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Riga–Tallinn Sightseeing Tour Bus

(230 reviews)
Up to 8 people

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


A fun day exploring the Latvian and Estonian countryside and small towns
Climb the Soviet era Bobsleigh track in Sigulda
Discover the medieval Old Town of Cēsis and its picturesque castle ruins
Hike by the sandy cliffs of Sietiņiezis in the Gauja National Park (may not be available during low season)
Visit Estonian history and military museum in Valga
Explore the romantic town of Viljandi and its crumbling crusader castle

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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: English (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
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Join our entertaining trip from Riga to Tallinn through the picturesque towns of Sigulda, Cēsis, Valga, and Viljandi. 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 hour road trip from Riga to Tallinn (click here to book this tour the other way – from Tallinn to Riga). Learn about the diverse and interesting history of both Latvia and Estonia from your knowledgeable local guide. We’ll take you from small towns and medieval castle ruins to quirky local sights and through the beautiful countryside.

First we’ll stop in Sigulda to climb up the only Bobsleigh Track in the Baltics for a great views of the area. You’ll see the romantic Old Town of Cēsis and the beautiful castle ruins at the heart of it. We’ll visit the Gauja National Park where you can hike along the picturesque sand cliffs in Sietiņiezis. Learn about the history of Latvia and Estonia in Valga the border town between the two countries. Before we reach Tallinn we’ll stop in Viljandi, one of the loveliest towns in Estonia, and roam its castle hills and discover how the crusader castle became to be ruined.

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 Riga to Tallinn
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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Thousands of Happy Customers

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"Good way to explore Estonia! Excellent Guide!"

Rather than taking the direct bus from Riga to Tallinn, this is the best way to explore both countries outside the city centre. Our guide, Katrin is very friendly and knowledgable in explaining the histories of both countries and also all the attractions that we visited. She is also a very safe driver and prepared some umbrellas in case it is raining. I don't feel rushed and she is very flexible with time. On top of that, she has helped us above and beyond when my mom left her bagpack in one of the attraction sites. She makes sure that the bagpack is delivered to us the next day! We were trully appreciative of her efforts in helping us. She has truly displayed an excellent representation of Estonian who is kind hearted! The other guide, Andres who voluntereed to get the bagpack and deliver it to us is truly a star! We will remember Estonia with sweet memories not only because of the beautiful attractions that the country has but also the kind hearted people!

"Good tour"

The vehicle was very comfortable for our group of 5. It was a very pleasant day, seeing more of Latvia and Estonia. However, our guide bluffed a lot of the info, was totally disengaged with us and had no consideration for anybodies speed or needs

"Best way to travel from Riga to Tallinn"

We opted for a private tour as it was more flexible. In particular, we had visited Sigulda for a full day (by train from Riga - recommended) so we asked to skip Sigulda and spend more time at Cesis Castle (also recommended.) Note - Elina said that even on a full tour, the guide can do that if everyone agrees. Elina was full of information and had excellent conversational English. Even if you are on the small group tour (about eight people, max nine), travelling between Riga and Tallinn this way allows you to see a lot more of the country outside the capital cities.

"Fantastic day tour"

I wish there were more tours like this, that take you from one beautiful place to another and show you so much on the way! Our guide Gregor was brilliant, he had an answer to every question and have lots of insights into Estonian culture. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see behind the mask of the capitals and see real Latvia and Estonia..

"Wonderful Expjrience"

We join the tour 2 academic ladies and found 4 young impressive people and a charming young gide Fred Gregor. We visited few beautiful places and learned a lot about Eztonia Thank you very mutch

"Riga to Tallinn "

Loved the tour, great way to travel between the two countries. Tour guide was amazing and we had loads of knowledge, would definitely recommend.

Meeting Point

Riga-Tallinn and Riga-Vilnius tour buses leave in front of Riga Old Town Hostel, Vaļņu iela 43, Riga.

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