Walking Tours in Riga and Jurmala

Riga Art Nouveau building facade by architect Mikhail Eisenstein with sculptures of human faces and a peacock

About Latvia Free Tours

Riga free walking tour guide Philip Birzulis with a group of five smiling tourists
Philip (the hefty bloke in the middle) with some happy travelers

My name is Philip Birzulis. I'm a tour guide in Latvia's beautiful capital Riga and its world-famous seaside resort Jurmala.

In my Best of Riga and Jurmala free walking tours (with a donation to the guide) and personally tailored tours, I share my passion for this fascinating Baltic country with people from around the world. My tours in Latvia are informative and fun, rich in history and legends, with some music and art thrown in for added spice. I keep my groups small, with a maximum 15 people, so everyone can enjoy the experience to the full.

Read some more about me and let me be your guide in Latvia! 

Tours in Latvia

best of riga free tour

St Peter's Church and House of Blackheads in Old Riga
Old Riga charm

Discover the highlights of Riga's Art Nouveau district and Old Town in one enthralling tour.

wooden riga tour

Red historic timber house with white shutters in Riga's Agenskalns district
Wooden Riga residence

Visit timber manors, churches, hotels and more lovely structures on this hammer-and-nails Riga adventure.

latvian song festivalS HISTORY tour

Artistic Latvian Song Festival poster from 1933 with a bearded man strumming a harp aand three female singers
Historic Song Festival poster

Savour the rich history of the Latvian song celebrations on this walk around Riga's musical landmarks.

jurmala free walking tour

Boy feeding seagulls on Jurmala beach on a sunny day with sand and sea visible
Free as a bird

See Latvia's favourite resort Jurmala on a wonderful journey of architecture, history and nature.


Girl with long hair whispering into the ear of a white bust of Lenin
The Lenin Whisperer

Delve into Riga's recent past on an expedition to KGB HQ, Stalin's Birthday Cake and more red relics.

jurmala full day tour

White Kemeri Sanatorium building and green lawn
Kemeri Sanatorium

Enjoy healing springs, meadow-foraged foods, historic fishing boats and more on a Jurmala daytrip.


Wooden gate at Sabile Wine Hill
Sabile Wine Hill

Get a taste of western  Latvia with organic honey, lunch at an ancient manor and record-breaking wine.

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