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Ride in the first electric tramin Riga, Latvia

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Taking the retro tram you can see the historic area of Riga for one hour and get to the city zoo.
How to ride in the first electric tram in Riga
By 1901 public transport had been dragged by horses (horse-tram), then electric traction tram was engineered. 80 years passed and the tram was reconstructed according to remained drafts and pictures.

The very first Riga tram had only 1 tram-car, Riga
Photo: The very first Riga tram had only 1 tram-car, © tusia123

Today the retro tram runs from Mezhapark to Ausekla Street and back. The itinerary lies through the city centre, passing by the Latvian National Theatre, Riga Central Market and other sights.

How to do?

1. In Mezhapark you can walk around the city zoo. Keep the entry ticket and you'll get a discount for the retro tram ride.

3. The tram departs at 11:05, 12:40, 14:10, 15:40, 17:05, 18:45. The driver sells tickets.

Riga retro-tram, Riga
Photo: Riga retro-tram, © tramways2007 | Flickr

3. Or you can rent the 18-seat tram for yourself and ride in it till the break of the dawn :-)

Where to do?

#2MežaparksMežaparks

In the main park of Riga at Lake Kisezers you can go paddle surfing in summer and go skiing in winter. Open-air theater here holds concerts and performances.

Phone: +371 67105299

When to do?

You can take the ride on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

How much?

Retro tram fare is €2, for children under 7 - free.
If you have zoo entry ticket, the price is €1.

Retro tram rent is €85/h for day time and €92,65/h for night time (you have to leave an application in advance - 3 working days before the ride).

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