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Riga Old Town (Vecriga) Tours and Tickets

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The Riga Old Town (Vecrīga) is the historic and geographic center of the city, located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Only remnants of the fortifications that enclosed the city between the 13th and 18th centuries still remain, but visitors will be charmed by the narrow cobblestone streets and the medieval architecture. The old city has something for everyone, from churches to museums to outdoor cafes and restaurants. Highlights include the 13th-century Riga Dome Cathedral, the tall steeple spire of St. Peter’s Church, Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads and the Latvian War Museum, which is housed in the Gunpowder Tower. A trip up the tower of St. Peter’s is a must for its great views over the Old Town. During the holidays, large outdoor markets can be found in both Dome and Livu Squares and in the winter, an ice skating rink takes over the middle of Livu Square.

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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

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The Old Riga, Art Nouveau, and Central Market districts are three highlights within the city of Riga. On this small-group walking tour, visit all three and hear about the history and cultural heritage of Latvia. Learn about local culture from your guide as you stroll Riga’s scenic streets. Take time to sample traditional Latvian food.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.51
Price varies by group size
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$29.51
Price varies by group size
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Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

Private Walking Tour of Old Riga

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A mobile and fulfilling 2 hour tour of exploring everything that is worth to see in The Old Town! Spectacular architecture, narrow streets with native shops, best places for food and drinks, finest spots for great photos and stories which go beyond pure history.This tour will include everything for you to feel like a tourist and a local in the same time. If you want to get new expiriences and escape your daily routine, this is for you. Lets make memories together!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.55
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$35.55
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Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

Private Photoshoot Tour in Riga

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"Discover Old Riga" is a spontaneous photo walk activity that will show you around the beautiful Old Town of Riga, during a 90 min. waking tour along the most emblematic spots. Using its medieval streets and historical buildings as unique creative backgrounds, you will have a professional photoshoot taken along the way, while learning stories and interesting facts about Riga's fascinating medieval past. The resulting pictures will be edited and sent to your email within 3 working days. Overall, an exciting activity for couples, families, groups of friends or solo travellers who want to experience Riga in the most unique way!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.24
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$106.24
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

Old Town Walking Tour of Riga

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Get to know Riga’s Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, and view the city’s historical highpoints. As you stroll from sight to sight, hear about the city’s past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and enjoy photo stops at the prettiest medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House, Powder Tower and magnificent House of the Blackheads. Learn about the Riga’s role as a member of the powerful Hanseatic League between the 1400s and 1600s, and discover must-sees such as St Peter’s Church and the Swedish Gate.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.24
Price varies by group size
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$106.24
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The best of Riga segway tour

The best of Riga segway tour

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Cover lots of ground in Riga on this 1.5-hour Segway tour that covers all of the important landmarks. Perfect for those short on time or those who have difficulty walking, touring via a 2-wheeled, self-balancing scooter in Riga is easy and enjoyable. After a brief intro session, zoom off into the streets of Old Riga to see and learn about the history and culture of the Latvian capital.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.12
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$53.12
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Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour

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One of a kind Beer Bike in Baltics. Easy to pedal with comfy chairs, neon lights, music and roof, just in case if it is raining. Sober driver/guide will meet you and guide to the Riga Beer Bike.
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  • 1 hour
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$30.28
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$30.28

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

Old Town And Art Nouveau Walking Tour Of Riga

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Explore Riga’s Old Town and art nouveau architecture on a 3-hour walking tour with an informative guide. Stroll the cobbled Old Town lanes past gabled houses, and see highlights including the House of the Blackheads and St. Peter’s Church. Then, pass the Laima Clock tower, walk through Opera Park, and explore the art nouveau district, home to many buildings designed in the flamboyant, early 20th-century style. Admire Riga Opera House and the mansions along Albert Street, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum to learn about this artistic architectural movement.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.54
Price varies by group size
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$60.54
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Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

Culinary, Historic and Wine Tour to Sigulda and Cesis

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Get to know the Latvian towns of Sigulda and Cēsis on this full-day private tour. With a dedicated guide for just you and your party, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary while learning about the local culture and tasting traditional Latvian cuisine. Stop at a local winery to try the vintages, visit local castles, and snap photos of the scenery in Gauja National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Riga included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.47
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$212.47
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Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga

Stunning Art Nouveau Architecture Walk in Riga

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Riga is definitely a city with beautiful architecture everywhere, but especially stunning are the Art Nouveau buildings. This luxurious, totally decorative style of architecture is one of the main reasons why the historical centre is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and why those who appreciate culture and art visit Riga in the first instance. This tour will introduce you to so-called "beautiful era" or La Belle Époque in the beginning of 20th century, when Riga was one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. Our lovely and professional guides will explain you the philosophical meaning hidden behind the luxury facade decorations and will show you some stunning Art Nouveau examples - the most famous ones on Alberta Street and those that only locals know. The tour also includes visit to Art Nouveau Museum that has an unique collection of Art Nouveau design, art & furnishings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.12
Price varies by group size
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$53.12
Price varies by group size
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Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market

