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Tallinn–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(233 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
Group size1234567+
Price per 1 person€450€225€150€112.5€90€75€65
NB! During the winter season (when the days are short) we also run a shorter 7h version of this tour with a guided tour in Pärnu and some extra stops at the coastline on the way towards Riga (click here to read more about the Tallinn-Pärnu-Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus).

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

"Great informative and relaxing tour"

We had a comfortable minibus ride and walked around the historic towns of Valga, Vaidava and Cesis, as well as visiting a small military museum and Helme castle ruin, and we also had a 1-hour walk in Gauja National Park. Lunch was in a pleasant hotel restaurant. Our guide was knowledgeable about the history and ecology of each place we visited and he gave a very interesting insight into his and his family's experiences of living in Latvia and the surrounding areas.

"Tallin-to-Riga Roadtrip extrordinaire"

I'd heartily recommend the bus tour from Talliinn to Riga. The bus left right on time and the whole thing was executed very professionally. Marju, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and provided the group with interesting information about Tallinn, Riga, and points in between. She also was willing to answer any questions. We stopped at a very nice restaurant for lunch - meal was excellent. The stops at the various towns on the way were fun and informative - though I think the bobsled track could be eliminated from the tour. Recommended!

"Great Way to Get from Tallinn to Riga"

Kert was an awesome tour guide. None of the stops were staggeringly impressive, but it was a fun day nonetheless. Lunch was amazing.

"Tallin to Riga with Mike"

Nice trip with relaxing landscapes of northern lands. The guide Mikelis has been simply perfect: good driveer, nice singher, and excelent guide. The time spent during the trip an the stay has been very friendly and nice. Only the last stop in Cesis has been not so nice compared with the others

"Great day with Mike!"

We traveled from Tallinn to Riga with the sightseeing tour bus on April 25th. The pre-departure communication to confirm the reservation was very rapid: we were immediately informed as soon as the minimum number of participants was reached. We were just 4 so all the journey by van was very comfortable and pleasant. Mike was a great guide, entertaining us during the drive-time with anecdotes and curiosities but also assuring us nap-moments during longer transfers :) All the stop-overs were very interesting and has been great to see the passion and pride with which Mike told us the history of the Country and above all the conquest of independence. Everything were great, even if personally I'd liked to have more time to visit the sand cave with some additional explanation. I recommend for sure this tour, it's a good way to maximise the transfer from Tallinn to Riga, discovering and visiting places you probably wouldn't know otherwise. Thank you again Mike, you've been the icing on the cake of this tour :) kind, engaging, competent and passionate lead of the day!

"Tallin to Riga"

Excellent tour. Guide was great. Very knowledgable and funny. He gave us a better understanding of the history of the countries and their cultures. Lunch was excellent.Tour ran on time. Would recommend.

Meeting Point

Day trips depart from the Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street.

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