II WW2, III National partizans, IV Soviet occupation

The heritage of Soviet Occupation in North Vidzeme and South Estonia

Northern Vidzeme in Latvia and Southern Estonia
Duration: 4 days
Rīga–Aizkraukle–Sigulda–More–Līgatne–Skaļupes–Gulbene–Alūksne–Haanja–Rõuge–Võru–Tartu–Valga–Seda–Valmiera–Rīga

The tour explores the presence of the Soviet army and the KGB* during the 50 years of Soviet occupation in Latvia and Estonia. Army bases, secret military facilities and military airfields were constructed and operated during this time, and closed military territories were established. The loyalty of the country’s population to the Soviet regime was tested by the KGB, and those who resisted were morally and physically destroyed.

What the tour includes

Exploring former secret facilities – bunkers 9 metres underground and missile bases – stories about the deportation of local residents and their life in forced exile, KGB detention facilities, military equipment and weapons: armoured Soviet army vehicles, tanks, helicopters, planes and firearms.