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2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods. Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions. During the tour you will have degustation at five different sections: Fish: rye bread with sprats, lightly salted herring, local beer or soft drink. Vegetables: different kinds of salted cucumber (1 day, 1 week, 1 month), marinated cabbage (with beets, cranberry, curry), sauerkraut, marinated wild garlic, spicy carrot. Hemp: rye bread with hemp butter. Cheese: different kinds of Latvian cheese - smoked, with cumin, with cranberries. Meat: ham, different kinds of sausages (smoked, with berries, from turkey, pork, chicken), smoked chicken.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.54
Price varies by group size
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$60.54
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Honest tour of Riga with the best private guide in town

Honest tour of Riga with the best private guide in town

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Honest tour of must-sees with the best* private guide of Riga Every city has it's good, bad and the ugly, and there's always the option of highlighting just one side of the coin. On this tour we try our hardest to stay as honest and objective as possible, not loosing the perspective of a local at the same time. 4-5 hours, including a coffee break, might seem long, but a half day tour like that is the shortest possible time to cover all the most important sights that Riga's heart has to offer without a rush. Still - depending on your desire or availability, it can be longer or shorter as well - you can decide during the tour. It's customisable as well, so if you'd like to drop a thing from the itinerary or add something different (eg, central market), the guide will be happy to adjust. We don't take tours more than 5 times a week, so the tour would stay fresh and the guide wouldn't become a machine of spouting facts and figures. * as described by his mother and some of his friends.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.86
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$96.86
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Pub Crawl in Riga

Pub Crawl in Riga

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Riga Pub Crawl team invites you to discover Riga's nightlife together! Meet with other travellers so you can party together and who knows - maybe find some friends to share other activities with while in Riga! During the tour, you will be visiting 3 different bars and the local dance club at the end with 1 welcome drink (a beer or a shot depending on the place) in each of these 4 places. Apart from the welcome drinks, you will be able to order more drinks by yourselves - all reasonably priced. We're not interested to take you to expensive places! Only to the ones where we would go ourselves! There will be a bar with a place where to sit down and chat so you can get to know each other, there will be karaoke to practise your singing for the public, and of course - there will be live music and a dance floor! Let's say the tour gives you a great start for the best night out! Please note that tour would be cancelled only if there are less than 4 people in the group.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.41
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$35.41

Old Riga Walking Tour / Riga Altstadt Spaziergang

Old Riga Walking Tour / Riga Altstadt Spaziergang

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Old Riga is like a pearl of Baltics , located near the Daugava river . Architecture is kept from the Medieval times , there are nice squares , beautiful park near Riga City Canal , near Opera Building and Riga , like a pretty lady have lots of stories and lots of secrets. Swedish Gate is connected with a love legend and pancakes , Riga Cathedral have an organ with 6718 pipes and the Dom Square is like a heart of Old Riga and Riga is celebrating a birthday party of Sherlock Holmes, because there is also a Baker Street. You are welcome , dear guests !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.86
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$96.86
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Riga: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Riga: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

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Enjoy a complete and all included tour of the Jewish Heritage in Riga. Benefit from a rich Introduction of Jewish history with an expert local guide. Sit back and relax with the privileges of a private tour and a comfortable vehicle. See the history and the modern Jewish life in Riga on a 5 hour guided tour Learn about the lesser-known remains of Jewish history in the Baltics under different political powers
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.57
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$206.57
Price varies by group size
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Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

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Latvia has a long history of beermaking and with breweries located all around the country, there is an impressive variety of Latvian beers to try. This tasting tour offers the perfect introduction—visit two bars in Riga’s Old Town, learn all about Latvian beers and local traditions from your guide, and sample up to six different beers, accompanied by typical Latvian snacks.
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  • 2 hours
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$283.00
per group
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$283.00
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The Best Of Riga Walking Tour

The Best Of Riga Walking Tour

Old Town is the heart of Riga. However, not all the places of it are shown to the tourists. There are many fascinating points, corners, and streets that even the locals would be surprised! You will discover the different face of Riga. You will hear fascinating facts and stories. Who and why hated the sculpture of the black cat in Riga? Why did Latvians put the golden roosters instead of the crosses on the church towers? Did you know that Latvian women are the tallest?! Why the world has to be thankful to Riga for Christmas tree decorating tradition?
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  • 2 hours
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$21.86
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$21.86

