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Riga: Self-Guided Old Town Tour

1. Riga: Self-Guided Old Town Tour

Use your smartphone as your personal guide and start the game at a time convenient for you. You don’t have to wait for a physical guide, simply open up the app and your experience begins. This self-guided Old Riga walking tour is perfect if you are short on time and trying to save some money. You'll visit the most interesting and remarkable places, and will also see a few secret gems hidden within the Old Town. Starting and ending at Town Hall Square, the tasks of this quest are quite easy. This allows you to play with children, and without too much knowledge of the city. Enjoy your time and play without haste, you can even pause the game for a coffee break or selfie.

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Latvia: Genealogical Ancestry Tour

2. Latvia: Genealogical Ancestry Tour

Start your tour in the early morning and drive to your ancestral town with a guide and professional genealogist. Visit a local museum to discover the history of this area in pictures and documents. Interviewing local inhabitants about your ancestral family and search in local history sources such as directories, old guide books or lists of inhabitants.  Discover how the history of your family is connected with history of the world, with wars, revolutions, changes in industry and agriculture, and religious or cultural movements. See the house your ancestors lived in, their school, gymnasium, university or yeshiva. Walk in the forest they cut down or field they cultivated and visit the shop or to factory they worked in. In the company of your guide, who can read Hebrew, Latvian, Russian or German inscriptions, research the local cemetery for to find the grave of your ancestor. Don't forget to ask your professional genealogist with 25 years of experience about how you can further research your ancestry in historical archives and libraries.

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Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

3. Riga: 2-Hour Old Town Photo Quest

Discover Riga from a different perspective and go on a photo quest through Old Town. Meet your host at the Town Hall Square, who will then provide full instructions and a game package. The game package includes a map with different location points and images of various objects such as graffiti walls, monuments, and storefronts.  Then it’s time to start your adventure quest through Old Town hunting for the locations on the map, visiting marked places, and finding mysterious objects. Make sure to take a picture of them as this will earn you points. Visit as many places as possible during the game and get additional points completing interactive tasks.  The game lasts 2 hours. At the end of your quest, meet your host again, and be rewarded for your achievements during the game.

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