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Porto: City Discovery Game - The Hidden Gems of Porto

3.2 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

Porto: City Discovery Game - The Hidden Gems of Porto

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

From US$ 26.86 per group up to 5

Hidden alleys, curious statues, the best local bars to taste port wine, and wicked art. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Porto’s best-kept secrets. This self-guided discovery game takes you to the best places to see in Porto, at your own pace.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Go on a self-guided and real-life city discovery adventure using your phone
  • Feel the joy of solving riddles and unlocking local stories, secret recommendations, and hidden gems
  • Discover an unconventional authentic view of Palacio da Bolsa, Se do Potro, and Rua das Flores
Full description
Go on an interactive city discovery experience across Porto at your own pace, off-the-beaten-track, and take breaks as you wish. All the information you need for your adventure will be sent in an email. Your challenge starts on Praça de Carlos Alberto and the game ends near Praça de Lisboa. You will need to solve 14 riddles from a web application in your phone’s browser. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Porto that most locals don’t even know about. See popular sights from a different angle, literally. Find charming streets, local galleries and cafes, curious statues, and wicked art. There are a few rules for the games and you will be reminded of them before playing. Every riddle is made up of cryptic directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like with no penalty for doing so. If you are stuck, you can ask for a hint. This does lead to 10 minutes of penalty time, increasing your overall completion time. If you are really lost, you may skip a riddle. But why would you? It’s less fun and adds 20 minutes of penalty time. There’s no time limit to completing the game.
  • An email with the link to the web application game
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Praça de Carlos Alberto 18, 4050-157 Porto.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This is self-guided city discovery experience so there is no tour guide and no one will be at the meeting point
    • You will receive an email with all the information that you need
    • It is recommended to have 2MB of data available but you will not need to download anything
    • This tour is only available in English
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.2 /5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Too complicated Can't find the clues

    January 2, 2020

    This is a funny journey but a lot of other tourists

    Not only not suitable for people with reduced mobility, also not with breathing problems! Lots of climbing and descending, stairs etc. It was also often unclear where you had to go, the route takes you to a point where you can then go 4 directions and without hint you cannot find it unless you already know the city or have someone with you who knows the way. 2 hours is impossible.

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    October 11, 2019

    Playful, well dosed and informative: to do absolutely!

    An original alternative to the guided tour even if it can not cover all the heritage to discover. We tested it at 2 and we really enjoyed ourselves while taking a different look at places already visited. I recommend

    May 24, 2019

    Product ID: 206337