Incentive Ideas in Riga & Latvia
Within the City of Riga
Riga City Rally
Discover and experience the Latvian capital in a whole new way. You can choose one of several “city rallies,” either with a historical theme or with a treasure hunt.
Riga Black Balsam Discovery Tour
Discover one of the best preserved secrets in the world—the recipe for Riga Black Balsam. Taste the Latvians’ beloved balsam, hear the story behind the legendary drink, and learn various recipes for making cocktails at home.
Opera Backstage Tour
A unique opportunity to see the opera’s beautiful stage decorations up close and watch the singers and ballet dancers rehearse on stage. End the tour with a champagne reception and private recital in the opera house’s White Hall.
Cooking Master Classes
Pamper yourself with cooking master classes after a long day of meetings! You will be surprised to learn that cooking is not a complex process but, rather, a relaxing way to spend the evening. Learn to cook traditional Latvian meals or, if you wish, assemble your own menu and invent a new dish.
Take a Peek into Riga’s Past
Taking a peek into the historical lifestyle of wealthy 17th century Rigans is much easier than you think. You don’t even need a time machine! Just make a quick call to the Mencendorf House and you will be guided on a tour of this historical building. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a feast of pancakes cooked with an original 17th century recipe.
Tickle Your Taste Buds at the Market Place
Visit the most largest and most famous food market in Northern Europe, Riga’s Central Market, and tickle your taste buds with local specialties from the Latvian countryside. At the Central Market, you can find delicious Latvian cheeses, taste various delicacies at the meat market, and the end tour by sampling freshly smoked fish. You can also buy fresh produce to prepare later at your cooking master class.
Underground Medieval Feast in the Old City
Experience a medieval celebration and enjoy the pleasures of a sumptuous feast. You can taste specialties from the kitchens of various medieval castles, such as the deer ragout prepared exclusively for Queen Blanche of Navarre, or the rabbit meat stew borrowed from the menu of her majesty Isabella of Bavaria.
Up until only recently, the streets of Riga were filled with secret service and KGB agents. They searched the city for spies, whom they locked up in the basement of the notorious Corner House in central Riga. Quick, hide—someone is coming for you!
Slide and Sweep
Host your company’s curling championships in Riga! Curling is a fun and challenging activity: players slide a heavy stone down a stretch of ice while their teammates use special brooms to sweep the surface, trying to make the stone stop right in the center of a circle. You can also challenge one of the many Latvian curling teams, whose members will be more than happy to compete.
Shaken, Not Stirred!
This has nothing to do with Mr. Bond. Instead, we offer a first-class bartender show and a master class on cocktail preparation. You will learn how to prepare world-famous cocktails, and discover the secrets behind their recipes. You will also learn countless ways to mix Riga Black Balsam to make fabulous, refreshing drinks for special occasions
Outside of Riga
Challenge Yourself and Climb Higher (in Sigulda)
The best way to test your ambition outside the office is to challenge yourself and climb higher! You’ll have the unique opportunity to test yourself by prancing through the treetops like a wildcat. Participants can test their abilities either alone or in teams.
Fly Like a Bird at the Aerodium (in Sigulda)
The Aerodium is a vertical wind tunnel where visitors are suspended on a gust of air blowing upwards at a speed of 180–200 km/h. You can fly like a bird, held up in midair by the wind blowing from below.
Amber Hunting (On the Seashore)
The coast is full of million-year-old treasures—amber stones that were once as valuable as gold. Challenge your colleagues to a competition and see who can find the most amber; then turn your discoveries into a beautiful necklace. End your day of amber hunting with a fishermen’s picnic on the seashore, sampling freshly smoked fish and beer from local breweries.
Baroque-Style Reception at Rundale Palace (Rundale Village)
Dress up in the fashions of the Baroque and Rococo eras and travel back in time to the Rundale Palace court. Enjoy an antique music concert and learn to dance the Minuet.
Cut Off from the World (Ligatne)
You will be surprised and astonished at how easily you can be cut off from the world and go totally offline! Take the unique opportunity to visit a well-preserved, secret nuclear war bunker nine meters belowground. You can also experience a Soviet-style meal at an authentic cafeteria.
Sliding at High Speeds (Sigulda)
Have an exciting competition at the artificial luge and bobsled track in Sigulda. Race down the track in a slower rubber bobsled in winter or a faster bobsled on wheels in summer. In the winter, you can experience a real full-speed bobsled ride together with an experienced pilot.
Prison Break (Liepaja)
Test your nerves by visiting a real historical prison, where the first inmates served their sentences in the 19th century. You can challenge yourself even further by staying overnight at one of the prison chambers. But keep in mind: prisoner’s meals are not served regularly, and food is given only to those who behave.
Golfing at the City’s Frontier (Marupe & Vecmilgravis)
Just a few minutes from downtown Riga, you will find two different 18-hole golf courses in an idyllic setting. Organize a partners’ tournament or practice your game on the training range—anything is possible. You can finish your event in style with a gourmet meal at the clubhouse restaurant.
Brewery Tour (Valmiera, Bauska, Riga and Tervete)
Beer brewing has a long history in Latvia, and its ancient techniques have been passed down from brew masters to apprentices. The Riga district and other Latvian regions are home to several excellent breweries. When visiting a particular brewery, you’ll have the chance to learn the art of brewing as well as taste various beers. A few of the breweries even have meeting rooms.
Learn the Essentials of Life (Babīte, Liepsalas and Rūjiena)
Latvia is renowned throughout Northern Europe for its delicious dark rye bread. After a short drive from the city to the idyllic countryside, you can experience the peaceful process of bread baking. Roll your own dough, place it in the oven, and watch the loaf rise. You can then bring home your very own freshly baked bread to share with your loved ones.
Information based on Live Riga Data