Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus

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65 EUR

Turn the boring Riga to Tallinn journey into a memorable experience! Explore the very best of the North-Latvian and South-Estonian countryside on a fun-filled, small-group road trip.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English,
  • Russian


  • Spend a fun day discovering the Latvian and Estonian countryside
  • Climb the Soviet-era bobsleigh track in Sigulda
  • Discover the medieval Old Town of Cēsis and its charming castle ruins
  • Hike along the sandstone cliffs of Sietiņiezis in the Gauja National Park (may not be available during low season)
  • Visit the Estonian history and military museum in Valga
  • Explore the romantic town of Viljandi and its crumbling crusader castle


Our entertaining Riga to Tallinn day trip takes you through the picturesque towns of Sigulda, Cēsis, Valga, and Viljandi in a small group of up to 8 people. We’ll show you places you’d never find on your own and help you discover two countries in one day.

You’ll learn about Latvian and Estonian history while exploring these small towns, as well as medieval castle ruins, quirky local sights, and beautiful countryside.

First, we’ll stop in Sigulda to climb the only bobsleigh track in the Baltics for great views of the area. Next, we’ll visit the romantic Old Town of Cēsis and the beautiful castle ruins at the heart of it.

We’ll then stop at the Gauja National Park, where you can hike along the picturesque Sietiņiezis sandstone cliffs.

Afterwards, we’ll learn about the history of Latvia and Estonia in Valga, a town on the Latvian-Estonian border.

We’ll also stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Valga. Kindly let our guides know if you have any special dietary requirements that should be taken in account. The location of the lunch is subject to availability, and the meal is not included in the price of the tour.

Before we reach Tallinn, we’ll stop in Viljandi, one of the loveliest towns in Estonia, to roam its castle hills and discover how the crusader castle came to be ruined.

Want to travel in the other direction? This tour is also available from Tallinn to Riga: www.likealocalguide.com/tallinn/tours/tallinn-riga-sightseeing-tour-bus

What’s included & not included

  • One-way transfer from Riga to Tallinn
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Entry to the Sigulda bobsleigh track
  • Entry to the history and military museum in Valga
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick up/drop off (available for private tours)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

In front of Riga Old Town Hostel, Vaļņu iela 43, Riga.

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (54)


Bus tour from Riga to Tallinn
We booked bus tour from Riga to Tallinn on 22-Oct-18. This is the best way to visit at the attraction places with the stories from our guide. Restaurant that our guide took us for lunch was very nice, also good food.

Thank you for nice trip.
Exceptional way to travel.
Our guide was fantastic. He was full of information and was even able to share local culture.
Mike : a five star guide !
we enjoyed the trip especially because of the very positive assistance of Mike.
A swift driver, good company, very social but paying attention to our privacy:
he gets a five stars !
He communicated us his enthusiasm for his country by telling us the legends to make us understand better the national searching for identity.
Nobody imitates Brezhnev better than he does !
He is remarkably mature for his age and polite : a promise for a country that suffered history.
The trip was interesting, apart from the military museum - but that,s from my point of view of course. He went out of his way to please us and was open to any of our requests, adapting smoothly to our wishes. He,s a good singer too !
We couldn’t, dream of a better guide : Mike, you,ve reached the maximum of
our satisfaction! Keep up this high level and work on the negative impression local people gave us by being very unfriendly and stern : nowhere in the world
we had this so negative impression of locals ! One day we even counted the
people that smiled : 4 in total !!
Listening to the other passengers they had exactly the same opinion, so we started joking when arriving in Tallinn : smile cause we,re out of Riga !
I,m sure the younger generation will change this attitude and will welcome
tourists in a more positive way : the price of goodies to buy was immediately adapted to european standards (included the Traveller bus fee !!) not the attitude though, which is a pity cause tourism is a very welcome income....
Smile and you,ll be in for a better living !


ps. just take away the central market from the to do list !
Giving it 5 stars because we can’t give it 10!
This was an AMAZING trip. Our guide, Laura was entertaining, fun & very knowledgeable. She was a good sport and flexible to accommodate the needs of our group. We so enjoyed our time with her. Each stop was something unique and different - well off the beaten path. We highly recommend this trip to anyone traveling between Riga & Tallinn.
Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus monday 27. aug. 2018
The guide was a very good storyteller and driver. She was so nice and had a lot of humor. Very interesting places we visited.

