SPECIAL DATE 19 JANUARY - Gametour The mask collector in Venice: Visit and play!

Duration: approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes  Location: Venice
This tour was already booked by 5 people

Per person
28.00
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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 gametour 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

Get ready for a special mission on 19 January 2019: the mysterious little thief known as the ‘mask collector’ is planning his final great blow… will you manage to catch him before he carries out yet another spectacular robbery?
Arranged in cooperation with Play the City, this unusual experience will actively involve you in the discovery of Venice... Forget the classical guided tour and get ready to play!

To anticipate the festivity of Carnival, Venice is about to exhibit a precious mask studded with diamonds... Everyone is anticipating that the ‘mask collector’ - 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: do you want 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 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... The innovative format of this original gametour in Venice will take you on a discovery of the historic center from a new perspective.

The plot

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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 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!

About halfway through your tour you’ll stop by a bar in the Rialto area for about 30 minutes. Ancòra Wine & Cocktail Bar offers a sophisticated dining experience mixed with traditional Venetian cuisine… This is a chance to restore your energy levels with a glass of Prosecco and a few ‘cicchetti’ before we set off for the next stop.

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 a fully-engaging and interactive activity!

The guided tour will take the form of a proper investigation where teamwork will be absolutely essential: working together and relying on the expertise of our trusted local guide, you will decrypt the clues you will be given at each stage and successfully complete the game!

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Important info

Availability:

Saturday 19 January 2019.

Departure point:

near the water well in Campo San Tomà.

Departure time

2.00 pm

Languages available

Italian

Prices

Full: €28.00

Concessions
1 child up to 10 years every 2 adults: € 10,00
The reduced ticket can be purchased upon paying for minimum 2 adult tickets, and so on proportionally (e.g. 2 reduced tickets per 4 adults, 3 reduced tickets per 6, and so on).

Duration
approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Guided visit
  • All materials necessary to complete the game
  • Stop for ‘cicchetti’
Exclusions
  • Any drinks or cicchetti other than the ones indicated
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

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.

To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.

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

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary.

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

*The stop at Ancòra Wine & Cocktail Bar will last roughly 30 minutes and includes: 1 glass of Valdobbiadene wine (or another wine in that price category or a non-alcoholic beverage), 1 cicchetto and 1 panzerotto per person.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • There will be no refund in the case you decide to cancel the service once the booking has been confirmed. The sum you paid can be used to purchase another service on venetoinside.com, within one year from the day the original purchase was made.

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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