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Riga by Canal

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Address: | Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) Quay, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 25 911 523
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Description: The historical* art nouveau style DARLING built in 1907 or the silent and...
The historical* art nouveau style DARLING built in 1907 or the silent and secure ECO boats REBEKA, LAIMA and MARIA. During the ride on the canal and the River Daugava you will see the most popular sightseeing objects. * Favourite recreational boat of the Swedish pop band "ABBA". Length of the ride: ~ 1 hour Boarding: Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) quay (specially equipped). 100 metres from the Freedom Monument.
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The canal trip combined with the hop on hop off bus is the better way to see the sights of the city.After the bus tour you can go on this boat ride.After the tour there are lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want to see Riga from riverside take Riga by canal boat and you get really exelent service with nice view on Old Riga

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The canal trip combined with the hop on hop off bus is the better way to see the sights of the city.After the bus tour you can go on this boat ride.After the tour there are lots of restaurants to have dinner.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Think this is the first proper bad review I've done but needs must! I lover river/canal cruises so thought this looked great, a way to see Riga from the water. At 18 Euro it was more than I've paid in other European cities but I was happy to pay it! The boat is quite nice but was packed, there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A lovely and relaxing way to get an overview of the old town. You catch the boat in the park on the canal and it takes you out into the large river and back again through one of the many beautiful marinas. There is no commentary, so take your guide book to identify the buildings and landmarks. Sadly there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are tired of walking, this is a great option to see the main sites by boat. Don't expect narration or interaction with the captain...it is just a pleasant ride

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Tour is via WiFi on your phone. As boats WiFi didn't work and I had no reception...I only had a nice e boat ride. I was surprised when I question lack of WiFi the captain, didn't speak English and therefore had no way to correct problem. I was never informed beforehand that tour would be via wifi. The girls selling... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Me and my other half did the boat ride on our last day. we were informed that it was half price (€9) because of the European summit they couldn't do half of the tour as they were forbidden to go in a certain area. We decided to do it anyway and still had a lovely time, it was a warm... More 

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Lewiston, Sth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took this canal cruise after seeing it whilst on the 'Hop on-Hop off' bus. Captain was courteous, and took us on the hour long trip on this beautiful wooden boat. The Captain does NO commentary, which was a little disappointing, but makes for a peaceful trip.You are given a map with landmarks on it , but it's easy enough... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

According to all signage and the website, this boat operates from 10am to 8pm at every half hour. At 3:45pm on a Thursday afternoon -- after having seen the 2:30pm boat at the dock earlier, so the boats weren't not running for some reason -- my friend and I started waiting for a boat. And waited and waited for an... More 

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Aleksandrs R, Owner at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

We are very sorry about your unpleasant experience. On 16th of April schedule was changed because of bad weather and rain. We have information about changes of the route or schedule on our website, but we will find more accessible way for our clients to be informed about changes. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a very peaceful, tranquil cruise on the canal and river, giving us different views of this beautiful city. The Captain was very hospitable, giving us a hot cup of tea, and some warming local Balsam liquor. It helped that we had done the bus tour the day before, so recognised lots of the sights.

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Address: | Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) Quay, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 25 911 523
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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