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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems
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Best of Riga Walking Tour - Highlights and Hidden Gems

By Raami Travel
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About
First-time visitors to Latvia enjoy a complete cultural outing on this foodie-friendly Riga tour, with stops at top sights around the city. Meet your guide and stroll to the historic areas of Old Riga—including landmarks like the House of Blackheads, and St. Peter's Church—and marvel at architecture in the Art Nouveau District. End your day by rewarding your palate at the Central Market, where you sample traditional Latvian cuisine.

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Uncover Latvian culture on this foodie-friendly tasting tour, in Riga
  • Pass landmarks in the Old City, and visit the Central Market for tastings
  • Get a personal experience on this small-group tour, capped at 10 travelers
  • Hassle-free pickup, from your hotel or port near the Old Town, is included

  • Local and professional guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10 participants)
  • Hotel/port pickup (for private tours / from hotels or port within the walking distance of Old Town)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks in Riga Central Market (2-5 EUR)
  • Gratuities


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Vecpilsētas iela 12, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    The meeting point for public tours is outside the club Cetri Balti Krekli at 12 Vecpilsētas iela (street), Rīga. When arrive, please look for a guide with a badge.
Pickup details
  • We pick participants for private tours only from hotels or locations within max. 20-minute walking distance of Old Riga. We can also arrange private transfers for additional price if the distance is longer.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Riga Passenger Terminal
End:
  • Riga Central Market, Nēģu iela 7, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    The public tour ends in Riga Central Market. For private tours you can request different ending location.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35033P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Suitable as a shore excursion in Riga.
  • The walking distance for this tour is approximately 8 km, it is 4 hours long and includes walking on cobble-stoned streets. Before you book this experience please make sure that you are capable of doing this tour without causing danger to your health or wellbeing. If you have walking difficulties or a stroller, please inform us about that before the tour. In this case we also sincerely suggest you to book a private tour option that can also be shortened according to your preferences.
  • There is a a break in the middle of the tour for refreshments and wc.
  • Minimum numbers apply (for public tours). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the rare event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • We do not allow groups of more than 5 to join our public tours. If your group is 6 or more, please book a private tour option.
  • For private tours we offer pick up from a centrally located place within a walking distance (20 min.) of Riga Old Town. Private tour option can be altered according to your preferred walking distance and tour length.
  • Although we try to adjust the tour to the weather conditions, please dress appropriately: in winter please wear thermo clothing, winter boots, hat and warm gloves; take an umbrella if it rains; wear comfortable shoes; sunscreen and head cover during the summer. Do not spoil your experience with being cold :)
  • In extreme weather (less than -15C, more than +33C, heavy rain or wind) the tour might be shortened or cancelled. In this case full refund will be arranged. Please note that such weather conditions in Riga are extremely rare.
  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35033P2

