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Things to Do in Riga

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Riga and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Riga activities? We have 33 tour ideas.


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Airport Transfers

Private Airport Transfer from Riga Airport to Jurmala

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 62.91


Enjoy a private transfer from Riga International Airport to Jurmala and avoid the hassle and stress of airport transfers. Relax in a luxury chauffeured vehicle and get dropped off at the front door of your residence by an experienced driver.

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Art & Museum Tours

Day Trip to Sigulda Castles from Riga

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 136.12


On this guided one-day tour, discover the castles of Sigulda, situated in a picturesque part of the Gauja National Park in Latvia. You will also have a chance to visit the G’tma’a cave, the biggest internal erosion cave in the Baltic States.

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Art & Museum Tours

Rundale Palace One-Day Tour from Riga

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 136.12


The Rund’le Palace ensamble is the most outstanding and impressive monument of Baroque and Rococo architecture in Latvia. Admire the beautiful palace and its remarkable gardens, both designed by the great Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.

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Bike Tours

Baltic Sea Coast and the J’rmala Seaside Resort (1 Day)

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 114.38


During this tour Latvia's most popular seaside resort J’rmala will be visited. After J’rmala we will travel in Latvia further along the Baltic sea coast line visiting fishing villages, national nature parks and we will see wild animals and much more!

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Daytrip to C’sis and Latvian Switzerland - Sigulda City

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 69.98


During this tour you will visit 3 cities, 4 castles and other worth to see objects in Latvia! Tour to the ancient city of Livonia and the Brothers of the Sword base- city of C’sis or Wenden and Switzerland of Vidzeme- Sigulda or Segewold.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Riga Rooftop Sightseeing Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 49.19


See Riga from a whole new perspective and explore unknown spots off the tourist track on this rooftop sightseeing tour. Follow your guide to Riga's best lookout points and take in spectacular views of the old town and the city's most famous landmarks.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Riga: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.16


Explore the city of Riga at your own pace with a 2-day ticket to the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Get panoramic views of the Old Town and Art Nouveau districts, and jump off at the sights you want to further explore.

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Castle & Palace Tours

Gorgeous Golden Autumn in Sigulda

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 49.19


Enjoy a beautiful half-day tour around the picturesque city of Sigulda in Latvia. Enjoy the golden colors of autumn as you visit Sigulda castle, Turaida Museum and other scenic places, led by an expert guide.

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Christmas Tours

Turaida Reserve & Deer Safari Christmas Atmosphere Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 61.73


Enjoy an enchanting Christmas atmosphere on a full-day excursion to the Turaida Museum Reserve in northern Latvia. Walk through a snowy wonderland by torchlight, meet and pet lovable reindeer, and taste authentic Latvian cuisine.

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Dog Sledding & Husky Tours

Dog Sledding Adventure from Riga

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 100.66


Fancy trying your hand as a musher’ Get to know wilderness of Latvia nature and feel like a real musher by driving a dog cart! Join the team of race dogs and fulfill your day with an excellent outdoor adventure in the Latvian countryside!

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Hiking

1-Day Hike of Latvia’s Vidzeme Rocky Seashore

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 65.19


Spend a day hiking the Nature Reserve of "Vidzeme Rocky Seaside, one of the most beautiful parts of Latvias Baltic coast. See ancient monuments, wonderful nature, superb secret beaches and more.

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Hiking

Gauja National Park Full-Day Hiking Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 53.76


Escape the city for the green world of the Vidzeme region. Spend all day in the nature enjoying the beautiful forests of Gauja National Park, the Guaja River, and the Guaja Valley. You are guaranteed to get your exercise on this tour!

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Hop On Hop Off Tours in Riga

Riga Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 48 hours
Priced From: USD 20.62


Discover the beautiful city of Riga on both sides of the Daugava River in red Double-Decker buses! Hop on and off as much as you like at any of our over 13 conveniently located stops around the city.

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Nature & Panoramic Tours

Kurzeme Coastal Scenery from Riga

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 85.79


Explore Latvia's picturesque Baltic coast, for decades a beloved holiday destination for people from all over Europe, on this day tour from Riga. Head to the magical region of Kurzeme to explore the coastal scenery, beaches, trails, and charming villages.

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Private Car Tours

Rundale & Mezotne Palaces, Bauska castle-3 Pearls of Zemgale

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 65.60


Discover 3 of Latvias outstanding palaces and a castle on a day trip from Riga. The journey back through history takes you to ancient Semigallian strongholds and picturesque scenery in 1 of the 4 cultural and historic regions of Latvia.

