ONE DAY TOUR / LATVIA /JEWISH HISTORY IN RIGA
|OLD RIGA EXCURSION / ART NOVEAU / JEWISH HERITAGE IN RIGA / ŽANIS LIPKE MEMORIAL
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THE PRICE INCLUDES
• Services of a guide
• Travel by transport along a route
• Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
• Organization of the itinerary
• Excursion accompaniment
• Medical insurance
• Admission tickets
• Personal expenses
•Travel Agency reserves the right to change the order of the excursions, keeping their number
• Beginning at hotel ( Riga, Jurmala) 10:00 am (or convenient time for you)
• Old Riga walking tour - This tour will give you a chance to get acquainted with Old Riga and it's most famous architectural monuments: the Freedom Monument - the symbol of Latvia's independence, 13th century St.Peter's Church, the House of the Blackheads, the Dome Square & the Dome Cathedral (with the famous 19th century organ - one of the biggest organs in Europe) and etc;
• Art Nouveau architectural style arose in the late 19th century in Brussels, as a refutation of all previous styles, in contrast to eclecticism, based on the blending of historical architecture. Buildings built in this style characterized by a practical plan, expressive ornamentation, original interpretation of historic styles, striving upwards. Riga is also known for being the capital of Art Nouveau architecture, so the part of the tour will be dedicated to exploring the certain buildings in Art Nouveau district. A lot of these buildings were designed by Jewish architecture Mikhail Eisenstein.
• Lunch time.
• Žanis Lipke Memorial is dedicated to a brave man who saved more than 50 Jews from Nazis during the Second World War by hiding them in a bunker under a shed. The memorial building shows the living conditions of the saved ones as close as possible; here you will find an exciting exhibition and a very interesting architecture.
• Tour of Jewish Riga includes the Jewish quarter, the memorial for the burnt Great Synagogue of Riga, Peitv Schul, Jewish Museum (closed on Saturday). The important memorial sites of Rumbala and Birkenieki forests are places to grieve the great loss of the Riga Jewish community. Stories of armed resistance and Jews in hiding who refused to surrender but fought to their deaths can be told in the ghetto.
• End around 16:00