Riga Moscow District & Old Jewish Ghetto Tour

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Discover one of Riga’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, rich in Jewish history and 19th-century wooden architecture. Wander along quiet streets, soak up the old-world atmosphere and delve deep into local history on a captivating 3-hour tour of the city’s notorious Moscow District.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Very intresting and informative tour. Guide gave us a good combination of information: history, life nowadays and the future of the area. Wonderful old wooden houses in shabby chick, renovated houses, wooden churches, Jewish ghetto with many places we visited, etc... Strongly recommend this tour to get a totally different view of Riga 😀
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Reviewed by Elina

Highlights

  • Escape the tourist crowds and discover one of the least-explored parts of Riga
  • Admire charming 19th-century wooden architecture
  • Wander the streets of what was Riga’s Jewish ghetto during WWII

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Description

Located near the Old Town, Riga’s edgy, up-and-coming Moscow District feels like a completely different city. It had its fair share of bad press back in the day and, even today, many people will tell you to stay away from it. What better way to discover the truth than to visit it yourself?

Officially known as Latgales, the Moscow District feels like a film set with its old wooden buildings, quiet streets and unusual atmosphere. In fact, because the area has hardly changed in 50 years, it has actually been used as a backdrop for quite a number of films.

Today, in the territory of the WWII Jewish ghetto, you’ll find new real estate developments, century-old art nouveau buildings being renovated and artists looking for cheap accommodation. Truth be told, the Moscow District is changing, and in 10 years we might not recognise it any more.

We can pick you up from your hotel, or you can meet us at our office – just let us know your preference when booking.

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What’s included & not included

  • Fun and entertaining guide

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (R. Vagnera Street 14)

Reviews from travellers (8)

5.0/5

Real contrast to the Old Town
Very intresting and informative tour. Guide gave us a good combination of information: history, life nowadays and the future of the area. Wonderful old wooden houses in shabby chick, renovated houses, wooden churches, Jewish ghetto with many places we visited, etc... Strongly recommend this tour to get a totally different view of Riga 😀
Great and informative tour
Our guide Agnes took us on a very informative tour around the outer districts of Riga. Really brought the tour to life and was a delight to be with.
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5 stars!
The tour was a fascinating glimpse into one of Riga’s most misunderstood neighborhoods and I recommend it to anyone who’d like a fuller picture of the city.

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4.8/5

Fantastic wY to see Riga
Agnes our guide was fantastic. It was great to see the real Riga outside of old town. If we'd had more time in Riga we'd have also done the food tour of the markets.
Nice Soviet tour
Raimonda gave us a nice and informative tour along some historic Soviet buildings. Would recommend this tour if your interested in local history.
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Great experience!
I attended a private Tour with my girlfriend, and we loved it! You get to see the rather big central market, learn about the cultural and historical background, and taste a variety of latvian foods
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Riga inside out
After exploring the old town myself, this alternative walking tour was great. My very enthousiastic guide Eva not only gave me information about the history of the city, but also told me much about the local cultural habits. The spots we visited we're all really worth visiting.

At the end of the tour she was also keen on telling me a about a very nice and affordable place to have dinner. This place was also a bit hidden but not far away from the old town and had a very nice atmosphere with a lot of local people.
Highly recommended
Wonderful guide with a lot of knowledge and stories about Riga.
We had a lot of fun during this tour.
Highly recommended
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours