Jewish history in Riga (3h)

The fate of the Jewish community in the course of time.

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€ 50

Jewish history in Riga (3h)

Combined walk + by bus + visit to Rumbula During the tour you will see the most important historical places of Riga’s Jewish community. The bus will take you also to Rumbula Memorial which is located about 15 km from Riga on the site of the massacre of the Jewish population in 1941. The memorial was built on the donations of the former ghetto prisoner Boris Kliot, whose parents and sisters were killed at Rumbula. The central part of the memorial is shaped in the form of the Star of David with a menorah (Jewish candlestick) above it. The menorah is surrounded by uncut stones where the names of slaughtered Jews are engraved. Several cobblestones bear the names of Riga’s ghetto streets. There are also several mass graves in the territory of the memorial, which are marked with concrete borders.

on request

on request one day before


On foot, By transport

3 h

22.5 km


€50 *

* Starting from 2 persons

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Tour price
€ 50
Tour start time
on request
Duration of the tour
3 h
Starting from
2 persons

Highlighted points

  • Old Choral Synagogue,
  • the former ghetto territory and the old Jewish cemetery + Rumbula Memorial
guide agency riga points of interest


  • Guide service + transport costs

Tour rules

  • Due to objective reasons, our excursions may experience route changes.
  • Walking tour should be booked at least a day in advance. (Does not apply to regular tours.)
  • From 01.04 to 01.10, 12.00.PM; from 1.10 to 1.04, 11.00.PM.
  • Day trips should be booked at least two days in advance. Guide/driver in one person.
  • Art Nouveau excursion at 15.00 will be available from 01.04. to 01.10.; from 1.10. to 1.04. is possible at 13.00 on request.
  • Meeting point – Townhall square 7, guide agencys „Smile line” office in the House of Black Heads.
  • Daily excursions are available in 4 main languages – EN, RU, LV, DE, languages available on request – SV, NO, PO, ES, PT, IT, JA, FR.
  • During bad weather we offer umbrellas.
  • Children under 6 can join excursions for free.

Tour starting point



1. Is it possible to book a tour for a single person?

Yes, it is. We do tours also for individual travellers. 

2. How long in advance can I cancel a tour?

You can cancel a tour 24 hours before it. 

3. Are there any discounts for children?

For pre-school children the tours are free of charge, for schoolchildren- half-price.

4. Can the guide pick me up at the hotel?

Yes, it can be arranged on request

5. How far from the city centre is Smile Line office?

It’s about 5-10 minute walk from the city centre

6. How can I get to the Smileline office?

Just look for the Blackheads’ House on the Town Hall Square. Our office is situated right  inside the building, the door on the left. 

7. What is the address of your office?

The address is Rātslaukums 7, Riga, Latvia

8. What are the office' s working hours?

Every day from 9.30 am – 3pm

9. Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm 

10. Is it possible to have a coffee or lunch break during day tours?

Yes, it is. The guide will recommend the best places to have a coffee or lunch during the tour.

11.Is it possible to confirm/cancel a tour just during office hours?

No, you can reach our office by phone or Whatsapp out of working hours till 20.00 pm

12. What is the difference between morning and evening tours?

You will get more detailed information on the 2-hour tour and have more time to ask questions.


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