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Riga: Canal Boat Sightseeing Tour

Riga: Canal Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the historical part of Riga while having a relaxing and romantic sightseeing boat trip along the charming Riga City Canal and Daugava River. While traveling aboard an eco-friendly canal boat, you can discover the popular tourism objects from a different angle. Pass by Kronvald's Park, Latvian National Theatre, Bastejkalns, Freedom Monument, Latvian National Opera, Stockmann Shopping Center, Riga International Bus Terminal, and Riga Central Market. Continue to Daugava River and enjoy more beautiful scenery with views of Andrejosta Yacht Club, Riga Freeport Passenger Terminal, the TV Tower in Zaķusala, Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, and old wooden houses located on Kipsala Island. Enjoy audio guide commentary from your smartphone as you take in the sights or just sit closer to the Captain, who can answer your questions about the charming city of Riga!

Riga: Evening/Sunset Boat Tour with a Welcome Drink

Riga: Evening/Sunset Boat Tour with a Welcome Drink

Add a celebratory touch to your trip to Riga with this evening sightseeing tour aboard an old wooden boat. Hop aboard the boat near the Vanšu Bridge and set off along the sparkling waters of the Daugava River. The boat will take you through 19 of Riga's bridges. Capture breathtaking photos of iconic landmarks such as the Freedom Monument, Riga Central Market (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the National Opera building. Admire these sights from the unique perspective of the water while sipping your refreshing welcome drink (water, soft drink, beer or Prosecco). Experience the enchanting beauty of these cultural treasures as you gracefully move through the waters, reaching the Riga Canal. Watch the sun sink lower in the sky before returning to your meeting point with unforgettable memories of the city. Fun fact: The tour is operated by the oldest boat in Latvia, built in 1927.

Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Climb aboard an eco-friendly canal boat to see the sights of Riga from a different perspective as you cruise along the Daugava River. Escape the crowds of the city center as you set sail from the pier by the Freedom Monument at the 18th-century fortifications known as the Triangula Bastion (Bastejkalns). Glide gently under historic bridges and see landmark attractions such as the elegant home of the Latvian National Opera, Europe's largest market and bazaar at Riga Central Market and the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Spīķeri Quarter.  Get amazing views of the Vecrīga district (Old Riga) as you cruise towards the Riga Passenger Terminal and Yacht Club Andrejosta. Make your way back towards the departure point and get stunning views of Kronvalda Park and the Latvian National Theatre.

Riga: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Grand Bus Tour

Riga: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Grand Bus Tour

Main Stop A - Triangula Bastion ( Parking for Buses, 11. novembra krastmala 17, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvija) Discover Riga on a hop-on hop-off tour. Enjoy 60 minutes route, and see the Opera House, the historic Old City, and the Central Market. With more than 80 sights along the routes, this pass allows you to make the most of the hop-on-hop-off tour style. Departing from the Town Square, the tour runs through three districts. First, the bus goes to Pardaugava, an area that overlooks ancient cathedrals on the left bank of the river Daugava. Crossing the Stone Bridge, take in the panorama of the Old City.  Then, pass the Boulevard Ring, see the famous Monument of Freedom, the Opera House, the Powder Tower, and much more. See Riga's Central Market, the largest covered market in Europe. Then you can see a range of architectural styles, from romantic facades to decorative art nouveau. See the famous Alberta Street, with its detailed facades and Michael Eisenstein architecture. 

Riga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Riga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Riga at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Riga’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start the activity anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at the imposing Latvian National Museum of Art! Visit the Freedom Monument a symbol of Riga. Learn about Laimas Pulkstenis this magnificent watch with rare architecture and admire the Powder Tower which is one of the oldest in Europe. The Swedish Gate will surprise you, with its terrible legend. Visit the oldest housing complex the unique aesthetics. Then Riga Castle awaits you, don't forget to take pictures! Riga Cathedral will leave you speechless with its magnificent interior and exterior. Admire the House of the Blackheads with its unique colors and architecture. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be St. Peter's Church, which will mark you for the rest of your life with the unique view from its tower.

Riga: Canal and Daugava Boat Tour "Through 19 Bridges"

Riga: Canal and Daugava Boat Tour "Through 19 Bridges"

Embark on a delightful cruise along the Riga Canal and the Daugava River, offering a unique perspective of Riga's historical and cultural treasures. Start your journey by boarding the oldest boat in Latvia, built in 1927, adding a touch of historical charm to your experience. As you glide through the waterways, snap photos from the water's vantage point, capturing the stunning Freedom Monument, a symbol of Latvia's independence. Pass by the UNESCO World Heritage site of Riga Central Market, one of the largest and most vibrant markets in Europe, bustling with activity and rich in local flavor. Admire the elegant National Opera building, a masterpiece of architecture and culture, as you continue your cruise. The boat provides an excellent opportunity to see Riga's landmarks from a different viewpoint, making for memorable and unique photographs. Families are welcome on this tour, and kids will enjoy the adventure of viewing Riga from the water. Strollers can be conveniently left at the port, ensuring a comfortable experience for everyone. Choose the best time for your cruise, starting from 10:00 AM, with the latest departure at 5:00 PM, allowing you to fit this enchanting activity into your schedule.

