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Private Walking Tour of Riga Old Town
"The most enchanting part of Riga is the Old Town. The buildings and the history surrounding them creates a fascinating and whimsical picture of Riga’s past. This area also offers all of the amenities that you could possibly need: bars night-clubs restaurants hotels museums and most importantly a great atmosphere.Our professional and certified tour guides will walk you through Riga.Old town of Riga is a beautiful place and we would like to tell you a little bit more about it on our famous Riga old town walking tour through:Town Hall Square Blackhead house St. Peter's Church Dome Square 15-18 century complex of dwelling ho
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
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Private Riga Grand City Tour
"Begin your 4-hour guided Riga Grand City Tour with a hotel pickup by air-conditioned car/minibus from your centrally located hotel. You will explore the magic of Riga which is known as the little Paris of the North due to it's medieval architecture rich cultural life many attractions and sights numerous shops and unique cafes. The tour route includes photo stops at city center highlights. As you travel through Riga your knowledgeable guide will point out the many fascinating sights in the old and newer parts of this beaut the famous Laima Clock and the Latvian National Opera House a unique architectural monument of the 19th century. Then you will travel past the Riga Central Station
From EUR40.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Latvia

Summer solstice or Līgo and Jāņi

Although the longest day and shortest night is few days earlier, on the 23rd and 24th of June Latvians celebrate summer solstice or in Latvian Līgo and Jāņu diena, the most popular celebrations for...
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Inguuna
Jun 24, 2015

Yes, most of the songs are...

Yes, most of the songs are nothing special. But the point, at least this year, is that in Latvia's third time in the Eurovision contest it has come away with a victory. Coupled with Estonia's win last...
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vairab
Feb 04, 2015

The pop/rock band...

The pop/rock band ''BrainStorm's'' single ''Online'' is out in stores, says the Internet homepage of the record company ''Mikrofona ieraksti''. The single also includes an instrumental version of...
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vairab
Feb 04, 2015

Don't send flowers - bring them yourself!

One of the many charming aspects of Latvian society is that people in the cities seem to spend an inordinate amount of time wandering around with armfuls of flowers - one can only imagine that the...
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CatherineReichardt
Aug 25, 2010

Pay to drive in the Old Town

On the streets leading to the Old Town there are tolls to pay for entering it by car.I'd rather recommend not to drive there as the streets are narrow, full of people and very often one-side....
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zaffaran
May 22, 2007

Holidays in Latvia

January 1 - New YearApril 11 - Easter SundayMay 1 - Labour DayMay 9 - Mother Day (2nd Sunday in May)June 23-24 - Ligo and Jani (summer solstice)November 11 - Lachplessis DayNovember 18 - The day of...
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LanaFromRiga
Jun 10, 2004
 
 
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Flowers

Well this is quite universal, but Latvians in particular like to offer flowers as a present. Apparently, it is costumary that in the bouquet that you offer the number of flowers must be odd, but the...
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DanielF
Feb 13, 2004

Looking at Scandinavia

Latvia is in a disadvantageous position compared to Lithuania and Estonia. Sandwiched between the two of them and with Russia and Belarus to the East, it does not have easy access to the Western...
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DanielF
Feb 13, 2004

Hitch-hiking

Hitch-hiking seemed to be very popular in Latvia. In the most unsuspected places someone appeared from the middle of nowhere and asked for a lift. If you do not stop, chances are that they would have...
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DanielF
Feb 13, 2004

Latvian people

Latvian people seemed to us extremely reserved, in particular in the countryside. Sometimes we even had the impression that we scared them. And not that we are monsters!Only approximately the half of...
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DanielF
Feb 13, 2004

The country that sings

"The country that sings": that is the motto that the Latvian tourist board uses to promote the country as a tourist destination. I think it refers to the "singing revolution", but actually the only...
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DanielF
Feb 13, 2004

Musicians

Like in almost all European cities you can see musicians on the streets, singing or playing an instrument. But what I noticed in Riga was then all of them were elderly people. I guess that nobody of...
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Leipzig
Feb 06, 2004

Beer

As a German and as a beer lover (I know it is the same) I must try local beers. In Latvia I tasted "Utenos" and "Aldaris". I had them on the veranda of the motel near Ainazi. Both were very refreshing...
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Leipzig
Feb 06, 2004

Kvass - a local Drink

I am not sure what it is exactly, some sort of malt drink. In any case it appears to be heavily popular in Latvia and can be bought in every supermarket. It might not be everyoneýs taste, but it is...
histamin32
Sep 23, 2003

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Top Hotels in Latvia

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Reimersa Street 1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
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Pils str. 6, Sigulda, LV-2150, Latvia
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Karli, Cesis, LV 4139, Latvia
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Vasarnicu 34, Ventspils, 3601, Latvia
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Juras Street 23/25, Riga, LV 2015, Latvia
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CLOSED Pils 6, laukums, Kuldiga, LV-3301, Latvia
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Top Things to Do in Latvia

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Old Town

The Old City of Riga has a collection of small squares, each worthy a visit in its own right. One of, if not, the oldest of these squares is the cobbled Town Hall Square (Rātslaukums). This has been...
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Bauskas Sv. Gara Luteranu Baznica (Bauska Lutheran Church of Holy Spirit)

Interesting Church, oldest building in Bauska. Built in 1591-1594. Originally built for the German congregation in Bauska. The Tower was not added until 1614 and added to in 1624. It contains a lot of...
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Sudraba Muzejs

This is absolutely a MUST if you go to Limbazi. The most exquisite silver works are on display. The silversmith har retained ownership of many wonderful objects - som of which took many years to...
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House of Blackheads

Without doubt the colourful House of Blackheads, a Gothic building with a Dutch Renaissance façade, is the greatest crowd puller and most photographed building in Riga. The current reincarnation of...
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Rigas Motormuzejs

A large and important museum for old cars, mainly Russian. There are som machinery as well, and also a quite modern Latvian car. The objecs are very well described on signposts by each object. There...
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Limbazu Muzejs

A rather small museum by the ruins of the castle. Intersting though with displays looking through windows in a shoemakers shop, a horseshoe makers etc. Also an old schoolbench, an old pub and a room...
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Lilasel

"Sweet Home... Latvia"
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hopang

"LATVIA"
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in4ik

"Country of Landscapes"
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LanaFromRiga

"Welcome to my country"
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zaffaran

"The country of Northern wind"
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