Soviet Riga

Explore the authentic stories of ex Soviet Riga!

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€ 25

Soviet Riga

If you are to really understand Riga, you have to experience its past filled both with happiness and sorrow. During this tour we will turn back the wheel of time. Only a few decades ago Riga looked, spoke and thought absolutely differently – in line with Soviet ideas. Even today, the city preserves the symbols of that time – the Monument of the Latvian Riflemen and the Occupation Museum, the Academy of Sciences and the restored Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, which used to be the home of a planetarium.The guides of this tour will share their memories and private stories about living under the Communist regime.

on request

on request one day before

Rātslaukumā

On foot

2 h

2 km

ENG, LAT, RUS, GER

€25 *

* Starting from 2 persons

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Information

City
Rātslaukumā
Tour price
€ 25
Languages
ENG, LAT, RUS, GER
Tour start time
on request
Duration of the tour
2 h
Starting from
2 persons

Highlighted points

  • The Museum of the Occupation,
  • the Monument of the Latvian Rifleman,
  • the Deportation memorial,
  • Latvian Parliament building,
  • Memorial to the Barricades,
  • Memorial stones to the victims of January 1991, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Freedom Monument.
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Included

  • Guide service

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

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FAQ

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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