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Soviet Heritage Walking Tour - Riga after WW2
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Soviet Heritage Walking Tour - Riga after WW2

By Raami Travel
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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local and professional guide
  • Public transportation tickets
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - 1991 Barricades Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Panorama Riga Observation Deck


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • The Freedom Monument, Central District, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
    Please look for our guide with the badge. The guide will be standing in front of the Monument of Freedom (the front is where the inscription is), next to the bronze information plate embedded in the asphalt on the right side of the monument (if looking from Old Riga side).
Pickup details
  • Please contact us at least 1 day before the tour is scheduled to start with your pick up location. Your pick up will be confirmed only after you hear from us. If we don't receive a pick up information we'll meet you at the tour starting point near Freedom Monument.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Rīgas Pasažieru Osta, Northern District, Riga, LV-1045, Latvia
    End:
    • Latvian Academy of Sciences Observation deck, Akademijas laukums 1, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35033P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Suitable strictly for active people only as quite a large amount of walking is involved
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of extreme weather (colder than -15C, hotter than +35C, stormy wind or rain) the tour would be cancelled and you would be offered full refund (or spot on the next available tour).
    • Although children are allowed, this activity is not suitable for them
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35033P3

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    • Akademijas laukums 1, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    About the operator
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    • Raami Travel
      145
      Riga, Latvia
      Joined in April 2015
    • Paul N
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent & comprehensive walking tour!
      Very thorough tour covering all significant layers of Latvia’s impressive history. Tour guide was as knowledgeable as passionate about Latvia in general and Riga specifically.
      Written 30 January 2024
    • 788rosemaryl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Riga with a local
      Liga was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and really proud of her city, she provided the perfect introduction to the fascinating city of Riga. She was professional and keen to show us all Riga had to offer, from its history to current day living. A most enjoyable and wide ranging tour.
      Written 5 November 2023
    • MDRDAN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour with Liga from Riga.
      We enjoyed an excellent customized private walking tour with Liga from Riga. We were a group of 6 and really enjoyed Liga's enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment to showing the best of Riga. We had limited time, so we combined a city walking tour with a food-tasting finale in the Central Market. The email communication to set up the tour was very reliable, and everything went off as planned and on time. We would be very happy to tour with Liga again. Thank you very much.
      Written 27 August 2023
    • 555kathf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An easy city to walk around so long as you don't mind the cobbles.
      Riga is a small city and it is easy to walk around, so long as you don't mind cobbles, comfortable shoes are a must. The architecture is varied and different, both old and modern, and lots of churches and cathedrals. We went with a guide called Alexander to the old part of the city where they are doing up some of the very old wooden houses. The parks are well kept and there are plenty of them, with various statues and monuments to see. Everywhere is clean and tidy, although they are putting in a new railway line which will run to the airport - so some building work is going on.
      Written 7 August 2023
    • 31TonyC31
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      a most educational , as well as enjoyable, experience
      The best part of the experience was not just the tasting of the variety of Latvian foods - but learning more generally about Latvian foods and cuisine. Our guide could not have been more friendly or helpful. We also learnt a lot about living in Latvia itself which was really intersting.
      Written 17 November 2022
    • Couchico
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing food tour with knowledgeable and friendly guide!
      This was a great food tour! Our guide Edithe was so friendly and knowledgeable, we really enjoyed our time with her. We learnt loads about Latvia and its history and how people live nowadays. The food tasting part was great too. Edithe offered loads of different options for us to try and you could ask for things yourself if you fancied. The trip isn’t weather dependent either as you are inside. Would definitely recommend!
      Written 23 September 2022
    • Kathrynkylee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour in Riga with Toms
      My tour with Toms was great. I learned so much about Riga and it's amazing architecture, parks and so many interesting facts.Riga is an incredibly beautiful city with much to offer and Toms covered a lot of ground and made it super interesting and fun. I highly recommend this tour with Toms whenever you are in Riga. You will not be disappointed and enjoy Riga so much more.
      Written 12 September 2022
    • ProfessorDarwin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experiencce!
      Our guide picked us up from our hotel and gave us the most amazing introduction to the main areas of Riga. She was keen to tailor the tour to what we were most interested in, which was great. During one of our coffee breaks, she even helped us to book tickets to the ballet. We learned so much about the city and the country's history during the tour, exploring the old town, lots of parks and the art deco district. The tour of the market was a highlight, and allowed us to try foods we'd never have been able to order on our own! Highly recommended tour and thank you for an amazing experience.
      Written 31 August 2022
    • 244stevenh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Day in Riga!
      We had truly an amazing time in Riga!! And Liga was the perfect guide to share her wonderful city with us. She was very responsive prior to our trip and worked out our meeting point and tailored a perfect tour for our group. We were able to experience Riga Central district with the art nouveau buildings and see the wonderful preserved old town while walking through beautiful parks along the way and hearing about the history of Riga. And as an added bonus, she took us to the amazing central market where we were able to try out wonderful Latvian cuisine and shop for goodies to return home with. It was unfortunate that we only had one day in Riga being only a cruise stop but Liga from Riga made it a memorable one and we will be sure to visit again, spend more time, and hopefully schedule more tours with Liga. Thank you for showing my wife and I as well as our friends your beautiful city!!!
      Written 28 August 2022
    • sarabhutch
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Tour
      Liga is a wonderful guide. Riga is a beautiful city with such a rich history. We were very lucky to spend our first afternoon there walking around with Liga. She is a native who knows the city very well. She shared her love of the city and Latvian people with us and I couldn't have asked for a better tour. Thank you Liga.
      Written 4 August 2022
    • Janickeln
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour
      Excellent tour with a lovely and knowledgable guide really showing us the latvian way. Sneakers is a must
      Written 11 June 2022
    • Sebylita
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to get to explore this gem!
      Liga our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly - she took her time to go over every site with passion for her job - Riga is such a historic and beautiful city - a must do - we walked for 4 hours - best way to get to explore this gem!
      Written 4 June 2022
    • dmncl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Couldn’t be better
      We had a wonderful private tour with Liga. She went way beyond what might be expected and spent as long as was necessary to show us all the sights. We thoroughly enjoyed it, learning about the political and social history as we went along. As well as showing us the sights Liga also took us into a variety of shops to point out different Latvian foods, costumes etc, we had coffee in the park and sampled cheese in the Central Market. She left us with plenty of recommendations for places to eat and see in the coming days. Couldn’t have been better. Thank you Liga!
      Written 7 May 2022
    • OSKJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very enjoyable and worthwhile tour. Excellent guide.
      Thoroughly enjoyable walking tour. Our guide, Edite was excellent. (Like Edith Piaf, she told us but she can’t sing! :-) ) Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and pleasant with lots of interesting facts and historical background with lots of humour and conversation throughout. We were three separate couples who didn’t know each other who bonded very quickly along the tour as we covered the city’s many sites. The city (and country) has a rich history with varied architecture from very old to very striking art nouveau buildings from early 20th century which the guide took us to see and understand. The tour is very nicely paced and lasted longer than expected as we were talking so much and stopped off for an unscheduled coffee along the way. (Rigan’s seem to love their coffee). Finished at the market where we said our goodbyes. Felt like family at the end. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written 1 April 2022
    • AudJ80
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      This was a great walking tour. The guide was professional and kept me entertained during the whole trip. I would be happy to go back for another tour, and reckommend this company.
      Written 15 March 2022
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    NR5
    Norwich, UK27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2019 • Family
    Edite, our guide, was brilliant and took us on a comprehensive three-hour tour. We packed a lot in: travelling on a bus and a train, too.

