Overview

Ever wondered how life was lived in the USSR? This is your chance to get a taste of the Soviet era and learn about the past life of Riga.

On this Riga tour, you'll explore a whole different side to the city — in an area where time has stood still. You’ll learn about daily life in soviet Latvia and get to know more about the country's history under the Russian regime. During your tour you will see a few famous landmarks, get a tour inside of one of Riga's biggest socialist architectural structures, and visit a true Russian neighbourhood where life hasn't changed much since the wall fell in '89.

Today, there are still many interesting sites left over from the soviet era that can be visited, such as the Irbene Telescope, the bomb shelters, and the communication tower in Riga. You’ll learn about all this history and more on this soviet-inspired Riga tour and get an in-depth look at an often overlooked part of the city, as you learn about daily neighbourhood life in soviet times. We’ll walk through a maze of small streets and between market stalls, past decaying wooden houses and soviet blocks. You’ll taste local specialties and discover what remains of the city’s Soviet days!

This activity includes:

Professional English-speaking local guide - -

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Great way to experience Riga!!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 24, 2017

    This is a great city tour, you get to walk around a lot of different areas of town and listen to a lot of great stories about Riga's past from your guide while admiring the beautiful architecture the...

  • “100 reasons to love Riga.”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 13, 2017

    it's always good to walk down the streets with local people. breathtaking city! this city is not only about summer, you can do lot of stuff even at winter.

  • “Kemeri and the Magical Moorland”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 25, 2017

    Had a private tour to this beautiful park of Kemeri and his bogs with a great guide who told me everything about this park and even more. Because it was a really private tour ( it is a newly offered...

Meeting point

Radisson Blu Hotel (Elizabete), in the lobby. Elizabetes iela 73, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia.

On arrival

Please note that there are several Radisson Blue Hotels in Riga, this is the Elizabete one!

Things to note

Starting time: 3.00 PM
Ending point:
Cafe Leningrad

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 3 day in advance for a full refund. Failure to cancel within this time or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.