15 Best Riga Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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Personalised Bike Tour of Riga
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Personalised Bike Tour of Riga

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Discover Riga on two wheels! Enjoy a relaxing, fun and informative bike tour tailored to your group’s interests and needs.
From
20 EUR
Orientation Tour of Riga
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Orientation Tour of Riga

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This 1.5-hour orientation tour will make Riga feel familiar. Your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will show you the highlights of the Old Town, point out the best cafés, restaurants and bars, tell you about life in Latvia and answer all your questions.
From
10 EUR
Odd Riga Old Town Tour
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Odd Riga Old Town Tour

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Riga’s historical Old Town presented in a fun and entertaining way by a knowledgeable guide. Less boring dates and numbers, more silly and gruesome stories. See a different side of Old Riga!
From
10 EUR
Riga Daytime Kayak Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Riga Daytime Kayak Tour

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Not only is kayaking our favourite activity in Riga, but it’s also that of our guests! Join us on the water and admire the capital from a completely different angle. We’ll cruise along the Daugava River and the canal during the day when the city's streets are buzzing with life.
From
30 EUR
Day Trip to Liepāja City & Karosta Prison from Riga
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
 ∙ From 
69 EUR

Day Trip to Liepāja City & Karosta Prison from Riga

Join us on an unforgettable day trip to the infamous Karosta Naval Port Prison and Liepāja, a charming coastal city full of history and beautiful architecture, complete with a white sandy beach. It’s the most creative city in Latvia, home to many musicians and artists.
From
69 EUR
Riga Highlights & Jewish Heritage Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Riga Highlights & Jewish Heritage Tour

Get to know the history of Riga’s Jewish community and see the city’s highlights on a fascinating 4-hour tour of the Old Town, the Moscow District, the former Riga Ghetto and the Art Nouveau District.
From
20 EUR
Old Riga Walking tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Old Riga Walking tour

Riga started as a small port city and today stands as Latvia’s capital and the the most populous metropolis in the Baltics. Riga is an attractive tourist destination that boasts beautiful, ancient architecture and a renowned old town that has gained a highly desireable UNESCO World Heritage title.
From
10 EUR
Sightseeing tour of Riga
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
5 EUR

Sightseeing tour of Riga

Explore Riga with a passionate local guide who will take you to all the must-see places around the city. See famous landmarks, bustling markets, and art nouveau buildings as you learn about this charming city!
From
5 EUR
2 countries in 1 day / Sunrise tour to the Hill of Crosses (LT)
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
65 EUR

2 countries in 1 day / Sunrise tour to the Hill of Crosses (LT)

Visit 2 countries in 1 day! Chase the sunrise at the spectacular Hill of Crosses site in Lithuania!
From
65 EUR
Riga Private Old Town Walking Tour with Art Nouveau Quarter & Museum
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
51 EUR

Riga Private Old Town Walking Tour with Art Nouveau Quarter & Museum

Discover the heart of Art Nouveau district with Old Town walking tour and the striking Art Nouveau Museum.
From
51 EUR
RIGA CENTRAL MARKET & WAREHOUSE QUARTER SPĪĶERI
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

RIGA CENTRAL MARKET & WAREHOUSE QUARTER SPĪĶERI

This tour will introduce you to the largest covered market in Europe. Watch locals selling & buying food, immerse in colours, smells and tastes of fruits of the land, taste yourself bites and gulps of produce! See surrounding historical Warehouse quarter Spīķeri and Daugava river Promenade.
From
20 EUR
JEWISH RIGA & GHETTO
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
54 EUR

JEWISH RIGA & GHETTO

Discover the heritage of the 700-years-old Jewish life in Latvia complete with a visit to the medieval old town and inspirational symbols of local Jewry.
From
54 EUR
RIGA PRIVATE TOUR WITH OLD TOWN, ART NOVEAU & CENTRAL MARKET (Drive & Walk)
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
60 EUR

RIGA PRIVATE TOUR WITH OLD TOWN, ART NOVEAU & CENTRAL MARKET (Drive & Walk)

Tour Riga, the Baltic gem, combining the comfort of your private vehicle and strolling the cobbled lanes of stunning Old Town, from Daugava shore panoramic viewpoints to Art Nouveau Quarter masterpieces and famous Riga Central Market.
From
60 EUR
RIGA PRIVATE TOUR WITH OLD TOWN, ART NOVEAU & CENTRAL MARKET (walking only)
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
34 EUR

RIGA PRIVATE TOUR WITH OLD TOWN, ART NOVEAU & CENTRAL MARKET (walking only)

Tour Riga, the Baltic gem, combining strolling the cobbled lanes of stunning Old Town, Art Nouveau Quarter masterpieces and famous Riga Central Market.
From
34 EUR
ART NOVEAU (JUGENDSTIL) IN RIGA
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
18 EUR

ART NOVEAU (JUGENDSTIL) IN RIGA

Discover the bright heritage of the Art Noveau in Latvia with a visit to the Jugendstil Quarter and most picturesque buildings! A must do tour for all those interested in the Art Nouveau movement, its bold and surprising arts and architecture.
From
18 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Riga

Rating 4.7 based on 211 reviews

Great easy going trip
Had a great time, thank you very much to our guide!
Some useful comments:
- Likealocal confirmation email gave a meeting address near the the church, which was a little confusing. You should meet at the front of the church. Check the website of the actual tour company if you are uncertain.
- Don't be nervous about the workload, even having zero experience and arms like twigs, being in a 2 person kayak wasn't any hassle at all, it was light work between two, with no arm aches or anything the next day (but then maybe my girlfriend was doing all the work! haha!)
- You get offered two choices of paddle - twisted or simple. Don't feel bad if you want the simple one, I tried both, but preferred the simple one for sure :)
- Saw some reviews about anti-bug spray - there were no mosquitoes on our trip, but we had sunny days, but perhaps they spring up after rainy weather.
- They provided a wetbag to safely store some items, but it didn't get wet at all inside the boat, apart from the occasional splash if you are really clumsy with your paddle :D
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Excellent coverage of a difficult subject.
I booked this tour as I wanted to find out more about the reality of living in a Soviet satellite state and it was everything I had hoped for.

