Jurmala Free Walking Tour

About the Tour

Jurmala free tour guide Philip Birzulis with a group of travelers
Free and happy travelers

Literally meaning "the seaside" in Latvian, Jurmala is a wonderful escape just minutes from Riga.


On the Jurmala Free Walking Tour, we explore the history of Jurmala, from ancient amber trading to the 19th century sea bathing boom and its bubbling life today. We visit genteel timber cottages, beautiful churches, Soviet sanatoriums, legendary prewar mansions, and of course the pine-fringed beach. We delve into the Jurmala life of the great poets Aspazija and Ranis, hear seafaring stories, and learn how swimming etiquette has changed over the years.


And I'll play some music which encapsulates this enchanting shore.

Turtle sculpture with historic timber building in background  in Jurmala
Jurmala beach buddy

Free tours run on tips to the guide as a thank you for sharing his time, energy, passion and knowledge! Please bring 10 to 50 euros cash as a donation!

Booking your Tour

  • The Jurmala Free Walking Tour runs from April to September on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:00 and Fridays and Saturdays at 15.00.
  • I only accept 15 people per tour to keep it nice and cozy and so everyone can enjoy it to the full.
  • Booking is open up to the night before the tour. Booking is free of charge.
  • If you can't make the tourplease cancel your booking so someone else can join.

Tour Starting Point

  • If you're coming from Riga, take the train to Majori station.
  • The tour starts in front of the Hotel Jurmala Spa on Jomas iela, Jurmala's pedestrian boulevard.
  • I'll be wearing an orange cap so you can easily spot me! 
  • The tour goes for about 2.5 hours and ends near Majori station.


Personalised Walking Tours in Jurmala

Rainis and Aspazija Museu set in a historic timber house with snow. Photo by Linda Grīnberga
Jurmala's timber houses are beautiful in winter, too

I can guide the Jurmala free tour specially for your group.


The cost is 120 euros for the group, duration 2.5 hours. 

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