Riga Tourism

The city of Riga is regarded a lot more than just as the capital of Latvia. Considered to be the powerhouse of the Baltics, Riga is the best place to begin seeing the Baltics. The charm of Riga is evident from its cobblestone streets and Art-Nouveau architecture to call its own.

Anytime of the year is good enough for Riga. As the seasons turn, it’s like Riga gets a new lease and uses it to its advantage. This fairy tale city, once called the Paris of the East has troves of treasures in store, waiting for you to seek them out.

Essential travel information and Riga tips for your visit

  • ­Riga is considered to be a safe city and you’re very unlikely to experience any trouble. However, you should exercise regular amount of caution and be aware of your belongings.
  • When you’re eating out, keep a tab on what you order so you don’t get overcharged for the food you eat. This is common especially in bars where you might be approached by a stranger and asked out for a friendly drink at a local watering hole. It’s a scam wherein the bill will amount of several hundred Lats. The US Embassy usually issues a list of bars and restaurants you should avoid so be sure to check that list and avoid those areas.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Riga

  • Save 2% Private Transfer from Riga to Kaunas or from Kaunas to Riga
    Private Transfer from Riga to Kaunas or from Kaunas to Riga1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Take this convenient private transfer from Riga to Kaunas or from Kaunas to Riga. Opt to be dropped off at a central location...

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  • Save 4% Private Latvia and Lithuania Sightseeing Tour from Riga
    Private Latvia and Lithuania Sightseeing Tour from RigaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    Full Day Baltic Private Tour for a maximum of 8 people. Includes the main sights to see in Latvia and Lithuania. This will be...

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  • Save 7% Day tour from Riga to Vilnius
    Day tour from Riga to Vilnius1 Reviews

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    One of the best choice for those who want to save time, money and have full of impressions sightseeing tour - excursion from ...

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  • Best of Riga Walking Tour
    Best of Riga Walking Tour24 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Experience the best that Riga can offer on this cultural and food tasting tour! Explore and discover Old Riga, Art Nouveau an...

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  • Know the pollution level of Riga before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.34 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.54 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.3 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.76 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Riga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Riga.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.64 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.39 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.46 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.99 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30.84 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.04 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.95 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.93 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 54.05 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.51 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.42 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.68 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Riga is 140.54 (High)

    • Safety Index 62.07 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.37 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.04 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 49.94 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.19 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.14 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.73 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Riga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.84 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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