Riga Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Riga Urban Adventures team invites travellers to explore the two-faced city combining ancient and youthful with our Riga sightseeing tours. Notwithstanding that the Old Town of Riga is a World Heritage Site, the city, also called the “Paris of the East”, is a major metropolis of the Baltic States. The combination of historical architecture monuments, numerous glittering glass hotels and business centres has created a potent charm to the city. Generous beauty and a fusion of old and new is what you can find here on a tour in Riga.
Each season gives its own charm to Riga, and with our Riga walking tours you will be able to experience all the charm Riga has to offer. At Christmas time the craft market grows in the centre of the Dome Square filling up the Old Town with a smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. Meanwhile, Daugava River crackles with ice and the bravest ones who cross it by foot. During the summer, the river brings a cooling breeze and marvellous flowers in the Riga parks colour the city. By the way, Riga is a very green destination, not only because it has a lot of parks and valleys all around the city, but also because it offers the possibility to find sustainable and local products in the very centre of the city – Riga Central Market. Travellers can experience being a local in Riga during their sightseeing tour of Riga here, where the local farmers offer their freshest harvest every day.
Latvia is also called as a land that sings and it’s not only a poetic metaphor. Riga has its own song because of cobblestones filling the Old Town streets like musical notes, church towers singing to each other via the tolling of bells, street musicians playing romantic melodies and people singing and laughing in beer gardens all over the Old Town.
One of the most popular Riga activities is strolling. That’s why our team invites you to join the Private City Walking tour in Riga during which you can wander around Riga with your eyes pointed upwards to notice numerous architecture features reflecting Latvia history and culture. To see the spontaneous, and sometimes even wild side of Riga, don’t forget to visit its extremely funky bars or candle-lit restaurants after getting lost in winding, sun-dappled or snow-covered cobbled streets.
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From EUR 61.00
Riddle me this. What do beer, pie, and ice cream have in common? Yes, they're all delicious but they're all also available to try on this Riga tour that takes you from fresh food markets housed in old zeppelin hangars to ye olde bakeries and new wave cafes.more...
Riga Discovery Tour
from 2 reviews
From EUR 29.00
Get your Baltic bearings on this Riga tour that mixes tradition with modernity. See all the timeworn monuments and churches of Old Town before mixing it up in the newer 'hoods where arts hubs, cool cafes, and creative collectives reign supreme.more...
Place: Dome Square - [ 30/11/2013 - 28/12/2013 ]
During Advent Riga's inhabitants and guests are invited to enjoy the charm of Christmas Time. The craft market grows on the Dome Square and lure everyone to taste some mulled wine and gingerbreads.Pre Midsummer Festival events
Place: Riga - [ 13/06/2014 - 27/06/2014 ]
A couple weeks ahead of the Midsummer Night, Riga residents and guests are invited to get in the mood of the celebration with various folklore group concerts, craft markets, lighting of the bonfire and enjoying Latvian National cuisine.
The craft market usually takes place on the Dome Square, located in the very heart of Riga city. This is the best place to get souvenirs, explore latvian traditions and taste local food.
Place: Latvia National Opera - [ 01/06/2014 - 30/06/2014 ]
The Annual Riga Opera Festival is one of the most popular and prestigious events hosted by the Latvia National Opera. It signifies the closing of the season and is usually held in June.more events...
Is Riga complete? (Vai Riga ir gatava?)
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18 Jul 2012 This is a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to know more about Riga and its food
03 Oct 2011 Anda's knowledge of Riga's history - anceint and recent is very good. We had a wonderful time is Riga.
18 Aug 2011 This was an excellent tour with a guide who answered all our questions - about the city itself, daily life for Latvians, cultural and historical significances. LOVED the activity of making our own Latvian dancing shoes!! What an incredible surprise treat! We also love that the guides share with us their personal or family's experiences, which enriches the tour, allowing us to get a better glimpse into what life has been like in Lativa over the last century. Excellent, excellent tour.
Let us plan you a totally local, natural and responsible holiday in Riga or any other city of Latvia you are interested in. We know the “must see” places and “must do” things, because we are locals inspired by Latvia culture, history, traditions and nature.
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