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Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

4.6 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

Activity provider: Treasure Hunt Tours

From US$ 12.08 per person

Experience the fun of a smartphone treasure hunt through the top sights in Cambridge. Solve location-based clues at the city's most popular landmarks and uncover some of the city's hidden gems.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the satisfaction of solving challenging location-based puzzles
  • Explore popular landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems
  • Uncover interesting facts about Cambridge and fun stories along the way
  • Get to know the city like a local as you navigate using the treasure map
  • Enjoy competing to be the best at the game with a group of friends
Full description

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt through the streets of Cambridge with this weblink-based smartphone game. Enjoy a screen layout that is easy-to-use. Be led through the city by interesting characters, a treasure map, and your own sense of adventure. 

Meet facinating characters like Captain Bess, a snarky pirate that is testing out new recruits to join her ship. Follow the directions that Bess gives you on a carefully designed route through the city.

Start in the front of 'Great St Mary's University Church' and make your way through ancient alleyways, cozy colleges, and hidden courtyards. Discover hidden parts of the city as you locate each new attraction. 

Follow the treasure maps to get to each destination. Try to decipher clues at each location with your friends or complete the challenge on your own. Spot things you’d never normally notice as you search high and low for the answer. Ask for hints if you get stuck.

Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about each location and get a better understanding of the history of Cambridge.

  • Mobile weblink-based treasure hunt
  • Tour in English
  • Mobile devices
  • Live Guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Start your treasure hunt at the front of Great St Mary's. If you can’t see an email from the activity provider, Treasure Hunt Cambridge, or the SMS they sent you, go to: https://treasurehuntcambridge.com/start

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This game should be purchased by each participant
  • The treasure hunt is designed to completed in daylight
  • The game time duration depends on how quickly you complete the hunt, with the average game taking between 1½ - 2½ hours
  • This tour covers around 2½ miles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The clues were good, needing some thought but not too difficult. Our grandchildren (young teenagers) enjoyed the hunt but sadly we didn't have time to complete as they wanted to go out on a punt as well. A most enjoyable experience for us all, though we found the walking rather tiring!

August 24, 2022

Really fun and easy to use, would 100% recommend.

April 24, 2022

Great fun to do with my daughter and teenage grandchildren.

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 409959