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Honest tour of must-sees with the best private guide of Riga

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Stop At: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

This is the oldest part of Riga, here you'll see the history - how the city of Riga and nation of latvians formed during last 8 centuries. The most important medieval churches, merchants houses, parts of fortification systems and even last few residential buildngs of simple people that have survived from medieval times. You'll hear stories of how people lived starting from times back when the city was just founded, through centuries up until soviet occupation and the modern life of the independent Latvia.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Art Nouveau Riga, Strelnieku iela 9, Riga 1010 Latvia

So-called modern center of the city is the part of Riga that formed during the turn of 19th and 20th centuries - the last decades of Russian Empire. Here you'll see the beautiful facades of Riga's Art-Noveau (aka Jugendstil), and if lucky get a glimpse on the interiors as well. Riga is the city that has the highest concentration of Art-Noveau buildings in the world, so you're in for a treat. You'll hear about the time of new-found cultural identity of latvian people, the art, the architecture, the bourjouis - everything culture related from the turn of centuries.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Central Market (Centraltirgus), Negu iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

This is one of the very few main bazaars of European towns that still functions as an actual grocery market instead of being converted to a tourist trap selling souvenirs. Here you can have a peak in what local people actually shop for. You'll explore the world of latvian cuisine by tasting a few traditional things depending on season and - if you like them - shop for items to bring back home with you. You'll hear the stories of how and why the then (and still) largest market of Europe was built, and how it has managed to survive the otherwise victorious march of supermarket chains.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Alberta laukums, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Traveler pickup is offered
Since the pickup is done by walking, it's only from hotels in central Riga or reasonable distance from the old town.
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Riga Central Market, Rīgas Centrāltirgus, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Inclusions
  • Everything, except your coffee/snacks at the break.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Harijs was extremely personable and knowledgeable with a keen sense of pride in Latvia’s history. His friendly demeanor made this private tour worth every dollar. Highly recommend!!!
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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