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Riga Sightseeing: Hop-On Hop-Off Official Bus Grand Tour

Riga Sightseeing: Hop-On Hop-Off Official Bus Grand Tour

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Riga, Latvia
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Highlights

  • Discover the city at a leisurely pace with your 1 or 2-Day hop-on hop-off bus voucher
  • Walk down to the harbor to admire the Riga Ferry Terminal
  • Become familiar with the city’s tourist hotspots by listening to informative audio commentaries interspersed with melodious music
  • Have complete peace of mind while touring as all the mandatory health and hygiene measures have been attended to
  • Hop off at a spot close to the Old Town to travel back in time
  • Spend time in the Art Nouveau District while you’re in the Old Town
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)

Overview

The hop-on hop-off open-top bus will take you on a memorable tour of the city thriving on either side of the Daugava River. With 1 or 2-Days passes, you’ll have the leeway of jumping on and/or hopping off the bus at will. You can put on headphones (available complementarily with every booking) to listen to the prerecorded audio commentary in 10 different languages. Riga is the largest city in Latvia and also the nation’s cultural hub, having been voted the ‘European Capital of Culture in 2014.
 
Many of the city’s buildings and structures constructed in Baroque and Gothic styles remind you of a medieval European town. Riga as a city was founded more than 800 years ago and the city’s historical center, especially the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also famous throughout the world for its eclectic cuisine and a vibrant nightlife that you must experience.

Itinerary

Once you book your hop-on hop-off city sightseeing ticket online, you become eligible to crisscross through Riga to your heart’s content. There are four distinct interlinked sightseeing lines or routes that have been set up in such a way that you see the most popular localities no matter whatever route you follow. Your tour will start from either Old Town or New Riga or the Wooden Riga and will let you see the following attractions:-
 
- Riga Circus
- Shopping Mall Opera
- Powder Tower
- Latvian National Opera
- Riga Cathedral
- Latvian National Theater
- Vermin Park
- Shopping Mall Barona
- Vanish Bridge
- Victory Park
- Bellevue Park Hotel Riga
- Riga Congress Hall
- Riga Art Nouveau Center
- JSC Lavenegro
- The Museum of Art
 
Other Attractions:
The above list is not an exhaustive one as you’ll see many other exciting and historical sightseeing attractions during the trip. For instance, you can check out the House of the Blackheads which is a historical landmark.
 
Thereafter you hop back on the bus to explore the Freedom Movement and pay homage to soldiers martyred during the Latvian War. Situated close to the freedom movement is St. Peter’s Church, a Lutheran Church that is a perfect instance of Baroque and Romanesque architectural styles. Climb to the top of the church and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Riga from the cathedral’s steeple.
 
Your next stop should be the Old Town where you’ll walk on cobblestone streets, and get transported to Riga of medieval times. After you’re through with touring the Old Town, you can take a break in Riga’s oldest public park-the Vermane Garden. You can unwind in the garden until you feel reenergized enough to continue with your hop-on hop-off tour.
 
Taste The Local Cuisine:
After having a refreshing lunch of local cuisine comprising grey peas, sorrel soup, and rye bread, you can visit a few museums. In the evening you can catch an opera show at the Latvian National Opera or admire a play at the Latvian National Theater. Round up your hop-on hop-off tour by indulging in a shopping spree at the Central Market, and dance the night away by immersing yourself in the vibrant nightlife.
 
The Routes:
The two most popular hop-on hop-off tours in Riga are the Green Route (The Grand Tour) and the Blue Route (Architectural Tour).
 
The Grand Tour (Green Route) runs along the Pardaugava or the River Daugava’s left bank where you get to see Old Riga or the Old Town. Thereafter the Green tour moves to the City Center or downtown Riga housing the Riga Cathedral, Powder Tower, Opera House, and so on.
 
The Architectural Tour (Blue Route) passes through modern-day Riga where you see the buildings constructed in Art Nouveau style and the Moscow Suburb.

Schedule

Bus Schedule:
March: 10:45, 11:45, 12:45,13:45, 14:45.
April - September: 09:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45 and 15:45
October - November: 09:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45 and 15:45
December - February: 10:45, 11:45, 12:45,13:45, 14:45.
Full Loop: 75 Minutes (Approx.)

Inclusions

  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass
  • Valid for both routes (Grand Tour and Architectural Tour)
  • Audio Commentary with 10 languages (English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Latvian)
  • Route Map on Board

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

Departure Point: Town Hall Square of the Old Town. However, you can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted at all stops.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Operational Update: Due to construction work in the city, at the moment our two routes (red and blue) are combined in one route and it takes 60-70 min.
Flexi Ticket: You can enjoy the tour in a different date than the reserved one if you missed your tour date. You must inform us in 48Hrs advance via email at support@sightseeingo.com
IMPORTANT REQUEST: If you are coming by cruise ship/ ferries, it is important to advise cruise ship name and disembarkation/ docking time after your booking with replying on same email. 

Know Before You Go

Onboard Wi-Fi: No
Wheelchair Accessible: At the moment we can take on board ordinary wheelchair with a help of bus driver or accompanying person. There is no posdibility to get on board on electrical wheelchair.
Dogs or Pets Allowed: Small and Well-behaved pets are allowed on board
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Riga is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund possible in such conditions.
IMPORTANT REQUEST: If you are coming by cruise ship/ ferries, it is important to advise cruise ship name and disembarkation/ docking time after your booking with replying on same email. 

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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