Self-guided Discovery Walk in Riga - the essential Old Town and its secrets
Walking tours

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Riga - the essential Old Town and its secrets

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Explore Riga during this interactive and fun discovery walk
  • Learn about the history and local stories of the city center in a playful way
  • Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route
  • See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
  • Discover the city at your own pace
What to expect

Explore Riga’s Old Town and learn about its history in a playful way with this self-guided gaming experience.

Do you ever wonder about the secrets kept by historical sights? Discover the most curious ones on this self-guided walk! How? By solving location-based riddles you will unlock directions to interesting spots, like the former site of the world’s highest wooden structure (back in the XVIII century), fortified walls and vibrant markets. Along the (cobbled) way you’ll also learn about crusading knights and… political cats on the rooftops.

This playful walk across Riga sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know the Old Town or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:

  • The House of Blackheads, once a guild for unmarried merchants, shipowners, and foreigners
  • Three Brothers, the oldest complex of dwelling houses in the city
  • The Dome Square surrounded by impressive monuments
  • The Cat House (not what you think!)
  • The beautiful St Peter’s Church

This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

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What's included
  • Discovery Game in Riga available for six months after purchase

Skārņu iela 24, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia

Meeting point:

Start your Discovery Game at St John’s Courtyard.

What to remember
  • You will receive your game within 24 hours after your booking
  • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
  • You will receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads needed
  • You can stop the game and take a break at any point and start where you left off later
  • You can play any day of the week, starting between 8.00am and 7.30pm (daylight hours)
  • The game is recommended to be played in a team of 1-5 people
  • You can share a team viewer link, so everyone can read riddles and stories on their phones. Just make sure to select one person to enter answers
  • Start your game at St John’s Courtyard
  • You will end at Brīvības laukums
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  • You can play any day of the week, starting between 8.00am and 7.30pm (daylight hours)
  • You can start the game up to 6 months after the purchase
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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