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Edinburgh Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

4.3 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: World City Trail
Other experience

Edinburgh Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Activity provider: World City Trail

From US$ 3.79 per person

Explore Edinburgh as you solve riddles on your smartphone and learn interesting facts about the city.

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  • Explore Edinburgh solving riddles and puzzles
  • Learn about the city and the attractions you visit
  • Discover hidden gems
Full description

Get to know Edinburgh 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 and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity.

To get started, simply download the tour app (instructions received via email after booking) and head over to the starting point at the Scott Monument. Choose to start the activity at any time.

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 city sightseeing game.

Use the map to navigate to each location as you complete challenges and pause at any time to take a break or do some sightseeing. As you explore, learn insider information about the city and attractions.

Start your tour at the imposing Scott Monument! Visit the Royal Scottish Academy with its dreamlike architecture. Photograph Edinburgh Castle in its imposing form and marvel at the dreamy The Hub. The Grassmarket will amaze you, it is one of the busiest places in Edinburgh. Then Greyfriars Kirkyard awaits, don't forget to take pictures, famous for the story of Greyfriars faithful dog Bobby! St Giles' Cathedral will leave you speechless with its magnificent architecture. Admire Canongate Kirk, which is said to be miraculous and has a huge history. Learn about the Burns Monument built for the country's greatest artist and national symbol, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Calton Hill, a spot that is always busy and enchanting, with amazing views.

  • Mobile app and login credentials
  • Self-guided tour
  • Navigation
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Start your tour at Scott Monument. Log in to the app and find the exact location of the first step. There will be no one waiting for you at the starting point and you can begin your tour at any time. The activity time below is indicative.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Internet access

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This activity requires internet access.
  • Please download World City Trail app from App store or Playstore.
  • Use your booking reference for serial number. (GYGXXXXXXXXX)
  • Read carefully the information included in the blue field of the confirmation email of your purchase.
  • The ticket and the app from GetYourGuide are not needed for this activity.
  • There is no time limit for this activity. You can complete it at your own pace.
  • The puzzles are related to the outdoor areas of the attractions, you do not need to enter or pay a ticket. Entrance is purely your choice.
  • Minimum charge of 2 persons applied
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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A great way to visit the most popular sightseeing of the city, having fan and solving puzzles. There is a hint button that helped us to some of the puzzles that were difficult. So everyone can get through the end and not get stuck. Totally recommended for couples or families!!

March 24, 2023

Une appli qui nous a permis de sillonner Édimbourg différemment, avec des anecdotes et des faits historiques sur la ville. Le fait qu'on puisse reprendre l'activité plus tard est un plus, à l'heure de notre premier passage nous n'avions pas accès à tout. Très bien

March 24, 2023

Sehr coole Idee eine selbstgeführte Schnitzeljagd durch Edinburgh zu veranstalten. Gute Rätsel, klasse Beschreibung und man lernt alle wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten kennen. Einziger Nachteil: in Edinburgh wies gerade sehr viel gebaut und am Castle konnte deshalb eine Aufgabe nicht gelöst werden. Aber Spaß hat es gemacht. Kann ich nur empfehlen um die Stadt auf eigene Faust kennenzulernen.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 407922