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Riga by Canal

Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #20 of 51 activities in Riga
Type: Boat Tours
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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
70 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

A pleasant cruise in a beautiful wooden boat along the city canal and the Daugava river. You see quite a lot in 45 minutes - city park - central market - river Daugava (nice view of Riga from the water) - ferry terminal and back into the city. But what was missing is some commentary or explanation about what you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

These people offer cruises through central Riga along the canal and River Daugava using historic wooden motorised boats. The journey was very pleasant (about 45 minutes) but they missed an opportunity to explain what we were seeing - there was no commentary or explanation of any kind. The cost was 5 lats per person. Their website suggests that there are... More

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