Riga Jewish Sites Tour

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Explore the Jewish Heritage of Riga

Before World War II, the Jewish community played a significant role in Latvian society, contributing to the country’s development and enriching its cultural fabric. However, the dark shadow of Nazi occupation and Soviet repression cast a devastating toll on the community. Join us on a poignant journey to discover the legacy of Riga’s Jewish heritage, tracing the footsteps of a community that endured centuries of history.

Tour Description:

  • Begin your exploration at the Bikernieki Memorial, a solemn graveyard commemorating the tragic fate of around 35 thousand people slaughtered in the Bikernieki Forest between 1941-1944.
  • Journey through the former Jewish Ghetto, where echoes of the past linger amidst the Ghetto Museum and memorial, bearing witness to the harsh realities faced by the Jewish community during the Nazi occupation.
  • Pay homage to the ruins of the Great Choral Synagogue, a poignant reminder of the devastation wrought on July 4, 1941, when 300 Jews were burned alive in the basement.
  • Visit the Peitav Shul Synagogue, the only functioning synagogue in Riga today, offering insight into the resilience and endurance of the Jewish community.
  • Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will provide illuminating commentary, offering deeper insights into the rich tapestry of Riga’s Jewish history and culture.

Tour Details:

  • Immerse yourself in a private tour led by an expert English-speaking guide, providing personalized insights into Riga’s Jewish heritage.
  • Arrange a convenient meeting point at your hotel at a time of your choosing.
  • Explore the city for approximately 3.5 hours, delving into the poignant history of Riga’s Jewish community.
  • Private tours are also available in Spanish, German, French, and Italian upon request.
  • Your tour includes entrance tickets to the Riga Synagogue.

Prices:

  • Experience this profound journey for 120 EUR total (1-2 persons) or 160 EUR total (3-6 persons).
  • Contact us for pricing for groups of 7 persons or more.

Join us as we pay tribute to the resilience and endurance of Riga’s Jewish community, and uncover the poignant stories etched into the city’s streets and monuments.