Riga: Jewish Heritage Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rīga

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Complete tour of the Jewish Heritage in Riga.Rich Introduction of Jewish history with an expert guide. Enjoy the privileges of a private tour and a comfortable vehicle. See modern Jewish life in RigaLearn about the lesser known remains of Jewish history in the Baltics under different political powers
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Riga, Riga RegionMeet your guide at the hotel for a private tour of the Jewish heritage in Riga. Stop At: Zanis Lipke Memorial, Riga, Riga RegionLearn about Zanis, his wife Johanna with 25 other people creating an underground bunker to save Jews from Nazis.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Great Choral Synagogue Memorial, Riga, Riga RegionVisit the memorial of the synagogue to remember the events of 1941.Hundreds of Jewish refugees, from Latvia and Lithuania, were forced to the basement of Synagogue which was later intentionally burned to the ground. From this horrible past event, only ruins, a metal menorah, and memorial stone are left. 4th July, in Latvia, is still remembered, by a mark in a calendar, to honor and remember victims of the Holocaust. Since October 1990 Latvia has held an official commemoration event.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum "Jews in Latvia"Visit the Jewish Community Center functioning under the name " Museum of Jews in Latvia" to learn about the modern community and the documented history of Jewish contribution to today’s Riga.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Riga, Riga RegionSee how the Jewish population survived under different political powers and kept their identities throughout the years including the Soviet occupation. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Riga Synagogue, Riga, Riga RegionVisit the only working synagoue in Latvia in modern days. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Maskavas Nams, Riga, Riga RegionDrive through a unique Jewish neighborhood: Maskavas Forstate Discover the historical quarter for the Jews in Riga dominated with the little wooden houses. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Riga, Riga RegionJoin your expert guide to walk through this very impressive museum of the Holocaust. See the list of the names of 70000 lost lives and photogpraphs. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bikernieki Memorial, Riga, Riga RegionSee one of the largest sites of the Nazi terror victims. Find the symbolic altar placed in the center of the memorial with an inscription ‘’ O earth, cover not my blood and let my cry find no resting place’’. Walk through the numerous granite stones placed all around the territory, with names engraved of the different European cities- places of residence of Jews who were murdered in the Bikernieki forest.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Zanis Lipke Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Great Choral Synagogue Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Museum "Jews in Latvia"
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • Entry/Admission - Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Bikernieki Memorial

What’s not included

  • Lunch