Riga Old Town
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Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour

1. Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour

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.

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Riga: Beer or Cider Bike Tour

2. Riga: Beer or Cider Bike Tour

Go sightseeing in a completely different way on a beer or cider bike tour through the heart of Riga. Explore the beautiful streets of the city’s Old Town while pedaling, drinking, and chatting with friends.   Your English-speaking guide and driver will greet you at the meeting point and take you to the waiting beer bike. Once seated and ready to start, you will be served your choice of beer, cider or prosecco — and then the fun begins.   The bike holds up to 15 passengers and is easy enough for even 4 people to pedal. While riding around the Old Town with drinks in hand, you can listen to your favorite music and turn on LED lights for a party on wheels.   After an hour of taking in the sights, head to one of the restaurants near the finishing point for a nice meal.

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Riga: Old Town and Central Market Walking Tour

3. Riga: Old Town and Central Market Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Riga's old town on a small-group walking tour through the city's scenic cobblestone streets. Marvel at Riga's famous sights, including St. Peter's Church, where you can climb its tower for amazing views of the city. Make your way inside the Dome Cathedral and learn about the Riga roosters, the Powder Tower, the Swedish Gate, the Three Brothers, and more. Enjoy hearing about the city's past as a mighty seaport during the Middle Ages, and take in views of beautiful medieval landmarks, such as the Old Guild House and the House of the Blackheads. Continue on to Riga Central Market, one of the largest markets in Europe, and immerse yourself in local life. Learn about Latvian cuisine and the variety of local specialties, such as smoked meats, cheeses, herring, and hemp butter. Be sure to sample the favorite foods of the locals.

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Riga: Self-Guided Old Town Tour

4. Riga: Self-Guided Old Town Tour

Use your smartphone as your personal guide and start the game at a time convenient for you. You don’t have to wait for a physical guide, simply open up the app and your experience begins. This self-guided Old Riga walking tour is perfect if you are short on time and trying to save some money. You'll visit the most interesting and remarkable places, and will also see a few secret gems hidden within the Old Town. Starting and ending at Town Hall Square, the tasks of this quest are quite easy. This allows you to play with children, and without too much knowledge of the city. Enjoy your time and play without haste, you can even pause the game for a coffee break or selfie.

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Latvia: Genealogical Ancestry Tour

5. Latvia: Genealogical Ancestry Tour

Start your tour in the early morning and drive to your ancestral town with a guide and professional genealogist. Visit a local museum to discover the history of this area in pictures and documents. Interviewing local inhabitants about your ancestral family and search in local history sources such as directories, old guide books or lists of inhabitants.  Discover how the history of your family is connected with history of the world, with wars, revolutions, changes in industry and agriculture, and religious or cultural movements. See the house your ancestors lived in, their school, gymnasium, university or yeshiva. Walk in the forest they cut down or field they cultivated and visit the shop or to factory they worked in. In the company of your guide, who can read Hebrew, Latvian, Russian or German inscriptions, research the local cemetery for to find the grave of your ancestor. Don't forget to ask your professional genealogist with 25 years of experience about how you can further research your ancestry in historical archives and libraries.

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Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

6. Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

Discover Riga from a different perspective and go on a photo quest through Old Town. Meet your host at the Town Hall Square, who will then provide full instructions and a game package. The game package includes a map with different location points and images of various objects such as graffiti walls, monuments, and storefronts.  Then it’s time to start your adventure quest through Old Town hunting for the locations on the map, visiting marked places, and finding mysterious objects. Make sure to take a picture of them as this will earn you points. Visit as many places as possible during the game and get additional points completing interactive tasks.  The game lasts 2 hours. At the end of your quest, meet your host again, and be rewarded for your achievements during the game.

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What people are saying about Riga Old Town

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.

An excellent tour with more than just an overview of Riga. Old town is fascinating with some great stories and ideas for further exploring. Art Nouveau district is a gem! The real treat was the markets with a great introduction to this mammoth market. Highly recommend

Thank you Edite for giving me a fresh and intense overview of beautiful Riga during a 4-hour-walk with lots of interesting information and good talks including a nice break in the post-Soviet Cafe. It is good to go on a private tour as this is much more personal.

Liga was a great guide with very good understandable German and good knowledge of Riga

We had a nice and expert guide, named Editta, and she is very kind and helpful.