The Real Taste of Riga

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Riga, Latvia
  • Ends Riga, Latvia
  • Combine the beauty of Riga with a range of tasty local specialties
  • Explore the small bakeries, pubs and cafés just beyond Riga’s Old Town
  • Enjoy some locally brewed beer, black balsam (a local liqueur) and a variety of local snacks
  • Dig into a seasonal dinner cooked just for you at a familyrun restaurant
The Real Taste of Riga tour starts and ends in Riga. The Real Taste of Riga is a beer and drinks tasting tour that takes 4 hours.

Did you know that Riga is considered one of the best gourmand cities in Europe? Which is why we want to take your taste buds on a delicious adventure! Smell the aroma of bread baking in the city’s bakeries, sample some world-famous chocolate, down a shot of Riga balsam and grab a beer at local brewery. Finish your tour with an authentic Latvian dish prepared by your local guide at a family-run restaurant. The capital of Latvia is packed to the brim with food destinations, so this is one Riga tour no food lover should miss!
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5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Kathryn
  • On Sep 03 2016
“I was extremely fortunate to have a fabulous guide, Wawa, and also to be the only person on the tour that day. As a result, I had a one-to-one experience, and I was able to ask many questions and learn a great deal from her, especially about Buddhism, which proved very helpful when I visited temples on the rest of my trip in Thailand.”
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  • Ms. Este
  • On Sep 06 2016
“Pete was an excellent guide on the Prague Beer and Tapas tour. I enjoyed the evening tremendously and it gave me insight into the beer and food culture of Prague. We went to historical places and tried local brews as well as the food that goes with it - ending off with the famous Pilsner Urquell and pancakes for dessert!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Melinda
  • On Jun 27 2016
“I was the only person on the Philly on Tap tour, and my guide, Kenny, was fantastic! I really learned a lot about the history of the city. And the beer was great, as well. Highly recommended.”

Your Riga food tour will kick off with a stroll around the bakeries, bars and small grocery stores that dot the city. Taste a range of seasonal Latvian specialties: fresh cottage cheese with dill, hemp-seed butter served on a traditional Latvian dark bread, locally brewed beer and, of course, Riga balsam – a herbal liqueur that you can’t leave town without trying.

 We’ll also explore a creative quarter, known as The Republic of Miera (Peace in English). In this area you’ll find various local business, including small shops, wineries and pubs. There’s also a famous chocolate factory located here, and yes, we’re going to stop in!

 A local brewery is located just in a few minutes’ walk from here, so we’ll head over to grab some excellent craft beer. Raise a glass with your new friends as we talk about our foodie travels in Latvia and beyond. 

We’ll finish our tour with a meal at family-run restaurant that’s owned by none other than your tour guide! The family will take care of your dinner and serve you a seasonal Latvian dish.

No matter the time of year, or the day of the week, this Riga food tour is a delight for anyone interested in the flavours of Latvia, and is sure to leave you with a belly that’s full and a smile on your face.

  • 1-ride e-ticket for public transport
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Riga black balsam
  • 2 craft beers
  • Snacks in 3 different spots
  • Seasonal Latvian dish at family-run restaurant.
  • Additional food or drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • transportation to/from the meeting and end points
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this The Real Taste of Riga tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 03 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 December 2020, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Real Taste of Riga tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Real Taste of Riga tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

"Laima" clock near the Monument of Freedom, on the corner of Brīvības blv. and Aspazijas blv.; Aspazijas Blv. 20

Meeting end point :

Restaurant Mellenes ar pienu, Riga, Brīvības street 146, LV-1012.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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