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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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Rīga, Latvia
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3 to 4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English
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At a Glance

3 to 4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Description

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.

Highlights

  • Learn about Latvian history and culture from a guide
  • Stroll Riga’s scenic streets
  • Taste traditional Latvian food
  • Visit the Old Riga, Art Nouveau, and Central Market districts

What To Expect

Summary

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Art Nouveau Riga, Strelnieku iela 9, Riga 1010 Latvia

We will start our tour with the remarkable Art-Nouveau district - a real treasure for
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Art Nouveau Riga, Strelnieku iela 9, Riga 1010 Latvia

We will start our tour with the remarkable Art-Nouveau district - a real treasure for those who enjoy beauty of the architecture. Here you can find stunning buildings, great restaurants, beautiful parks and see a real life of Rigans. Our
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Art Nouveau Riga, Strelnieku iela 9, Riga 1010 Latvia

We will start our tour with the remarkable Art-Nouveau district - a real treasure for those who enjoy beauty of the architecture. Here you can find stunning buildings, great restaurants, beautiful parks and see a real life of Rigans. Our lovely guide will walk you through city center and explain you more about the meaning of symbols hidden behind the beautiful facades, and introduce you with some of the most remarkable Art-Nouveau masterpieces.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

After a short break we will set for the Old Riga where you will be able to learn more about the fascinating history of the city and see all the most beautiful landmarks including Three Brothers, House of Blackheads, St. Peters' Church and many others. Here you will hear interesting stories about famous Rigans, fate of the beautiful, centuries old buildings, and more about Latvian culture which is one of the oldest living cultures in Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Central Market (Centraltirgus), Negu iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

We will finish the tour with walk and trying typical local food in Riga Central Market, also UNESCO Heritage site and the largest food market in Europe. Here you will be able to try 4-6 samples of traditional foods, meet some of the local producers and after the tour do some shopping in the most authentic shopping place in Riga.

Duration: 1 hour

What's Included

Local and professional guide
Small-group tour (maximum 10 participants)
Hotel/port pickup (for private tours / from hotels or port within the walking distance of Old Town)
Food and drinks in Riga Central Market (2-5 EUR)
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Vecpilsētas iela 12, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Riga Central Market, Nēģu iela 7, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable as a shore excursion in Riga.
  • The walking distance for this tour is approximately 8 km and it includes walking on cobble-stoned streets. If you
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable as a shore excursion in Riga.
  • The walking distance for this tour is approximately 8 km and it includes walking on cobble-stoned streets. If you have walking difficulties or a stroller, please inform us about that before the tour. In this case we also sincerely suggest you to book a private
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable as a shore excursion in Riga.
  • The walking distance for this tour is approximately 8 km and it includes walking on cobble-stoned streets. If you have walking difficulties or a stroller, please inform us about that before the tour. In this case we also sincerely suggest you to book a private tour option.
  • There is a a break in the middle of the tour for refreshments and wc.
  • Please arrive in time 5 minutes before the public tour starts. Those who will arrive after the public tour has departed will loose their place on the tour. If you contact us after the tour we will offer you a spot on the next available date. If it won't be possible you will be charged according to "no show" policy.
  • Minimum numbers apply (for public tours). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the rare event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • We do not allow groups of more than 5 to join our public tours. If your group is 6 or more, please book a private tour option.
  • For private tours we offer pick up from a centrally located place within a walking distance (20 min.) of Riga Old Town. Private tour option can be altered according to your preferred walking distance and tour length.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, take umbrella (if it rains), wear hat and gloves in freezing temperatures and wear comfortable shoes.
  • In extreme weather (less than -15C, more than +30C, heavy rain or wind) the tour might be shortened or cancelled. In this case full refund will be arranged. Please note that such weather conditions in Riga are extremely rare.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Reviews by Viator travellers
Enthusiastic guide!
Bernard C
, Jul 2019
This was a splendid introduction to Riga as the guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! She was friendly yet professional at all times.
A thorough introduction with Riga
Asaf P
, May 2019
The guide introduced most of Riga's main attractions, leaving room for a more intimate introduction after the tour
22,000 steps of interest.
racheltavas
, Apr 2019
We always do a walking tour of a new city to get the lie of the land. This one was particularly good and Edita was able to answer all our questions. We liked the personal touch and she was able to translate for us in the huge market where we wanted to try and buy specific things. An outstanding day.
Excellent walking tour
Guillermo I
, Feb 2019
Not sure if Liga is properly written, but she was an excellent partner in this adventure. She knew everything about Riga and also you could feel the passion and knowledge for all the raised questions. We covered and I can recommend to other invest in this tour!
Great tour of Riga
love-the-mountains
, Oct 2018
We had a wonderful tour of Riga. We told our guide we liked history and culture and she did a wonderful job of not just showing us the old city of Riga with all the interesting buildings , but also giving the history of the area. We also went into a very interesting boutique with traditional gloves, scarves and hats, and they also had examples of traditional Latvian clothes over the years. My favorite part was probably the market. We saw everything the markets had to offer and even did some taste-testing and buying! I would definitely recommend this tour for a great afternoon in Riga!
Enjoyed the tour thoroughly...
danchited
, Sep 2018
Enjoyed the tour thoroughly. Unfortunately, we didn't get the guide's name. The tour took us through the old town and also the art nouveau district of the city. This tour is worth four hours. Highly recommended.
A great tour. We saw things in Riga...
Robert P
, Aug 2018
A great tour. We saw things in Riga that we would probably have missed. It was a perfect introduction for a short stay and we learned more about Riga in a few hours than we would have done our whole stay. Liga really knew the city and her eating recommendations were spot-on too!
walking tour of Riga old town
Aya R
, Aug 2018
Great tour, especially because of our guide. She was knowledgable and in tune with the needs of the group. The tour ended with an amazing walk around the market where our guide introduced us to the flavours of Riga. This tour took place on Saturday 4th August. Unfortunately I do not remember the guide's name and would be very happy if Viator could inform me. Thank you.
Liga was a brilliant guide and she...
Sudeshna R
, Mar 2018
Liga was a brilliant guide and she introduced us to the art, architecture , history and culture of Riga in such a delightful manner.
Our guide was friendly and...
Lando H
, Feb 2018
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We appreciated the coffee and cake stop halfway through, especially as we did this in the February cold!

Product code: 35033P2