Soviet Riga Walking Tour

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10 EUR

Discover the Riga that was built during the 45 years of Soviet occupation, visit the former KGB headquarters and hear how Latvia changed after WWII on our 3-hour Soviet Riga Walking Tour.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Having followed the Art Nouveau tour on the first day, the Soviet tour was the perfect thing to do on the second as it is made us discover a complementary part of the city. It was great we could do both with James who made the story full: he gave us good historical context and did not forget to include a handful of funny anecdotes.
Again, he did not only deliver historical facts but used a blend of cultural references and observations as well as made us discover some hidden places.
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Reviewed by Guillaume M

Highlights

  • See Soviet architecture and monuments
  • Visit the former KGB headquarters
  • Get an unbiased account of the occupation based on historical research and facts

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Description

Latvia, just like the other Baltic countries, was occupied by the Soviets after WWII and was part of the Soviet Union for over 45 years. The country changed a lot during this period: architecture, demographics, farming methods, art and culture were all influenced by the new political climate.

Our three-hour Soviet Riga Walking Tour gives you the chance to trace these changes and discover the Riga that was built during the occupation. We aim to leave personal opinions and politics aside so you get an honest, unbiased account based on historical research and facts.

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

  • Knowledgeable licensed guide
  • Unbiased and honest stories

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (R. Vagnera Street 14)

Reviews from travellers (4)

5.0/5

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.
Excellent, knowledgeable & thorough tour of Riga's Soviet past
An outstanding tour of the parts of Riga where Soviet history comes alive. My guide was professional and personal-able. Highly recommended.
Very interesting.

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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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10 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours