Top 20 Experiences in riga
Hill of Crosses / 2 countries in 1 day
Hill of Crosses is a truly unique site which will take your breath away! It is is a site of pilgrimage dating back to 1830ties when people started to place crosses here to pray for their loved ones they've lost in the battles (Lithuanian - Polish commonwealth uprising against Russian Empire). In Soviet times this place served as a peaceful protest action against Soviet regime as they tried to destroy the place many times while locals kept coming back and placing more crosses all the time. The Hill of Crosses was visited by Pope John Paul II back in 1993 and since then this place has become very popular - not only between locals but also tourists from all over the world! Don't be intimidated by the fact that it is a pilgrimage site. Even if you're not religious, please note that everyone is welcome to visit this beautiful sight as long as you respect everyone else visiting it!
Private day trip to Rundale Palace, Hill of Crosses & more
Spend a whole day outside Riga and see 2 palaces,1 castle, and Hill of crosses in our Private day tour in the comfortable Premium van or Business class 4WD if fewer passengers. Besides that, we have prepared the following worthy options which will add your day trip another dimension. Choose according to your interests and mood between: • 30 min. lunch in Rundale Palace ( from 4 EUR/person), • 30 min. visit Motor museum ( 4 EUR/person) • 1 hours winery visit and wine tasting (+10 EUR/person or min. 70 EUR) • 1.5 hours beer brewery visit and beer tasting (+12 EUR/person or min. 85 EUR You'll be picked up you from any location in Riga by our driver/guide not later than 10 AM and head towards the saturated and interesting day. Your destinations will be Rundale palace, Jelgava palace, Bauska castle and Hill of Crosses and our tour will last approximately 8 hours.
The best of Riga segway tour
Starting from our rental shop on Pils 14 the tour lasts 1 h 30 minutes. You'll see the most important points of interest in Riga in just 90 minutes. A must-have tour unless you are longing for a tiresome walking tour through the cobblestone covered streets of Old Riga and spend a day to cover the same amount of information and objects by a walking tour. This is also a unique and fun experience that is suited for most people of different ages. In about 1.5 hours you’ll learn the most important information about Riga and Latvia. You will be introduced to true facts, stories, and legends, as well as with the most interesting objects of architecture, art and culture objects, including UNESCO World heritage sites Old Riga Town and Art Nouveau district, parks and more. Available starting times are an estimate and will be confirmed or amended after the booking.
From Riga: Best of Kemeri National Park In One Day
Enjoy the benefits of a day beginning with physical activity and experience a picturesque hike on the famous Great Ķemeri Bog boardwalk upon arrival at the National Park. After the inspiring morning improv-hike in Kemeri boglands, you will visit the amazing Kanieris Lake and one of its bird watching towers. This big shallow lake is an amazing former lagoon of the prehistoric Littorina Sea. It is very close to the Gulf Of Riga. Kanieris Lake is an important stop-over place for migratory birds. Nature trails along the banks of this lake go through various unique protected ecosystems (habitats) and can be a great place for you to spot wildlife. Now it is time to have a glimpse of the unique wet forests of Ķemeri National Park and their natural values including the famous Sulphur springs. Before heading back to Riga you will enjoy the fresh air of the stunning sandy beach and coastal pine forests of the Gulf of Riga.
Ultimate Husky dog sledding experience in Latvia - Private tour from Riga
Picturesque Latvian winter nature in combination with breathtaking Husky dog sled ride - the best activity what one can expect while in Riga during the winter. This is a private tour/activity exclusively only for your group! Enjoy company of English, German, Russian or Norwegian speaking driver/guide. Extend your tour/activity with a tasty lunch at local Gourmet restaurant and/or with cross country skiing in the same area.
