Visit Riga - Best of Riga

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.

Riga Travel Tips

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.

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Riga Itineraries

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Riga Tours for you

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

  • 3 Hour Private Riga City Tour
    3 Hour Private Riga City Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Explore Riga in a special way with our fully organized and exciting 3-hour sightseeing tour! You will see all the most import...

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

    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 Tour21 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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  • Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
    Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town3 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    The ideal option for private tours in the Old Town. Explore Old Riga with a professional local tour guide, who will tell you ...

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Facts and Stats for Riga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Riga

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

    • Air Pollution 39.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.86 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.61 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.87 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.65 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.34 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.83 (Low)
  • Riga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Riga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Riga.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.74 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.42 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.42 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.34 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.34 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.21 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.3 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.47 (Moderate)
  • Living in Riga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Riga is 141.16 (High)

    • Safety Index 61.36 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.49 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.1 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.54 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.26 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 56.49 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Riga

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.17 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.24 USD

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

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