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Riga Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour

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10 EUR

Visit Riga’s best vintage, second-hand, retro and antiques shops, browse the coolest markets and boutiques and discover the styles of the city’s past on an entertaining 3-hour shopping tour.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Our guide instantly understood the interests of our group - we didn't only go to shops, but saw bits of Riga we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Agnes has very good history knowledge, but she doesn't overkill you with information. Also, she had a very good energy, sense of humor and excellent English, so we thoroughly enjoyed our 3hr walking tour and didn't notice the time pass so fast! She also suggested us a perfect lunch place (Galerija Istaba) and conveniently ended our tour nearby. All in all, 10 out 10 experience, thank you Agnes!
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Reviewed by Kadri

Highlights

  • Hunt for bargains at Riga’s best second-hand shops
  • Discover authentic retro retailers

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Description

Leave souvenir shopping in the Old Town to the masses and join us on a journey through the lesser-known parts of Riga to discover a treasure trove of vintage, second-hand, retro and antiques shops.

Check out places that the local fashionistas are blogging about, visit antiques shops to admire rare Soviet wristwatches and stop by flea markets to pick up something you didn’t even know existed. Shop ‘til you drop or just browse – not only will we help satisfy all of your consumerist needs, we’ll also teach you a thing or two about Riga and its history!

We can pick you up from your hotel, or you can meet us at our office – just let us know your preference when booking.

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What’s included & not included

  • Fun and informative guide

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (R. Vagnera Street 14)

Reviews from travellers (6)

4.8/5

R
Myself and a friend did the walking tour of Riga, that included Vintage shopping :) It was a very cold day, and had been snowing on previous days. Although Riga is beautiful in Winter, it is freezing. We were lucky enough to have James as our guide, just moments before the birth of his son, and he made sure that we didn't get frostbite, ducking into markets, cafes and shops along the way.

This tour gave us a great overview of some of Riga's sights and history, but more importantly vintage shopping. If it wasn't for this tour we probably wouldn't have found these little treasures, as we would have stuck to the old town where we were staying. James was fluent in Latvian and so helped in the translation of costs and material used for items of interest. Our favourite store where we made our purchases was a real find and we would have easily walked past as there was no signage out front. Vintage leather boots at 6 Lats, what a steal!!!!

We also stopped along the way for warm tea at some trendy little bars.
G
The tour was cool, packed with information about riga and its history, a lot of fun, and absolutely interesting. seeing riga through the eyes of a local changed my way of seeing things here quite a bit. We finished the tour with a relaxed beer in an absolutely cool bar which i'd never have found on my own.. I really recommend this tour to anyone who's interested in more than tourist-riga.
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

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4.8/5

Great tour
We were a party of 4, first time in Riga, and found the tour to be very enjoyable. Agnes had a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. We found the tour to be interesting and were glad we took part. It was good to hear all the history behind the Central Market and the history of the Latvian people and their relationship with food. Would recommend this tour, especially for those first time visitors.
Perfect bike tour showing gems a bit outside from the city center.
James Eldrige was a really fun guide. Loved his jokes and lokal knowledge
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10 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours