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Riga Shore Excursion

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Riga, LV

Riga Shore Excursion

5 (2)
Riga, LV
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Embark on a captivating journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Riga historical center with this exciting Riga Shore Excursion. Immerse yourself in the charming streets of Riga Old Town as you listen to fascinating legends and fun stories about the city's history. Enjoy the option to stop for a beer or coffee and truly soak in the spirit of this historical city. Explore the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of Alberta Iela from a completely new perspective. Visit the spectacular market pavilions of Central Market, once zeppelin airship hangars, to get a taste of local life and try some delicious snacks. Finally, discover the renovated wooden houses of Kipsala, an area that has transformed from being left behind to having some of the most expensive land in Riga. With private transportation and customizable options, this tour guarantees an unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore Riga's UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walking tour of Riga Old Town with legends and fun stories
  • Visit the Central Market and taste local snacks
  • Admire beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Riga
  • Experience the charm of Kipsala's renovated wooden houses
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

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Riga Shore Excursion – Embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the wonders of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the vibrant capital of Latvia. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this enchanting city as you explore its historical center and experience its unique charm.

What to expect?

During this 180 to 240-minute tour, you can expect to delve deep into the heart of Riga's Old Town. Wander through its charming streets, and allow yourself to be captivated by the fascinating stories, legends, and fun facts that make this city come alive. Take a break at a local café or pub to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Town and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Beyond the Old Town, you will visit the awe-inspiring Central Market, housed in former zeppelin airship hangars. Stroll through the market and discover the culinary delights of the locals, with opportunities to savor delicious traditional snacks. Additionally, you will explore the Art Nouveau district, where beautiful buildings adorned with intricate details will transport you to another era.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for curious travelers who seek to uncover the hidden gems of Riga. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply a wanderer with a penchant for exploration, this excursion will cater to your interests. It is open to all ages and welcomes both individual adventurers and group travelers.

Why book this?

Booking this tour is an excellent choice to make the most of your time in Riga. With a knowledgeable and friendly guide, you will gain insightful perspectives, anecdotes, and historical insights that only an experienced traveler can provide. The personalized itinerary allows flexibility, ensuring that your preferences are met. Whether you wish to focus on specific attractions or soak up the local vibe by pausing for a beer or coffee, this tour has you covered. Furthermore, private transportation ensures you can explore beyond the limits of a walking tour, providing a comprehensive and diverse experience of Riga.

Good to know

For those interested in unique architectural wonders, the tour includes a visit to Riga's renowned Art Nouveau district. Here, you will marvel at the intricate details of the buildings, offering a fresh perspective on this artistic movement. Additionally, the Central Market will introduce you to the flavors and tastes cherished by locals. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local gastronomy scene and try some authentic Latvian snacks. The inclusion of private transportation ensures that you can comfortably navigate the city and explore areas that would be challenging on foot alone.


Customers who have experienced the Riga Shore Excursion have praised the knowledgeable guides who provided fascinating insights into the city's history and culture. They appreciated the flexibility to personalize the tour according to their interests, allowing for a truly tailored experience. Visitors have also commended the opportunity to visit both the Old Town and other notable areas such as the Art Nouveau district and Central Market. This combination provided a well-rounded exploration of Riga's highlights, leaving guests deeply satisfied and inspired by the city's beauty and charm.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Old City Riga (Vecriga)

Walk through the charming streets of Riga Old Town - listen to the stories, legends and some fun facts about our city and its history! Stop for a beer or a coffee if you'd like! We'd like you to fully enjoy the spirit of this historical city!

Alberta Iela

Admire beautiful Art Nouveau buildings! We'll point out some details so you get to see them from completely other point of view!

Central Market (Centraltirgus)

Visit spectacular market pavilions which historically were used as zeppelin airship hangars! We'll walk through the market to see what locals eat and drink. And of course - there will be a chance to taste some local snacks if you'd like!


A beautiful area with nicely renovated wooden houses! Once an area left behind - now has one of the most expensive land in Riga!



5 (2)


We absolutely loved our tour with Erlens!!!!! We learned so much about Latvia in a very short time! Erlens was an extraordinary guide who was extremely personable and answered all of Our questions and made the tour one of The best tours we’ve had in ALL of our trips! I HIGHLY recommend Erlens for anyone that is looking for a great day in Riga!!!!!


Our group of 4 was SO very glad we selected this tour - it was the highlight of our cruise! Armands was a wonderful guide and arrived at the port on time to pick us up in his very comfortable vehicle. He pointed out so many wonderful things along our way, told us about Riga’s stories and legends, took us to the central market and made some tasting suggestions, and answered all of our questions about life in Riga. One of our party had a recent hip surgery and was a bit slower getting around, and Armands graciously and easily adjusted the tour pace to accommodate her without cutting anything out of the tour. We arrived knowing almost nothing about Latvia, but by the end of the tour, we were in love with this beautiful place! We learned so much, and around each corner was an even more beautiful place. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed by Riga, and we cannot thank Armands enough for bringing it to life for us. We hope to come back and stay longer next time!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 16:09