This was definitely a 'must do' in Riga . Our guide was so knowledgeable- both in the history and culture of Riga. She sparked a bigger interest, for me, in the past of this interesting country but also in the wonderful art and architecture, so much so that I'd like to come back and do an Art Nouveau art course here if one exists! Thanks you for a very enjoyable tour!
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.
I had to come to Latvia with my brother to spend a few days in Riga visiting a
local friend. The night before we had gathered in a bar and someone we met there
(another local) recommended that we took the Free walking tour: “It will help
you discover another side of Riga”, she said.
I must say that I usually dislike tours. I have traveled quite a bit
and I usually never take them because I don’t like going in big groups and I
don’t like to listen the tour guide repeat extracts from an encyclopedia.
I guess the moral of this review is that you should really take this tour. Even
locals recommend it.