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Budapest: Castle Hill History & Mystery Discovery Game

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

Budapest: Castle Hill History & Mystery Discovery Game

Activity provider: Secret City Trails

From US$ 21.62 per group up to 5

Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Budapest's secrets. You’ll learn about the city, its secret spots, and fascinating history.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Play a self-guided, real-life city discovery game via a browser on your phone
  • Solve riddles and unlock local stories, secret recommendations, and hidden gems
  • Get an unconventional and authentic view of Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle and more
Full description
Have a 2-hour interactive discovery experience across Budapest. Solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, each taking you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Budapest that most locals don’t even know. You’ll see popular sights from a different angle (literally!) and explore the streets of one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city, Castle Hill. This place is way more than just a tourist location—discover local cafés and galleries, find curious statues, and wander through hidden passages. Discover Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and get picturesque views of the Danube, the Parliament, and more. This game was created by two locals, Dora and Adam, who love puzzles, games, and any kind of brain-teaser. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids, and team-building exercises. Enjoy being together while exploring the city, be creative, and use your imagination to uncover the city’s secrets. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details, as you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails.
Includes
  • A city discovery self-guided tour with stories, directions and riddles
  • The tour is played through a web browser on your smartphone
  • A weblink to the tour is sent directly after booking (email from Secret City Trails)
  • Multiple languages available: English and Hungarian
  • Receive recommendations on favorite places (food-drink-culture) by the local trail creator
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Budapest, Iskola u. 30

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Charged Smartphone
    • Internet access

    Know before you go

    • This is a self-guided city discovery experience
    • Right after booking you receive the playlink to the City Trail (sent by email from Secret City Trails/local supplier)
    • No app download is needed
    • This trail is available in English and Hungarian
    • The link is valid for 90 days
    • Discover the city at your own pace, take as many breaks as you like
    • You need internet connection and a little data. You'll play on your browser
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4/5

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    Lovely little app but could have said that there were a number of steps to start the tour which less able bodied people may not be able to cope with. If that had been stated a meeting place, perhaps at the site of the first clue, could have been given as well. Also, one of the clues the escalator was closed (for repair) so didn’t have a chance of answering that one. Overall would recommend it as wouldn’t have visited the places we went through.

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    March 11, 2020

    Great activity to discover the surroundings of Buda Castle. Fortunately there are clues, otherwise we would never have finished our quest! Point for improvement: offer the activity in other languages

    January 1, 2020

    Brilliant. Made your brain work and saw stuff you won't have if you didnt do this

    December 12, 2019

    Product ID: 280067