Central Market + Moscow suburb

Secret spots: Discover the non-touristy places of Riga

Centrāltirgus un Maskava forštate

€ 23

Central Market + Moscow suburb

One of the oldest and architecturally most valuable places in Riga is the Moscow Suburb, which first emerged just outside the walls of Riga in the 13th century. Today the Moscow Suburb is home to all the merchants and customers’ dream – the Central Market of Riga. The 21-storied Academy of Sciences is situated just next to it. It was the first high rise building in Latvia, originally planned as a Collective farmers’ house for the purpose of glorifying the Soviet government. During this tour our guides will help you understand the cultural history of Russians and Jews. You will have the opportunity to visit churches of various denomination. A tour through Riga Central Market – the largest market in the Baltic States – and one of the biggest outdoor markets in Europe. It’s pavilions, former German Zeppelin hangars, have been a striking landmark of the city since 1920s. Its extensive range of products includes food and products characteristic of Latvia-fresh and smoked fish, meat and dairy products, fresh and pickled vegetables, fruit, berries, real country bread and many others. Our guide will take you to the world of colors, aromas and tastes by offering you to try our local specialties.

on request

on request


On foot

2 h

4 km


€23 *

* Starting from 2 persons


Have you been to the vicinity of Central Riga which is both close and faraway, often underestimated and unexplored? A non-touristy area with unoccupied and unkept buildings, wooden and brick churches of different denominations and, of course, our famous Central Market, one of the largest in Europe, which will both please your eyes and bring joy to your taste buds!

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Tour price
€ 23
Tour start time
on request
Duration of the tour
2 h
Starting from
2 persons

Highlighted points

  • Central Market Pavilions,
  • SpÄ«Ä·eri,
  • Academy of Sciences,
  • Jesus Church,
  • Old – New Synagogue,
  • Flea Market – Latgale,
  • Memorial Great Choral Synagogue,
  • Vera Muhina’s Birth House.
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  • Guide service
  • Transport costs

Tour rules

  • Due to objective reasons, our excursions may experience route changes.
  • Walking tour should be booked at least a day in advance. (Does not apply to regular tours.)
  • From 01.04 to 01.10, 12.00.PM; from 1.10 to 1.04, 11.00.PM.
  • Day trips should be booked at least two days in advance. Guide/driver in one person.
  • Art Nouveau excursion at 15.00 will be available from 01.04. to 01.10.; from 1.10. to 1.04. is possible at 13.00 on request.
  • Meeting point – Townhall square 7, guide agencys „Smile line” office in the House of Black Heads.
  • Daily excursions are available in 4 main languages – EN, RU, LV, DE, languages available on request – SV, NO, PO, ES, PT, IT, JA, FR.
  • During bad weather we offer umbrellas.
  • Children under 6 can join excursions for free.

Tour starting point



1. Is it possible to book a tour for a single person?

Yes, it is. We do tours also for individual travellers. 

2. How long in advance can I cancel a tour?

You can cancel a tour 24 hours before it. 

3. Are there any discounts for children?

For pre-school children the tours are free of charge, for schoolchildren- half-price.

4. Can the guide pick me up at the hotel?

Yes, it can be arranged on request

5. How far from the city centre is Smile Line office?

It’s about 5-10 minute walk from the city centre

6. How can I get to the Smileline office?

Just look for the Blackheads’ House on the Town Hall Square. Our office is situated right  inside the building, the door on the left. 

7. What is the address of your office?

The address is Rātslaukums 7, Riga, Latvia

8. What are the office' s working hours?

Every day from 9.30 am – 3pm

9. Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm 

10. Is it possible to have a coffee or lunch break during day tours?

Yes, it is. The guide will recommend the best places to have a coffee or lunch during the tour.

11.Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm

12. What is the difference between morning and evening tours?

You will get more detailed information on the 2-hour tour and have more time to ask questions.


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