels are likely to be located in the old city or nearby.
Address: Riga, Latvia
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Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

A mobile and fulfilling 2 hour tour of exploring everything that is worth to see in The Old Town! Spectacular architecture, narrow streets with native shops, best places for food and drinks, finest spots for great photos and stories which go beyond pure history.This tour will include everything for you to feel like a tourist and a local in the same time.If you want to get new expiriences and escape your daily routine, this is for you. Lets make memories together!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvia has a long history of beermaking and with breweries located all around the country, there is an impressive variety of Latvian beers to try. This tasting tour offers the perfect introduction—visit two bars in Riga’s Old Town, learn all about Latvian beers and local traditions from your guide, and sample up to six different beers, accompanied by typical Latvian snacks.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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RIGA PEARL OF ART NOUVEAU TOUR

Focus on the art nouveau architecture of Riga on this 2-hour walking tour with a guide. Listen to insightful commentary on the history, culture, and architecture of the Latvian capital as you travel. Stroll through the city streets with a small group of just 15 people or fewer, which ensures personalized attention from your guide and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Riga Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the medieval heart of Riga on a 2-hour private walking tour that is perfect for first time visitors. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments and learn what to see in your own time.Explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of Riga's Old Town with a private guide, and get a better appreciation of the city's medieval history as you marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments.Learn how landmark buildings such as Saint Peter's Cathedral and the House of Blackheads reveal the story of Riga’s mercantile past. Appreciate the beauty of the Hanseatic architecture on the stately Town Hall Square. See the iconic Three Brothers houses on Maza Pils, each demonstrating different periods from the city's history.Get advice on the best museums and restaurants so that you can visit them in your free time.
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MEDIEVAL TALES OF OLD RIGA

This walking tour is an upbeat, fun, and hopefully scary trip! But all Riga tales are real stories. So if you fancy a tour that is different from the standard historical tours, this is the one.
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  • 2 hours
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Riga tour

(Galimas turas Lietuviškai)This tour is not ordinary, it is not only about the sights, but about experience of Riga too! If you want to not only see Latvia, but and to feel Latvia - in that case this tour is just perfectly suits for you!Please, don’t forget to provide your WhatsApp phone numberPrašome nepamiršti įrašyti savo “WhatsApp” programėlės telefono numerį
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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GAILY TOUR in RIGA - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Riga • Gay Friendly Tour & Old City's SecretsRiga by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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The Best Of Riga Walking Tour

Old Town is the heart of Riga. However, not all the places of it are shown to the tourists. There are many fascinating points, corners, and streets that even the locals would be surprised! You will discover the different face of Riga. You will hear fascinating facts and stories. Who and why hated the sculpture of the black cat in Riga? Why did Latvians put the golden roosters instead of the crosses on the church towers? Did you know that Latvian women are the tallest?! Why the world has to be thankful to Riga for Christmas tree decorating tradition?
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Riga-Latvia by Yourself with English Chauffeur - Business Car

Enjoy Riga, Latvia by yourself !! Our Chauffeur services offer our customers a high-class and extra-comfortable journey in our Business Car Mercedes Benz E class or similar.Whether it’s for a business trip, sightseeing, or a shopping day out, explore Riga, Latvia with ease with this private 4 or 8-hour chauffeured minivan service. Hop aboard your vehicle at Riga Port or from your hotel in Riga City Center, then spin through the city streets with a private driver
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Riga-Latvia by Yourself with English Chauffeur - Luxury Van

Enjoy Riga, Latvia by yourself !! Our Chauffeur services offer our customers a high-class and extra-comfortable journey in our Luxury Van Mercedes Benz V class or similar. Whether it’s for a business trip, sightseeing, or a shopping day out, explore Riga, Latvia with ease with this private 4 or 8-hour chauffeured minivan service. Hop aboard your vehicle at Riga Port or from your hotel in Riga City Center, then spin through the city streets with a private driver
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Riga Old Town walking tour with Black Balsam tasting

