1. Latvia
  2. Riga
  3. Riga Old Town

Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour

Product ID: 66863
Discover the best of Riga’s food and culture on a 4-hour walking tour of three of its "must see" districts. Enter the heart of medieval Riga in the Old Town. Explore the world’s largest collection of Art Nouveau architecture, and go to Central Market.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Riga or the port.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll the historic streets of Old Riga to see monuments such as Riga Cathedral
  • Explore the world's largest collection of art nouveau architecture
  • Taste Latvian food at Riga Central Market
  • Discover the hidden meanings behind the façades of buildings in the Art Nouveau district
  • Hear legends and stories about what makes Riga so unique
Full description
Explore three of Riga’s most essential districts on a half-day combined food tasting and cultural walking tour. Hear stories from the history of the city, and see the world’s largest collection of art nouveau architecture.

Begin your tour in charming Old Riga, where the beautiful, centuries-old buildings speak extensively about Latvian culture - one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Highlights of Old Riga (also known as “Vecrīga”) include a reconstruction of the medieval city wall, Riga Cathedral, and the House of the Blackheads.

Next, go to the remarkable Art-Nouveau district, where a local guide will explain more about the meaning of symbols hidden behind the beautiful façades. See masterpieces of art nouveau architecture at banks, offices and apartment blocks on almost every street corner.

End with a food tasting tour of some typical local food in Riga Central Market. Sample mouth-watering, ecologically-grown local produce in the beautiful art deco and neoclassical market, Europe’s largest market and bazaar.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (for private tours only)
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments in Central Market (approximately EUR 3-5 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet outside Cetri Balti Krekli at Vecpilsetas 12. Please make sure to print out the map with directions before your travel to ensure you are able to find the meeting point. Your guide will be wearing a guiding badge. Please be on time. Late-comers will not be accommodated.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour involves approximately 8 kilometers of walking, including cobble-stoned streets. If you have walking difficulties or a stroller, please inform the local tour operator prior to your tour. It is also recommended to book the private tour
• There is usually a break mid-tour for refreshments
• Please arrive 5 minutes before the tour starts, otherwise you will lose your place. If you contact the tour operator you may be offered a place on the next available tour, or if this is not possible, you will be charged according to the "no show" policy
• Groups of 6 or more should book the private tour option
• On rare occasions, the public tour start time may alter slightly. If so, you will be contacted to confirm the changes
• For private tours, pick-up is offered from a centrally located place within a walking distance (c. 20 mins) of Riga Old Town
• Private tours can be altered according to your preferred distance and tour length
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From £27.31 £21.85 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Liga was a wonderful guide! We were a small party of 4, and it was both highly informative and personal. Especially her historical insights on the struggle for independence moved us a lot. This 4 hour tour gave us tue essence of this beautiful City. We appreciated it a lot. Highly recommened!

18 January 2020

Really enjoyed the trip- our Guide was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Riga and its history. Would definitely recommend - our guide has recommended us food/places that otherwise we would have missed. When I was looking for a tour, I have came across those 2h long- after this trip- 4h long, I think the 2h one would not be sufficient.

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1 January 2020

Liga took very good care of us and was very attentive to our needs and wishes. We had by luck a small group and beautiful weather. Liga was full of information and interesting facts. I did not know that art nouveau buildings could be so interesting. She took us to the food market and we sampled some good stuff. This was an excellent way to start our days in Riga.

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22 September 2018

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Raami Travel

Product ID: 66863