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Riga: Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Enjoy a complete and all included tour of the Jewish Heritage in Riga.

Benefit from a rich Introduction of Jewish history with an expert local guide.

Sit back and relax with the privileges of a private tour and a comfortable vehicle.

See the history and the modern Jewish life in Riga on a 5 hour guided tour

Learn about the lesser-known remains of Jewish history in the Baltics under different political powers

per adult from

$278

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local expert guide for insider's knowledge
    • Admission fees to memorials
    • Hassle free pick up / drop off from hotel or the port
    • Private vehicle to cover all in 5 hours
    • Private tour for a more personalized experience
    • Entry/Admission - Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Great Choral Synagogue Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Bikernieki Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Zanis Lipke Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Museum "Jews in Latvia"
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Meet your guide at the hotel and enjoy the privilege of a private tour supported by a private vehicle.
    Your expert guide is a local from Riga who will start your Jewish heritage tour passing through the old town.

    Stop At: Riga Synagogue, Peitavas St., 6/8, Riga Latvia

    Visit the only synagogue that survived the Holocaust and is currently active.
    Start learning about Jewish history in Latvia and before the WWII. Travel in time to Soviet Riga and discuss with your guide about the unspoken prohibition of Jewish religious life and constant supervision by the Soviet state security authority and how the synagogue remained the heart of the city’s Jewish life.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Maskavas iela 14a, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Continue with your guide through this very impressive museum of the Holocaust. See the list of the names of 70000 lost lives and photogpraphs.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Dienvidu iela, Salaspils Latvia

    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.
    Over the various periods that the Salaspils camp was in operation, more than 20,000 individuals found themselves there. Because of heavy labor, illness, starvation, and inhumane treatment and punishments, at least 2,000 to 3,000 people died in the camp.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Jewish Cemetery, Līksnas iela 1, Latgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1003, Latvia

    Visit the old Jewish cemetery which was a part of the Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation. When the war ended and the Soviets took over many of the headstones and bricks from the walls were pilfered.
    Local Jews were executed at the site on Aug. 1, 1941, and a monument there commemorates the victims.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Great Choral Synagogue Memorial, Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Visit the memorial of the synagogue to remember the events of 1941.

    Hundreds of Jewish refugees, from Latvia and Lithuania, were forced to the basement of Synagogue which was later intentionally burned to the ground. From this horrible past event, only ruins, a metal menorah, and memorial stone are left. 4th July, in Latvia, is still remembered, by a mark in a calendar, to honor and remember victims of the Holocaust. Since October 1990 Latvia has held an official commemoration event.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rumbula Forest Memorial, Maskavas Iela, Riga Latvia

    Visit and learn about one of the largest sites of mass murders of Jews in Europe.
    Start your tour with a number of stone plaques with inscriptions in Latvian, English, German, and Hebrew to provide an insight into the events of Rumbula tragedy and the history of the memorial.
    Continue to the central part of the square, which has been designed in the form of the Star of David, and a menorah, surrounded by stones with the names of Jews murdered in Rumbula carved into them.
    See the names of Riga streets engraved in some stones paving the square. Lastly, talk about the number of mass graves located within the territory of the memorial, marked by rectangular concrete borders.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bikernieki Memorial, Bikernieku iela, Riga Latvia

    See one of the largest sites of the Nazi terror victims. Find the symbolic altar placed in the center of the memorial with an inscription ‘’ O earth, cover not my blood and let my cry find no resting place’’. Walk through the numerous granite stones placed all around the territory, with names engraved of the different European cities- places of residence of Jews who were murdered in the Bikernieki forest.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Maskavas Nams, Marijas iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

    Drive through a unique Jewish neighborhood: Maskavas Forstate Discover the historical quarter for the Jews in Riga dominated with the little wooden houses.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Zanis Lipke Memorial, Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga 1048 Latvia

    Learn about Zanis and his wife Johanna with 25 other people creating an underground bunker to save Jews from Nazis.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum "Jews in Latvia", Skolas iela 6, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

    Visit the Jewish Community Center functioning under the name

    " Museum of Jews in Latvia" to learn about the modern community and the documented history of Jewish contribution to today’s Riga.
    ( This is optional at the end of the tour)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

    See how the Jewish population survived under different political powers and kept their identities throughout the years including the Soviet occupation.
    ( This is optional at the end of the tour )

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from any address in Riga. Please specify the details of your accommodation.If you are on a cruise ship, please specify your ship details. Ports
    • Riga
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • - All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Walks In Europe,OU

Activity ID: V-51192P66

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