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Tallinn–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(478 reviews)
12h
Up to 8 people

Explore the very best of South-Estonian & North-Latvian countryside on your way to Riga.

Highlights

A fun day exploring the Estonian and Latvian countryside and small towns
Explore the romantic town of Viljandi and its crumbling crusader castle
Visit Estonian history and military museum in Valga
Hike by the sandy cliffs of Sietiņiezis in the Gauja National Park (may not be available during low season)
Discover the medieval Old Town of Cēsis and its picturesque castle ruins
Climb the Soviet era Bobsleigh track in Sigulda

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About the tour

Departs: Every day at 9:00 a.m. (in English)
Duration: 12 hours
Group size: Up to 8 people
Private tours are available in: Estonian, English, Russian (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Join our entertaining trip from Tallinn to Riga through the picturesque towns of Viljandi, Valga, Cēsis, and Sigulda. We’ll bring you to places you would not find on your own and help you discover two countries in one day.

Our knowledgeable local guides take a small group, maximum of 8 people, for a fun filled 12 h road trip from Tallinn to Riga (click here to book this tour the other way – from Riga to Tallinn). You will learn about the history of Estonia and Latvia and its people by visiting several places with our experienced guides. We’ll take you from small towns and medieval castle ruins to quirky local sights and through the beautiful countryside.

Get ready to roam not one but two medieval castles, Viljandi and Cēsis, and discover how they became to be ruined. Learn about the history of Estonia and Latvia in Valga the border town between the two countries. We’ll visit the Gauja National Park where you can hike by the picturesque sand cliffs in Sietiņiezis and take in the sights of the medieval Old Town in Cēsis. Before we reach Riga we’ll stop in Sigulda to climb up the only Bobsleigh Track in the Baltics.

In Valga we also stop for a lunch at a local restaurant. Kindly let our guides know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account. Location of the lunch is subject to availability and the meal is not included in the price of the tour.

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What's included & not included

One-way transfer from Tallinn to Riga
Knowledgeable local guide
Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
Bottled still water
Entry to the history and military museum in Valga
Entry to the Sigulda Bobsleigh Track
Room for reasonable amount of luggage
Lunch
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (available on private group tours)
Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking.
All tours are subject to availability.
Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund.
Paper free confirmation accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter). In summer there is an option to swim in a bog lake.
The visited spots might differ depending on the season and weather conditions.
Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different languages.

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Thousands of Happy Customers

Rated No. 1 Tours in Tallinn by TripAdvisor

"Brilliant "

Definitely recommend doing this tour if you have the time. I was on a short trip to both countries and it was brilliant to see outside of Tallinn and Riga. We had a very wet day, but this didn’t stop the enjoyment. The Forest was a real highlight for me. Very informative and enthusiastic guide made all the difference.

"Nice snowy towns along the route from Tallinn to Riga"

We took a private tour for 4 ladies to travel from Tallinn to Riga. It was very convenience to carry our 4 big luggages and 4 carry on bags door-to-door from our airbnb in Tallinn to airbnb in Riga. We stop at 3 towns with beautiful snow everywhere in Viljandi, Valga & Valka, Cesis. The guide and driver is friendly and did his best to give us information about each place and help us took photos. The cost for 4 persons is €362.

"Great tour, even in winter"

The tour was so much more fun than just taking a bus from Tallinn to Riga. We had an amazing time with our guide Andres who adapted the tour to the group without us even asking. I would highly recommend the tour and especially this guide!

"One day full of beautiful places :)"

This tour (Tallinn - Riga) was really really nice. So happy that in the end there were enough registrations to go! We've seen a lot of beautiful places in Estonia and Latvia that we couldn't have visited by ourselves by public transportation. It was really convenient, just get on the bus and get going. Our guide Andres was really knowledgeable and friendly, he adjusted the tour to the group (i.e. replacing the military museum by a castle). All the places we beautiful in the snow.

"awesome tour"

Andres is a nice guide, knowledgeable and kind. Although the weather was not that good for the whole trip, but we still had a great time to knew the history and culture of Latvia and Lithuania. I highly recommend those who want to go to Riga from Tallinn and don't want a boring bus time.

"Amazing day"

One of the best tours I have EVER done!! Andres was so informative and interesting! The group was fantastic. Was an absolutely brilliant way to travel from Tallinn to Riga. Will definitely recommend this company!!

Meeting Point

The tour starts in front of Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street. Our guide will meet you at the marked meeting point.

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