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Riga after WW2 - Soviet Heritage Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Tour highlights:
    • Visit must-see places that are legacies of Riga’s Soviet past
    • Learn about life during the occupation
    • Enjoy beautiful panoramic views
    • Taste typical Soviet-era food

    What was it like living in Riga during the Soviet occupation? How did people entertain themselves? How did they make a living? What did they eat? If you want to find out what life was like behind the Iron Curtain, join our fascinating walking tour!

    This tour takes you to some of the must-see places in Riga that are legacies of the city’s Soviet past. You’ll see typical Soviet-era buildings, hear about life during the occupation and enjoy great panoramic views.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Freedom Monument, Central District, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Details
    Alfrēda Kalniņa iela, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
    • Local and professional guide
    • Entrance fees (5 EUR per person)
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    Additional Info
    • 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).
    • Minimum age is 16 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum numbers apply (for public tours). The tour can be cancelled if there are not enough participants.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    Liga from Riga was awesome! Authentic personal experience passed onto us. We felt her family experience was shared with us.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Rick C
    Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    1  Thank SimonHQuack
    Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    2  Thank Dorske-Tamara
    Reviewed July 22, 2018

    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...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank GordonJulie B
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    KIM H
    May 8, 2019|
    Response from LigaVanaga | Property representative |
    Hello, We don't recommend this tour to cruise ship passengers, if you are in Riga only for few hours you should visit Old Riga, city center, Central Market, but this experience brings people to Pardaugava area. If you still... More
    March 22, 2019|
    Response from LigaVanaga | Property representative |
    Dear Tatyana, Thank you for your question! To make sure that you always get your answers in time, please contact the tour provider directly. During this tour we mostly visit Pardaugava area with Soviet time buildings... More
    Joan C
    February 25, 2019|
    Response from LigaVanaga | Property representative |
    You can book a private tour and request any starting time for that.
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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