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

Agnes was the perfect guide!
Our guide instantly understood the interests of our group - we didn't only go to shops, but saw bits of Riga we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Agnes has very good history knowledge, but she doesn't overkill you with information. Also, she had a very good energy, sense of humor and excellent English, so we thoroughly enjoyed our 3hr walking tour and didn't notice the time pass so fast! She also suggested us a perfect lunch place (Galerija Istaba) and conveniently ended our tour nearby. All in all, 10 out 10 experience, thank you Agnes!
Great tour
We were a party of 4, first time in Riga, and found the tour to be very enjoyable. Agnes had a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. We found the tour to be interesting and were glad we took part. It was good to hear all the history behind the Central Market and the history of the Latvian people and their relationship with food. Would recommend this tour, especially for those first time visitors.
Perfect bike tour showing gems a bit outside from the city center.
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours