Activities in Riga

17 tours by 8 locals

Customer feedback about Activities in Riga

Rating 4.7 based on 103 reviews

Full Riga tour 13/11/18
Super tour. Aurels our guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt such a lot. Well worth he money and would recommend to anyone. Thank yoj
Full Riga tour
Informative Tour
The full tour around Riga was very informative on the historical, cultural and modern life of the city and of Latvia in general. Aurels is very knowledgeable and is passionate about sharing with others. He was very professional, friendly and easy to communicate with. He asked me beforehand whether there were any specific places that I wanted to visit. This tour was by car and therefore is especially recommendable to those who may not be able to do a lengthy walking tour. I recommend Aurels. You won’t be disappointed.
Full Riga tour
Brilliant time learning to kayak and seeing the sights!!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Fun activity with in a beautiful and relaxed sorrounding
See how Tiga is at night from a totally different kind of perspective
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Amazingly Eye Opening, Wonderful Guide!
We loved our Soviet tour and learned so much!! Really cant imagine my trip to the Baltics without having experienced it. -Sarah
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Guide was rude
The kayak tour was both great and beautiful but our guide was not. He seamed to be irritateded the hole time but we were just usual tourists. We didn't Do anything wrong. Om time we thougt he wanted to have our help with getting the paddel, the he shouted at us "get out of my territory" It didn't feel so good when we just wanted to had a good time. He was like that the hole trip. We really loved to kayaking at night but I will never rekomend this man.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Perfect bike tour showing gems a bit outside from the city center.
Daily Bike Tour of the Real 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 the Real 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

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