Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga


15 EUR

This small-group walking tour is a perfect way to get to know Riga’s must-see districts! Enter the heart of medieval Riga in the Old Town, admire the world’s largest collection of art nouveau architecture, and sample delicious local food at the Central Market.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German


  • Experience Riga with a lovely local guide
  • Learn more about the city’s history and UNESCO-listed Old Town
  • Admire stunning art nouveau architecture
  • Find out what the symbols hidden on the lavish façades mean
  • Sample mouthwatering local products at the Central Market
  • Discover what makes Riga so unique and special


Your tour begins in charming Old Riga, where the centuries-old buildings speak extensively about Latvian culture – one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Here you’ll hear stories of exciting times in this beautiful city’s history, discover the most picturesque sights, see major monuments (such as the House of the Blackheads, the Three Brothers, and St Peter’s Church), and hear interesting stories about what makes Riga so special.

After a short coffee break with a traditional Latvian pastry, you’ll head to the remarkable art nouveau district. It features art nouveau masterpieces on almost every street corner. You’ll learn what the symbols hidden on the stunning façades mean, discover the location of the most beautiful staircase in the city, and visit other special places that only the locals know about.

The tour ends with tastings of typical local food at the art deco and neoclassical Central Market.

Note that this tour involves a lot of walking (approximately 8 kilometres). Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or would like a shorter tour.

What’s included & not included

  • Lovely local guide
  • Food and drink samples at Riga Central Market

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Meeting point

Please wait for the guide outside on the street near the number sign at Vecpilsetas 12. That is on the corner of Vecpilsetas and Kaleju Streets.

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (6)


Very knowledgable guide
Liga showed us around. She was a wonderful guide. It was freezing cold out and we warmed up a couple of times indoors at her suggestion.
She had a very extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Riga and was determined to share as much of it as possible. It was great value for money.
I would definitely recommend this tour with her.
Thank you again Liga.
Great tour
We had a great time with our guide Edit who was very knowledgeable in everything about Riga. Thank you! We can absolutely recommend this walking tour.
Great overview of Riga
Best thing about this tour is it gets you beyond the Old Town! Good knowledge during the walk through Old Town, out to the Art Nouveau district, and then around the huge central market including tasting some different types of local produce.
Highly recommended.
great time!
we were taken around by Liga. She was fantastic. We were a hen party of 11 and Liga was so thoughtful to work some anecdotes on Latvian wedding traditions and even had a small gift for the bride.

The tour should have finished at two but it ran over a little and Liga was really patient and stayed with us.

The actual content of the tour was fascinating and we learnt a lot about architecture and sime great stories from the history of Riga.
Very interesting and a must!
We had a great guide who new so much and spoke English very well. This tour is a mist when you come to Riga; you will learn so much interesting and fascinating things that you never would have on your own. Reccomend :-)
it was great!
A perfect way to get known the city of Riga!
We learned and heard so much about Riga, the people, the food, the buildings there.
Liga was the best tourist guide ever. She tried to tell us what we were interesstes in. Thank you so much for this great day! We would really recommend the walking tour!
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