Tallinn–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

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65 EUR

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

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English,
  • Russian
There’s no better way to travel between Riga and Vilnius than to spend a day with eight other travelers and the guide/driver. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and wouldn’t have wished for it to be different. Tim
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Highlights

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

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Description

Our entertaining Tallinn to Riga day trip takes you through the picturesque towns of Viljandi, Valga, Cēsis, and Sigulda 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 Estonian and Latvian history while exploring these small towns, as well as medieval castle ruins, quirky local sights, and beautiful countryside.

Get ready to roam not one, but two medieval castles – Viljandi and Cēsis – and learn how they came to be ruined.

Get to know the history of Estonia and Latvia in Valga, a town on the Estonian-Latvian border.

Hike along the sandstone cliffs of Sietiņiezis in the Gauja National Park, and take in the sights of Cēsis’ medieval Old Town.

Before reaching Riga, stop in Sigulda to climb up the only bobsleigh track in the Baltics.

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

Want to travel in the other direction? You can also book this tour from Riga to Tallinn: www.likealocalguide.com/riga/tours/riga-tallinn-sightseeing-tour-bus

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What’s included & not included

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

Meeting point

In front of the Tallinn Tourist Info Centre (Niguliste St 2) on the corner of Harju St and Niguliste St. (Niguliste 2, Tallinn, Estonia)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (46)

4.6/5

Interesting sights and commentary
Had a great time with Catherine. Very knowledgeable. She went the extra mile to tell and show us what’s interesting.
Thanks for the great tour!
There’s no better way to travel between Riga and Vilnius than to spend a day with eight other travelers and the guide/driver. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and wouldn’t have wished for it to be different. Tim
Best way to go from Tallinn to Riga!

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4.9/5

Highlights of Estonian nature & history condensed into an engaging day trip!
I am pleased as punch that we participated in this tour. We had originally intended to spend a few days exploring Lahemaa National Park and its various natural landscapes and manor houses. Unfortunately we needed to trim our itinerary by a few days, so this tour offered an ideal way to experience the park’s highlights. As an added benefit, it offered a delightful contrast to the city without having to drive far from Tallinn!

Our guide began by setting expectations with a brief outline of the day’s itinerary and expected return time - always a great way to start. At each stop, she provided an overview of the larger context—the geology underlying the Jägala waterfall, the history behind the Baltic German manor houses—before providing further specific details and engaging with questions to those interested. I very much enjoyed seeing the contrast between the unrenovated Kolga manor, with its massively looming (crumbling) pillars, set against the restored pretty-in-pink Sagadi manor, surely the backdrop for many Estonian weddings.

The extended nature walk in Viru Bog was an absolute highlight. Perfectly structured, she led us to the observation tower, with an amazing view over the technicolor pools, then picked up the car and met us at the other end of the trail, allowing some self-paced walking. The more adventurous could dip their toes in the water or even swim. Our guide called our attention to several types of plants found there, which we could again spot and examine during the unguided part of our hike. It is rare these days to get to enjoy such beautiful solitude, walking along a boardwalk, surrounded only by the evocatively twisted pine trees and still, dark water.

For lunch, we stopped at a simple tavern in Võsu, a tiny village of about 500 that was “one of the USSR’s hot resort towns.” Our guide told some stories of coming there as a young girl, and how crowded the area was with Ladas. Again, a highly authentic experience that encouraged our small group to interact and helped us see life outside “the big city.”

The second nature walk included some time in the quiet forest and on the sandy, rocky coast. Along the way, we saw a traditional fishing village and tested out a traditional 6-person swing—an unexpected workout! Photo opportunities abound on this tour, and the exercise is a nice bonus. You are guaranteed to learn several things about Estonian history, culture, or nature that you would otherwise miss.
Lovely in-depth tour!
Riga–Vilnius Sightseeing Tour Bus
Great way to travel and see these countries
The tour offered an awesome way to not only travel between these cities but see a lot along the way with a great and knowledgeable guide. I was on the 24th June tour and it was smooth and informative with the national park in Latvia being the highlight.
Amazing experience!
I really wish there were more tours like this around europe. Easy to get from city to city and with a full expertise of someone local. Lovely visit to the national park and also great food.
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