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Jewish Riga

Jewish Riga

Jewish Riga

In spite the years of war and people perished in the Nazi times, Riga’s Jewish community is still alive. We will see the Jewish history sites. Pay memories to Holocaust victims. And have a tour of the Old town of Riga.

You will meet guide and vehicle at the exit gate of the port. You will drive through the Moscow suburb which used to be the Jewish district of Riga and stop by the ruins and monument of the Old Riga synagogue.

Then the bus will take us to Rumbula forest. To the great memorial complex erected in the place where all Riga Jews, were killed by the Nazis. After paying the memories we will come back to the old town.

 During walking tour of Riga’s old town you will see the Old town Synagogue(visit inside is optional).

We will discover the Dome cathedral founded in the 13th century, knight’s castle, nowadays being the presidential palace, Latvian Parliament building, several medieval churches, one of them is St Peter’s church with outstanding viewing platform on top of the tallest spire in the city. In one of the city corners you’ll discover the powder tower and part of medieval town wall. We will not forget Roland – the patron saint of the city and magnificent house of the guild of the Blackheads.

You will walk crooked streets of old Riga to the Freedom Monument, and see the moat and park belt of old town.

We will see the houses of stupendous Art Nouveau style from the early 20th century, and admire the inventive spirit of Riga architects.

The tour will end in the old town where you have free time for discoveries on own, visiting museums, lunch or shopping.  

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1 day(s)
4 hours
  • This tour includes
    • Dome cathedral
    • Knight’s castle
    • Latvian Parliament
    • St Peter’s church 
    • Freedom Monument
    • Art Nouveau buildings
  • The itinerary of the tour

    10 am meeting the guide at the exit gate on the harbor.

    10.00-12.00 visiting the Old Synagogue memorial, driving thorough the Jewish district out of Riiga and visiting the memorial site  in Rumbula forest – execution place of Riga Jewish population.

    12.00-14.00 back to the old town with the possibility of coffee break in one of cozy cafes. Walking tour of the Old town of Riga.

    Free time

    Getting back to the port on own. Port is 15 min walking distance away.    

    BE NOTED: the timing above is a sample one, and will be arranged accrding to the actual time of ship’s arrival to the port. We used to start the program one hour after disembarkation.

  • Price

    Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!

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  • Tour price includes
    • professional English-speaking guide for 4 hours (other languages are available for private tours upon request )

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.



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