Riga: Private Boat Tour City Canal and Daugava River

Riga: Private Boat Tour City Canal and Daugava River

Enjoy a different lifestyle experience in Riga in maximum comfort and style aboard on one of the most unique classic Tender boats in Rīga in small group (up to 9 persons). Opportunity to take a peaceful and romantic trip through the City canal and Daugava River. There will be wonderful views in all directions, and You will be able to enjoy a great panorama of Kronvalda Park, Freeport of Riga, Congress House, Latvian National Theatre, Bastion Hill, The Freedom Monument, National Opera, Riga Passenger Station, Riga International Bus Station, Riga Central Market, Zaķusala Television Tower, National Library, AB Dam with the largest and the most beautiful flag of Latvia, the magnificent towers of Old Riga, The Sun Stone building, Ķīpsala, Andrejosta and Riga Passenger Port. If you want to enjoy the snacks or drinks You took with You in the Captain's Boat, the "Boat cleaning fee" will be calculated additionally for up to 5 persons, it will be 25 EUR for up to 9 persons it will be 50 EUR. Prior approval is required. Please read all terms carefully in advance. The route could be change due to bad weather conditions, like strong wind / rain. In case of high water level in City Canal, route could be change from City Canal cruise to Daugava River cruise. In unsafe weather conditions, which are dangerous tour can be canceled.

Riga Sightseeing: 2 Days Bus Grand Tour/Stadtrundfahrt

Riga Sightseeing: 2 Days Bus Grand Tour/Stadtrundfahrt

The double-decker buses depart from the Triangula Bastion (11.Novembra Krastmala 17) between 9:45 AM-3:45 PM daily. There are 11 main stops and around 16 additional stops along the routes. In this package deal, two tours are included. This pass allows you to make the most of the hop-on-hop-off tour style. The tour runs through three districts. First, the bus goes to Pardaugava, an area which overlooks ancient cathedrals on the left bank of the river Daugava. Acrossing the Stone Bridge, you will see the majestic panorama of the Old City – the “City of the Golden Cockerels”. Next, the bus travels toward the city centre where many of the cities main attractions are located. You will pass the Boulevard Ring, see the famous Monument of Freedom, the Opera House, the Powder Tower, and much more. You'll see Riga's Central Market - which is the largest covered market in Europe. Then tour runs also through architectural part of Riga in a short time as possible. You'll get the chance to see a range of architectural styles, from Romantic facades to decorative Art Nouveau. The richness of fantasy in each facade – stone masks and mythical monsters. The famous Alberta Street with its facades and the delightful talent of the architect Michael Eisenstein will not leave you indifferent. The architecture of the Riga facades is included in the UNESCO list of architectural heritage. Having passed our line by bus, you will get acquainted with more than 80 sights of the city. Buses have 6 main and 15 additional stops along the entire route for easy viewing of the selected place. All tours feature pre-recorded commentary broadcast via headphones in 11 languages of your choice: Russian, Latvian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, French, Italian and Lithuanian.

Riga: Kayak rental in the city center

Riga: Kayak rental in the city center

Enjoy a different view of Riga with a kayaking adventure! You can paddle along the Riga Canal and also explore the Daugava River. You'll have the opportunity to choose your own route or use our recommended ones. You can paddle along the Riga canal and also enjoy the vastness of the Daugava River. The Riga Canal runs through the heart of Riga. You will see parks where locals and tourists enjoy the summer warmth, as well as the Latvian National Opera and the Freedom Monument, and the bustling Riga Central Market. If you wish, you can also paddle in the wide Daugava River and be in the midst of boats, yachts, and ships.

Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

If you are to really understand Riga, you have to experience its past filled both with happiness and sorrow. During this tour we will turn back the wheel of time. Only a few decades ago Riga looked, spoke and thought absolutely differently – in line with Soviet ideas. Even today, the city preserves the symbols of that time – the Monument of the Latvian Riflemen and the Occupation Museum, the Academy of Sciences and the restored Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which used to be the home of a planetarium.The guides of this tour will share their memories and private stories about living under the Communist regime.

