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Alternative Riga Free Tour

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Total time
2 h 30 min
Meeting point
In front of St. Peter's Church. Look for a tour guide with yellow colours.
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This tour is provided by our partner


Join us to explore what lies beyond the old city and the touristic centre of Riga with its famous art nouveau buildings. Head towards the areas occupied mostly by the locals to discover how they live and carry on with their daily lives.

The centerpoint of this tour will be the massive Central Market – a paradise for all the foodies out there, a place to buy all kinds of local delicacies from smoked fish, cheeses, fruit (berries!) and other snacks. But it is not just that! The market is oddly located in the five old WWI Zeppelin hangars. Right next to it lies the Warehouse district with its revitalized brick, functional architecture which today is full of hip cafés, shops and galleries. With nice green areas, open air cinemas and a pleasant promenade along the Daugava river, it makes it Riga’s most favourite relaxing zone. If once there were workshops here there must also be an area where the working class lived. And that’s where we will head next. The so-called Moscow district is a strange mix of 19th century wooden houses, neglected 20th century Art Nouveau buildings and soviet style housing projects. If this wasn’t enough you can also find there churches and temples of all the people who once lived there: from Russians, Latvians and Jews up to Old Believers, a sect of Russian Orthodox Church. A great testimony to how cosmopolitan Riga once was!

Join us on this legendary tour to discover Riga’s past, present and perhaps future as well! 

See and learn about:

  • Stalin’s birthday cake – the most famous skyscraper in the city 

  • Zeppelin construction halls turned into a dream of all foodies

  • former ghetto area

  • The Warehouse district

  • The most communist and non-communist (at the same time!) statue in the city – the Freedom Monument

  • …and much more!

Additional Important Information
  • professional local guide 
Ticket Message

This tour is organized in cooperation with our local partner, Riga Free Tour!

  • Meeting Point:in front of St. Peter’s Church. Look for a tour guide with yellow colours.
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative & Riga Free Tour! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Meeting Point
In front of St. Peter's Church. Look for a tour guide with yellow colours.

Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 8 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.

Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5
1 week ago

We did the tour in a small group with Kaspar, who gave us some really informative and personal insights to the city of Riga. History of the city, Local food,an architecture were the main topics here.


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