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Discover the Jewish history which will be told by a professional tour guide.
See the lesser-known monuments and memorials of the Jewish community in Riga
Visit Zanis Lipke Memorial and feel the presence of the past the way Jews lived in the bunkers
Learn about Jewish history under different political powers and Soviet occupation
Enjoy a private tour for only you, your friends and family
What to expect
Learn about the lives of the Jews in the community of Riga from their history to modern days on a private guided tour. Meet your guide and set out towards the heart of Riga and walk through the old town for an introduction of the Jewish history in Riga.
Visit Riga Synagogue which is the only synagogue that survived the Holocaust and is currently active. Follow your guide through the Latvian Holocaust Museum to see the list of the names of 70000 lost lives and photographs.
Head to the memorial of the Great Choral Synagogue and pay respect to the events of 1941 during which hundreds of Jewish people were forced into the basement that was later intentionally burned to the ground.
Next, travel through the historical Jewish quarter of Maskavas Forstate and look out for the little wooden houses where the Jewish people used to live. Visit the old Jewish cemetery which was a part of the Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation.
See the Salaspils Memorial Ensemble which was erected where an extended police prison and labor correctional camp of the Nazis was located from 1941 to 1945. Continue to Rumbula to visit and learn about one of the largest sites of mass murders of Jews in Europe.
Finish your tour at a high note hearing about Zanis Lipke and his wife Johanna creating an underground bunker to save Jews from Nazis.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
Free face masks are provided at the venue/by the tour operator
Admission fees for memorials
Expert local guide
What's not included
Donations at synagogues
This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off. You will receive instructions for arranging your pick-up on the voucher after booking
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Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Private tour includes hotel pick up and drop off. You will receive instructions for arranging your pick-up on the voucher after booking
- Note at checkout you must book the private group (1-4 people)
- If you want to book a private tour for more than 4 people - you can then add additional guests