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Fantastic experience, highly recommended!

We had a fantastic day trip into Gauja National Park including a highly informative visit at the Turaida museum reserve. First we had a nice trail hike/walk through the beautiful naturally reserved forest of Gauja National Park, enjoying stunning views into the Gauja Valley and on the well restored medieval castles. Our Guide Rolands was "human encyclopedia", highly knowledgeable and a skilled story teller. We enjoyed this walk so much. After Lunch break with traditional home made Latvian food we went with the Cable Car to Krimula manor house, which comprises in fact very a small village (the area were the Manor and his servants used to live). The village is still inhabited today and thus serves as an "inhabited museum". Finally we visited the Turaida museum reserve, which is a heritage site with a medieval castle, a 1700s wooden church & a park with folk-song sculptures. We also learned about the specifics of a traditional Latvian Sauna, which follows a 500-year old procedure.

Worthwhile tour to explore Rīga and the Latvian culture

We had the marvelous opportunity of having a private tour with Līga, a very dedicated native from Rīga, who exceeded all our expectations and presented us with an unforgettable and worthwhile 4 hour tour in the beautiful city of Rīga! Līga tailored the tour exactly to our needs and wishes, answered all our questions spot-on, showed us all the little details and told us all the stories you need to know about the Old Town, the Art Nouveau District and the Central Market, where you can taste original Latvian products for small change. We highly recommend this tour and guide to everyone who wants to learn more about Rīga and likes exploring cities on foot.

Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour Reviewed by Stephan, 07/30/2017

Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and thorough.

We had a private tour for 4 people. The tour lasted for 4 hours and was well paced. It covered old and new Riga, with information about history, architecture and politics. We saw many interesting and beautiful buildings, walked through the park and finished the tour in the market. Our guide was superb throughout and her spoken English was excellent. This was a really good way to be introduced to Riga. We enjoyed the unexpected addition of watching the runners in the 5,10 and 13 k races go by and being waved on by young people in national dress.

Riga: Culture and Food Tasting Tour Reviewed by Jane, 06/26/2018

Really beautiful Palace with very well planned stops.

We really enjoyed this tour with lots of cultural stops and breathtaking views. The day before the tour we realised we made a mistake and booked a one-way trip when we had thought we booked a round-trip (our mistake!). We called up the company and got it sorted very easily for a small charge. Very well served! We really enjoyed the trip and had a wonderful guide. Would recommend!

Less know, but certainly not less interesting side of Riga

This tour is guided by a local that shows you places and buildings that refer to the dark periods of war and sovjetregime in which Latvians suffered. It's a part of history of Riga which was crucial for its present place in the world. We really recommand it. The Sovjectbuffet is not included in the price, instead you got very good advice about local restaurants.

Riga: 3-Hour Soviet Walking Tour Reviewed by Dorsan, 01/26/2019