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Alternative Riga Free tour

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

Running free tours, bike 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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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. 

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WALK LONGER DISTANCES TO JOIN THIS TOUR AS WE COVER A LONGER ROUTE

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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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Reformācijas Laukums 2, Centra rajons...
    Reformācijas Laukums 2, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    Look for your guide at the entrance to St Peter’s Church. The guide will have a Riga Free Tour QR Code around their neck at the meeting point!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Riga Central Market
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Spīķeri
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jesus
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Great Choral Synagogue
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Rīga-Pasažieru
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Latvian National Opera

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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4.85
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Professionalism
4.96
Fun
4.76
Expression
4.83
Quality
4.82
Route
4.72
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Kasia 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Besser als erwartet! Richards hat uns coole Orte in Riga gezeigt und interessante und teilweise auch witzige Anekdoten erzählt. Sogar meine Tochter hat es Spaß gemacht. Zu Empfehlen!
Kaisu 24 May 2024
Seinäjoki

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very nice tour 👍
Tom 13 May 2024
Halle (Saale)

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and funny. The places we visited were outside the beaten track. We got a very inside view of the life during Russian occupation.
Charlotte 06 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Fantastic way to experience beautyful Riga. The guide gave us a lot of useful information and showed us other parts of the town we had not seen. Do it !
Emilia 16 Apr 2024
Aarhus

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
A great tour and interesting tour that let uf feel more at home in Riga (and was very fun at the same time!) :)
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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