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Alternative Riga Walking Tour


10 EUR

Discover a hidden side of Riga on our popular Alternative Walking Tour! Your local guide will whisk you away from the theme park that is Old Riga and introduce you to some of the city’s best-kept secrets.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Agnes our guide was fantastic. It was great to see the real Riga outside of old town. If we'd had more time in Riga we'd have also done the food tour of the markets.
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  • Escape the tourist traps and discover the real Riga!

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The Alternative Riga Walking Tour is one of our longest-running and most popular tours. It’s perfect for those who want to get to know Riga better, and can be tailored to match your interests.

Discover areas such as the Moscow District and lesser-known parts of central Riga, visit the Central Market, flea markets and galleries, admire fine architecture and stop by cool cafés.

Get to know the real Riga while learning about the local culture and history of this fantastic city!

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional guide
  • Flexible start time

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (Riharda Vāgnera iela 14, Central District, Riga, Latvia)

Reviews from travellers (10)


Just returned from Riga last weekend, and we went on an Alternative walking tour booked through your app. We had already done the old town tour ourselves, so wanted something a little off the beaten track! What we got was a 3 hour journey through places and history we never would have made it to ourselves. Our tour guide James was welcoming and so knowledgeable, it really rounded off a great trip to a wonderful city for us so thought I'd let you guys know and say thanks!
Very recommendable!
We we're very happy with our tour - a really nice guide with a lot of knowledge of Riga/Latvias history (eventhough he wasn't very local) :-). A luxury to have him all to ourselves.

If 5 is the best rating then he shall have 5.
The walking tour was a great way of exploring Riga. The guides were great and we got to see lots of sites off the beaten path. Definitely worth doing.
We visited Riga this week and just loved our tour. Great to see lots of sights, but also the bits and bobs you could easily miss without a knowledgable guide. A great way to see the real Riga: it brought the city to life - highly recommended.
We wanted to discover the less touristic areas of Riga and thanks to our tour guide James we really experienced another side of the city. He showed us places where we had never ended up on our own and provided us interesting background information. As James knows the city very well he can easily react to the groups' preferences and adapt the tour appropriately. We really enjoyed discovering Riga with James. They offer a wide range of other interesting tours which we unfortunately could not do as time was short.

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Nice to meet you Marcus! Thank you for lovely bike tour. We had a great time!

Best of luck,
The tour is highly recommended!
The tour starting point was easy to find and once we got there we were met by our tour guide - Agnes.

It was a short stroll to the impressive market halls.
Agnes showed us round them all and pointed out things that we would never have noticed on our own.
From the fresh fruit and veg, to the dairy products, meat market and the fish market.
All the local specialities were pointed out and explained to us.
We then had a small beer tasting with locally brewed beers. It was so good we had to buy some more to drink. The ginger and mint beer was very tasty.
Then it was over to the Creative Quarter to a small cafe where some local delicacies were waiting for us to try - a rye bread drink, some pastries, various types of sausage, some pickles, and a special type of butter. Just enough to give us a taste of Latvia.
Agnes was a brilliant guide. She didn't mind answering all our questions and we enjoyed listening to her describing life in Riga.
After we sadly said goodbye to Agnes we headed back into the market, armed with all our knowledge, to make some purchases.

The tour is highly recommended. A big Thank You to Agnes our brilliant tour guide - Paldies !!
James was so informative!
We had a wonderful time in Riga and we really warmed to the place.

James was a fabulous guide and we thank him for his knowledge and his enthusiasm
it all made the tour so much more interesting.

I do not think the tour was quite what I expected? I think this may be because we
had visited places before (Auschwitz in Poland) as an example, so we had a pre conception which of course
was wrong. However we thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and seeing how very different
the buildings are and the area, also the wonderful commentary from James.
Very interesting.
Our guide was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, kind and gave us exactly what we had hoped for. Thank you so much.
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours