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Private Riga Jewish heritage tour

Free cancellation
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English, German, Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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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.

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COVID-19 information

The 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

What's included

Admission fees for memorials

Expert local guide

What's not included

Donations at synagogues



Meeting point:

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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Cancellation policy

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