Activities in Riga

19 tours by 9 locals

Customer feedback about Activities in Riga

Rating 4.7 based on 97 reviews

Perfect bike tour showing gems a bit outside from the city center.
Daily Bike Tour of Riga
Excellent tour and guide!
Liga is an excellent tour guide and took us on the "Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour". She is very knowledgeable and has personal experience from the Soviet times. The tour was very well designed, took us to places of great interest on the subject. After starting close to old town, she took us further out by public transport (all tickets were included in the cost of the tour). She offered us couple of options for ending our tour which was really nice. We had really good conversations on several topics about the Soviet occupation and also current situation in the Baltics. She also recommended places to eat and things to do. Overall, I would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the topic and want to meet someone who works hard to give you a great experience.
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Nice tour
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Nice tour, special guide
The tour itself I would recommend, it is something very particular to do in Riga. Bridges are illuminated and you actually paddle on the river and through the canal. Our guide was very knowledgeable when it came to Riga history and paddling itself. However there are some cons to this trip: When it is 13° at night, I do not necessarily need history information about Riga. At this time of year the trip could start much earlier, so it doesn’t end at 1:15 at night and you can be earlier on the river than 11:15 after a lot of logistics and explanation on how to use the kayak. The guide itself treated us Very dominantly and “military style”, which I personally found inappropriate. We have been customers and I hope he learns to be customer oriented soon
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Great experience
Had a great time kayaking through the city. I’d recommend for sure

We followed the map from the website and ended up waiting outside the wrong side of St Peters For a bit...the guide didn’t seem too happy we were late 🙊
But we got there eventually!

It’s a nice interesting way to spend a few hours in a new city!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Brilliant way to see night time Riga
I would highly recommend this activity. Our guide was excellent and great with me and my friend who had some navigation issues at first with the kayak but once we got the hang of it then it was great. You are picked up from St. Peter’s and given a full explanation about the kayak and where you will go. I felt really safe during the whole tour and in control of the kayak. We saw Riga in a completely different light and got to see beavers along the canal. My one thing I would say is if you are not interested in kayaking or think you will tire easily then this may not be the trip for you. My friend had never kayaked before and has no upper body strength whatsoever and she found it hard.
You should definitely add this to your to do list whilst in Riga.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Awesome Riga Tour on water
We loved the tour on the river, first we thought that it will be too hard for our hands but eventually it was fun and interesting. The guide was professional and had lot of interesting facts to tell us. Loved the jokes about Estonians and Latvians :) I know that some people have told that the tour was to long for the, yes we finished 1:20 but it was worth it, we loved every moment of this tour. So if you are going to book this tour, to not tell your friend that you are coming to the club with them ;)

Best regards
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Great tour guide if you are into dry humor
I am from Latvia and I understand our dry and semi-snippy humor.
The tour was great and the tour guide was even better. My boyfriend and I took the tour last Monday evening and it was a great time. You can paddle at your own pace and the guide will stop throughout the tour and wait for everyone to get there and talk about different locations. However, the tour guide does have a dry humor and some people might not get it. We would give this tour 10/10 -would definitely recommend.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Nice tour, long instruction
On the first day we actually booked the tour it was raining and heavy thunder.
At first the guy wanted to go ahead and still do the tour, but we declined.
We were able to reschedule for free to do the tour the next day.

The day after the weather was much better so we went on the kayaktour.
The instruction was really long and way to detailed.
The tour it self was quite nice with beautifull lights!

We were provided with free lifejackets and drybags to put our stuff in.

