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Small-Group Guided Walking Tour of Riga

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Address: Riga, Latvia

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excellent and informative for the non touristy part of Riga

Our tour began from the central square outside the main cathedral. We identified our leader Kasper by his yellow suitcase. He was humorous and informative. The group became quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour began from the central square outside the main cathedral. We identified our leader Kasper by his yellow suitcase. He was humorous and informative. The group became quite large and therefore his partner arrived and we were divided into 2 groups. The tour itself was 2 hours. He gave a brief outline about the old and touristy part, however... More 

Thank Priya_T
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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide Toms was great - very knowledgeable about his city but also fun. The tour lasted around 2 hours and was a great way to find your way around with lots of interesting information and history. He also recommended some great places to eat and activities to do during your time in Riga. Well worth the time.

Thank smithy2014
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The man leading the tour was very informative and knowledgeable on Riga. Engaged the tour party and remembered everyone's name. He introduced fun into the tour by giving many people occupations!!

Thank Ray G
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We met up with our allocated guide at the Town Hall Square (Ratslaukums) which was a good starting point for the tour as the "House of Blackheads" is one of the most famous buildings in Latvia. As we moved around the Old Town we learned from our guide, Mārtinš, that Riga suffered extensive damage from aerial bombardment during WWII &... More 

Thank Funambulator
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I did the walking tour of the old town in Vilnius and loved it. It seems mean to compare but you just can't help it! Our guide, Toms was passionate about Riga but his style was slightly jarring and he put a lot of pressure on us at the end to do a night kayak tour he also organised! We... More 

Thank travellingsal
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

I decided to take a tour because the museum of occupation was shut for renovation. It was a useful short trip One can take the trip of the old town or Alberta iela (the art nouveau district). I took the trip to the old town The guide gave the history of the buildings and was nice to know about the... More 

Thank flyinkipper
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Went to the tour as we thought it would be a good way to see the city and get our bearings. The guide was prompt and explained the day. Took us around a few sites and explained, did this with a bit of humour. I would say only downside is the amount of time we spent in a coffee shop... More 

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

My friend .and I went to Riga for a short break just before Christmas. We decided to do the free walking tour on our first day. We met at St Peters church at 11am. The tour lasted about 2 hours. Our guide spoke excellent English, was very friendly and was extremely informative. He told us about the history and architecture... More 

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Porvoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

We were in Riga with our study group of 50 people. Everybody were satisfied with the length and the contents of the tour around the Old town. Both guides spoke excellent English and gave interesting and useful information about the city’s history and buildings. We could definitely recommend the tour organized by Riga Explorer's Club to anyone.

1 Thank Inispinis
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Our first visit to Riga was enhanced by the excellent walking tour of the Old Town by Mihail. Charming and well informed we liked it so much we went back for the specialist 'Art Nouveau' tour in the afternoon. That was fantastic and such a revelation - extraordinary buildings but you need a good guide to find them. Riga is... More 

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