    We highly recommend the tour and learnt a huge amount about Latvia’s history. First rate!
    Written 23 October 2019
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    Thank you dear Alex, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience! The satisfaction of our guests is our priority. We wish you a great time in Riga and thank you for your kind review.
    Written 23 October 2019
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    Dorske&Tamara
    Wellen, Belgium13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well organised tour by local guide that shows the dark pages of the cityhistory during war and Sovjetregime which brings you also in less touristique areas. Therefor we will highly recommand this tour. On the voucher was mentioned that there was a sovjet-buffet included, but during the tour it became clear we still had to pay for that. Messenger to the guide: when you visit Belgium and Ghent, don't forget 'Ieper' if you wanna learn about WWI
    Written 25 January 2019
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    Simon H
    London, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a very enjoyable 3 hours finding out about a less obvious part of Riga's history.

    We got a real feel of the effects of the Soviet occupation of Latvia. Had an excellent guide who we could really engage with.

    We came away feeling like we knew more about Riga than we expected to.

    Excellent tour.
    Written 3 February 2019
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    G/J
    United Kingdom152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2018 • Family
    We were met as promised at 3 p.m. by local guide from Riga, who was informative of all what she was telling and showing us. She could also relate some parts of the trips to her own family experiences as well as when she was in school.
    Tour included the free walk around of KGB Museum but would suggest that if you wanted to visit the cells, then you pre book before coming to Riga, as the private tours of the cells etc are pre-bookable only and popular, so cannot just turn up as when you want - this was only negative of tour as thought would include all of it.
    Tram and bus rides included in price so to take you to the Moscow Quarter and state of the art library etc.
    Tour ended with a visit to a Russian bar to sample typical food and drink.
    Written 22 July 2018
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    Rick C
    Cape Coral, FL9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2019 • Couples
    Liga from Riga was awesome! Authentic personal experience passed onto us. We felt her family experience was shared with us.
    Written 11 July 2019
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