Riga of Spies

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Love the mysteries, enigmas, detectives and thrillers? History is your passion ? The tour “Riga of Spies” designed for you.


  • Walk, look and hear the drama of secret agents in Riga
  • Discover the world of latvian anarchists, bolsheviks and francmasonry
  • Finish the tour at doors of affordable , traditional Latvian restaurant


Love the mysteries, enigmas, detectives and thrillers? History is your passion ? The tour “Riga of Spies” designed for you. The tour starts at Freedom monument and finish at Lido-Vermanitis restaurant. During about 3 hours of tour through Old town streets, yards and cellars to elegant embassy’s quarter and exquisite Art Nouveau Alberta street and brown-grey KGB building the guide will show you sightseeing and told the stories about: 1) Great Northern war , how Latvian spied for Sweden against Russians before battle of Narva. 2) Rituals of Riga`s XVIII century franc-masonry 3) Spying for economics reasons-unknown story of Riga black balsam (1780-thies) 4) Police of tsars against Russian revolutionaries - police`s trackers, anarchists, Bolsheviks, terrorist attacks. 5) the duel of German and Russian secret services in Riga and around during world war one. 6) Who killed Soviet diplomatic courier comrade Theodor Nette ? 7) Latvian secret services and subversive activities of Tcheka/NKVD 8) Abwehr (German military intelligence) in Latvia 9) James Bonds from British M6 against KGB. 10) Riga and Mitrokhin archives You will see: - Swedish gates and Riga Old town - Houses of freemasonry - Powder tower - Riga black balsam (legendary drink) café and cellar - The office of Smersh (Soviet counter espionage intelligence) near Riga`s Great Guild - Where in Riga`s Old town resided Sherlock Holmes from Soviet TV series of end 1970thies - Office of Abwehr in Riga - Russian, Swedish and British embassies - Art Nouveau quarter- The brothel for Russian officers where in 1916 the German spies were arrested. - KGB building - The tour finish at popular restaurant, where tourists can to enjoy beer and delicious, inexpensive meals in traditional atmosphere of Latvian inn of good old days. The guide has academic degrees of Mg.hist. and Dr. Theol, the tour is strictly based on archival sources and scientific literature.



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