Lisa is an excellent guide and had clear memories of living through the transition to independence in the early 1990s, as well as family anecdotes from the ww2 period which brought home the horrors of living through wartime occupations.

As this was a private tour we could indulge ourselves in additional discussions about other Riga issues, so covered many other interesting areas like the Orthodox Cathedral and the new State Library, finishing up at the memorial to those who were deported to Siberia during the Russian occupation in the 1940s.

Highly recommended, if this is a subject that interests you.
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Agnes was the perfect guide!
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!
Riga Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour
Awesome Riga Tour on water
We loved the tour on the river, first we thought that it will be too hard for our hands but eventually it was fun and interesting. The guide was professional and had lot of interesting facts to tell us. Loved the jokes about Estonians and Latvians :) I know that some people have told that the tour was to long for the, yes we finished 1:20 but it was worth it, we loved every moment of this tour. So if you are going to book this tour, to not tell your friend that you are coming to the club with them ;)

Best regards
Lauri
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Great tour guide if you are into dry humor
I am from Latvia and I understand our dry and semi-snippy humor.
The tour was great and the tour guide was even better. My boyfriend and I took the tour last Monday evening and it was a great time. You can paddle at your own pace and the guide will stop throughout the tour and wait for everyone to get there and talk about different locations. However, the tour guide does have a dry humor and some people might not get it. We would give this tour 10/10 -would definitely recommend.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
If you like Second Hand & Vintage, you just need this tour!
If you are new in Riga and want to know how to get second hand & vintage, this is for sure the guided tour you are after! You will visit places I am sure you had not found by yourself and you also get the picture of what Riga can offer in the second hand industri. The guide was super and had well knowledge both about the indisutri & about the city history. I enjoyed myself, learnt a lot about Riga and of course about how to get the good vintage and second hand. Thank you!
Riga Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour
Perfect tour
Our morning didnt start as planned because rain interupted our plans and we thought that all fun of exploring Riga will be lost, Until we met Agrita - our tour guide was excellent, not only she lifted everyones spirit despite the bad weather, she managed to show us whole old town and anawer most insane questions our group had. Really good invesent and very well spent time. Definetely a must tour for everyone who is visiting Riga for a first time ! 10 out of 10!
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
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.
Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga
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.
Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market
Just GREAT, make sure you plan this in your trip!
After pick up we went to the kayak place and had a quite long explanation... maybe this can a little bit faster and less into details, since most of it is self explaining.
`when in the water, you float 2 hours with just stunning views. Starting in the Daugava River and continuing on the canals.
Make sure to bring a camera and take the time to take gorgeous pictures from the buildings.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
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!
Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga
Great experience
My friends and I had a great time doing the kayak tour. The tour guide was friendly, informative and made sure we all had the best time. I'd absolutely suggest bringing a raincoat as we all got absolutely drenched from both the rain and the water from the river!!

Would definitely do this again.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Toms is a great tourguide with interesting stories
During the segway tour we enjoyed the stories about the history of Riga.
After that we spend the rest of the day and evening with Toms. We had a drink on the terras, visit a hockeygame and had a bite to eat. Toms recommended some great places in the City and made our stay in Riga so much more fun!
Discover Riga Segway Tour
Great Experience to discover Riga
I had an amazing tour with a very nice guide.
Helped me understand Latvian culture and customs to better enjoy my stay.
Definitely something i would suggest doing on your first/ second day in Riga, as it will change the way you see the city.
Thanks Again!
Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market
Great walking tour!
We really enjoyed our tour around Old Riga, on a chilly February Saturday. Our guide met us at our hotel, and walked us through the old town. We had some extra time at the end, so she brought us also to the Art Noveau areas.
Highly recommend!
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
Nachtelijke kayaktour in Riga
Leuke kayaktocht in het donker op het kanaal rond Riga, eerst op de rivier Daugava dan op het kanaal rond de stad.Mooi parcour onder verlichte bruggen. Enthousiaste gids die veel interessants over Riga te vertellen heeft. Bever gezien!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Amazing experience
When on the night kayaking tour with my boyfriend, and it was the highlight of the trip for us!
The tour guide was funny and friendly and the beautiful light at night made the tour really special! I highly recommend going!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Fantastic!
We were very pleased with our tour guide and his vast knoweledge of subject. Despite the fact we were unrealisticly hangoverish we could enjoy every bit of tour and we recommend it. 5/5. Cypriot- Latgalian crew.
Riga Art Nouveau Tour
Great tour that you should not miss!
We were lucky to have a nice lady as tour guide who could tell the history of Latvia and Riga in a pleasant way, An mix of facts, places tot show and her own experience. For us it was a highlight of our trip!
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
A wonderful experience
We had a great time. We saw things that we wouldn't normally have the chance to see. (Unfortunately we didn't see a beaver, but other people on the tour saw them). Riga at night from the river is beautiful.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour

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