Jewish Heritage Riga Shore Excursion

Jewish Heritage Riga Shore Excursion Description:

In spite the years of war and people who perished during Nazi times, Riga’s Jewish community is still alive. We will see famous Jewish history sites and pay respects to Holocaust victims. And have a tour of Old Town Riga.   

You will meet your guide and vehicle at the exit gate of the port. You will drive through the Moscow suburb which use to be the Jewish district of Riga and stop by the ruins and monument of the Old Riga Synagogue.

Then the bus will take us to Rumbula forest and the great memorial complex erected in the place where all Riga Jews, were killed by the Nazis. After paying respects we will come back to Old Town.

During walking excursion of Riga’s Old Town you will see the Peitav Synagogue (inside visit is optional), the only surviving synagogue in Riga after the Holocaust.

We will discover the Riga Cathedral founded in the 13th century, knight’s castle, nowadays being the presidential palace, Latvian Parliament building, several medieval churches, one of them is St Peter’s Church with an outstanding viewing platform on top of the tallest spire in the city. In one of the city corners you’ll discover the powder tower and part of medieval town wall. We will not forget Roland – the patron saint of the city and magnificent house of the of the Blackhead Guild.

You will walk crooked streets of old Riga to Freedom Monument and see the moat and park belt of Old Town.

You will see the houses of stupendous Art Nouveau style from the early 20th century and admire the inventive spirit of Riga architects.

Activity Level:

Moderate - Medium - Guided walk from the pier to Old Town and a slow guided walk in Old Town. Total walking distance for 4 hours - about 2 miles

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Guide services for 3.5 hours
  • Transportation for 2 hours

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 Included Attractions

(Inside visits of the attractions are optional at your own cost during free time)

  • Riga Castle
  • Riga Cathedral
  • Optional Synagogue visit
  • Holocaust memorial in Rumbula forest
  • Moscow suburb - the Jewish district
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Town Hall Square
  • Main street of the Old Town
  • Glance of famous Riga Art Nouveau architecture
  • House of the Blackhead Guild

 Jewish Heritage Riga Shore Excursion Itinerary

Day 1

10:00 am Meeting the guide and driver at the exit gate of harbor
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Visit Peitav Synagogue, drive through the Jewish district out of Riga and a visit to the Jewish memorial site in Rumbula forest – execution place of Riga’s Jewish population.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Back to Old Town Riga with the possibility for a coffee break in one of the cozy cafes. Walking tour in Old town of Riga. Free time. Return to the port on own. The port is 15 minutes walking from Old Town.

  Prices (price per person)

Jewish Heritage Riga Shore Excursion

Number of people in your group 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Price Per person in EUR 180 90 80 70 60 50 40