Sunrise at the Hill of Crosses - 2 countries in 1 day
Visit one of the most popular sites in Lithuania! Visited by Pope John Paul II, this place has become an important pilgrimage site for Catholics. But please don't be intimidated by the fact that it is a religious site - everyone is welcome to visit this unique site - just as long as you respect the place and crosses that carry different stories with them! You will have a guided tour of the place - hear the story behind it, how it all started! We'll point out some traditional Lithuanian crosses, explain some symbols that can be seen there and give you overall information about the country, culture and its history. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore the place by yourselves - take some beautiful photos and just to take it all in as it really is breathtaking! Going there for the sunrise time will allow you to enjoy the place with no tourists around. Get the place for yourself! And save a lot of time as you will be back in Riga by noon if not earlier!
Riga to Vilnius via Bauska Castle, Rundale Palace & the Hill of Crosses
Spend a day of remembrance exploring spectacular sights on the way from Riga to Vilnius. See the fabulous Bauska Castle complex, situated on the narrow peninsula and surrounded by two rivers, admire the Baroque pearl in Latvian rural lanscape the Rundale Palace and immerse yourself into one of the most sacred and spiritual place in Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses. The trip includes comfortable transportation among the stops and the guide book, allowing you to delve into well-known landmarks at your own pace.
Pub Crawl in Riga
Riga Pub Crawl team invites you to discover Riga's nightlife together! Meet with other travellers so you can party together and who knows - maybe find some friends to share other activities with while in Riga! During the tour, you will be visiting 3 different bars and the local dance club at the end with 1 welcome drink (a beer or a shot depending on the place) in each of these 4 places. Apart from the welcome drinks, you will be able to order more drinks by yourselves - all reasonably priced. We're not interested to take you to expensive places! Only to the ones where we would go ourselves! There will be a bar with a place where to sit down and chat so you can get to know each other, there will be karaoke to practise your singing for the public, and of course - there will be live music and a dance floor! Let's say the tour gives you a great start for the best night out! Please note that tour would be cancelled only if there are less than 4 people in the group.
Riga Rambo Shooting Package
This package is a great value for money and will suit both experiences shooters and newbees. 28 shots from 4 legendary guns will make your heart beat faster pumping the adrenaline through your veins.
Hot Air Balloon rides
Unique sightseeing experience, breathtaking journey into the clouds, provided by certificated company and experienced pilots. Like no other, Amber Balloons is a flight operator, certified by Civil Aviation Agency to serve commercial flights. It is a guarantee of legacy of high quality service.
Riga Central Market
2 hour guided private tour around one of the largest marketplaces in Europe with tasting of many different local goods. Located in the heart of Riga, in just a few minute walk distance from Old Town, Riga Central market is one the largest marketplaces in Europe. It was built in the 1920s, inside several large hangars from World War I originally used for military airships, now serving as food pavilions. During the tour you will have degustation at five different sections: Fish: rye bread with sprats, lightly salted herring, local beer or soft drink. Vegetables: different kinds of salted cucumber (1 day, 1 week, 1 month), marinated cabbage (with beets, cranberry, curry), sauerkraut, marinated wild garlic, spicy carrot. Hemp: rye bread with hemp butter. Cheese: different kinds of Latvian cheese - smoked, with cumin, with cranberries. Meat: ham, different kinds of sausages (smoked, with berries, from turkey, pork, chicken), smoked chicken.
Riga Indoor Paintball 100
Situated in close proximity to Old Town, this is the best spot to have adrenaline pumping action especially when your city center hotel accommodation is just nearby. Paintball shooting in Riga has never been this first class and time worthy with new tasks, mind boggling games and missions. This activity is inclusive of battle outfits for your groups, mask, gun, gloves, gas, English speaking guide and return transfer.
Private One Hour Riga Beer Bike Tour
One of a kind Beer Bike in Baltics. Easy to pedal with comfy chairs, neon lights, music and roof, just in case if it is raining. Sober driver/guide will meet you and guide to the Riga Beer Bike.
