Alternative Riga Free tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on January 22, 2020

Running free tours, bike rental and tours in Riga for over 10 years. We have been making Free Tours to show the city of Riga in a different light. Our approach to guiding is more relaxed than other tours and we try to entertain as well as be informative. Our team is really mixed, we have historians, artists, geographers, actors, a real mixed bag of people. Our aim is to keep developing and learning to give a new perspective on the city for residents and visitors alike.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Alternative Riga Free Tour is a great way for those who want to see more than just the touristy Old Town and get a more in depth view of daily life in Riga. We are the longest running daily Free Tour in Riga! Discover the alternative side of the city away from the traditional Old Town. On this tour you will be lead away from the Old city towards Riga Central Market, learn about the history of these famous market pavilions built from old Zeppelin hangars! You will continue on into the Old Warehouse district, Science academy, wooden houses, Moscow District, hear about the Jewish ghetto and Central Riga. A well rounded tour that shows a wide range of locations. What will you see? - Riga Central market pavilions built from old Zeppelin hangars - Old Warehouse district - Science Academy - Wooden houses - Wooden Jesus Church - Great Choral synagogue - Central Riga And much more!

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  • Meeting point:
    Reformācijas Laukums 2, Centra rajons...
    Reformācijas Laukums 2, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    Meet at the entrance to St. Peter's Church. Look for your guide with at the meeting point!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Belu 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
I learned so much about the history of latvia abd the everyday life of it's people. It certainly made me want to learn more about the baltics and it's people.
Miro... 11 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Great stuff delivered by Richards :)
Jesse 08 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Fantastic alternative tour, definitely recommend. Kaspas was funny, engaging, very smart and full of knowledge. The tour covered a wide range of locations and lots of interesting elements of Latvian and Rigan history. It was light-hearted and Kaspas’ style and way with words really maintained our interest, even in -5 snowy weather!
Tamara 20 Nov 2022

The tour covered the part right behind the central station. It was really interesting and entertaining as our guide was telling us some fun facts besides to the history of this part of Riga.
Luciana 15 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
3 hours tour, it was amazing
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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