Soviet Ghosts of Riga Walking Tour
Visit must-see places in Riga that are legacies of the city’s Soviet past, find out what life was like behind the Iron Curtain, and taste typical Soviet-era food on a fascinating walking tour with a friendly local guide.
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Reviews from travellers (15)
Lisa is an excellent guide and had clear memories of living through the transition to independence in the early 1990s, as well as family anecdotes from the ww2 period which brought home the horrors of living through wartime occupations.
As this was a private tour we could indulge ourselves in additional discussions about other Riga issues, so covered many other interesting areas like the Orthodox Cathedral and the new State Library, finishing up at the memorial to those who were deported to Siberia during the Russian occupation in the 1940s.
Highly recommended, if this is a subject that interests you.
Totally recommended :)
We would have liked a few more points of interest to see as this tour involves a lot of walking to see just a handful of sights.
Best wishes Suzy and Larry Cohn
The guide shared with us part of her own experience and life during the Soviet times as a Latvian, and also shared with us a special black bread drink on the roofs on the Academy of science building :).
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