The real Riga

The Alternative Riga free tour shows you the Market & Moscow District and is perfect for those who want to see more than just the touristy Old Town and get a better understanding of daily life in Riga.

The longest daily running Free Tour in Riga! Discover the alternative side of the city away from the traditional Old Town. For sure Old Riga has alot of charm, but exploring areas outside of the touristy center is also a great way to find out more about Riga! With so many different districts around Riga, this tour is a great way to see just a little bit more than other visitors manage.

What will I see on the Alternative Riga Free Tour?

We visit the Central Markets of Riga, home to huge pavilions made from reused Zeppelin hangars, today this area stands as one of the largest covered, permanent markets in Europe, The Warehouse district, Moscow district and wooden houses, The Science Academy and Central Riga. This is a great way to explore more than what the masses see and to learn about Riga along the way! Join us daily at 12:00 for this legendary route. Your guide will be on hand to answer questions concerning Riga's past, future and present!

The Free Tour starts at 12:00 from the entrance to St Peter's Church.


2 hours 30 mins duration.

If you wish to join the 12:00 Market and Moscow district straight after the 10:00 old town tour it is possible as the end point and start point are designed to allow this :)

While Soviet Lada in Riga