15 Best Riga Tours & Experiences 2022 - Local Guides

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Sunrise at Kemeri National Park
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
45 EUR

Sunrise at Kemeri National Park

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Experience one of the most beautiful mornings - visit Kemeri National park in time for the sunrise! Additional bonus - Jurmala city tour!
From
45 EUR
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour

(19)
Booked by 48 people!
Visit must-see places in Riga that are legacies of the city’s Soviet past and find out what life was like behind the Iron Curtain on a fascinating walking tour with a friendly local guide.
Booked by 48 people!
From
20 EUR
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour

(13)
Booked by 31 people!
This 1.5-hour walking tour captures the real essence of Riga. Your friendly local guide will lead you to all of the main sights and share exciting stories about the city’s past. It’s a great way to orientate yourself for further discoveries.
Booked by 31 people!
From
15 EUR
Riga Art Nouveau Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Riga Art Nouveau Walking Tour

(11)
Booked by 32 people!
This 1.5-hour walking tour takes you back to the time of the Industrial Revolution when Riga was experiencing rapid growth. Discover the city’s stunning art nouveau buildings and hear how this style transformed the world of architecture.
Booked by 32 people!
From
15 EUR
Day Trip to Sigulda from Riga
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
49 EUR

Day Trip to Sigulda from Riga

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Spend an unforgettable day in one of our favourite holiday destinations: Sigulda! Visit Turaida Castle, explore the charming town, admire the view from Paradise Hill and check out the bobsleigh track.
From
49 EUR
Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
79 EUR

Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga

(3)
This tour is for those with a taste for the finer things in life. Set in a peaceful rural area just 1.5 hours from Riga, Rundale Palace is a masterpiece of baroque and rococo architecture surrounded by an exquisite French garden.
From
79 EUR
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
50 EUR

Riga at Night Kayak Tour

(76)
Booked by 435 people!
Paddle down waterways that are illuminated by Riga’s city lights as you explore the Latvian capital from the water. This night kayak tour takes you along Daugava River, past landmarks and monuments, and then down Riga canal. You’ll see the city from a very different point of view!
Booked by 435 people!
From
50 EUR
Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga

(9)
Booked by 37 people!
This wonderful 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.
Booked by 37 people!
From
20 EUR
Culture, Food & Wine Tasting Tour in Sigulda & Cēsis from Riga
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 EUR

Culture, Food & Wine Tasting Tour in Sigulda & Cēsis from Riga

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Spend an unforgettable day in two of Latvia’s most charming towns: Sigulda and Cēsis! Enjoy scenic natural sights, explore historical castles steeped in legends, take a cable car ride over the spectacular Gauja Valley, and try delicious food from European Region of Gastronomy 2017.
From
55 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
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
2 countries in 1 day / Sunrise tour to the Hill of Crosses (LT)
Tour ∙ 5.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
40 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
40 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

Customer feedback about Tours in Riga

Rating 4.7 based on 139 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
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
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
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
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
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
Cool experience!
Night kayaking was incredible! An experience I will never forget. I wish I would have received an email with a breakdown of what to expect but the rest was great. I felt well prepared and had a blast.
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Great tour
A lovely idea, something a bit different. The guide is knowledgeable and friendly. Good length and the canal is very quiet. Highly recommended
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Amazing!
We had a great time. Our tour guide was funny, gave great facts, was knowledgeable and kind. Overall such a once in a life time experience!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Really nice, off the beaten track tour
Really nice, off the beaten track tour that covers some alternative routes of the recent history of Riga.
Totally recommended :)
Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Great tour and guide! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a different way to experience Riga!
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Very good!
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour

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