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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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    Stop At: Art Nouveau Riga, Strelnieku iela 9, Riga 1010 Latvia

    We will start our tour with the remarkable Art-Nouveau district - a real treasure for those who enjoy beauty of the architecture. Here you can find stunning buildings, great restaurants, beautiful parks and see a real life of Rigans. Our lovely guide will walk you through city center and explain you more about the meaning of symbols hidden behind the beautiful facades, and introduce you with some of the most remarkable Art-Nouveau masterpieces.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

    After a short break we will set for the Old Riga where you will be able to learn more about the fascinating history of the city and see all the most beautiful landmarks including Three Brothers, House of Blackheads, St. Peters' Church and many others. Here you will hear interesting stories about famous Rigans, fate of the beautiful, centuries old buildings, and more about Latvian culture which is one of the oldest living cultures in Europe.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market (Centraltirgus), Negu iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

    We will finish the tour with walk and trying typical local food in Riga Central Market, also UNESCO Heritage site and the largest food market in Europe. Here you will be able to try 4-6 samples of traditional foods, meet some of the local producers and after the tour do some shopping in the most authentic shopping place in Riga.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Vecpilsētas iela 12, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick participants for private tours only from hotels or locations within max. 20-minute walking distance of Old Riga. We can also arrange private transfers for additional price if the distance is longer.

    Ports
    Riga Passenger Terminal
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Riga Central Market, Nēģu iela 7, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    Inclusions
    • Local and professional guide
    • Small-group tour (maximum 10 participants)
    • Hotel/port pickup (for private tours / from hotels or port within the walking distance of Old Town)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks in Riga Central Market (2-5 EUR)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Suitable as a shore excursion in Riga.
    • The walking distance for this tour is approximately 8 km, it is 4 hours long and includes walking on cobble-stoned streets. Before you book this experience please make sure that you are capable of doing this tour without causing danger to your health or wellbeing. If you have walking difficulties or a stroller, please inform us about that before the tour. In this case we also sincerely suggest you to book a private tour option that can also be shortened according to your preferences.
    • There is a a break in the middle of the tour for refreshments and wc.
    • Minimum numbers apply (for public tours). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the rare event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • We do not allow groups of more than 5 to join our public tours. If your group is 6 or more, please book a private tour option.
    • For private tours we offer pick up from a centrally located place within a walking distance (20 min.) of Riga Old Town. Private tour option can be altered according to your preferred walking distance and tour length.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, take umbrella (if it rains), wear hat and gloves in freezing temperatures and wear comfortable shoes.
    • In extreme weather (less than -15C, more than +30C, heavy rain or wind) the tour might be shortened or cancelled. In this case full refund will be arranged. Please note that such weather conditions in Riga are extremely rare.
    • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This was probably the best city tour I have ever had. Harijs was very knowledgeable and nice - he answered all my questions and made the experience unique and tailored to my interests. I particularly enjoyed walking with him through the central market and feeling...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Isabella C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a four hour tour, with a coffee/tea/soda break half way through. The guide was one of the best we’ve ever had- I would have guessed she was a history major. We saw Old Town, Center City and the Art Deco area and even...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank spainorbust
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We took this tour today with Hargis. He was really good - very knowledgeable about Riga and its history. We would strongly recommend this walk. Paul and Linda Banner

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great time and tour with Līga on a 4 h walking tours. She showed the essential spots, has an absolutely incredible knowledge and we learned so much about this beautiful city. It was like meeting and talking to a friend. Thank you...More

    1  Thank MarcS302
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Liga provided the best walking tour that my husband and I have experienced in our travels. We encourage anyone visiting Riga to take a tour that Liga conducts. In our four hours, we visited Art Nouveau buildings designed by Mikhail Einstein, walked through parks and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lisa B
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    blue_hazzle
    May 29, 2019|
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    Response from LigaVanaga | Property representative |
    Hello, please send us an email or text message and I will make a reservation for you. We will meet you in the port (if it is in Riga city center) or at the bus stop if it is outside, or we can also arrange a private transfer... More
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    Sandra T
    February 19, 2019|
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    Response from 56pamc | Reviewed this property |
    YEs. Our guide left us (by mutual agreement) at the Central Market) but gave us instructions - before she left - to our Azamara ship. We also used Google maps on our phones as a backup plan.
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    Bev M
    June 17, 2018|
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    Response from demandingdivatexas | Reviewed this property |
    Liga met us where we were staying so I would assume you message her and she will meet you at a convenient place
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