Classic And Cool Riga Small Group Tour Including Central Market Visit

From USD 75.86
USD
Per Person
Instant ConfirmationLowest Price Guaranteed

Tour Information

Tour Details

Overview

Discover one of Europe's last hidden wonders! Explore the old and new towns of Riga with a local guide by your side, and be prepared to quickly fall in love with the gorgeous wonders of the Jugendstil era, to be amazed by the enormous Central Market, and to be enchanted by the historic city centre.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Join an expert local guide for a walking tour of Riga thatll introduce you to the citys architectural style, historic sights, cultural heritage and local traditions.

Your Riga tour begins with a visit to the Riga Panorama Observation Deck, in a building that holds the nickname of Stalins Birthday Cake and is one of few sites remaining from Rigas Soviet past. From this high perch your guide will give you an overview of the city, pointing out places of interest such as Pardaugava, Riga Port, the Central Market and Mezaparks.

Back on ground level, well have a short stroll through Rigas Moscow district, home to the Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, and the creative neighbourhood of Spikeri. Our walk will lead us straight to Riga Central Market, where you can experience daily life for Rigans and maybe even taste some seasonal products that are sold here.

Afterwards well walk to the major historical and cultural attractions in Old Riga and the surrounding area. Wander through Town Hall Square to find Blackheads House, a stunning Gothic building with a Renaissance faade. Step back in time on Skarnu Street, the Convents yard and Jana yard. There is also plenty of time to see the Latvia National Opera, Livu Square, Cats House, The Dome Square, Riga Cathedral and Parliament House. Right before leaving Old Town, well walk around the Monument of Freedom, where Latvians gather to remember those killed in the War of Independence. If you want to find out more about Latvias 50 years of occupation, your guide can show you the way to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, so you can visit later during your stay.

Youll also explore the Art Nouveau district, a stunning area with excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture. This is a great place to grab dinner later, and your guide can help you to arrange for a reservation in one of the charming restaurants in the district. Just ask!

From there, well jump on a bus to reach the final stop of your Riga tour. Your guide will lead you to a creative neighbourhood about a 10-minute drive from the city centre. This area is home to various local business, including small shops, bars and cafs. As well, the famous chocolate Latvian factory Laima is located here. (If you want to visit the shop, just let your guide know.) To finish the tour well grab some delicious locally brewed beer and snacks and chat about any other things you may want to know about Riga for the rest of your stay.

Inclusions for Classic And Cool Riga Small Group Tour Including Central Market Visit

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions for Classic And Cool Riga Small Group Tour Including Central Market Visit

  • Additional Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Transportation to/from the meeting and end points, tips/gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Note that Riga can be quite cold in the winter months; dress warmly.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Reviews

Write A Review

1 review by the user

  • We were the only ones on the tour. The tour confirmation sheet did not state the meeting place. I remembered to meet at Radisson Blu. I choose the wrong one in Riga so had to run to the right one. Our tour guide was asked to be the guide as she used to work in the office of Urban adventures and they couldn't find anyone else. She was not a licensed guide. She did take us round Riga but had no knowledge of the art deco buildings, who they were built for and no help on any of the decoration stories. History of Riga was a little better, but not much. I got more information from a guide book. She was better in the market as she and her husband own a small food business.
    She was a nice lady, but the tour was very poor value for money. Think twice before booking and ask if you will get a real guide.

USD