Riga Communism Tour

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Step back in time and delve into the captivating history of Riga’s communist era with our Communism Tour. Over nearly 50 years of Russian Soviet occupation, the city became adorned with architectural remnants that tell the story of a tumultuous period. Join us on a journey to explore the most intriguing sites in Riga linked to this dark chapter of history, where you’ll uncover the enduring legacy of the city’s communist past.

What to expect:

  • Begin your exploration at the iconic Latvian Academy of Sciences, affectionately known as Stalin’s Birthday Cake, and ascend to its panoramic platform for sweeping views of Riga’s skyline.
  • Venture into the heart of the Old Town to visit the Occupation Museum of Latvia, where the tumultuous history of the country unfolds, from Russian Soviet and German Nazi occupations during World War 2 to the eventual attainment of Latvian independence in 1991.
  • Pay homage to the Freedom Monument, a revered symbol of Latvian independence, located on the largest square in the city.
  • Marvel at the monumental Soviet Victory Monument, an imposing structure commemorating the triumph over Nazi Germany.
  • Conclude your tour with a visit to the Riga Radio and TV Tower, a towering landmark funded by the Soviet Union central government, offering unparalleled views of the cityscape.
  • Along the way, pause for a moment of reflection at Leningrad cafe, where you can immerse yourself in the ambiance of the era over a cup of tea.

Tour Details:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of private tours led by knowledgeable English-speaking guides.
  • Arrange a convenient meeting point at your hotel at a time that suits your schedule.
  • Immerse yourself in the tour for approximately 3.5 hours, delving into the rich history of Riga’s communist era.
  • Private tours are also available in Spanish, German, French, and Italian upon request.
  • Your tour includes entrance tickets to the panoramic platform of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.


  • Experience this enlightening journey for 130 EUR total (1-2 persons) or 170 EUR total (3-6 persons).
  • Contact us for pricing for groups of 7 persons or more.

Uncover the layers of Riga’s past and gain a deeper understanding of its complex history on our Communism Tour. Explore the enduring marks left by the city’s communist era and witness firsthand the transformation of Riga through the ages.