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Riga by Canal

Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #22 of 56 activities in Riga
Type: Boat Tours
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It's a pleasant way to see around Riga but at 18 Euros for an hour or so and no commentary, poor value. I believe there are other less expensive options, so check them out before you jump aboard. web address is rigabycanal.lv

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After two days of exploring Riga's Old Town, Central Market and Vermanes, Kronvalda and Esplanāde Parks on foot, it was great to see more aspects of Riga via the Canal Boat Tour from Riga By Canal. From The Freedom Monument walk towards Old Town, cross the wide (pedestrian) bridge over the canal, turn right once over the canal and straight... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There are several companies offering boat rides, price differs from 10 to 18 Eur, pick the most suitable for you.

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stumbled upon this my first day in Riga. I love boat trips so decided to do it. It was about 18 euros which is a bit pricey for an hour but I decided to go anyway. The canal is lovely so the views were beautiful and it allowed me to get my bearings as I had only arrived 2... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

While on tour a fellow traveller suggested this boat ride and as I had a broken toe to contend with and wanted a break, (no pun intended!), from hobbling around cobbled streets, (they look great but are NOT kind on the feet at the best of times), my husband and I went along. I thought it rated between very good... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just kick right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful ship.....wait wrong boat. Went on a trip around the canal on one of there wooden boats. While on the boat you get a relaxing view of Riga from different angles, whether it be when you float by the central market, around the bastion hill area, or... More

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Riga, Latvia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Didn't expect cruise Riga by canal will be so charming! :) Highly recommended if you are taking your foreign guests for a city tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was a very nice and exciting way to see Riga, maybe because we've never done anything like this before. We had seen these boats the whole time we were there and finally decided to do it twice before we left--glad we did.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

After spending days upon days with Old City walking tours and leisurely museum visits, a view of the city from its canals and river not only offer a welcome respite, This 40 minute ride around Riga offers back views of the 14th, 15th and 16th century buildings, an under view of its most heavily trafficked bridge, and a glimpse into... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The first trip started at 10am not 9am as advertised but that was no problem. The route was nice, plenty to see but without (audio)guide it lacks some information. For 5 LVL it would be nice to have some guide to back up the sightseeing.

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