Riga Moscow District & Old Jewish Ghetto Tour

From

15 EUR

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

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

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.

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.
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.

If you share my comment and photos, please do not use my last name. Thanks!
James was so informative!
We had a wonderful time in Riga and we really warmed to the place.

James was a fabulous guide and we thank him for his knowledge and his enthusiasm
it all made the tour so much more interesting.

I do not think the tour was quite what I expected? I think this may be because we
had visited places before (Auschwitz in Poland) as an example, so we had a pre conception which of course
was wrong. However we thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and seeing how very different
the buildings are and the area, also the wonderful commentary from James.
A great way to see an alternative view of Riga, and the guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly and happy to answer our many questions! Highly recommended
We combined four tours in total over two days and they were brilliant. Our guide, Artis, was friendly and a font of knowledge. He really knew so very much about the place.
I highly recommend the photo tour and the Moscow Town tour. Walking through these places and having their significance explained by someone who understood the history added a great deal to the experience.
I really cannot recommend these guys more highly. Truly great.
Thanks Artis.
We wanted a different kind of tour of Riga that was not the typical tourist attractions. We visited the old Moscow District and our guide was helpful and informative. He also left us with some very useful information for the rest of our stay in Riga.
We combined four tours in total over two days and they were brilliant. Our guide, Artis, was friendly and a font of knowledge. He really knew so very much about the place.
I highly recommend the photo tour and the Moscow Town tour. Walking through these places and having their significance explained by someone who understood the history added a great deal to the experience.
I really cannot recommend these guys more highly. Truly great.
Thanks Artis.
From 15 EUR per person

Book a tour

People:
Starting time:
Language:
Total price:
0 EUR
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours