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Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

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Activity provider: World City Trail

Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Activity provider: World City Trail

From US$ 5.81 per person

Explore Bologna in a fun and unique way on this scavenger hunt. Solve riddles and see the city’s important attractions using your phone as your guide.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Combine the fun of a smartphone game with a city tour
  • Uncover facinating facts about Bologna at each attraction
  • See the two leaning towers that are the symbol for Bologna
  • Take beautiful photos
Full description

Explore Bologna with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the two leaning towers  Asinelli and Garisenda. Admire the 12th-century Santissimo Salvatore church.

Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle.

Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. 

You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative.

Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures.

Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico.

The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

Includes
  • Mobile app and login credentials
  • Self-guided tour
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The tour starts at the Two Towers. Download the 'World City Trail app from the store and use your email and the serial key that you will receive one day before the activity via SMS or WhatsApp by World City Trail. If you didn't receive it, please contact the local supplier: +41764676170 via SMS or WhatsApp or email at: wctworldbookings@gmail.com. After the login, you will be able to find the exact location of the 1st step. You can start your tour anytime. The QR code from GetYourGuide is not needed for this activity.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A charged smartphone and internet connection is required for this activity
  • A link for the mobile app and login credentials will be sent after booking
  • You can start any time by logging into the app
  • The total average duration of a game is 2-2.5 hours
  • Each game is in one language, if you require multiple languages the game should be purchased in each language
  • It is recommended to play during daylight hours, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The game is designed for adults. Kids can participate if someone explains the puzzles.
  • There is NO time limit for this activity. You can complete it on your own pace
  • The game requires thinking in order to solve the puzzles. It is NOT a trivia game
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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It was a good way to wander the streets of the city Bologna and see key sites and pass interesting local streets. Spotted some great cafes, gelato and alleyways along the way. Construction impacted a couple of sites so you could not stand where you were expected to be, but you still get to see the building and just fail the puzzle. Excellent concept to get younger people more eager to walk with less complaints. Would probably need some stops which are looking at souvenirs or lunch/coffee stops. Otherwise, we had to Google options and most recommendations were away from the area where the walk took us. Over all well done.

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September 21, 2022

This was a great way to explore the town in our own time and without missing things. There was so much to see. We never would have seen these things on our own. It did take us a couple of sites to actually figure out what we were doing with the app, but once we figured it out, we were on a roll. I would definitely recommend for the price, and I will use these again when travelling.

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August 23, 2022

In these 2-3 hours you have seen everything. Some of the puzzles are difficult because the instructions do not match the solution. Equally important, don't click the 1/2/3 wheels for no reason, as these are the clues and points will be deducted for doing so. Just a change from a normal sightseeing tour!

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 407972