Private Gametour 'The Mask Collector' in Venice: Visit and Play!

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice

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Why choose this experience?

1 Discover the city in a completely new and original way, with a novel interactive guided tour in Venice that combines history, art, legend and mystery
2 Become an essential part of this experience, thanks to the innovative game tour format based on shared storytelling and games ... You will no longer be just spectators, but become the real protagonists of the visit!
3 Wander through squares and small alleyways of the historic center accompanied by an entertaining local guide who will lead the game giving you all the clues to complete the mission

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Important information


all year, subject to availability of the guide.

Departure point:

near the water well in Campo San Tomà.

Departure time


From 1 April to 31 October
4.00 pm, 6.00 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
10.00 am, 2.30 pm

Languages available



€235.00 per service (the price per person may vary according to the number of participants in the tour).

approx. 2 hours
  • Guided visit
  • All materials necessary to complete the game
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • COVID-19: per partecipare al tour è necessario indossare la mascherina. Ricordati di portarla con te!
  • Once your booking is confirmed, download the voucher that will be sent to you by email. You will need to show it at the meeting point, either printed or on your smartphone.
  • To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified.
  • During the game the guide will provide the distancing.
  • Locate in time the meeting point (Map) in advance and the transport or route to reach it to avoid being late, especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we remind you that we cannot guarantee any refund (total or partial) if you do not show up at the meeting point at the agreed time or if you decide to leave the experience before its end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency details indicated in the voucher you will receive after your purchase!

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

In Venice a precious mask studded with diamonds is about to be exhibited... Everyone is anticipating that a mysterious thief who has already stolen many ancient masks in recent months is gearing himself up for his last big robbery. Despite countless and thorough investigations, however, the police are still groping in the dark: are you ready to help them foil the thief’s plot and capture this dangerous criminal?

Accompanied by an expert Venetian tourist guide, you will enter the heart of the city for one of the most exciting private interactive tours of Venice! You will follow hints and clues that can help the police to unravel, and prevent, the intricate plan elaborated by the thief for his last, spectacular robbery... You will take on the role of an expert detective on a tour of Venice, which is both unique and exciting!

Each stage hides a secret that is, at the same time, a piece of the puzzle to understand the thief's plane and a clue to reach the next goal... Not to mention the opportunity di discover Venice in a completely new way, thanks to the innovative format of this guided visit organized only for you! Are you ready to try your hand at this original gametour of Venice? The city on the water is waiting for you!

The plot


There is no end in sight for the onslaught of mask thefts that has recently struck Venice. The latest victim is a famous collector who as late as yesterday morning became aware that he had lost (maybe forever) a wonderful 1769 original mask.

Unfortunately, the police have been unable to come up with a promising lead, since every theft seems to have been cunningly planned by a person who knows Venice very well and knows how to act undisturbed in total anonymity. Now attention is turning to the last, great masterpiece of Venetian artisans, the famous diamond-studded mask that will be exhibited in St Mark’s Square in the next few days.

Everyone is fearing that the thief might strike before that time and security measures have been raised to the highest levels, but ... will it be enough?

A few days before the beginning of the exhibition an envelope is found containing notes, letters and documents belonging to the thief ... The material recovered contains a list of things to do, all linked to specific places in the historic center of Venice. Thanks to the experience of the guide who will accompany you in this exciting private detective tour of Venice, you will be able to follow the list and understand what is hiding in the places chosen by the thief... Will you succeed in deciphering his notes and help the police stop him before he steals the mask?

Thanks to the guide’s riddles, wordplays, maps, legends and interesting historical explanations you will feel totally engrossed by a treasure hunt-like experience touching well-known locations as well as off the beaten track ones. Is the thief a lone wolf or relying on accomplices? How did he manage to hide his identity all this time? What are the details of his cleverly designed plan to steal the diamond mask? Which route will he choose to fool the police and their checkpoints throughout the historic center? These are just some of the puzzles you will try to solve during this brand new mystery gametour in Venice that combines history and legend in an unmissable adventure!

Wandering through Campo San Tomà, San Aponal, Campo San Giacometto, the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square, you will be plunged into this adventure and feel part of an exciting race against time to stop the thief and prevent him from carrying out yet another coup... Step by step, his plan will be slowly unveiled ... But how will you know if your efforts have succeeded? The answer will be given to you only at the end of this original Venice interactive mystery tour!

Depending on the number of participants, the tour can be structured as a straightforward investigation or as an activity for groups in Venice:

  • Option 1: the visit will be structured as a seemingly real investigation, in which the participants can work together to decipher the documents.
  • Option 2: an entirely novel Venice gametour for groups where participants are split into groups. At each stage, the group to first solve the riddle will win and, at the end of the game, the team with the highest score (resulting from the sum of the scores obtained at each stage) will be the overall winner.

Ancient masks, narrow underpasses, famous characters, squares, alleyways, ... Unexpected connections, intrigues, legend-turned stories, but also interesting moments of historical-artistic analysis: a guided tour that is also a game, a gametour that will allow you to experience Venice in a completely new way, discovering its wonders as part of an fully-engaging and interactive activity to share only with those you want!!

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