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Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

82 reviews

Activity provider: World City Trail

Venice: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Activity provider: World City Trail

From US$ 6.60 per person

Explore Venice walking, playing, and learning on this self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour in one. Using your phone as your guide, solve riddles and see the city’s important attractions.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Venice solving riddles and puzzles
  • Learn about the city and find hidden gems
  • Get plenty of time to take beautiful photos
  • Enjoy a tour while still practicing social distancing
Full description

Get to know Venice at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. 

After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Venice’s most important attractions on foot.

Start your tour at the imposing Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Campo San Polo, the second largest square in Venice. Photograph the Rialto Bridge, the oldest bridge on the Grand Canal and admire the Chiesa di San Salvatore with a history dating back to the 7th century.

Head next to the bustling Piazza San Marco, the largest and most famous square in Venice. Admire San Marco Basilica with its ornate mosaics. Admire the Pallazo Ducale Palace, the symbol of Venice.

Visit the miraculous San Zaccaria Church and the Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci with its characteristic leaning tower, ornate interior, and walls with gilded portraits.

At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour.

Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Includes
  • Mobile app and login credentials
  • Self-guided scavenger hunt tour
  • Navigation
  • Live guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Start your game at Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. If you use a ferry, then look for the ferry terminal ''S.Toma'' and then walk a few minutes until Basilica S.Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Please login in to the app, and you will be able to find the exact location of the first step. No one will wait for you. You can start your tour anytime.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This activity requires an internet connection
  • You can only use one language per group. If your group is multilingual and you need more languages, you will need to book multiple games. If your group is larger and you need to break into multiple groups, you will also need to book multiple games
  • This activity takes place entirely outside
  • The average duration of the activity is 2-2.5 hours, however, there is no time limit
  • The game is designed for adults. Kids can participate if someone explains the puzzles
  • You have to think and solve the puzzles. It is not a trivia game
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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It was a very good way of taking you around many of the landmarks in Venice. It was a bit of a shame that one or two of the clues were difficult because of scaffolding covering the parts you need to see! If you’re in a group doing it together just pay for one - we didn’t all need to have it downloaded as we were a team. Good fun though!

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July 28, 2022

We first had to understand that the required app was not mediated via the voucher, but via WhatsApp. That made it difficult for us to start. After that we criss-crossed Venice and the riddles were quite fun for the kids aged 8-12. We have visited Venice several times with the kids and it was nice to explore the city this way.

July 18, 2022

A nice idea and well done! Our children (18, 10) were very eager and tinkered when we parents could no longer do it. The walkways were accepted without a murmur. A tip for users: It was a bit inconvenient for us that we went from St. Mark's Square to the starting point of the rally, because we then walked all the way back with the game (which you don't know beforehand). Depending on what you are planning to do in Venice, you should schedule the game as a solitaire in the morning or afternoon. It lasts quite a while without getting boring and is absolutely exciting and solvable.

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June 22, 2022

Product ID: 407948