Half-Day Latvias Switzerland and Gauja National Park Private Tour
If the travelers would like to have quick look to countryside, forests, cultural heritage of Latvia not only the capital city Riga and Jurmala beach, than this excursion is must. Diversity of tourist attractions in Sigulda town and Gauja River national park will pretty surprise and legends will discover soul of locals. With me it will be easy and with a joy.
Trip to The Hill of Crosses Lithuania from Riga Latvia
The Hill of Crosses, located near Siauliai city in Lithuania. This place has a remarkable ambiance, and gratitude, wishes, dreams, and hopes are integral parts of this magic Hill that resembles the atmosphere of the Western wall of Jerusalem. There have been several attempts to destroy the Hill, nevertheless, it survived as a sign of liberty and independence of Lithuania. Hill has become an important place for pilgrims all around the world. In 1993 Pope John Paul II said a prayer about this Hill and gave a gift to Lithuania - a crucifix that was set up on the Hill. Later he referred to this special place in his many speeches. The Hill of Crosses is a place of light and hope for its visitors! On this trip, you will have a very well informed driver/guide, who will explain everything about this place. It will be a nice and pleasant day! Additionally, you will be provided with a choice of excellent places to have lunch with traditional Lithuanian or modern cuisine during this tour.
Honest tour of Riga with the best private guide in town
Honest tour of must-sees with the best* private guide of Riga Every city has it's good, bad and the ugly, and there's always the option of highlighting just one side of the coin. On this tour we try our hardest to stay as honest and objective as possible, not loosing the perspective of a local at the same time. 4-5 hours, including a coffee break, might seem long, but a half day tour like that is the shortest possible time to cover all the most important sights that Riga's heart has to offer without a rush. Still - depending on your desire or availability, it can be longer or shorter as well - you can decide during the tour. It's customisable as well, so if you'd like to drop a thing from the itinerary or add something different (eg, central market), the guide will be happy to adjust. We don't take tours more than 5 times a week, so the tour would stay fresh and the guide wouldn't become a machine of spouting facts and figures. * as described by his mother and some of his friends.
Half-Day Private Trip to Sigulda and Turaida from Riga
Visit of Sigulda Medieval Castle and Turaida Castle in comfort of private modern vehicle with English speaking driver. Great way to spend half day in one of most beautiful places near Riga. Please note that licensed guide service is not included in this tour. Our English speaking driver will give basic info, answer your questions, lead to the ticket offices and will advise best local restaurants for lunch. If licensed guide is requested it can be arranged at the sights that we will be visiting, please inform us in advance if such service is needed. Please check out our Full-Day tour of your want to spend more time on sights.
Jurmala sunset tour
Jurmala is a Latvian beach resort city - 5th largest city in the country! Located just 30min drive from the Riga city centre, it is the perfect destination for sunny day at the beach, a frosty walk in the wintertime and of course - this is the perfect city to admire different architecture styles all standing side by side! We invite you to go on a beautiful drive through tour of the city followed by a walk on the pedestrian street and after all to end the day on the beach with a beautiful sunset! Of course, we can not guarantee a sunny day and that sunset part, but as we mentioned, the city has so much more to offer so it is stunning at any time of the day and in any weather conditions. And did we mention that you can go for a swim as well? We like to keep our tours enjoyable and flexible so we will give you some free time to spend on the beach in the way that you want - swimming, having a drink at the beach bar, picnicking in the white sand or anything else that you can imagine!
Olympic Bobsleigh - Truly Unique Winter Adventure!
Have you ever tried Bobsleigh during the summer? That’s right, you don’t need any ice to do so, and this activity is available all over the year! Safe technology and fast instructions will allow you to reach the speed up to 80 km/h (50 mph) on your first turn! There is no massive difference between summer and winter bobsleigh: same track, same principle, although your bob will be on the wheels! Three of you will fit in one bob together with our qualified driver! Ready? Steady? GO! For more information about the winter bobsleigh (October-March), please contact us directly.
Private Tour of Riga
Private walking tour of Riga with our local tour guide where you will see all the city highlights and with a pick up from your hotel.