15 Best Riga Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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Alternative Riga Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Alternative Riga Walking Tour

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Discover a hidden side of Riga on our popular Alternative Walking Tour! Your local guide will whisk you away from the theme park that is Old Riga and introduce you to some of the city’s best-kept secrets.
From
10 EUR
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
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
Uldeven Wooden Castle and Ancient Ruins Tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
43 EUR

Uldeven Wooden Castle and Ancient Ruins Tour

Discover how Latvians lived in the 11th and 12th centuries when you visit an amazing archaeological reconstruction of an old Latvian wooden castle and hear the stories behind the stone ruins.
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43 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.
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10 EUR
Sightseeing tour of Riga
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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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

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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.
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20 EUR
JEWISH RIGA & GHETTO
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
54 EUR

JEWISH RIGA & GHETTO

NEW!
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.
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54 EUR
RIGA PRIVATE TOUR WITH OLD TOWN, ART NOVEAU & CENTRAL MARKET (Drive & Walk)
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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60 EUR

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

NEW!
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.
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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)

NEW!
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

NEW!
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
SECRETS OF OLD RIGA
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

SECRETS OF OLD RIGA

NEW!
Perfect way to discover the highlights of this charming medieval old town with a touch of the modern history.
From
20 EUR
ART NOVEAU (JUGENDSTIL) IN RIGA (with museum entry)
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
27 EUR

ART NOVEAU (JUGENDSTIL) IN RIGA (with museum entry)

NEW!
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. A visit to Art Nouveau Museum rounds off the tour.
From
27 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Riga

Rating 4.8 based on 139 reviews

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
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.
Explore Riga by Car with a Local Guide
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
A very nice tour of Riga
I took the tour during my layover in Riga and I was very happy about it. I have a difficulty when walking, so this was just the perfect way of seeing the town in the limited time frame I had.
Very informative and friendly and it was easily possible to adjust the beginning of the tour.
Would highly recommend!
Explore Riga by Car with a Local Guide
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 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
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
Fantastic wY to see Riga
Agnes our guide was fantastic. It was great to see the real Riga outside of old town. If we'd had more time in Riga we'd have also done the food tour of the markets.
Alternative Riga Walking Tour
Full Riga tour 13/11/18
Super tour. Aurels our guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt such a lot. Well worth he money and would recommend to anyone. Thank yoj
Explore Riga by Car with a Local Guide
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
Good introduction to Riga
Alvils is very knowledgeable and passionate about Riga albeit his young age. A good introduction tour to such a wonderful city.
Explore Riga by Car with a Local Guide
James Eldrige was a really fun guide. Loved his jokes and lokal knowledge
Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market
Very good!
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
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Being a total foodie myself, I googled "food" and "Riga", when I was going to the latvian capital for a meeting. EAT Riga turned up, sounded great - and I booked a tour to the Central Market for me and my collegue.
Our guide was Marcus, an australian who by now has been living seven years in Riga, and it was great to be able to ask all sorts of questions....I mean, some questions like "can I drink the tapwater?", "are people very religious in Latvia?" or "what on eath is THAT?!!" might be offensive to a proud homie, but maybe not so to a foreigner.
So Marcus told us about everyday life, food, midsummerparties, christmas, gardening, tapwater etc. It was GREAT.
We walked through three of the big halls at the Central Market, taking photos, asking stupid questions, listening to the tale about the history of the place, tasting, looking, smelling. Obviuosly Marcus' latvian was good enough to make the stallowners smile - and sufficient to buy little bits and pieces. I was impressed.
We ended the tour by the river, where we had lunch - two kinds of meat, two kinds of cheese, two kinds of bread and pickled vegetables. And on our way home, Marcus bought us a sweet treat made of cottagecheese and chocolate.
25 euro per person for a tour like this (two and a half hour approx.) is a bargain.
Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market

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