Sightseeing Transfer Riga - Tallinn via Parnu, Along the Seaside

Tour Type

Sightseeing Tour/Transfer

Tour Duration

~9 Hours

Location

Vidzeme - Central Latvia

Tour Season

Whole year

One way sightseeing tour / transfer from Riga to Tallinn or Tallinn to Riga along the Baltic sea coast and visit of the Estonian summer capital city - Parnu. Efficient way to travel between capitals of Latvia and Estonia by experiencing beautiful seaside trail, beaches, coastal roads, border towns and Estonian seaside resort Parnu.

About The Tour

Tour Description

Join a fun day tour from Riga to Tallinn or Tallinn to Riga traveling along the Baltic sea coast for sightseeing of nature, towns and city of Parnu where you are going to discover the charmy old town and center of Parnu as well as the seaside area with many wooden buildings, the lovely beach ofcourse and maybe even something more.

Transfer tour Riga - Parnu - Tallinn is a good alternative to a bus ride or flight if you have to travel between capitals or other cities of the Baltic states. Transfer tour will be a good way to learn about Latvia and Estonia, enjoy landscapes, nature and culture.

Learn about both countries while traveling without loosing any of your precious travel time in Baltic countries.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy views and nature and trail of The Whide Dune of Saulkrasti (coast of sun)
  • One of the most popular spots in Latvia for people to get married. And no wonder, view from the top of the high sea dune is amazing all year round. Besides one of the local superstitions are that it's a sign of good luck to see wedding on the way - so a good chance for a good sightseeing of the coastal area and a to get good luck.

  • Drive small coastal roads
  • Great chance to see local way of life of those people who live by the sea as well as beautiful rocky seaside while driving along the small coastal roads.

  • Throw a rock into the sea
  • One of the most beautiful beaches of the Batlic sea Riga gulf are on our way and we are sure going to stop here for a short while and throw some stones into the sea.

  • Take a photo on the boarder of Latvia and Estonia
  • Cross the border by walking in a town devided between Latvia and Estonia. Save the moment in a photo by taking a selfie with both signs - Estonia and Latvia or even stand with one leg in each of the countries.

  • Strech your legs on a beautiful seaside trail - "Sunset Trail"
  • Experience a nature trail walk through a Latvia forest with picturesque views on to the sea from a high dune. 3.5 km walk of the "Sunset trail" in Saulkrasti town will a real delight for everyone enjoying nature.

    Difficulty level of the trail is easy. Trail is partly made of wood and partly goes via small footpaths.

  • Visit the summer capital city of Estonia - Parnu
  • Parnu is a seaside resort in Estonia with beautiful white sand beaches, wooded architecture and a nice old town. Enjoy vibe of Parnu, go for a swim in the sea and add one more city to your visited locations in Estonia.

  • Travel ~320 km (~200 miles) between the capitals of Latvia and Estonia

Additional information

  • Transfer is available in both directions: Riga - Tallinn and Tallinn - Riga.
  • Total distance walked on the tour is ~8km (~4 miles)
  • Please bring swimsuit if you will want to go for a swim.
  • 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.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 70 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
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About this region of Latvia - Vidzeme

The Wild Side of Northern Latvia

Vidzeme (Northern Latvia)

Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"A bespoke tour for four, covering Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia"

Reviewed December, 2022
Marie from Perth, Australia

Discover Latvia Tours took our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) on a private, bespoke tour of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia over two days. The itinerary was tailored to suit our needs and interests, with our guide, Rihards, instrumental in the planning stages. He suggested interesting sights off the beaten track, and closer to the travel date communicated regularly with us regarding the finer details.

When spending two full days in a car ‘one-on-one’ with a guide, you want someone like Rihards driving you around. Intelligent, interesting and very pleasant to be around, it was easy to forget we were on a ‘tour’ with Rihards. It felt as though we were being driven around by a friend.

Over the two days, our tailored tour included:
Day one - hotel pick up in Riga, traveling to Salispils Concentration Camp (18km southeast of Riga). The memorial building (an impressive concrete structure) was built by the Soviets in the late 1960s. The informative displays depicting use of the camp during WWII have recently been installed and are very well done.
It was a moving experience, and was particularly beautiful set against the snowy background. Well worth a visit if time allows.

Second stop on day one was the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. Rihards dropped us off at the main entrance, leaving us to explore the site at our own pace, then waited for us beside a church on the other side.
This place would be awe inspiring at any time of year, but the deep snow made it a truly magical and picturesque experience. (Being Aussies, snow is a huge novelty for us).

On the way back to our hotel we stopped for coffee and cake at a pretty riverside cafe. (Again, very pretty blanketed in white.)

Day two - hotel pick up in Riga to visit a secret Soviet bunker (Padomju Slepenais Bunkurs). It was a fascinating experience. Kept top secret until 2003, it’s as though the Soviets just upped and left the bunker overnight, leaving everything behind - a real time warp! Our bunker guide was a Mexican expat, living in Lithuania, and an expert on the Soviet era - quite a combo! He was passionate about the bunker’s history and shared his knowledge in an energetic and enjoyable way.

