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Soviet Riga Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 22, 2020

Running free tours, bike tours in Riga for over 10 years. We have been making Free Tours to show the city of Riga in a different light. Our approach to guiding is more relaxed than other tours and we try to entertain as well as be informative. Our team is really mixed, we have historians, artists, geographers, actors, a real mixed bag of people. Our aim is to keep developing and learning to give a new perspective on the city for residents and visitors alike.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Soviet Riga Free Tour - Discover the lives of the people who lived under Soviet occupation on a tour that will lead you away from the Old city of Riga and into the city centre. 

We uncover the past through the memories of the people who lived in Riga during the occupation. Visiting note worthy sites and locations that we bring to life through first hand accounts from the Soviet era.

Learn how Latvians struggled to gain their independence and the challenges they faced whilst under authoritarian rule.

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  • Meeting point:
    Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra...
    Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    Meet at the statue of the Latvian Riflemen.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.8
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4.93
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Olga 18 May 2024
Berlin

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very informative, excellent conceptualized walking tour. The guide Richards is a treasure: intelligent, knows his field perfectly, funny, open and ready to share his experience. I learned a lot in these two hours, could know Riga from a different perspective and got a material to reflect. Absolutely recommended!!
Peter 05 May 2024
London

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very clear and engaging tour. Just what I wanted as an introduction to the Soviet history of Riga.
Owen 28 Apr 2024
Edinburgh

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Mareks gave a great tour, really fun and informative, was able to answer any questions. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in Latvia’s communist years/politics/architecture
Joaquin 15 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
This tour is essential to understand the history of Latvia under USSR occupation during almost 40 years after the II WW.
Valeria 18 Mar 2024
Rome

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Great experience with a fantastic funny guru Rihards :)
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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