Kind regards
Jane and Karsten
Good and interesting drive
The tour was fun and we stopped by many interesting places. This is therefore a much better option than just taking a Lux Express if you were to travel from Riga to Tallinn.
Makes the trip to Tallinn interesting
If you have the time then I recommend taking this trip rather than going direct. Depending on your interests, all the stops offer something. Our guide Michel was very enthusiastic (even singing for us) and full of information.
Our tour guide Kamile is patient, meticulous, caring, and knowledgeable. Thumbs up!
Our guide between Riga and Tallinn was Kurt. We were 7 people (Irish, Finnish, British, Swedish, Spanish and American). A great bunch of well-travelled people who were looking for adventure in the Baltics. Kurt did a great job showing us the sights along with the background history of each. We particularly enjoyed the Bobsled stop. Some Russians were actually there practicing. I would highly recommend this trip!
Fun Day
We had a fun day seeing a lot of smaller towns and the countryside. "Mike" was a great guide- very knowledgeable and personable. I'd definitely recommend this tour.
Fun trip through Latvia and Estonia
Really enjoyed our sightseeing tour from Riga to Tallinn. We learnt a lot about both countries from our enthusiastc Estonian guide, Andres. Pickup and dropoff points were convenient in the old town of each city, the mini van was comfortable and the five stops were interesting and nicely spaced.
A great day out
Fantastic Tour!
Anna was a knowledgeable and fantastic tour guide! She answered all of our questions, took us to brilliant locations (including lunch), had entertaining stories, and all around made the tour one of the best parts of my trip!
Exceeded expectations
When me and a friend reserved a place on this tour, we expected it to be pretty commercial and impersonal, however a good alternative to taking the standard bus from Riga to Tallinn. However it was one of the highlights of our overall trip, Kert and Jaan gave this tour the personal touch that made the experience relaxed and fun. It felt as though they put as much effort as they could in to making the tour a success, the knowledge that they both had and the personal touches they added were what turned a potentially bland tour in to an utter success. Would thoroughly recommend to anybody wanting to experience the more hidden parts of these two beautiful countries.
Excellent Tour
We were a little apprehensive, not being great fans of guided tours. However this was a small group with a personal touch, not rushed and not doing obviously touristy type sites. Andres, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see things we would not have seen doing this any other way. Well worth the time and money.
Great trip
It was a well planned and well executed trip
Great tour with very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Great personality. Very fortunate to have Andres as a guide.
Our guide was totally awesome!
Excellent. All very well done
We were a Senior group and Katrin re arranged the standard itinerary to suit us.

We had just the right number of stops and visits. Katrin's very knowledgeable commentary was greatly appreciated.
A great way to get from Riga to Tallinn
Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, we learned a lot about the region's history.
Fun and interesting
Excellent way of doing the trip between Riga and Tallinn. I would definitely recommend it.
Great experience!
Instead of taking a simple bus ride from Riga to Tallinn, we decided that we would like to see something of both countries on the way and booked this tour. It was amazing! Old ruins, a world famous bobsleigh run, sandstone cliffs, occupation museum and much more. Very entertaining and rich in variety! And the guide was great and told us many interesting stories about the two countries and the locals. We completely recommend this tour!
Great tour, exactly as noted
My wife and I were really pleased with the entire trip. We particularly enjoyed the stops in the countryside. The driver was patient when ran a few minutes late reaching the starting part.
Great alternative to regular bus
Amazing Experience
Our guide John was just a great person with tons of knowledge about the country, culture, history and people. We had an amazing experience driving and walking through the countryside of Latvia and Estonia.
Nice way to go from Riga to Tallinn
The tour was interesting and pleasant, the guide /driver took us to interesting locations on the way, had a nice lunch , good company.