Jewish Heritage of Riga Private Tour

Jewish Heritage of Riga Private Tour

Meet your guide and driver by the ship / hotel and start Riga sightseeing tour by bus with overview of Jewish history and sites. Driving along the scenic Daugava riverbank, we will admire the medieval heart of Riga, the Old Town. We will take a stroll through the magnificent squares and medieval streets of this Hanseatic merchants town. On our way we will see the Town Hall and House of Blackheads. Our next stop is at the Synagogue - a unique building with a fascinating history. Leaving the city center behind, we will now head to discover a period in time, where the most beautiful houses in Riga were built in art nouveau style. The Art Nouveau Museum exhibits the best of it in a charming and inviting way. Thereafter, Riga Ghetto and Holocaust museum visit (Note: donation required). The tour includes some free time for shopping and roundtrip transfer from cruise port. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to the ship/hotel. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$503.00
Price varies by group size
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$503.00
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1 Hour Party Biking in Riga Old Town

1 Hour Party Biking in Riga Old Town

No need to imagine, that’s the reality! Sit down, relax, and move your pedals whilst sightseeing Riga Old Town and getting your beers! YES, YES, SOME BEARS! Lazy option to skip moving your pedals is also an option, since you will have a Party Bike driver! Welcome to the world of paradise!  You will experience the best emotions during this One hour ride. As a bonus, you will receive One Litre of beer per person. Off course you can order more, but remember to do it in advance* !  Riga Party Bike is one of the funniest ways of exploring Riga and is highly recomended for the groups of 8+ people (max.15 per one Bike).   *extra charge  
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.32
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$36.32

Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

Private Riga Shore Excursion: City Tour and Jewish History Places

5-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Riga with photo stops and a coffee break, as well as a visit to Synagogue, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Riga Art Nouveau, Swedish Gate, Cats House, etc. Attention! On Mondays, the entrance to the Art Nouveau museum will be replaced by a visit to the Dome Church.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$483.00
Price varies by group size
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$483.00
Price varies by group size
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Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvian Beer Tour & Tasting

Latvia boasts an amazingly wide selection of exciting beers and a thriving beer culture. It's like "Mojito" in Cuba or tequila in Mexico- must try when you are in the country! Did you know that Latvia’s long and rich beer culture most probably started by accident? You will visit 2 trending traditional beer bars with a large selection of beer. In the first bar, you will try 3 kinds of beer accompanied by traditional Latvian snacks. One of them- rye fried bread is extremely popular in Latvia and works perfectly with the beer. It's a match! What the unusual ingredients were used to make a beer? In 1-hour open-air tour, you will learn how did the beer influence the city and the culture. What is a ‘green spoon’? Why were the Latvians adding rocks to the beer mixtures in wooden casks? You will finish the tour in the bar and will try 3 more kinds of beer. Everyone will find their favorite one. And which one is the most popular in Latvia?
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  • 2 hours
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$266.36
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$266.36
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Quad Bikes in Riga Adventure

Quad Bikes in Riga Adventure

Ready for some fun with your team? Want to get muddy, wet or want to get unforgettable emotions? Then you should go for our ATV beasts without thinking about the weather conditions! Combination of off-road track and powerful engine will give you thrill of the day.  Our experienced staff will take you through the basic techniques for your safe ride. Thirty (30) minutes circuit track or One (1) hour off-road route are available.   Maximum of Five (5) quads can be on track per ride for the safety reasons.   No worries folks! If you are a big group of people- we have a nice BBQ area and some snacks will be provided whilst waiting! It will be a lot of fun!     *We can also offer a snowmobile safari during the winter. 
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.96
Price varies by group size
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$108.96
Price varies by group size

Private Walking Tour of Riga

Private Walking Tour of Riga

4-hour walk with a professional guide in the historic center of Riga. You will see the Riga Castle, the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, the Riga Cathedral, the Swedish Gate, the Cat House, the Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.00
Price varies by group size
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$258.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Private Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Riga

Get to know the highlights of the center of Riga in a 3-hour walk with a professional guide who will accompany you from the ship and back. You will see Riga Castle, House of the Black Heads, St. Peter's Church, Riga Cathedral, Swedish Gate, Cat House, Latvian National Opera, etc.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.00
Price varies by group size
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$167.00
Price varies by group size
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City Game in Riga

City Game in Riga

Looking for a special way to explore our beautiful city? You will never forget this trip to Riga if participated in our City Game!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.84
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$129.84
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Should I book Riga Old Town (Vecriga) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Riga Old Town (Vecriga) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Riga Old Town (Vecriga) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Riga Old Town (Vecriga) costs USD 21.86. Guided Riga Old Town (Vecriga) tours start around USD 21.86 per person.
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