The tour was nice, but our instructor was a bit grumpy and negative but knew a lot about the city and kayaking.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Nice tour around Riga with arty surprises
Nice tour by bike around Riga. There is now Riboca (Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art) and we have seen some public artworks, surprisingly! The guide told us also about more common touristic parts, like the Judendstill area. He was well informed, open to questions, payed good attention and care to the safety of the group.
Daily Bike Tour of Riga
Interesting perspective of Riga
This was an interesting way to see Riga. Make sure you are ready to kayak 8km as it does get tiring by the end. Overall, great time had by all.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Highlight of the Trip
My experience with the Night Kayak Tour through Riga's canals was one of the highlights of my trip to the city. Fresh air, a good workout, great company, and some notes on the city's history made the experience memorable.

The tour is friendly towards beginner and new kayakers. Keep in mind that the tour does take a couple hours, so be prepared for an arm workout. That being said, the pace of the tour adjusts to the speed of the participants, so there is no pressure to race through.

All in all, I would highly recommend Riga Night Kayak Tour to anyone looking for a unique tour of Latvia's capital.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
A fabulous Riga Tour with Alvils Purics on the 16/06:18
What a fantastic idea, your very own personal local tour guide! Alvils certainly wasn’t your run of the mill guide, prior to our arrival he asked whether we had any specific ideas as to how we wanted the tour to go. Well, he certainly listened and created a beautiful taylor-made journey making our stay in Latvia a brilliant experience. Christine is a train enthusiast so really appreciated a visit to Tornakalns station and it’s history and I marvelled at the history of the architecture through the centuries. He produced some very informative maps and literature which helped give us a realistic and clear idea of Estonian. We felt at ease asking questions and nothing was too much trouble. If you hope to visit Riga this is definitely the best way to absorb the culture, history, geography, economics and so much more...... it was so special to have a proud enthusiastic young man to show us around. Thanks again Paula and Christine, St Albans, UK
Full Riga tour
magical experience
Well organised Really good instruction. Interesting snippets of history and stories. Seeing the city by night is actually different experience really enjoyable. Our group was 11 people and 1 guide. We were in double or triple canoes. The guide was very experienced and kept the group together. We were given drybags and lifejackets and taken back to the drop off point highly recommend it. We were experienced canoists and the evening was perfect the river was totally still no wind.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Really cool experience
Had a great night kayaking trough the canals of riga, seeing all the buildings lit up beautiful and with some exclusive spots in town. Long story short: it was amazing
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Daugava and Riga canals at night!
This is a chance to explore the old city's perimeter on a boat, and it's clearly illustrative of the medieval maritime city's life while being a thrilling adventure. This was my first kayaking in the night, and the lit canals are a great photo op. The tour guide was a very experienced hand and very accommodative. It was a great experience, thanks!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
not good organized/ underequiped
The giy came with a damaged car to pick up 24 students. So he had to drive six times to get us into place. As he was totally unorganized it topk to mong to advice. But for the unorganized thing he blamed very good listening students not to pay attention. Finally at the water everything went well, as we were there with a good group of students. It was very exhaustong for those who were not used to do sports. At the end he forced young girls allone in the car to bring em back to St. Petris- without anyboyy warching them.
The tour is an adventure but because of the bad organization nothing for big groups or student tours.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
A really cool kayak tour
It wa a first and great experience to kayak by night!
With nice lights on the Daugava river through the city.
I recommend to do this tour.

Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Fantastic experience
After spending a few days seeing the sites of Riga during the day, getting to see them at nighttime and on a kayak was a brilliant experience. Guide was really good at giving a quick update on how to use the paddle and generally some important safety tips. Their knowledge of the city was really good as well. Travelling across the Daugava and up the main canal of Riga was really good fun and gives the city a new perspective. One note of caution is that there were loads of mosquitoes at the boat house so look to go protected or use some deet/mosquito spray in advance. I would still highly recommend this trip though.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Vintage shopping tour
James was a friendly host who did his best on a Saturday (surprisingly a day when some shops are closed in Riga) to personalise the tour and take my husband and I to the places we were interested in going. So the tour was flexible and we discovered a lot about day to day life from James regarding the lativian culture and people which was an added bonus. Good tour I enjoyed it
Riga Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour

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