recommended !
Entertaining and educational ❤️
Riga to Tallinn : A wonderful journey thoughtfully devided into smaller segments. It was entertaining, educational and with the help of our charming guide Chris, it was an amazing experience to remember for a long time. Although it was a long voyage, I hardly felt bored. Beautiful scenery, interesting stop overs and some surprising hidden spots made it a memorable journey.
For me, it was a well spent 55 euro.
Thank you Chris for being patient and a lovely guide. Cheers !!
George was an awesome guide.
George was very engaging and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody.
Interesting and funny trip and good alternative for the usual bus
Fantastic tour, the best way to get from Riga to Tallinn!
This tour was worth every penny. Small group, knowledgeable guide/driver, a bunch of interesting stops on the way, and beautiful route through nature & villages. Not only we got from Riga to Tallinn but we also covered some of the must-see's on the way and most important got a sense of how these countries are outside the capitals. Highly recommended!
Perfect way to move from riga to tallin
I think this is the perfect way to move from riga to tallin.
Guide was really kind and it was really good to know related histories.
Great e perience
Everything was very nice. Would be great if we had spent more time in Cesis. Guidebooks say it is very nice. From the traveller's point of view we could tick off another tourist spot. Abdreas is a really nice guy and I appreciated his personality.
Very enjoyable transfer trip
A perfect way to travel from Riga to Tallinn. Our driver Jevgeni made the trip interesting and informative. We got to see more of Estonia and Latvia than by the normal bus route - recommended.
Perfect trip
It was great decision to book this trip. I was travelling alone and this was great option to see many different places and to meet new people, new travelers :) srrongly recommend ;)
Best way to get from Riga to Tallinn!
It was a fantastic day with Jevgeni! I saw so many hidden places I wouldn't have visited otherwise. It was fun and informative and a very special experience! I would recommend it to everyone!
A great road trip!
I'm glad we took the Riga-Tallinn trip. A lot of history and non tourist areas visited of the two countries which would otherwise not known to many.
Excellent choice from travelling from Riga to Tallinn
It stopped at 5 or 6 places during the trip. You'll see some hard to get to places or places you may not know. It's totally worth the money. The driver/guide is from Estonia. He is excellent and patience.
Great Tour
This was a great way to travel between Riga and Tallinn and stop off in places that you would otherwise not see. The guide Maria was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and made the long trip enjoyable. It is a long day but went by quite quickly. If you have the time I would recommend this tour.
Our guide Maaria was very friendly, positive, engaging and flexible. We made one extra stop that used to be part of the tour because one person requested it. We all enjoyed this stop. She would stop whenever someone wanted coffee or to use the bathroom. Also she was helpful in dropping people off in Tallinn close to where they were going if not far out of the way. The places we stopped were all very interesting and/or scenic and she was always very informed about these places and in Estonian history culture and history in general. The van was comfortable.I would highly recommend this tour.
Having fun from Riga to Tallinn
Our sightseeing trip to Tallinn from Riga was truly amazing! We had a truly great time from beginning to end. Our guide Jon (sp) was very knowledgeable and super friendly and the sites that we stopped by were all interesting and fun; sites that we perhaps wouldn't have known of had we decided to rent a car and drive ourselves to Tallinn.

We highly recommend this bus tour and thank our guide for being such a good sport and fun to be around. We wish him all the best in his future studies. Thank you!

Loty & Steve
Interesting tour to go to Tallinn
Marjaa was a great guide. Interesting, funny, very professionnal. As the road to go to Tallinn is really quite boring but very beautiful (nature all around), it is another way to go from Riga to the Estonian capital visiting different venues that I would not have done if I have not booked this tour. I recommend it.
very best
We did the tour with Chris and had a lot of nice places with very interesting historical and local informations. We´re very pleased to see and taste estonian country in this way.
Thanks Chris
Excellent Excursion
When I came across the option of traveling from Riga to Tallinn by a one way sightseeing tour bus, I instantly thought it was an excellent way to make the journey. I was not disappointed.

Our guide was George. He was cheerful in personality,, knowledgeable of history, sincere in his interactions with the group, and responsible as a driver. He managed the day very well between maintaining the schedule and allowing for spontaneous moments provide the magic and extra fun they usually do.

