Riga: Red Bus Hop-on-hop-off Grand Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Optional audio guide
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We had a faboulous outdoor day with our knowledgeable and lovely guide Rolands. This tour is a long one - it takes almost 12 hours and it is worth every minute. Spending a day kayaking through the beautiful landscape Abava Valley with Rolands giving insight into Latvian culture, nature, behaviour and everything else we were asking about, was our personal highlight during our trip to Latvia. After the kayak tour we went to the northernmost vineyard. As we we were too late for the cider tasting, Rolands was so sweet as to buy as a bottle in the local supermarket, which we we tried back in the hotel. So, if you have a couple of days to spend in Latvia and you like being in the open, this tour is a must. We can highly recommend it.
Very knowledgeable and educated guide, kind and nice. We saw all the features of Jurmala, he explained the history, geography, showed us the various places, the beach, showed us beautiful Orthodox churches and typical tourist walks. Armands has excellent knowledge of the various springs in the area and the various types of mineral waters, where he was a real "scientist". Very cultured and prepared. Very interesting experience. Ah… we climbed the typical tower that was once used to distribute water to the city and enjoyed an excellent view.
Our guide Rihards was great. Despite the rain and cold, he was in good spirits, showed us interesting and historically significant places, shared a lot of information and stories with us, and provided good company. He also recommended some cool bars and nice local beers. It was a very interesting tour that showed us places we wouldn't have found by ourselves, and gave us insights we otherwise would've missed out on. It provided us with a much broader and more nuanced picture of Riga, and Latvia as a whole. Definitely recommended!
We had a very nice day with Armands at Jurmala beach. We are really interested in architecture and he did show us a lot of interesting houses and told us about the owners.I am not so interested in running that much and he did slowly what I really appreciated. Thanks Armands for the nice day.
We spent a very interesting and inforative day with our tour guide Ilze. A very sweet lady, very knowledgeable and easy to chat with. We can highly recommend this tour-