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Explore Riga by Car with a Local Guide


26.67 EUR

Discover interesting neighbourhoods, see old Soviet buildings and hear about the history of Riga from a passionate local on this car tour of the city!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Aurels

I am specializing in private tours for individuals and small groups in Riga and Latvia. Key of my tours is the small groups where we can personalize, adjust to your every wish. In large groups, it is not possible. My aim is that you leave Riga or Latvia satisfied, excited and fully understanding it regardless was it a 3-hour tour or 2 days with me.

I describe myself as educated and open-minded person. I love my family, history, innovation, science, cryptocurrencies, politics, sports, art, travelling and a lot more.

I love to share my opinion about life in Latvia, Riga because only from locals you can get the best point of view! Currently, I am living in Riga but have been born in the countryside (150 km from capital) and visited a lot of countries around Europe. I am half-blooded – father Moldovian, mother Latvian from eastern Latvia that has their own dialect. I would say that I have experienced and still living in a colorful life where east meets west and future meets the past.

I am flexible and opened for different tours according to my guests' wishes. For example Riga running tour, beer tour.

Usually, if the group is between (1-4 people) I offer tours by car. If you are more in the group, it is also possible to organize a minivan or a bus.

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  • See the popular places around Old Riga and the Left Bank
  • Travel in the comfort of a private car
  • Enjoy colourful stories from your local guide about the history and people of Latvia

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Your local guide will meet you at your accommodation or a pre-arranged location to start the tour. You'll see popular sights around Old Riga and get an understanding of the suffering and triumphs of local people.

Travelling in a private car, the tour will cover about 30 kilometres around the town - making it ideal for those who can't walk for long distances.

You'll have the chance to see Alberta street with its Art Nouveau buildings, the Monument of Freedom, Central Market, old Soviet buildings, the Jewish Ghetto as well as dozens of other local sights.

We will then explore the left bank of Riga where you'll have the chance to see small wooden houses, the controversial Victory Park, Old Riga Airport and the old train station which is steeped in history.

During the tour you will hear many fascinating stories about the history of Latvia as well as fun and quirky facts. For example, did you know that the man who invented modern jeans was Latvian?

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What’s included & not included

  • Private Car Tour
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Flexible itinerary

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Reviews from travellers (8)


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.
Fabulous Riga!
Our tour guide Alvils Purics was prompt and very welcoming. His knowledge and driving were excellent. We really enjoyed our tour as he made it very interesting and we shared a few jokes along the way. The duration was ideal and we never felt rushed at any point, we were able to stop and take photos whenever we wished.

We would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Riga.

Excellent tour of Riga history
Superior knowledge, excellent people skills and enthusiastic about history. Able to captivate-our attention for the whole duration of the tour.
Nice tour around Riga
Me and my wife had a lovely tour round Riga with the local guide
Alvils Purics.
We can recommend mr Alvils Purics. The tour with him was one of the highlights in Riga.
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

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours


Excellent walking tour
for Aurels
Aurels arrived on time for our Riga walking tour. He showed me the city highlights and provide information on Riga main attractions. He is professional, cordial and knowledgeable about the area. I would use his services again
Highlight of our Trip to Riga!
for Aurels’s tour (The Beauty of Sigulda Day Trip)
I would highly recommend this trip, my partner and I learnt so much about Latvia, it’s people and history from Aurels, who is fantastic!

He was friendly, engaging and very knowledgable about many different topics.

Excellent value, beautiful scenery, lovely lunch, bags of history and brilliant tour guide, what more could you ask for!
great and interesting trip
for Aurels’s tour (The Beauty of Sigulda Day Trip)
The trip offers you the opportunity to admire the beauty of Latvia outside of Riga.
The guide Aurels is a pleasant person who tells many interesting facts about the history and daily life in Latvia.
He did an excellent job.
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