15 Best Riga Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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

Soviet Riga Walking Tour

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Discover the Riga that was built during the 45 years of Soviet occupation, visit the former KGB headquarters and hear how Latvia changed after WWII on our 3-hour Soviet Riga Walking Tour.
From
10 EUR
Discover Riga Segway Tour
Tour ∙ 1 hr
 ∙ From 
33 EUR

Discover Riga Segway Tour

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See more in less time and venture boldly beyond the Old Town on our fun and informative Riga Segway Tour!
From
33 EUR
Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Riga at Night Kayak Tour

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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
30 EUR
Riga Moscow District & Old Jewish Ghetto Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Riga Moscow District & Old Jewish Ghetto Tour

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Booked by 30 people!
Discover one of Riga’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, rich in Jewish history and 19th-century wooden architecture. Wander along quiet streets, soak up the old-world atmosphere and delve deep into local history on a captivating 3-hour tour of the city’s notorious Moscow District.
Booked by 30 people!
From
10 EUR
Riga Art Nouveau Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Riga Art Nouveau Tour

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Discover unparalleled architecture in the art nouveau capital of the world on our captivating 3-hour walking tour! Not only will you get the chance to admire celebrated 20th-century buildings, but you’ll also be introduced to Riga’s hidden art nouveau gems.
From
10 EUR
Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Riga Medieval Old Town Walking Tour

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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

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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
Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market

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Booked by 73 people!
Curious about Latvian food? Forget potatoes and sour cabbage – Riga Central Market has much more to offer! Sample a wide range of Latvian specialities and get closer to the stomach of the city on a mouthwatering tasting tour with a local food lover.
Booked by 73 people!
From
30 EUR
Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
79 EUR

Rundale Palace Half-Day Tour from Riga

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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 Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
10 EUR

Riga Retro & Vintage Shopping Tour

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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.
From
10 EUR
Jūrmala Beach Bike Tour from Riga
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
 ∙ From 
30 EUR

Jūrmala Beach Bike Tour from Riga

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Explore secluded forest paths, admire grand wooden architecture, cycle by the seaside and more on a fun day trip to Jūrmala beach!
From
30 EUR
Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
 ∙ From 
15 EUR

Culture & Food Tasting Experience in Riga

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Booked by 37 people!
This small-group 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
15 EUR
Riga Night Bike Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Riga Night Bike Tour

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Are you more of a night owl? Join our Riga Night Bike Tour and see the city at its most magical. Admire illuminated buildings, monuments and bridges, and explore the empty streets like a king!
From
20 EUR
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

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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