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Review of Riga Free Tour

Riga Free Tour
Ranked #3 of 76 Tours in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Starts at 12:00 Every day, in front of St Peters church. Look for the Yellow suitcase! Riga Free Tour is a chance for you to see areas such as the Moscow District, Riga Central District, Market area and much more. Escape the touristic Old town and hear stories about our city that will change your impression of Riga! IMPORTANT to know: This is not the 11:00 Free Tour... People get mixed up some times! Riga free tour is running on the 24th and 25th December but on the 1st of January, & 24th June (Midsummer) we will not operate - come and join!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We took this tour last winter and it's one of the best memories of Riga. Our guide Angeles, even if he had to deal with more people than usual, was funny, witty, intelligent and had an incredible grasp of English. The tour was full of unusual and often amusing tidbits of obscure information that I bet many of the locals don't even know. At the end of it we were throwing money at our guide(even though it's free), and it was worth every penny.

1  Thank Motzy137
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was an interesting alternative tour avoiding the old town and venturing a bit further afield.
There is plenty of walking and you do need to keep up, but we did cover a lot of ground in two and a half hours.

Thank Angu5
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our experience was entirely positive with Arhus our witty and informative guide who shared many amusing and interesting anecdotes about the city. It was great to get taken out of the Old Town into the Moscow District and to see sights off the beaten track.

Our guide deserves particular praise however for the cool, calm and professional way in which he dealt with an unprovoked attack from an inebriated local women who accosted him and tried repeatedly to him him with her handbag, swinging it wildly while yelling abuse. At first we thought it was organised street theatre and part fo the tour but it soon became clear that it was nothing of the sort.. The police were called and, to their discredit, never turned up but happily Arhus never lost control of a potentially very diffiult situation and the unintented interruption to the tour simply made it more memorable. There was no need for our guide's profuse apologies. Riga is a city like any other and a degree of unpredicability is just part of joy of travelling.

2  Thank RogerBristolUK
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Angeles was a very amusing tour guide who showed us parts of Riga we would have never seen on our own. The tour lasted 2 1/2 hours and met in front of St. Peter's church. I recommend taking the tour the first day to acclimate yourself to the city.

Thank Instanttravel
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I think the comments made by 'waste of money' author are unfounded. Our tour of a few places in the old town but essentially 'Riga' was one of the best tours we have had the pleasure of being a part of. Bob presented this tour with such witty humour that it made the 2.5 hours with her both thoroughly entertaining and informative. Such a bonus to get the city perspective (both good and bad) from a local. Bob please ignore those comments posted earlier, this person obviously lives in negativity land. You did a fabulous job and we can only say that future tour groups will only disadvantaged by your departure as a tour guide. Thank you for giving up your afternoon so that we could learn about the many facets of Riga without the touristy spin.

2  Thank Bruninis
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