Secret Soviet Bunker in Latvia and WWII Front Line Tour

Tour Type

Sightseeing Tour

Tour Duration

~6 Hours


Vidzeme - Central Latvia

Tour Season

Whole year

This tour takes you to one of the most secret Soviet Latvia military objects - Līgatne Bunker and front line of historic World War II battle between Latvian legion soldiers and Soviet army. During this tour you will see WWII weapons, different war attributes, vehicles, trenches and the bunker for Latvia USSR political elite.

About The Tour

Tour Description

This tour will be a sweet desert for those who are interested in history and different military legacy, specially Soviet military technology and attributes as a former secret Soviet bunker in Latvia will be visited.

Soviet bunker is located 9 metres underground which was declassified only in 2003. It was constructed in the 1980s for the needs of the political and power elite for governing the state in the case of a chemical or nuclear attack

Depending on the day of the visit also popular Soviet era meal will be available right inside the bunker canteen.

Besides the visit of the bunker we are also offering to visit a historic WW2 battle museum and front line.

This tour is available also without the More Battle Museum and WW2 front line visit, in this case please inform us during the booking process.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover secret Soviet bunker in Latvia
  • In the bunker you will witness:
    - Plans and projections in regard to what would happen if because of a war, dams of all hydropower stations were destroyed, which territories would be under water and how that would affect largest towns;
    - Autonomous electrical station with diesel ģenerators and fuel reservoirs;
    - Conditioning equipment for air purification;
    - Water supply and sewerage equipment which operates in accordance with submarine principle; - Special telecommunication unit that secured direct communication with Moscow Kremlin and autonomous communication with the key services in the entire country;
    - Books by Marx, Lenin, Brezhnev and other Soviet times politicians;
    - Unique map with historic names of collective farms;
    - Materials of the XXII Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union;
    - Canteen with a typical Soviet menu;
    - Various Soviet times memorabilia, household and daily items.

  • Visit More Battle Museum
  • Located in the place where, during World War II, from 26 September to 6 October 1944 fierce battles between Latvian legion soldiers and soldiers of the Soviet Army took place.

    Museum hosts excibition of the objects found on the battle field and the recorded materials regarding this episode of war.

    In More you will see:
    - a tank and other historical testimonies
    - the weapons found on the battle field
    - battle front line - war trenches
    - monuments dedicated to war
    - a model of More battle

  • Learn about Soviet era in Latvia
  • Visit WW2 front line

Additional information

  • Please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • There is cool air in the bunker all year roud so please bring a sweatter if visiting during the summer time.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 70 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide
  • Tipical Soviet era meal
*Price is provided for the complete groups! To get quote for your group size click "+Inquire / Book"!
From 50 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Rental car with unlimited mileage
  • Detailed itinerary
*Price is provided for the whole tour program!
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About this region of Latvia - Vidzeme

Vidzeme (Northern Latvia)

Līgatne (EDEN 2011)

Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Informative Tour"

Reviewed September, 2016
Asher from United Kingdom

We took the Soviet Bunker and battle museum tour. Rihards is a great tour guide, very knowledgable and personable. The only issue was the the English language bunker tour uses very large groups; of course this is down to the bunker staff not Discover Latvia. Rihards was very helpful, offered hotel pick up and tips about other things to do during our stay. Recommended.

Visited August 2016

"Fantastic day out, holiday highlight"

Reviewed April, 2016
Alex from United Kingdom

My father and I booked the Soviet secret bunker and WW2 battlefield museum. Our guide was Rihards, with whom we also arranged it in advance as he is the manager. Rihards was an exceptional guide, friendly and informative, telling us lots about things we could see on our journey and life in Latvia more generally, as well as showing us things we had not expected to see such as a ww2 air raid shelter bunker on the way back. The itinerary was great, the tour round the Soviet bunker was very exciting (for a Cold War historian), and then we went to the battlefield at More. The museum there was equally interesting, run by an older gentleman who told us a lot of interesting things about WW2 in Latvia, with Rihards translating for us. We also got to sit in a T-34 tank which was very cool before walking round some of the trenches and dugouts. It was a brilliant day, and so nice to see some of the Latvian countryside instead of just staying in Riga for the full holiday. Highly recommended for history enthusiasts

Visited April 2016

"Great tour of Latvia"

Reviewed October 22, 2012
Sean from United Kingdom

Our trip with Discover Latvia tours exceeded my expectations. The guys did a wonderful job on the tour, and even included a few destinations which we had not planned previously, giving extra value. The tour was very easygoing and informative. In short, if you are looking for a very pleasant, flexible and welcoming experience in Latvia, then this tour operator is highly recommended. Easily 5 stars. Thanks guys!

Visited October 2012