Trip to Skrunda 1 – Exploring the Soviet Ghost Town

Have you ever heard of Skrunda-1? Yes, it is the biggest ghost town of the Baltic States once harbouring around 5000 people. But what makes it special is that is it not just a regular ghost town, but for years it had a status of a top secret closed down area that held the most novel military installations Soviet Union had to offer. It is truly a desert for anyone interested in touching the past with their own fingers. So join us in this trip, but remember: one thing is to get in the town, another to get out of it!

Included – trip Riga – Skrunda – Riga, guided tour in Skrunda + entrance tickets, quest in Skrunda

Schedule:
9:30 – registration for the bus
10:00 – leaving from Riga
12:00 – arrival in Skrunda 1
12:00 – 15:00 – guiding + free time in Skrunda 1
15:00 – 17:00 – dinner – you will be able to have a meal in Soviet style + free time (dinner is not included in the price)
17: 00 – 19:00 – interactive game – photo orienting
19:00 – 19:30 – announcing the winners
19:30 – 22:00 – way home to Riga

Date: 23/04/2016 – around 9:30 AM – Still some places left – please apply
Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1)
Price: 20 EUR per person

Date: 07/05/2016 – around 9:30 AM
Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1)
Price: 20 EUR per person

Date: 21/05/2016 – around 9:30 AM
Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1)
Price: 25 EUR per person

Date: 04/06/2016 – around 9:30 AM
Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1)
Price: 25 EUR per person

Please apply and reserve the place before paying, so that you are sure that you have the place.

I will send payment details. You will get the tickets couple of days after the receipt of the payment.

About tickets to Skrunda, from 2016 Febr. it is obliogatory to buy in case we do not want to pay penalty. Here is the original link in Latvian that explains it: http://www.delfi.lv/news/national/politics/bijusaja-skrundas-lokatora-pilsetina-ievies-ieejas-maksu.d?id=47027449

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Tour is in Latvian and English.

More detailed information will be shared.
In Skrunda 1 we will let you enjoy your meal in a Soviet style as well as you will be able to buy Soviet items for your collection.

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