Upcoming trips

Tour of Riga Central Market

Date: March 25, 2018

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Location: Central Station clock

Tour of Riga Central Market

Email: trips@hieroglifs.com
Tel: +37127723615
Web: www.tourinlatvia.com
Price: 12 EUR per person
Register here: https://www.bezrindas.lv/en/music-events/excursion-to-riga-central-market

We invite you to join us for a tour of Riga’s Centrāltirgus!

It seems that nowadays everyone knows that the pavillions of Riga’s Centrāltirgus were built to store airships, not meat or fish.

However during this tour we will learn little know stories about the Central Market, take a look into the dark corners of its underground city, walk its 337-metre-long central corridor and see the old giant compressor, first installed in the 1930s, which ran until 1986. We will also see the former railway station of the Central Market, located on the roof.


You can also pay for the tour in cash at our office.

The excursion is available in English and Latvian.

Let us meet at the Central Station clock to go together to the Central Market.

Riga Forest Cemetery Tour

Date: April 1, 2018

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Location: Aizsaules iela 2, Rīga, LV-1026

Visiting the Forest Cemetery of Riga is like leafing through a book where every page offers a fresh story with new characters. Sometimes the story is more like a comedy, sometimes a drama, but it is always interesting.

The Forest Cemetery was established in 1913 and took up the baton from the Great Cemetery of Riga as the main and the most prestigious final resting place in Riga. With time it grew to be the largest cemetery in Latvia, and the list of prominent people buried there does not seem to have an end. This is the last destination of presidents, ministers, generals, scandalous and controversial personalities, eccentric artists and victims of great tragedies. Thus the cemetery also offers a large amount of monuments in good condition several hundreds of which possess real artistic value.
We invite you to join the tour and meet the people who shaped an entire century for Latvia.

Guided tour in English or Latvian.

Price:5 EUR per person.
It is possible to pay in cash at our office.
Register here:https://www.bezrindas.lv/en/riga-forest-cemetery/3536/26395
Meeting point at the entrance of Riga 1.Forest Cemetery, Aizsaules iela 2.

Excursion – Abandoned Zeltiņi and Līgatne

Date: April 7, 2018

Time: 8.00 - 10.00

Location: Latviešu Strēlnieku laukums, Rīga

Email: trips@hieroglifs.comWeb: https://ghosttownskrunda.com/
Register here: http://www.bezrindas.lv/lv/zeltini-cesis-araji-ekskursija-brivdienam/3639/
Contact us: +37167506189

Let us discover the abandoned Soviet nuclear missile base at Zeltiņi.
This base located in the far northeast of Latvia is the most well-preserved of the three bases in this area.

Back in the Soviet times the base was armed with 4 medium-range ballistic missiles P-12 and Р-12У equipped with thermonuclear warheads with the blast capacity of one megaton. To help you imagine the power of the war machine that awaited the western imperialists at this base, let’s take both nuclear weapons detonated over Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, combine them and multiply by roughly 25. And they had four of these. Sounds quite scary, right?

The base at Zeltiņi offers all kind of military buildings, underground bunkers, missile silos, launch pads, etc. You can also meet Lenin here. Well, not exactly with full set of body parts – this time it is only the 3 m high head that is one of the rare monuments dedicated to the great communist leader still remaining after the fall of the Soviet Union.

On the way to Zeltiņi we will stop at Līgatne Nature Trails where you can take a nice walk through Ligatne beautiful forests and gullies and see all kinds of animals in their natural habitat: moose, foxes, bears, deer, raccoon dogs, wolves, lynxes, wild boars, squirrels, hedgehogs, and birds – owls and eagle-owls. You can also climb the 22 meters high observation tower and gaze at the ancient valley of River Gauja in all its glory.

Meeting point: Strēlnieku laukums (Old Riga near RTU University Kaļķu Street 1)
Price: EUR 30 per person – 15% discount with ESN and ISIC card!
The bus trip Riga-Līgatne-Zeltiņi-Riga and a guided tour with an interpreter are included in the price.
You can also pay for the tour in cash at our office.

The trip is taking place if minimum amount of people have applied (25 people). If the excursion is cancelled, it will be announced 2 days before the trip.

Tour is in English and Latvian.

Great Cemetery Tour – Whispers of the Past

Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Location: Rīgas Sv. Jēkaba kapella

The Great Cemetery of Riga also known as the Pantheon of Latvians is truly a mesmerizing experience for everyone who likes to be washed away by an ocean of memories and stories of great men.

The Great Cemetery was built in 1773 and gradually expanded over the next two centuries. The area is the last resting place of historical figures, noblemen and common people whose uncommon works elevated them among the stars. The serene green island rich of old trees in the midst of the bustling city life offer elaborate graves, vaults and gracefully carved headstones.

You are welcome to join us on the tour to leaf through the pages of the history of the last two centuries.

Register here:https://www.bezrindas.lv/en/cemetery-tour-whispers-of-the-past/3530/26358

Guided tour in English.
Price:5 EUR per person.
You can also pay for the tour in cash at our office.
Meeting point at the entrance from Miera Street.

Tour around Latvia – The Naval Base of Liepāja

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 8:30 - 22:00

Location: pin Latviešu Strēlnieku laukums, Rīga, LV-1050

E-mail: trips@hieroglifs.com
Web: https://ghosttownskrunda.com/
Info: +37167506189

Meet recent but no less fascinating history by literally walking into the past. What could be better than exploring a legendary place hidden away from the general public for decades?

Naval Base of Liepāja has always been a special place. It was a closed territory until 1994. It takes up around 1/3 of the total area of the city of Liepāja. The port was a highly important military asset both during the years of Russian Empire and Soviet Union. It offers several interesting objects including the Northern Forts on the coast of the sea and the only military prison in Europe open for tourists.

Price: 40 euros

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