Carnival Treasure Hunt

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 Discover the secrets of the Venice Carnival with a thrilling treasure hunt departing from Piazzale Roma or St Mark’s Square
2 This is a new and exciting experience, which you can take part in with friends, your partner or family members
3 The itinerary includes charming routes and the tour gives you complete autonomy: just follow the map and the instructions contained in the app, solve the clues, find the final treasure and take part in the photo contest!

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This tour has been already booked by 15 people

Important info


from 9 February to 5 March 2019

Departure point:

'Bottega dell’arte Testolini', San Marco 1758 
Piazzale Roma, Santa Croce 466/e

Departure time

From Bottega dell’arte Testolini, S. Marco 1758
10.00, 11.30, 14.00, 16.30

From Piazzale Roma, Santa Croce 466/e
9.30, 10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 15.30

Languages available



Full: €26.00 per person*

No reductions are foreseen

approx. 2 hours
  • 2 Carnival masks
  • Game necessities
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

The voucher issued at the end of the booking must be presented at the time of the visit either on paper or on electronic devices.

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

You must be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time specified. At the starting point of the tour you will meet with a member of our staff who will check your vouchers and give you instructions on how to take part in the tour: you will receive a map and instructions to download the treasure hunt app on your mobile phone via wi-fi.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants on the tour with you.

* It is possible to book for 1 person and join as a pair: in this case, the price (€26.00) includes the material for the game and 2 masks per couple and not per person.

Photo Contest: the photos must be posted on the official Facebook page of with #carnivaltreasure by March 15, 2019; the winners will be announced on March 31, 2019.

CANCELLATION POLICIES: Refunds are available for cancellations up to 24 hours before the service.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Do you want to enjoy the joyful atmosphere of the Venice Carnival in a truly original way? Thanks to these new treasure hunts you will discover the historical center ... while having fun! Two starting points for two different itineraries... but with the same finale: where is the hidden treasure?

Choose the route you prefer, reach the meeting point to receive the necessary material to play the game (a map and instructions to download the dedicated app on your mobile phone via wi-fi, without using your personal credit) and set off: following the instructions you will reach the various stages to find the treasure ... Get ready to learn about the best-kept secrets of Venice and its famous Carnival

This gripping Carnival treasure hunt is suitable for everyone: families with children, groups of friends, young people ... If you take part with a partner, you can also play in pairs and buy a single ticket!

Here are the two itineraries, with their departure time, for you to choose:



  • You will visit some of the most important squares in the historic center, including Campo Manin, Campo Santo Stefano and Campo Sant'Anzolo
  • You will discover lesser-known sights, such as Scala Contarini del Bovolo
  • You will visit the ancient Murderers’ street
  • You will cross the bridge of Ostreghe, whose name derives from the ancient Venetian fishing tradition
  • You will also visit several churches, often the subject of fascinating anecdotes and scandalous stories...



  • You will cross the Grand Canal three times in the most strategic points of the city: Calatrava bridge, Scalzi bridge and the famous Rialto bridge
  • You will walk across one of the most typical squares of Venice, Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio
  • You will discover the oldest church in Venice with its sundial and learn about the Hunchback of Rialto
  • You will wander around some of the most characteristic streets of Venice, such as Calle dei Boteri to hear the fascinating story of the barrel makers
  • At Rialto, you will explore the hidden corners of the historic fish market and the famous Herbarium
  • You will walk along the Mercerie and arrive next to St Mark’s Square!


A unique experience that will allow you to discover Venice guided only by a map and an easy-to-use app! In fact, unlike the classic guided tour, this treasure hunt offers complete freedom: you will test your map-reading and the clues-solving skills and listen to the explanations contained in the app whilst visiting some of the most fascinating sights in the historic center!

The possibility to choose between two different starting points - one near St Mark’s Square and one near Piazzale Roma - is the ideal solution for those staying in the historic center as wells as those arriving in Venice by train, bus or car! Both itineraries have been designed to try to avoid the most crowded areas of the Carnival and allow you to enjoy a truly unique experience!

To complete the game all you have to do is photograph at least 3 of the points indicated on the map ... At the end of the route you will find the treasure: show the photos to the artisan mask maker and you will receive two beautiful Venetian masks, a hand decorated one and a white one, which you can decorate following the precious advice from the mask maker!

Do you think that’s the end of it? Wear the masks, take a selfie and enter the photo contest! Post one (or both!) on the official Facebook page of with #carnivaltreasure and ask your friends to add their 'likes': the ten photos with the highest ‘likes’ will be selected by a special jury that will choose the final winner! Up for grabs is another wonderful mask made by expert Venetian craftsmen!

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February 2019

Mature couple


Reviewed on 05 Mar `19 - Booking No. 194634

'Treasure hunt'

Carnival Treasure Hunt

My husband and I really enjoyed our adventure through the city. We learned a lot of history and saw beautiful sites.




The office was a little hard to find at first.

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