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  • Nēģu iela 7, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    The public tour ends in Riga Central Market. For private tours you can request different ending location.
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  • Raami Travel
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    Riga, Latvia
    Joined in April 2015
  • 31TonyC31
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a most educational , as well as enjoyable, experience
    The best part of the experience was not just the tasting of the variety of Latvian foods - but learning more generally about Latvian foods and cuisine. Our guide could not have been more friendly or helpful. We also learnt a lot about living in Latvia itself which was really intersting.
    Written 17 November 2022
  • Couchico
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing food tour with knowledgeable and friendly guide!
    This was a great food tour! Our guide Edithe was so friendly and knowledgeable, we really enjoyed our time with her. We learnt loads about Latvia and its history and how people live nowadays. The food tasting part was great too. Edithe offered loads of different options for us to try and you could ask for things yourself if you fancied. The trip isn’t weather dependent either as you are inside. Would definitely recommend!
    Written 23 September 2022
  • 705lukes
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour we've had - Highly recommend!
    We had an absolutely amazing time on this tour. I would say this is a must do tour when visiting Riga. We were treated to lots of different traditional foods and learnt a lot about Latvian culture. Liga was extremely friendly and personalised the tour to our interests! Cannot wait to come back and experience another tour with Liga!
    Written 12 September 2021
  • 668bel_np
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ultimate Latvian experience
    Latvian cuisine is exquisite and this is the perfect tour to discover it. We went around Rīga's central market with Liga, who introduced us to many flavours our palates had never tasted before: pickled veggies, hearty soups, delicious pastries. She made sure we were following all the sanitary requirements and we felt super safe with her. We couldn't recommend this tour enough. This is an experience for all senses since colours also invade you from all around. Great gourmet experience overall. Thanks Liga!
    Written 21 October 2020
  • CAPerth
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent private tour and guide
    I found Raami Travel through a web search for tour guides in Riga and contacted several local guides regarding a full day (8 – 9 hours) private tour for two. Liga from Raami Travel was quick to respond and seemed to have a better appreciation of what we were trying to achieve than the other companies, and the price was similar or better. Liga put together a full itinerary (which she communicated to us prior) including the Old Town, Art Nouveau district, and some street art and ended up at the Markets. Liga met us at our apartment on the edge of the Old Town for the tour, which was run at our own pace (I like to stop a lot for photos) and was mostly walking but with a short taxi ride (additional cost but only a few euros) to and from the street art, to save time. Liga obviously provided a running commentary during the tour but also gave us an interesting insight into the recent history of Latvia and life post communism, as well as providing tips on other things to see and places to eat in Riga. Highly recommended.
    Written 12 June 2020
  • missdc2015
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do!
    A great way to kick off a trip to Riga! Our guide Liga was very knowledgeable and friendly and we had a great time eating our way around the market. Definitely go on an empty stomach because we were in a food coma afterwards! Liga also gave recommendations for eating and drinking out in Riga, which we took and were not disappointed. Can’t recommend enough.
    Written 2 March 2020
  • tillmann159
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would totally recommend Liga's tour of the food market!
    Our travel guide Liga was really nice and personalized our tour regarding our expectations. We tasted a lot of really delicious traditional food and she showed us many "secret" tips, regular tourists might not now about. 10/10 would recommend 😁
    Written 8 February 2020
  • DietmarBautz
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, knowledgeable and interesting
    We’ve enjoyed a city tour with the guide Liga throughout the old town of Riga, followed by the architect sites and ending up with the buildings of the soviet times. Liga is very knowledgeable, has numerous behind the scenes stories and plenty of suggestions to make the tour an unique and unforgettable experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    Written 17 December 2019
  • M6911GArobertg
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Custom Tour and Market Tour
    Raami Travel was excellent. My parents were from Latvia and this was our first trip to Latvia. We wanted to visit the two towns where my parents were from.They put together a custom tour for us and it was fantastic! Our guide, Edite, was the best. She was very knowledgeable and a joy to be with for the entire day. We enjoyed it so much we booked a private tour the next day for the Central Market in Riga. As expected, it was a great tour too. We very much enjoyed our trip to Latvia and will use Raami Travel when we go back!
    Written 16 December 2019
  • AlexHayesNorwich
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great insight
    Edite, our guide, was brilliant and took us on a comprehensive three-hour tour. We packed a lot in: travelling on a bus and a train, too. We highly recommend the tour and learnt a huge amount about Latvia’s history. First rate!
    Written 23 October 2019
  • Susan W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lativian Food is Wonderful
    Liga was an excellent guide giving us first a brief history of Riga and Latvia, explaining the culture and food. She then took us to the food market which was a series of hangers. She started with the meat hanger where we tried perogies, salami, smoked meats, borscht, and other local soups. We then went to the dairy section and tried local cheeses and dumplings. Next vegetables where we had beets and cabbage. Then onto the fish hanger where various fish were available to sample. We finished with local chocolates, coffees, and cakes. Excellent and filling day!
    Written 13 October 2019
  • Michael H
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Riga Market
    We had a very enjoyable couple of hours in the company of Liga Vanaga as she took us through the market. We were able to try a wide range of local dishes as she explained about the local traders, customs, and foods. This is a great way to get to understand any city and Liga was a very good host. We also managed to get a few things to bring home with us. Highly recommended as an introduction to Riga and Latvia.
    Written 8 October 2019
  • biancagior
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing time in Riga
    The tour was really great ! We had a stunning weather, crispy cold with a bright sun! Our guide was super nice, Edīte, she was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The tour is good at the beginning of a stay, because it gives you ideas for the other days. Highly recommended :)