Rihards then drove us to the Sigilda bobsled track. This is where Rihards local knowledge and tour organisation really came in handy - the bobsleigh facility is not always open and Rihards kept track of this for us in the days leading up to our visit.
As far as the actual bobsled experience goes, all I can say is Wow Wow Wow!!!! It was a once in a lifetime experience - especially for a sandgroper from Perth, Western Australia!

From there, Rihards drove us to Tallin, Estonia, stopping at another gorgeous cafe along the way before delivering us safely to our next hotel.

Thank you so much Rihards for all your help in organising this very special experience for us, and for your friendly company along the way. We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed every step and kilometer of the journey!

Your expert driving through all that snow for two days while chatting to us about every topic imaginable was very impressive!

Visited December 2022

"Excellent, professional service"

Reviewed June, 2022
Rosemary from UK

We approached Discover Latvia Tours to provide us with full day sightseeing transfers from Vilnius to Riga and from Riga to Tallinn. We were really delighted with the service we received. Rihards is so professional and knowledgeable, and we thoroughly enjoyed his company and our conversations as we travelled across the Baltic States. Rihards also arranged an excellent guide for us on a day trip out into the Latvian countryside whilst we were staying in Riga: Maria took us on a fascinating tour of the castles at Sigulda, Turaida and Cesis. We would highly recommend Discover Latvia Tours. Rihards is very flexible in accommodating the interests of his clients and the tours are very competitively priced.

Visited June 2022

"Great Trips with both Rihards and Marija"

Reviewed October, 2021
Carmel from Malta

The four excursions with did with Discover Latvia were great. We choose the transfer/excursions from Vilnius to Riga and Riga to Tallinn and also the Kuldiga and Medieval Cesis Town and Sigulda trips from Riga. All four of them were intense and very well worth it. Both Rihards and Marija as tour guids were great and left nothing to be desired.

Visited September 2021

"Great way to transfer"

Reviewed June 30, 2019
Karen from Melbourne, Australia

Rihards made this a really pleasant trip for us. He kept up a running commentary on places we saw as well as discussions about Latvia and Estonia. He was such an engaging person. We had a few sightseeing stops along our transfer from Riga to Tallin. My favourite was a boardwalk walk through the bogs. Such a different environment to experience. Very glad we decided to use This private transfer from door to door. Highly recommend.

Visited June 2019

"Rihards as driver and guide from Vilnius through Riga to Tallinn"

Reviewed June 27, 2019
Ellen from Boston, USA

Rihards was prompt, friendly, informative, and knowledgeable - and especially about Latvia. Easy to make arrangements and follow through. His English is excellent and it was great to hear personal stories about life since the Soviet occupation and current geopolitical issues. We were only two adults, but his car could certainly hold 6-8 and we are so glad we didn't attempt bus routes or trains on our own - (trains in the Baltics lag way behind the rest of Europe). We also saw much more of the countryside, stopping in pre-arranged spots or wherever we decided en route. Highly recommend!

Visited June 2019

"Private Transfer Services"

Reviewed May, 2018
Bec from Australia

We used Discover Latvia for a private transfer between Riga and Tallinn. It was all booked and organised before we left Australia (a very easy process). This was the best decision we made on our trip. Our driver, Rihards, was a very safe and conscientious driver. He was so knowledgeable about Latvia and Estonia. He took us to some great places of interest on our drive between the two capitals. He was a great person to spend 8 hours with. Thanks for a wonderful day! A perfect way to end a perfect stay in Latvia. I definitely recommend "Discover Latvia", the service was outstanding.

Visited April 2018

""Discover Latvia is great for transfers, transfer tours and tours!"

Reviewed April, 2016
Steve from USA

We spent 4 days each in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

Instead of taking straight transfers from Tallinn to Riga and from Riga to Vilnius, we took 7.5 to 8 hour transfer tours between the cities. This included wonderful sightseeing along the way and time for lunch in beautiful and inexpensive restaurants.

We used Discover Latvia for both transfer tours. We upgraded from a car to a van because of our luggage and mostly because of our comfort.

The agreed upon itineraries were great and the places the driver/guide stopped for the two lunches were wonderful.

We also used Discover Latvia for a private tour from Riga to Sigulda and the surrounding area.

For everything, we were very satisfied with Discover Latvia. Nice vehicles, great tour guide, etc.

Steve McEvoyb
West Chester

Visited April 2016

"Excellent driver and car -- strongly recommend for transfers"

Reviewed April, 2016
James from Toronto, Canada

Discover Latvia's service was exactly what we needed for comfortable and enjoyable transfers from Tallinn to Riga and from Riga to Vilnius. Very good value at a reasonable price with Rihards as our driver. Both trips had well designed itineraries. The Tallinn to Riga trip included worthwhile stops at Parnu and at Turaida Castle. The Riga to Vilnius trip included stops at Rundale Palace and at the Hill of Crosses.

We would recommend Rihards and Discover Latvia without hesitation.

Visited April 2016