Free tour

The Communist Riga free tour with a local

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 30, 2021

"Free Walking Tour Riga" was developed to show you the best of Riga - our home city. All our guides are locals from Riga with a good knowledge base and friendly personality. Some of them are also members of Latvian Professional Guide Association. It will be our honour to show you around Riga!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description


With this free walking tour of Communist Riga you will find out about the Soviet past of Latvia's capital and discover some of the shocking stories about the KGB. 

During the tour, we'll reveal some of the most significant moments in Riga's communist past while looking at some of the most important heritage buildings built at the time. We'll talk about the strong Soviet influence in the area while observing iconic landmarks such as the Freedom Monument, the Congress Hall, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the former Lenin Monument place, and The Corner House, the former KGB headquarters in Latvia.

What's more, we'll learn about the ordinary life of latvians under the Soviet occupation of the country. We will share what it was like to have a family, raise children, go to school, dress and eat under Soviet rule and how humor helped all of us to get through the difficult times. 

After a two-hour review of this period in Latvia's history, we'll arrive at The Corner House, where our free walking tour of Communist Riga will come to an end. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons,...
    Aspazijas bulvāris 20, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
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    You will find the guide near the clock with a Riga guide neck card and a sign - Riga Communist Free Tour

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Freedom Monument
  • 2
    Outside visit
    The Corner House
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rīgas Modes
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Nativity Cathedral
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Riga Congress Centre

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).

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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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