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Tallinn–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(38 reviews)
Up to 8 people

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


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
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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Price per 1 person€450€225€150€115€90€75€65
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

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
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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"Unique Places, Beautiful Landscapes!"

This was a very unique experience, taking you to locations the average traveler would never see. Though I really enjoyed the tour guide, absolutely wonderful, since I did not have a lot of time to see Tallinn and Riga (only 4.5 days), I don't know if I would recommend this tour for someone on a tight time frame. The sites are pretty, especially the first one in Viljandi, but after that are a little nondescript. Certainly a great tour if you love quaint, little towns!


Nice country tour, excellent, perfect lunch stop.

"Great way to see the parts between the capitals on your way!"

Great tour, amazing information about the history and area. Really gave me a better understanding of Estonia and Latvia than just passing by the capitals.

"Castes and caves, and a ghost"

What a fun tour. It was 12 hours long but didn’t feel like it at all. Lots of castles, and museums and a national park. Oh, and a bobsled track!

"Saw a lot, but awkward guide"

This was a pretty full day of travelling. I didn't find it tiring, and was really happy to be on a minibus with other travellers. We saw so much in the day and I really loved this aspect of it. If you were going to do this alone, it would take a few days, so in that sense it's good value for money. The guide was very awkward. Didn't make effort to bring the group together, get to know any of us, and wasn't really very knowledgeable when asked questions. We were rushed around a lot, and we arrived in Riga about 2 hours ahead of schedule. I think this trip needs a lot of work

"Was able to see everything despite getting a flat tire!"

We had Andres as our guide. He was knowledgable and friendly. It was great having a mini tour at each stop with a proper tour guide. At one point the van started beeping and he said it beeps all the time but we should stop to check it - and it really was a flat tire! After changing it, I think we were still able to fit in all the planned stops. This is by far the best way to get from Tallinn to Riga. It’s so good I’m doing the same trip from Riga to Vilnius! Don’t worry if the trip has it been confirmed, they said quite often people sign up last minute, so hang in there! Someone on our trip book it months in advance and they only got the minimum number needed for the trip the day before the trip!

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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