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Tallinn–Riga Sightseeing Tour Bus

(263 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

"Wonderfull tour with a charming tour guide"

The tour was so much fun. When we started it it was 5 men and Elina, so I thought this is not going to be that interesting. Luckely all people in board were intelligent and cultures so we enjoyed conversing with each other. Elina was the best tour guide a tourist could hope for. So informed, intelligent, witty, considerate, funny and cherming. She was in a great mood to whole time. You can tell she loves doing her job. I saw and learnt so much about these 2 beautifull countries, which I could not have done on my own. This tour has evoked a desire in me to visit Estonia and Latvia again. I would recommend Traveller tours to everyone. P.S. Give Elina a raise, she deserves it.

"Beats the bus"

Intercity bus takes 4.5 hrs so half day is gone. This one takes all day but you see the castles and countryside, understand better the real Baltics, interact with the local guide. Very nice.

"Fun and Informative"

This tour was a great way to see the character of Estonia and Latvia in ways we would not have experienced otherwise.

"Good tour, but a little too much to see"

We covered a lot on this tour: Viljandi castle ruins, Military museum in Valga, Gauja National Park, Cēsis, and Sigulda bobsleigh track. This was both good and bad: we got to see a lot, but it also felt kind of rushed. I feel like cutting one of the stops, maybe the castle ruins, and spending a little more time at the military museum or Cesis might have been nice. Otherwise, it was great!

"Every which way but South"

Well done excursion. Comfortable vehicle, knowledgeable guide and interesting sites. Preferable to getting on a bus or plane and simply covering distance. Most surprising aspect? Exceptional lunch at Lili’s restaurant!

"Long Day but Full Heart"

What a wonderful way to see the countryside of the two countries of Estonia and Riga while soaking up new insights into the histories, cultures and trajectories of these two "infant countries" with rich and profound roots.

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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