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“Beautiful from the first sight...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riga Free Tour

Riga Free Tour
Ranked #1 of 68 Tours in Riga
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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: Riga free tour is not running 25th December and 1st of January, but any other day - come and join!
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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24 reviews
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“Beautiful from the first sight...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have been there once, and i loved it.Even though Riga didnt meet me with sun and warmness, it was rainy and windy, i still loved that city. even though it looks boring and like an old european city, it has its own magic and attraction.
Even though Latvia was the part of post soviet union, nowdays it has nothing similar with other past ussr countries.
Just quiet and old city. Still nice to visit.

Visited June 2013
Thank Сабина Р
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Porvoo Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Riga City is a very fine place. The city is the capital of Latvia with 1,5 millions of citycens. In Latvia are 3 millions of inhabitans so 50 % of the people is living in the Riga City. There are much to see in the Old Town. In the Old Town are lots of cathedrals, boutique shops, markets, restaurants, pubs and museums to explore. Clouse to the Old Town is also the famous opera. In the Modern Riga are new great shopping centres, fine transports, trams trolley busses and airport shuttle busses. The top attractions in the city are the Sky bar with fantastic view, the War Museum the Museum of Occupation and the Motor Museum. Travel to Riga I am sure that you will like this city.

Visited August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great tour. We were a very very small group (only 3), yet we went ahead with the tour. Saw some varied sites, had small coffee/food/picture breaks in the middle. Overall great tour. Found it better than the 2 other tours I had been on in the previous few days..

Visited January 2014
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“Great performance,hats down!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure to get an amusing,interesting,fun and special tour around Riga old and new town. Our tour guide had a great sense of humor and with no problem kept us on our toes during cold weather. I was pleasantly surprised of unusual approach and getting to know stories of the real Riga. Would recommend it to everyone who wants to have fun and get to know cool facts and insights about Riga :)

Thank Kristina S
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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
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“Be ready for a fitness tour!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Overall, this is a fantastic project and I greatly appreciate the enthusiasm of the organisers to offer this alternative to the normal tours. Even more so, it was a real pity that the guide, Krista, was not letting time to see any of the sights left and right, let alone take pictures.
She had warned at the beginning that it would be a long walk and "a fitness tour", which was not the problem in itself. But with a group of over 30 people it is just very hard to keep up if the guide runs ahead through crowded streets or a big market without giving a meeting point or next stop. So we ended up always trying not to lose sight of her or other participants that were spreading out over almost 25-30 meters, instead of taking in "the parts of Riga that tourists don't usually see". Well sorry: we may have been there, but did not have time to see much...

Yes, it's a free tour, but I was ready to pay as for any other tour. However, at the end I felt I had wasted half a day, still lacking the new views that I had come to expect after the raving feedbacks.
So: either come back for more if you have the time or pay for an individual tour. After 2,5 hrs the tour ended in a completely different part of the town, and having to treck back to the city centre we spent overall 3 hrs.

Visited December 2013
Thank Sabine K
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