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JEWISH RIGA & GHETTO

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54 EUR

Discover the heritage of the 700-years-old Jewish life in Latvia complete with a visit to the medieval old town and inspirational symbols of local Jewry.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Swedish,
  • German,
  • Russian

Highlights

  • Panoramic drive by Daugava River
  • Peitav šul Synagogue in Riga Medieval Old Town
  • Ghetto & Holocaust Museum
  • Jewish Ghetto site in Riga Maskachka Forstadt
  • Ķīpsala island panoramic view
  • Righteous Žanis Lipke Memorial in Ķīpasala

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Description

This tour takes you to the Riga Synagogue, Ghetto & Holocaust Museum, Riga Ghetto quarter sights and Žanis Lipke Memorial.
Our day starts with the medieval Old town containing the only working Sinagogue of Riga. We will leave our transport and walk to the historic buiding along old cobbled lanes with inviting street cafes.
While in Old town, a short break for some rest, tea / coffee is offered.
Passing the ruins of Great Synagogue turned into monument we will follow to Riga Ghetto & Holocaust museum, a beautiful example of rebirth of community. Stepping down the original pieces of stone from the streets of Riga Ghetto, the strength of the messages around us will be palpable.
We will visit Riga Ghetto area where all Jews from Riga and the vicinity were relocated while the non-Jewish inhabitants were evicted by Nazi.
After that we will make our way across the Daugava River to the unique Žanis Lipke Memorial located on Kipsala island with beautiful views of Riga. We will drive and walk down the Kipsala bank admiring the splendid marriage of some modern and many delicately preserved old wooden houses.

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What’s included & not included

  • 4h private guide services & private tour vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Riga Jewish heritage places
  • Entrance to Riga synagogue
  • Latvian Ghetto & Holocaust Museum
  • Žanis Lipke Memorial & visit
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price

Meeting point

At cruise port / hotel

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54 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: Mundus Travels