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“Relaxing views but expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pilsetas kanals

Pilsetas kanals
Ranked #13 of 219 things to do in Riga
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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514 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Relaxing views but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a pretty park. There were two bridal parties there on the sunny afternoon we visited, taking pictures on a small foot bridge with many locks attached to the sides and also near the flower beds. We took a one-hour cruise on a small covered electric boat operated by 'riga by canal'. While we enjoyed the views, there was no commentary, so we did not get to truly appreciate the buildings we saw. 17 Euros each (cash only) seemed overpriced for the trip.

Visited July 2014
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“View of Riga from the river and channel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you plan to visit Riga my recommendation is first to discover charms of Riga by taking a boat trip through the Riga channel. This boat ride you can start from the central park and on every 30 minutes. Boat ride is about 1 hour long and costs 18 EUR per person. Although this ride is nice, and gives you a view on a city landmarks I also recommend a ship cruise on Daugava river. This ride you can start from the dock situated between two main bridges and it costs 7 EUR per person.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely area for sightseeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Just a beautiful area with canals and boats you can enjoy the multitude of the wonderful views of the OId City.

Visited June 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Paddling along the canal at night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

The canal is nice and beautiful palce during the day, but we were also took a guided trip with cayakes late in the evening. I don't remember the company that arranges the trips, but we were collected at 10pm from St. peters church by taxi which took us to the harbour. The guide gave us instructions and life jackets, paddlers, etc. Me and my partner had some experience handling the canoes, but there were also a few first timers. First we paddled a bit along the river Daugava and then went to the canal. It was great! We saw also beavers there. The trip ended at 1 am, and the feeling afterwards was magical. I definedly recommend this type of trip to see Riga from a different perspective. It recuires a bit of physical activity to paddle, but you don't have to be an athlete to do it. The canoes are for two people and they are quite easynto handle.

Visited July 2014
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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“Really nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

The canals offer their beauty and freshnes in the park with their clear waters and the small pedestrian bridges. There are some boats that cross the canals, but I do not think that it worth the while, since you can walk by the canals, it is not a very long distance, but if you like you can have a ride.

Visited June 2014
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