The Freedom Monument, Riga: Our most recommended tours and activities

Riga: Canal Boat Sightseeing Tour

Riga: Canal Boat Sightseeing Tour

Explore the historical part of Riga while having a relaxing and romantic sightseeing boat trip along the charming Riga City Canal and Daugava River. While traveling aboard an eco-friendly canal boat, you can discover the popular tourism objects from a different angle. Pass by Kronvald's Park, Latvian National Theatre, Bastejkalns, Freedom Monument, Latvian National Opera, Stockmann Shopping Center, Riga International Bus Terminal, and Riga Central Market. Continue to Daugava River and enjoy more beautiful scenery with views of Andrejosta Yacht Club, Riga Freeport Passenger Terminal, the TV Tower in Zaķusala, Riga Castle, Riga Cathedral, and old wooden houses located on Kipsala Island. Enjoy audio guide commentary from your smartphone as you take in the sights or just sit closer to the Captain, who can answer your questions about the charming city of Riga!

Riga: Evening/Sunset Boat Tour with a Welcome Drink

Riga: Evening/Sunset Boat Tour with a Welcome Drink

Add a celebratory touch to your trip to Riga with this evening sightseeing tour aboard an old wooden boat. Hop aboard the boat near the Vanšu Bridge and set off along the sparkling waters of the Daugava River. The boat will take you through 19 of Riga's bridges. Capture breathtaking photos of iconic landmarks such as the Freedom Monument, Riga Central Market (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the National Opera building. Admire these sights from the unique perspective of the water while sipping your refreshing welcome drink (water, soft drink, beer or Prosecco). Experience the enchanting beauty of these cultural treasures as you gracefully move through the waters, reaching the Riga Canal. Watch the sun sink lower in the sky before returning to your meeting point with unforgettable memories of the city. Fun fact: The tour is operated by the oldest boat in Latvia, built in 1927.

Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Climb aboard an eco-friendly canal boat to see the sights of Riga from a different perspective as you cruise along the Daugava River. Escape the crowds of the city center as you set sail from the pier by the Freedom Monument at the 18th-century fortifications known as the Triangula Bastion (Bastejkalns). Glide gently under historic bridges and see landmark attractions such as the elegant home of the Latvian National Opera, Europe's largest market and bazaar at Riga Central Market and the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Spīķeri Quarter.  Get amazing views of the Vecrīga district (Old Riga) as you cruise towards the Riga Passenger Terminal and Yacht Club Andrejosta. Make your way back towards the departure point and get stunning views of Kronvalda Park and the Latvian National Theatre.

Riga: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Grand Bus Tour

Riga: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Grand Bus Tour

Main Stop A - Triangula Bastion ( Parking for Buses, 11. novembra krastmala 17, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvija) Discover Riga on a hop-on hop-off tour. Enjoy 60 minutes route, and see the Opera House, the historic Old City, and the Central Market. With more than 80 sights along the routes, this pass allows you to make the most of the hop-on-hop-off tour style. Departing from the Town Square, the tour runs through three districts. First, the bus goes to Pardaugava, an area that overlooks ancient cathedrals on the left bank of the river Daugava. Crossing the Stone Bridge, take in the panorama of the Old City.  Then, pass the Boulevard Ring, see the famous Monument of Freedom, the Opera House, the Powder Tower, and much more. See Riga's Central Market, the largest covered market in Europe. Then you can see a range of architectural styles, from romantic facades to decorative art nouveau. See the famous Alberta Street, with its detailed facades and Michael Eisenstein architecture. 

Riga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Riga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Riga at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Riga’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start the activity anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at the imposing Latvian National Museum of Art! Visit the Freedom Monument a symbol of Riga. Learn about Laimas Pulkstenis this magnificent watch with rare architecture and admire the Powder Tower which is one of the oldest in Europe. The Swedish Gate will surprise you, with its terrible legend. Visit the oldest housing complex the unique aesthetics. Then Riga Castle awaits you, don't forget to take pictures! Riga Cathedral will leave you speechless with its magnificent interior and exterior. Admire the House of the Blackheads with its unique colors and architecture. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be St. Peter's Church, which will mark you for the rest of your life with the unique view from its tower.

Riga: Canal and Daugava Boat Tour "Through 19 Bridges"

Riga: Canal and Daugava Boat Tour "Through 19 Bridges"

Embark on a delightful cruise along the Riga Canal and the Daugava River, offering a unique perspective of Riga's historical and cultural treasures. Start your journey by boarding the oldest boat in Latvia, built in 1927, adding a touch of historical charm to your experience. As you glide through the waterways, snap photos from the water's vantage point, capturing the stunning Freedom Monument, a symbol of Latvia's independence. Pass by the UNESCO World Heritage site of Riga Central Market, one of the largest and most vibrant markets in Europe, bustling with activity and rich in local flavor. Admire the elegant National Opera building, a masterpiece of architecture and culture, as you continue your cruise. The boat provides an excellent opportunity to see Riga's landmarks from a different viewpoint, making for memorable and unique photographs. Families are welcome on this tour, and kids will enjoy the adventure of viewing Riga from the water. Strollers can be conveniently left at the port, ensuring a comfortable experience for everyone. Choose the best time for your cruise, starting from 10:00 AM, with the latest departure at 5:00 PM, allowing you to fit this enchanting activity into your schedule.

