Undiscovered Riga

Duration

3 hours

Departure Time

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Activity Type

Activity theme

Walking

History, Culture

5.0

From:

€130
This tour is priced for minimum of 2 guests. Any other guest +€35

Tour Snapshot

Gaze down on the city from Stalin’s birthday cake building.
Experience Latvian’s everyday life at Riga Central Market.
Enjoy the charm of Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau district.
Grab a glass of craft beer while chatting with your local guide in one of Riga’s creative neighborhoods.

Unforgettable Experience

A great way to explore Riga’s 800+ years of history with a local

Discover interesting facts about Riga’s more than 800 years of history and enjoy contemporary Riga from a local perspective.
Wander past beautiful architecture and soak up the city’s great heritage, culture and traditions. From most known sites of Old Town and Art Nouveau district to more off-the beaten track places and local neighborhoods, explore the city’s charm and uncover its hidden gems. Enjoy some locally brewed beer and snacks together with your local guide – your new friend in Riga.

Full Itinerary

Join an expert local guide to take a walking tour of Riga and experience its architectural styles, historical sights, cultural heritage and local traditions.

You will meet your guide near “Laima” chocolate factory clock, which is located on the square of the Monument of Freedom, where Latvians gather to remember those killed in the War of Independence.

The tour begins with a visit to Riga Panorama Observation deck at a so-called Stalin’s birthday cake building – one of few sites left from Soviet times heritage in Riga. From here your guide will give you an overview of the city, pointing out places of interest – ones that included in this tour and others you might want to visit separately.

Back on the ground, let’s have a short stroll through Riga’s Moscow district, Ghetto museum and creative neighborhood Spikeri. The track will lead us to Riga Central Market where one can get closer to everyday life of locals and maybe even taste some seasonal products sold here.

Afterwards we’ll walk to the major historical and cultural attractions in Old Riga, such as Riga Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church and Blackhead’s house. There is also plenty of time to see the Latvia National Opera, Parliament House and a medieval building complex “Three Brothers”. Don’t be too shy to ask your guide to point out the most authentic souvenir shops in Old Town or its surrounding. If you want to find out more about Latvia’s 50 years of occupation, the guide can show you the way to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, so you can visit it afterwards.

Riga city is well known of its Art Nouveau heritage. That’s why the tour will also lead you into this stunning area with excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture. Your guide can help you to arrange dinner in one of the charming restaurants in the district. Just ask!

Let’ s hop on a bus to get to the final stop of this tour. Your guide will lead you to a more off-the-beaten track area – creative neighborhood located in just about 10 minutes’ drive from city center. Also known as the most hipster area of Riga, this neighborhood gathers various local business, including small bookshops, art galleries, bars and cafes. The famous chocolate Latvian factory “Laima” is also located here. To finish the tour, we’ll grab some delicious locally brewed beer and a snack to have a chat about today’s experiences.

Additional information

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, local beer tasting, smoked or dried fish tasting

Exclusions: Lunch, items of a personal nature and tips or gratuities for your guide.

Dress standard: Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes. Please check the local weather conditions before your tour, and dress appropriately for it.

Confirmation of booking: If you have received your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Local contact
P: +370 616 20002 or +370 616 20007
E: info@privatebaltics.com

Schedule Details

Meeting point: “Laima” Clock, on the square of the Monument of Freedom
Suggested starting time: 10.00 AM
Ending point: Creative neighborhood “Miera Street Republic”

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