Edgar took us (and four others) around on Christmas Day. Very interesting talk about life and politics in Riga, with a detailed examination of the amazing architecture. Tip your guide at the end!
Simon F, December 2018
Raimonda was knowledgeable, fun and engaging.
I had already toured the city with other guides and still learnt new facts.
The tour is in english and last between 2h30 and 3h.
Great experience for anyone interested in architecture and the city’s history.
We had a really great time with Elvita - she is really fun, engaging and a fine poet.
We would definitely recommend doing this tour as you get to see all the main sights in the centre with someone who is genuinely interested in what she is showing you.
What a smasher. Get yourself here! Elvita is an amazing host and knows her way around a beer recommendation. Time of your life stuff!
If you have only one day in Riga, take this walking tour! You'll get an overview of the history and society of Riga and Latvia as well as an informed view of the Art Nouveau and Old Town areas. This tour is ideal for independent travelers to get a great introduction to Riga. Our guide, Elvita, was personable, knowledgeable, had a wry sense of humour and recommended a terrific place for lunch and boutique beers! Be generous with your tip - the company is trying to do something unique.
“Excellent Riga Culture Tour!” This daily free tour through Riga is organized by super enthusiastic, engaged and open-minded young people. I was lucky enough to have Laura as my tour guide, but I am confident that the others provide a tour just as fun and inspiring. The tour takes about 2.5 hours and takes you mainly to the old town in Riga. However the guids can also direct you to the more hidden local hotspots of your interest. Laura certainly has plenty of knowledge to share, be it about the architecture, history, religion and Latvian life-style and during my tour there was plenty of opportunity for discussions and questions about current affairs or other topics of interest. So if you get bored strolling behind ancient tour guides with umbrellas and bad jokes, but are interested in what's going on in Riga, this Culture Tour is definitely the better alternative! Manon, Rotterdam,
Don't miss probably the best tour you will ever had :)If you ever wonder what country and city to visit then Riga should should definitely pop up in top 3 list.. Before visiting it I havenot heard a lot about it or not so good and neutral opinions even from Latvians from Riga.. I have to say they are totally wrong.. In just 2 hours I was so fascinated by this city that now I want to move and live there :)) but now about the tour.. I have learned about it from a fellow traveler who attended it the day before and had a really great opinion about it.. She said it would about 3 hours which for me is great.. That way you can really get into the mood for a tour and enjoy the walk and the talk and not just hustle around for a hour or so.. The tour started a bit later because of one of those rainy events happening these days in Riga but that was even better as we had the opportunity to talk and meet before and discuss and share what we were interested about and learn more interesting stuff about the city.. Our tour guide was Laura a really sweet and knowledgeable tour guide who likes the things for which she talks about or has an opinion about it.. During the tour you will not only visit the old town and a couple of hidden secret spots in it.. But also you will walk around these amazing buildings around in the newer city center .. When I got here I was amazed of the number of such a beautiful looking old buildings and was asking myself how and why they are all here in Riga .. The tour gave me that answer and even get me to know a lot more about the history and the development of the city and the architectural movements.. After visiting this tour I even felt the need to investigate a bit further not only in Riga's history but even in the art and architecture and get a little bit more knowledgeable about those areas.. So that tour even gave me a spark to follow after.. this was even more than a tour .. It was an inspiring event you don't want to miss :))