Riga: Private Boat Tour City Canal and Daugava River

Riga: Private Boat Tour City Canal and Daugava River

Enjoy a different lifestyle experience in Riga in maximum comfort and style aboard on one of the most unique classic Tender boats in Rīga in small group (up to 9 persons). Opportunity to take a peaceful and romantic trip through the City canal and Daugava River. There will be wonderful views in all directions, and You will be able to enjoy a great panorama of Kronvalda Park, Freeport of Riga, Congress House, Latvian National Theatre, Bastion Hill, The Freedom Monument, National Opera, Riga Passenger Station, Riga International Bus Station, Riga Central Market, Zaķusala Television Tower, National Library, AB Dam with the largest and the most beautiful flag of Latvia, the magnificent towers of Old Riga, The Sun Stone building, Ķīpsala, Andrejosta and Riga Passenger Port. If you want to enjoy the snacks or drinks You took with You in the Captain's Boat, the "Boat cleaning fee" will be calculated additionally for up to 5 persons, it will be 25 EUR for up to 9 persons it will be 50 EUR. Prior approval is required. Please read all terms carefully in advance. The route could be change due to bad weather conditions, like strong wind / rain. In case of high water level in City Canal, route could be change from City Canal cruise to Daugava River cruise. In unsafe weather conditions, which are dangerous tour can be canceled.

Riga Sightseeing: 2 Days Bus Grand Tour/Stadtrundfahrt

Riga Sightseeing: 2 Days Bus Grand Tour/Stadtrundfahrt

The double-decker buses depart from the Triangula Bastion (11.Novembra Krastmala 17) between 9:45 AM-3:45 PM daily. There are 11 main stops and around 16 additional stops along the routes. In this package deal, two tours are included. This pass allows you to make the most of the hop-on-hop-off tour style. The tour runs through three districts. First, the bus goes to Pardaugava, an area which overlooks ancient cathedrals on the left bank of the river Daugava. Acrossing the Stone Bridge, you will see the majestic panorama of the Old City – the “City of the Golden Cockerels”. Next, the bus travels toward the city centre where many of the cities main attractions are located. You will pass the Boulevard Ring, see the famous Monument of Freedom, the Opera House, the Powder Tower, and much more. You'll see Riga's Central Market - which is the largest covered market in Europe. Then tour runs also through architectural part of Riga in a short time as possible. You'll get the chance to see a range of architectural styles, from Romantic facades to decorative Art Nouveau. The richness of fantasy in each facade – stone masks and mythical monsters. The famous Alberta Street with its facades and the delightful talent of the architect Michael Eisenstein will not leave you indifferent. The architecture of the Riga facades is included in the UNESCO list of architectural heritage. Having passed our line by bus, you will get acquainted with more than 80 sights of the city. Buses have 6 main and 15 additional stops along the entire route for easy viewing of the selected place. All tours feature pre-recorded commentary broadcast via headphones in 11 languages of your choice: Russian, Latvian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, French, Italian and Lithuanian.

Riga: Kayak rental in the city center

Riga: Kayak rental in the city center

Enjoy a different view of Riga with a kayaking adventure! You can paddle along the Riga Canal and also explore the Daugava River. You'll have the opportunity to choose your own route or use our recommended ones. You can paddle along the Riga canal and also enjoy the vastness of the Daugava River. The Riga Canal runs through the heart of Riga. You will see parks where locals and tourists enjoy the summer warmth, as well as the Latvian National Opera and the Freedom Monument, and the bustling Riga Central Market. If you wish, you can also paddle in the wide Daugava River and be in the midst of boats, yachts, and ships.

Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

Riga: Stories of Soviet Riga Guided Walking Tour

If you are to really understand Riga, you have to experience its past filled both with happiness and sorrow. During this tour we will turn back the wheel of time. Only a few decades ago Riga looked, spoke and thought absolutely differently – in line with Soviet ideas. Even today, the city preserves the symbols of that time – the Monument of the Latvian Riflemen and the Occupation Museum, the Academy of Sciences and the restored Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which used to be the home of a planetarium.The guides of this tour will share their memories and private stories about living under the Communist regime.

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An absolute must in every city! You get a good impression of the city and the sights! The only drawback: classic headphones that hang in every seat, not disposable ones, that's not exactly hygienic, should be designed in a more modern way! I've never had that in any city before! Otherwise great!

The tour was very nice, we enjoyed the views of the city from another point of view, especially from the river, while tasting nice prosecco.

Very happy 😊 the group was enjoying the time which went into the city and again back to the base

The boat was on schedule and the tour was excellent. Very scenic route.

Super nice boat tour with a cool drink of your choice :)