Day Trip to Liepāja City & Karosta Prison from Riga - in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

Day Trip to Liepāja City & Karosta Prison from Riga

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69 EUR

Join us on an unforgettable day trip to the infamous Karosta Naval Port Prison and Liepāja, a charming coastal city full of history and beautiful architecture, complete with a white sandy beach. It’s the most creative city in Latvia, home to many musicians and artists.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Russian,
  • Estonian

Highlights

  • Get to know Latvia’s third-biggest city with a friendly local guide
  • Admire Liepāja’s white sandy beach and beautiful architecture
  • Take a trip back to tough Soviet times at the Karosta military prison

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Description

Located on the Baltic Sea, Liepāja is one of our favourite cities in Latvia. It’s the third-largest city in the country, with around 80 000 inhabitants. It’s known throughout Latvia as “the city where the wind is born” because of its relentless sea breeze, and is a beloved spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers.

The morning part of the tour takes you on a journey through Liepāja and reveals the story of this beautiful city, while also preparing you for a visit to the infamous Karosta military prison in the afternoon.

Built at the turn of the 20th century as a military base for the Russian Empire, Karosta is an autonomous neighbourhood in Liepāja where Tsarist architecture coexists with Soviet-era heritage. Besides taking a tour of the prison, visitors have the opportunity to participate in a reality show called “Behind Bars” and can even stay overnight in a prison cell (not included in the tour price).

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Minibus transport
  • Entry to Karosta Naval Port Prison
  • Lunch

Meeting point

Anywhere in the city, your hotel

This operator has 33 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Great walking tour!
We really enjoyed our tour around Old Riga, on a chilly February Saturday. Our guide met us at our hotel, and walked us through the old town. We had some extra time at the end, so she brought us also to the Art Noveau areas.
Highly recommend!
Very good!
Perfect tour
Our morning didnt start as planned because rain interupted our plans and we thought that all fun of exploring Riga will be lost, Until we met Agrita - our tour guide was excellent, not only she lifted everyones spirit despite the bad weather, she managed to show us whole old town and anawer most insane questions our group had. Really good invesent and very well spent time. Definetely a must tour for everyone who is visiting Riga for a first time ! 10 out of 10!
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69 EUR
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Tour operated by: Travel Jam