    Written 5 October 2019
  • RobertT470
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Riga Tour
    Our wonderful guide Edite was waiting for us at the end of the pier for our group of 14’s scheduled private walking tour. The tour began with the architectural buildings and history. She was personable, well spoken, and informed. We walked through the park to Freedom monument on way to the market. The drink and food tastings here of Latvian specialties was enjoyed by all. The tour ended after comprehensive tour of old town Riga. The proud and hard working Latvian’s history was evident in Edite’s stories. After 3 and one half hours, we finished our tour at the Dom square, the perfect spot to enjoy a local beer before returning to the ship. Worth every minute! Great tour!
    Written 21 August 2019
  • ajjsadventures
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Riga Walking Tour w/ Organ Concert in Riga Cathedral
    We arranged for this tour with Liga in advance of arriving in Latvia. Liga was very helpful and responsive to our inquiries to ensure we had a good experience. Directions to meeting our tour guide Edite were perfect. Our extended family group of twelve were immediately impressed with Edite's pleasant demeanor and bi-lingual ability. The highlights of this tour included the many details of the various sites in Old Riga Edite was able recount to our group that are not written or otherwise not commonly known. The organ concert demonstrating the spectacular instrument in the Riga Cathedral is a must for any music lover. We never felt rushed and truly enjoyed this experience. Our tour enjoyed a comfortable and sunny day in Riga during late June. We now have many beautiful pictures and memories of this once in a lifetime family experience visiting the homeland of our parents. Definitely bring comfortable walking shoes as the cobblestones can be tough on your feet! Highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in the sights and history of old Riga!
    Written 4 August 2019
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Kathrynkylee
Berlin, Germany107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My tour with Toms was great. I learned so much about Riga and it's amazing architecture, parks and so many interesting facts.Riga is an incredibly beautiful city with much to offer and Toms covered a lot of ground and made it super interesting and fun. I highly recommend this tour with Toms whenever you are in Riga. You will not be disappointed and enjoy Riga so much more.
Written 13 September 2022
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MDRDAN
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We enjoyed an excellent customized private walking tour with Liga from Riga. We were a group of 6 and really enjoyed Liga's enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to showing the best of Riga. We had limited time, so we combined a city walking tour with a food-tasting finale in the Central Market. The email communication to set up the tour was very reliable, and everything went off as planned and on time. We would be very happy to tour with Liga again. Thank you very much.
Written 28 August 2023
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Kath F
Durham, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Riga is a small city and it is easy to walk around, so long as you don't mind cobbles, comfortable shoes are a must. The architecture is varied and different, both old and modern, and lots of churches and cathedrals. We went with a guide called Alexander to the old part of the city where they are doing up some of the very old wooden houses. The parks are well kept and there are plenty of them, with various statues and monuments to see. Everywhere is clean and tidy, although they are putting in a new railway line which will run to the airport - so some building work is going on.
Written 7 August 2023
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Clare
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Our guide picked us up from our hotel and gave us the most amazing introduction to the main areas of Riga. She was keen to tailor the tour to what we were most interested in, which was great. During one of our coffee breaks, she even helped us to book tickets to the ballet. We learned so much about the city and the country's history during the tour, exploring the old town, lots of parks and the art deco district. The tour of the market was a highlight, and allowed us to try foods we'd never have been able to order on our own! Highly recommended tour and thank you for an amazing experience.
Written 31 August 2022
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MiliPop
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Outstanding tour by a local expert who has a passion for travelling. Our tour guide took us around Riga, showing the amazing sites, but also provided a very personalised insight by asking about our interests and then showing things that we might like. Not only was the tour extremely informative, it also gave us a chance to get to know some local spots which explored later on by ourselves. One of the best walking tours we had. Highly recommended.
Written 21 July 2020
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Louise w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour won’t disappoint! We had a fantastic tour guide who was very knowledgeable. She gave us lots of historical and cultural information and was more than happy to answer questions. Even on a cold and windy day she took this into account and we enjoyed stops to look at local produce and warm up a bit. She also offered recommendations of other things to do/ see and places to eat during the tour. Definitely a must when visiting the city!
Written 17 February 2020
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niamhyquinn45
Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so lucky that our that our tour guide was so interesting, knowledgeable and really wanted to help us to understand and enjoy the history of Riga. The tour was great value for money. Just brilliant!
And we got tips where to eat and drink which were perfect.
Written 6 March 2022
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Ryan B
Portland, OR68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Had a wonderful walking tour with Edite. She was super knowledgeable about Riga and had tons of stories as we walked the city. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Riga, we did an outside walking tour only as this was unfortunately during the most recent Covid lockdown period.
Written 10 November 2021
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Rosemary L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Liga was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and really proud of her city, she provided the perfect introduction to the fascinating city of Riga. She was professional and keen to show us all Riga had to offer, from its history to current day living. A most enjoyable and wide ranging tour.
Written 5 November 2023
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Sara and Matt
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Liga is a wonderful guide. Riga is a beautiful city with such a rich history. We were very lucky to spend our first afternoon there walking around with Liga. She is a native who knows the city very well. She shared her love of the city and Latvian people with us and I couldn't have asked for a better tour. Thank you Liga.
Written 4 August 2022
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