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Segway Tours

1-Hour Segway Rental

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 32.03


Go sightseeing on Segway and explore beautiful places of Old Town in Riga! Take 1-hour-Segway journey on your own or with professional guide and enjoy the city in an exciting new way.

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Tours around Riga

Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 12.36


Discover the old town of Riga. Learn its history by exploring its historic museums beautiful architecture and colorful festivities.

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Tours around Riga

Grand Riga Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 24.73


Get to explore Riga in just a day! See the Old Town City Center Art Nouveau district and Central Market. Visit some historical sites along the Eastern shore of the Daugava River.

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Tours around Riga

Jurmala Beach Resort Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 41.22


Come and discover Jurmala. Feel its healthy seaside climate and be giddy with the smell of fragrant pine forests. Bask in the sand dunes and soak yourself to cure in the medicinal waters of this beautiful place.

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Private Tour of Riga Art Nouveau

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 12.36


Be dazzled by some sample Art Nouveau Jugendstil buildings in Riga. Learn of this art styles two different kinds - the decorative and the romantic-nationalistic.

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Sigulda Krimulda and Turaida Castles Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 41.22


See the old castles of Sigulda and Krimulda together with the Turaida Museum Reserve. Drive through deep forest to Gutmana Cave and enjoy afterwards a spectacular landscape. Learn about the culture of this important region.

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Tours around Riga

Riga Central Market Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 12.36


Try some of the best Latvian food in this market tour! Explore five pavilions that are but remains in Latvia of the First World War.

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Tours in Riga

Riga Old Town Private Excursion

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 37.11


Walk through the Old Town of Riga and see the most remarkable sights such as St. Peters Church St. Jacobs Church Dom Square and St. Dom Cathedral. Discover the place where one of the worlds most valuable historic organs is kept.

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Riga Old Town and Art Nouveau Private Excursion

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 54.98


Walk through the Old Town of Riga and marvel at the historic sights such as St. Peters Church St. Jacobs Church Dom Square and more. Enjoy the tour at the largest and best preserved collection of treasures in the Art Nouveau buildings.

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Tours in Riga

Soviet Riga Private Excursion

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 48.11


Experience the time behind the iron curtain and know the history of the so-called "Baricades" movement for freedom in 1991.

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Sigulda Full Day Walking Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 7 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 89.35


Ranking among TOP 3 travel destinations in Latvia Sigulda is also hailed as the Switzerland of Vidzeme. Visit the Gutmanis Cave and marvel at the castle ruins and unspoiled nature spots in this tour.

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Rundale Full Day Walking Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 7 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 89.35


Visit one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art. The palace was designed by creator of the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg an outstanding Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Smell the wonderful scent of flowers at the park of Rundale Palace.

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Tours in Riga

Riga Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.75


Explore the main sights and attractions of Riga City in just a short time. Appreciate the beauty of the young city and enjoy the magnificent Art Nouveau architecture quarters Jugendstil and fall in love with it.

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Walking Tours

Riga: 2-Hour Walking Tour in the Old Town

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 13.73


Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour along the narrow streets of Riga's Old Town and discover the history of the city. Visit the famous sights in the city, including Riga Cathedral, the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate, and Riga Castle.

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Walking Tours

Riga Classical Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 4.56


Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of Riga and its Old Town as you explore Riga's historic center. Learn about the history of the city and the Latvian people as you visit the House of Blackheads, Riga Castle, the Old City Wall and Swedish Gate, and more.

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Walking Tours

Walking Tour of Riga’s Beautiful Art Nouveau Architecture

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 13.73


Enjoy a walk through the art nouveau district where you will see both decorative & romantic architecture that give Riga its unrivaled charm. Learn the short but fascinating history behind the art form and discover how it made its way to the Baltic region.

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Walking Tours

Art Nouveau Walking Tour in Riga

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 12.57


Admire magnificent Art Nouveau architecture and walk down some of Eastern Europe's most beautiful streets on this 2-hour walking tour in elegant Riga. Learn about and experience how Riga became one of the world's centers of Art Nouveau buildings.

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Walking Tours

Riga: Behind the Iron Curtain 4.5-Hour Communism Tour

Riga, Latvia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 17.16


Find out what was hiding behind the iron curtain in Latvia for 46 years on a 4.5-hour communism walking tour of Riga. Familiarize yourself with the Soviet Union legacy in Latvia and see real life the way it has been here for more than 60 years.

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