Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour

4.9 / 5

90 reviews

Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour

From $36.44 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Riga or the port.
Private or small groups available

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)
  • Refreshments in Central Market (approximately EUR 3-5 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5
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We really enjoyed this tour and it really matched our best expectations and needs. Līga took us on a varied and very interesting walk of Riga. Her English is excellent and she comes across very well. She managed to find a balanced level of narrative that suited us perfectly, with a good dash of humour and pride in her city, and was also very mindful of us as a group. Would definitely recommend this tour to those who wants to see the best of Riga and to feel the character of the city and are able and willing to walk for signficant distances, but are somewhat limited in time.

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September 20, 2020

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!

January 18, 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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January 1, 2020

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