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Pilsetas kanals

Old Town, Riga, Latvia
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Take the small canal boat ride to circumnavigate the old town

We had walked much of the day and needed to put our feet up - and so we paid our 9euros for a small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ThePughs14
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Good place to waste 45-60mins

Frankly, there are more Art Nouveau items to see in the V&A. This house is not so special. If it's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louise_Shepherd
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London, England
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“boat ride” (16 reviews)
“small boats” (4 reviews)
“canal trip” (4 reviews)
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Old Town, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed yesterday

We had walked much of the day and needed to put our feet up - and so we paid our 9euros for a small boat trip starting from the park, which did a round trip clockwise keeping the old town on the right hand side....More

Thank ThePughs14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, there are more Art Nouveau items to see in the V&A. This house is not so special. If it's raining (and it was) then pop in, but it's a cramped venue. So you need to go when there are very few people.

Thank Louise_Shepherd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely canal, winding through the city and alongside the old town, with some lovely parkland. Unfortunately it was raining the whole time we were here but in the summer it must be even better.

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The canals are the perfect counterpart to the vast green spaces. They are serene and lovely to enjoy from a bench.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend taking a boat tour around the canals. Very calming and gives you another view of the old town in Riga.

Thank Lísa E
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We took the river/canal 1 hour cruise which was good value at 12 euros each.You see many of the city's sights from a different viewpoint.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Taking a canal trip is a wonderful way to see the city from a different perspective. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Gwenda M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Its just not very good. You see little as the boat is lower than the banks and walls you sail past. Best to do the route on land by foot.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

For €18 per person one can take this canal and river cruise which lasts an hour. It is quite tame really and the perspective one gets from the water is not that great. This is hardly a 'must do' visitor attraction.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Highly recommend to tourists to take a boat ride along the canals, most of the boat rides last for an hour.

Thank Quack H
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