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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
From EUR40.00
 
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 Warnings and Dangers in Latvia

Warnings and Dangers

Simple Express Bus

Simple Express gives very little notice when canceling a bus. I bought the ticket about a month ago (very cheap but if you loose your connecting flight you will have a lot of extra costs), 18 hours...
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Air Baltic Airlines warning

This is a travel warning to use Air Baltic Airlines flying to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia or other destinations. This company, although it charges fairly high prices, has the quality of a low-cost...
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travelthrough
May 19, 2013

Latvia Climate

In general, the best time to visit Latvia is May-September. These months the weather is better , more daylight, fresher food and plenty of folk festivals July and August is the peak tourist season,...
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Lilasel
Apr 04, 2011

Beware of small children and votive candles!

(work in progress)By the time we visited the Baltics, our two year old daugher had already come to terms with the basics of birthdays (birthdays = candles + birthday cake) and could barely...
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CatherineReichardt
Aug 25, 2010

Long summer evenings disrupt kids' sleep patterns!

Long summer evenings are usually a joy. But when we visited the Baltics in June with our two year old daughter, we hadn't realised how much of a mixed blessing they would prove to be!We live in...
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CatherineReichardt
Aug 24, 2010

Beware of Pickpockets!

Beware of pickpockets especially at crowded places like the Riga Central Market where pickpockets are very common every day! Don't carry your travelling bag behind your back. The best way is to carry...
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hopang
Apr 20, 2009
 
 
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Don't speed!

I really don't know if it should be a warning as we, drivers shouldn't speed at any conditions! In fact, I try not to- especially when I'm abroad and there I always drive according to speed limits in...
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zaffaran
May 21, 2007

Currency Exchange - Scam!

Be careful with changing currency! There are a number of kioskd which prominently display what looks to be a good rate - but it is the SELL rate. When you get your money back you will find you may...
robfwoods
Jun 26, 2006

It is possible to get lost in a small Latvia

A necessary thingIf you decided to visit Latvia without any guides, you have to know that here is a problem with references in Latvia. No references at all. I don¡¦t know why the situation is still in...
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LanaFromRiga
Mar 13, 2006

Be careful with wild animals

There are animals from Latvia’s woods and fields in nature’s trails in Ligatne. All of them are in big cages with double barrier, but you have to be careful anyway, especially if your children with...
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LanaFromRiga
Nov 06, 2005

Ethnic Tensions

Roadsigns like this with the painting over the Russian name were often seen in the Baltic countries in 1992.Latvia’s autochthonous population suffered most of the 3 Baltic states of the 45 years...
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lotharlerch
Jun 23, 2005

No alcohol on the street.

Officially it is illegal to drink alcohol (not only strong ones, but beer also) on the street, and at least in Old Riga the police will approach you when they see you having a drink. It happened to me...
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rollinstone81
Jan 31, 2005

Do not change to much money

In comparison to Western European countries prices are low in Latvia. When I was in Saldus, a small town in Latvia, all banks were closed. As I needed money I used the automatic teller machine. The...
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Leipzig
Nov 29, 2003

Pickpocktes for tourists

The crime rate in Riga is rising, though generally, the crime is non-violent. Street crime is a concern, particularly for tourists. As in all cities, pickpockets are known to operate in all public...
in4ik
Aug 05, 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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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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"The country of Northern wind"
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