OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Preparing your trip to Riga: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Rigas Kongresu Nams (Riga Congress Centre) 1. Tourists are recommended to visit the central market for shopping tours as this is the place where you can buy just about anything, from fresh food to souvenirs. Don’t forget to bargain with vendors in the market – sellers consider this an exciting game.
2. The best way to move around the city is on public transport. This type of transportation is the savviest one.
3. The main streets of the city are always crowded. You will find many people even late at night. The majority of them are tourists, who like walking here. Despite the fact that it’s rather calm and quiet in the central part of the city even in the evening, travellers are not recommended to take valuables with them without any special need.
4. In restaurants of Riga waiters recommend ordering local alcoholic drinks only. This is not an advertising ploy, Riga’s vodka, liqueurs and beer are really the best in the country. It is worth noting that a bottle of rare liquor can be a wonderful memorial gift.
5. There are several tourist centers in the city, where you can specify working hours of various cultural institutions, as well as check out the program of upcoming events. In Old Riga district the tourist center is located in House of the Blackheads. There are also centers in the auto-and railway stations. Copyright
6. The city is very convenient to travel by car. There are no major traffic jams and a lot of free parking space here. If you want to rent a car, you will need to move to car rental locations and show international driver's license. You will also need a credit card to rent a vehicle.
7. Bicycle is a very popular form of transport. You can easily reach any of the city’s attractions by using the two-wheeled vehicle.
Discovering the architecture of Riga from bird's eye view! Church of St. Peter, National Library of Latvia, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga Central Market, Virgin of Anguish Church, all those monuments are defining the image of Riga … Open
8. Apartments can become an excellent alternative to local hotels and inns. They can be rented for a short period, while the cost of the accommodation will not be much more expensive than in the mid-priced hotels.
Riga - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

What to visit being in Riga - unique sights

Office of Evolution Gaming

From the series “Futuristic buildings of IT companies”
About 1,500 people currently work for the company. It is noteworthy that it was founded in 2006 in Latvia. The unusual building that the company acquired is a monument of modern architecture that is noticeable in Riga. If you look at it from the front side, it is quite an ordinary building with rectangular windows. Its facade is lined with light finishing tiles. … Read further

City tours, excursions and tickets in Riga and surroundings

Car rental on Rentals in Riga

Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


Photos of Riga

Services search (pharmacy, police, parking, banks) on Riga map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Tips for the cities around Riga

Travelling to Riga - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Riga. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018