Since the tour ended 36 hours ago, I have met a couple of my tour mates for dinner and lunch. We agreed that it was the totality of all these individual sites collected together, along with a cool guide like George, which makes this tour memorable. Highly recommended for couples, small groups, and solo travelers.
Chris was our guide . His enthusiasm, extensive knowledge, whit and humor made it a truly memorable day. My kids and I learnt so much . We have left a rating on trip advisor and will tell all our friends. Thank you all . The Estonian swing is so cool
Authentic Estonia Unplugged
Chris is a terrific guide, engaging storyteller, knowledgeable historian, all around good guy and a lucky catch for a lovely Bengali tiger... We were very lucky to have a semi-private tour where we got the insiders point of view and above and beyond detailed lessons of many subtle and interesting aspects of Latvian and Estonian culture and history in an interesting modern worldly perspective of the region. We were surprized and engaged by Chris's openness and courteous good nature! He was a shining light on our eastern European trip... Highly recommend this Tour!
We were dealt a grey, rainy day but Martin still made our journey from Riga to Tallinn a memorable one. We went to some beautiful, quirky, out of the way places that I would probably never have heard of, let alone visited, had I not taken the tour. Also, the stops were spaced very well, so we never had any very long periods in the car. Highly recommend this tour. I would take another one in a heartbeat!
Professional and informative
Did the transfer tour from Riga to Tallinn with Kalev, that was very professional and informative! Going through the countryside of Latvia and Estonia opened up my travel route in Baltic countries and gave me a fuller picture beyond capital cities of Riga and Tallinn. (Sigulda and Viljandi are awesome ^_^) Because it was a public holiday in Estonia, Kalev tried very hard to contact museums and restaurants and drive extra miles for us to see as much as possible. And he answered our many many questions on anything large or small. Thanks a lot for your effort, Kalev!
We booked the 12 h tour Riga to Tallinn. It was amazing. Thx to Liine. We had a lot of fun.
We wanted to take a regular bus from Riga to Tallinn first, but decided to do this tour instead and could't be happier about our decision. Kris was a reasonable and dedicated driver and a hilarious and kind guide. Thank you for that awesome day!
Learned more about the history and culture of the region that I ever could have hoped!
I took the 12-tour from Riga to Tallin with Kris, stopping at a couple quaint country villages, some castle ruins, and at a unique and slightly quirky military museum. We also stopped to do some short walks in some beautiful locations including Gauja National Park to see the sandstone cliffs.

What liked most was to hear the history and unique facts of the two countries that Kris was so knowledgeable about. It gave me a unique perspective that I don't think I would have gotten from any history books. His personal stories and the experiences of his family really gave me something to think about and are things which I will never forget.
Tour from †Riga‡ to Tallinn with Kris
I did a 12-hour tour from Riga to Tallinn with Kris. We stopped at several castle ruins and beautiful parks on our way. Besides that we went to an obscure little museum near the Latvian and Estonian border. All the places we've visited were very interesting, especially because Kris told us about the history and culture of the two countries, but also several contemporary topics (and music) were discussed. It was a very lovely and informative day with a small group (4 people). It was probably the best way to go from Riga to Tallinn.
12-hour trip of interesting stops and explanations – time just flew by...
We are an Italian family of 4 and were a bit worried about the long trip we were supposed to face from Riga to Tallinn. Then we decided to take a Traveller's Riga to Tallinn tour to have the opportunity to see something along the way and make the trip more interesting. Not only did we see many amazing places, but we could learn a lot about Estonia and Latvia from the nicest tour guide we could hope for. Eliise, a young Estonian student, showed us beautiful places while driving from Riga to Tallinn. She spoke excellent English and explained many things about Estonian and Latvian culture and history. She was nice and amusing and made the day go by very fast. The tour took place in a mini van, which we shared with a very nice family, and not in a big bus. This made the trip much more comfortable We definitely recommend it!
I’d rate the trip very highly.
Our guide Liine was fun, full of energy and extremely knowledgable as well as being a safe driver. The tour makes for a long day but it is very varied and well planned with plenty of stops. we had a couple of lovely walks as well as seeing some local towns and some offbeat attractions! I felt well looked after. Highly recommended as a way of travelling from Riga and Tallin.
I took their first day trip to Riga and I'm so glad I chose that option instead of the normal 5 hour bus. The Estonian and Latvian countryside is so beautiful and I would have missed it all, since this trip follows an alternative road to Riga. Thank you so-so much Tallinn Traveller and Mart for the great day. Definitely recommended!
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