Inspiring Tours of Riga and Latvia!

Riga Old Town across the Daugava River
Riga's beautiful Old Town.

Riga tour guide Philip Birzulis.
Your guide in Riga, Philip Birzulis.

My name is Philip Birzulis, and I'm a tour guide in Riga, the capital of Latvia  - the heart of the Baltics!

 

I was born in Australia in a migrant Latvian family. Latvia regained its independence in the early 1990s, and after getting a degree in history at Sydney University I came here for a brief visit, which turned into a full-blown love affair with the country stretching more than 24 years. I've worked in Riga as a journalist, a translator and a tour guide, because I want to share my passion for this place with visitors.

 

 

Art Nouveau building by Mikhail Eisenstein in Riga.
An Art Nouveau marvel in Riga.

Riga has so much to offer! Fascinating history. Stunning architecture from medieval cathedrals to Art Nouveau  gems and some eye-popping Soviet buildings. Exquisite art, bustling markets, vibrant nightlife and delicious cuisine. Above all, the city has lots of amazing stories, and I'd love to share them with you on a walking tour or using my car (there's room for four passengers). Every visitor is unique, and I can tailor a tour to suit you. So contact me today and let's hit the streets of Riga together!

 

Philip in action.
Philip in action.

You can also browse Enjoy Riga!, where I offer my tips on the best places to eat, drink and dance in the city. And have a read of my travel writing about eclectic spots in Latvia and the wider world.

 

 

See you in Latvia!


Enjoy Riga!

People often ask for my recommendations as a local about where to eat, hang out and have fun after my tours. So I've put together this guide to special places where you can get a taste of the real city, away from the tourist traps. As we say in Latvian - baudiet Rīgu! Enjoy Riga!

eat in riga


do stuff in riga


party IN RIGA



RIGA OFF THE TRAIL

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