Our private tours - are organized that way, so the travelled gets the full image of Riga and later on can decide what is more interesting specifically for him/her. We provide high quality individual service , as a locals in the area, with attention and special care of our guests' wishes. Also we have tours for children of all ages:)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Riga Central Market

2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods.Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions together with an impressive outdoor trading area. The market has over 3000 trade stands and it is perhaps the best place to experience Latvian food and get a taste of true Latvian culture. In 1998, the vast territory of Riga Central Market was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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  • 2 hours
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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

The Old Riga, Art Nouveau, and Central Market districts are three highlights within the city of Riga. On this small-group walking tour, visit all three and hear about the history and cultural heritage of Latvia. Learn about local culture from your guide as you stroll Riga’s scenic streets. Take time to sample traditional Latvian food.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Day Trips

Mini Baltic Tour: Riga - Bauska - Rundale - Hill of Crossess - Riga

Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace, and the Hill of Crosses are three Baltic highlights, but ticking off all of them from Riga can be tricky without a car. On this tour from Riga, travel comfortably from your hotel in a private vehicle and visit all three.Take your time to explore each independently.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

The Real Taste of Riga Small-Group Food Tour

Discover the tastes of Riga on this 3.5-hour small-group tasting tour. Walk through the city center and sample a range of Latvian specialties such as dark bread, fresh cottage cheese with dill, Riga balsam, and more. Explore local businesses in the creative quarter of the Republic of Miera like a local brewery and a chocolate factory. End the tour at a family-run restaurant with a delicious and seasonal Latvian dish.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Private Sightseeing Tours

3-Hour Private Riga City Tour

There’s no better way to get a thorough overview of Riga than on a private tour, which combines the undivided attention of your guide with hassle-free transport between attractions. As well as traveling between city highlights with ease, you’ll discover off-the-beaten path attractions and benefit from insider knowledge from your guide. Plus, convenient hotel pickup means you won’t waste time trying to find a start point.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Discover Old Riga Photoshoot Tour

"Discover Old Riga" is a spontaneous photoshoot-tour 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
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Riga: Jewish Heritage Tour

Complete tour of the Jewish Heritage in Riga.Rich Introduction of Jewish history with an expert guide. Enjoy the privileges of a private tour and a comfortable vehicle. See modern Jewish life in RigaLearn about the lesser known remains of Jewish history in the Baltics under different political powers
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Beautiful Art Nouveau in Riga - Private 3 Hour Tour With Local Guide

When walking the streets of Riga and admiring the stunning Art Nouveau buildings, you might think “What a beauty contest!”. This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and why those who appreciate culture and art visit Riga in the first instance. This tour will introduce you to so-called "beautiful era" or La Belle Époque in the beginning of 20th century, when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Our unbeatable guides will explain you the philosophical meaning hidden behind the luxury facade decorations and will show you some stunning Art Nouveau examples - the most famous ones on Alberta Street and those that only locals know. The tour also includes visit to Art Nouveau Museum that has an unique collection of Art Nouveau design, art & furnishings.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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
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  • 2 hours
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Dining Experiences

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Riga Beer Bike

One of a kind Beer Bike in Baltics. Easy to pedal with comfy chairs, neon lights, music and roof, just in case if it is raining.Sober driver/guide will meet you and guide to the Riga Beer Bike.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Multi-day Tours

Highlights of Baltic States in 8 Days

Discover the best of the Baltic countries on this 8-day tour of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Visit key cities and landmarks such as Vilnius, the Trakai Island Castle, the Hill of Crosses, Riga, the Episcopal Palace, Tallinn, and much more. Learn about each location’s rich history stretching as far back as medieval times and find out which Baltic country is your favorite.
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days

Walking Tours

Old Town and Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Riga

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
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  • 3 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Best of Riga with Art Nouveau Museum

With just one day in port in Riga, the most convenient way to take in the highlights is on a private guided tour. This shore excursion includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum, and free time to shop for souvenirs. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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