The top sights to see in Riga.
We have compiled a list of the must visit locations in Riga, so you can get the most out of your time in the city. Sightseeing in Riga Old Town is best done by foot, but to fully discover the sights of Riga, we recommend using Riga’s public transport or renting a bicycle in Riga to explore the city freely.
Sightseeing on foot will not disappoint you; Old Riga, the Central district and the Art Nouveau district are all within walking distance and are best enjoyed at a slow pace. Early mornings are good to avoid the traffic and the other tourists! If you want to learn more about historical and contemporary Riga, then maybe a Riga Walking Tour is for you.
By taking a tram you will be able to reach many of the less explored parts of the city such as the Moscow district, Mezaparks (Forest park) or cross the river and discover Riga’s many beautiful wooden house districts. Bicycles are also great for sightseeing, allowing you to cruise around between all the districts and go at your own pace. In recent years bike paths have made bike travel much safer and you can really get to some far-to-reach places, even out to Jurmala using the bike path network.
Cruising down the Daugava river on a boat offers a beautiful sightseeing adventure for you to enjoy. Looking at Old Riga from the outside in gives you a new perspective and this boat ride is sure to be a memorable part of your trip . There are many offers for boats, from canal boats to large river cruises but if you are feeling really adventurous why not join us on one of our boat tours and have the luxury of a private boat!
Whatever you do, make the most out of sightseeing in Riga, whether by yourself or on one of our tours. We welcome you to Riga. Enjoy it!