Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Have fun and see Liverpool a different way

You’re going to Liverpool and you want to have some fun. There are so many cool things to see that it’s hard to know where to start.

It’s no fun wandering aimlessly. Feeling like you’re missing the cool areas or the lesser known sites. You don’t want to spend all your time looking at your phone, not actually seeing anything. With your other half getting bored and hungry.

What about planning your own route and hoping for the best? Sounds like a lot of work trawling blog posts and reading reviews. And you’ll probably miss the hidden gems as all the blogs just list the same attractions.

Will you find the quiet back streets or are you going to end up jostling with the traffic on the busier roads?

You know Liverpool has gorgeous buildings, cool places to eat and drink, and loads of interesting history too. It’s just a question of having fun seeing it all.

Introducing
Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Solve cryptic clues and follow treasure maps.

A dotted path where X marks the spot
The historic Liverpool waterfront

Take a carefully designed route around Liverpool. You'll see the Georgian Quarter with its fancy terraces and the two cathedrals. You'll explore the beautiful waterfront with the Three Graces and the Albert Dock.

See the famous areas like the waterfront, Albert Dock and Mathew street. Spot things other people don't notice like the Tracy Emin sculpture, hidden in plain sight.

Learn interesting stories like how the owners of the Titanic were too cowardly to face the public.

A group of friends looking for a clue from a bridge

Go at your own pace. If you're tempted by one of the many coffee shops, restaurants, bars and pubs, knock yourself out! It's your day.

Play in your own bubble. It's private and self-guided so you can avoid other people.

A dotted path where X marks the spot

Treasure Hunt Liverpool will take you on a fab route around the city, spotting clues and following treasure maps, all at your own pace.

A group of friends exploring tourist attractions by playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

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We had such a laugh”

The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone as it was such an amazing experience. We had a lot of smiles and laughter and haven't stopped talking about it since.

Yvette, Tripadvisor
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A much more active experience...”

...than a regular tour as you had to read the stories and solve the clues; much more engaging than just listening to a tour guide drone on.

Dave, Tripadvisor

It works like WhatsApp,
so it’s easy to use

You don’t need to download or print anything and it doesn’t need any permissions.

Plus, you get to start when you want.

1. Follow maps 🧭

Bess sends you a series of treasure maps, leading you around the city.

The clues and maps are a lot of fun.
This is a great way to see the city!”

Captain Bess Now for a change of scene, let's head down by the river...

2. Search for answers 🔎

Bess sends you a series of clues and you have to search the city for answers.

Good banter from Captain Bess who sends you the clues!”

Captain Bess A family firm,
who slowly became
Forgotten and faded,
what was their name?

Black Beard Beth Jones?

Captain Bess Nay, yer askin' to be walkin' the plank!

Long Joe Silver Wills?

Captain Bess Aye! That's it!

3. Learn some facts 🎓

Along the way, Bess will tell you a few interesting facts and stories about the things you're spotting!”

We learnt new things and actually appreciated the beautiful scenery as we went around the city.

Captain Bess It's a fire insurance mark, to show the firemen ye've paid yer dues! If not, they'd stand by 'n' watch yer house burn, imagine that!

4. Play together 👨‍👩‍👦

Captain Bess will invite you all to join the hunt!

We had such a laugh and a great day out!

Captain Bess Ahoy there! Ye must be the one they're talking about. Lookin' to join me ship, the Rising Pearl?

Buccaneer Beth Yes!

Captain Bess Ye'll be needin' help, have ye a crew?

Lianne Pinkbeard joined the game.

Parrot Pete 🦜 joined the game.

Parrot Pete Arrrrrrr!

Lianne Pinkbeard I'm ready to set sail! ⚓️

Reserve your game

... for FREE!

A different way to see Liverpool

A treasure hunt is more like a game than a traditional tour. You have to follow treasure maps, solve cryptic clues and keep your eyes peeled to find the answers.

You’ll have some banter with our friendly pirate Captain Bess. She’ll put you in your place if you get too many answers wrong!

Take your time, go at your own pace

You can start when you like, there’s no fixed start time. You can even finish the next day if you get stuck in a nice pub!

Fancy a bite to eat on Bold Street? No problem. Take it at your own pace. Enjoy the cafes and bars you'll spot along the way.

Play on your own terms. It's just you and your team, like a private tour.

Great, socially distanced fun!”

You can do this in your own 'bubble' of choice, taking as much or as little time as you wish, and stopping wherever you choose to do so! I was worried the clues might be vague and we’d potentially get lost, but we were absolutely fine and had a ball whilst learning so much more about the cities history.

Vicky8718, Tripadvisor

Start playing in 60 seconds

It’s all on your phones, there’s nothing to print or collect.

Book online and you’ll get a link to start your game straight away.

You can rearrange or cancel

We’re flexible. Plans change - if you can't make it, or Liverpool has new local restrictions, play on a different day or cancel for free.

Fun or your money back

We think you're going love Treasure Hunt Liverpool!

If you don't have fun, we promise to give your money back. We'll ask for a quick chat on the phone to understand what went wrong.

You'll see the best of Liverpool 🧭

No spoilers... You'll see the best areas, but the real fun is finding the clues and noticing things in the city that you'd otherwise walk right past.

Fun way to discover hidden gems”

The treasure hunt Liverpool provided a great walk around the city covering interesting not so well known view spots and at the same time made us think while solving the riddles.

Malin F, Tripadvisor

The “bombed out church” the church without a roof, now a popular community and arts space

RC Metropolitan Cathedral (Paddy’s Wigwam) famous for its futuristic space-ship appearance and whacky circular design

The circular Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the stops on Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Anglican Cathedral an extremely large cathedral with a fabulous sunken garden behind.

Looking up at the Anglican Cathedral from its sunken garden

Hope street the core of the city’s vast Georgian quarter, and home to some excellent bars and restaurants.

The Philharmonic Pub Victorians at their most lavish, including Grade-II listed toilets!

The Albert Dock the iconic red-brick building which survived two wars and a century of being derelict

The red brick warehouses of the albert dock

The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool the impressive trio known as the “Three Graces”.

Liverpool Town Hall & Nelson Monument in the heart of the business district, the former financial powerhouse and home to fancy bars and restaurants.

The beautiful Three Graces, on Liverpool's waterfront

Cavern Club & Mathew street a buzzing centre of musical history, and of course the Beatles’ home venue.

Liverpool ONE the city’s buzzing, modern open-air shopping district.

People walking between the independent shops on Bold Street

Bold Street home of some of the best food and independent shops.

By the end, you'll have a great overview of Liverpool and you'll know which areas you want to go back to.

What if it rains? 

If it's raining on and off, you can pop into a cafe or pub along the route. There's no time limit.

If it's properly raining you can play another day, or even split it over two days if you like.

If it's really heavy rain and you don't want to get washed into the Mersey, you can cancel for free, even if you've started the game.

Coronavirus: Restrictions affecting Liverpool

Treasure Hunt Liverpool is all outdoors in public spaces. The route is designed so you can avoid other people and everyone can play on their own phones.

Read our full guidance for playing.

Will it be too difficult?

Don't worry! The treasure hunt has some tricky clues, but if you get stuck you can ask for a hint.

We'll make sure you don't get completely stuck, wandering around the Albert Dock...

Will I have fun if I'm from Liverpool?

Yes! You already know the city, but we bet you'll notice things you've walked past a hundred times before.

We've worked hard to find the less-obvious stuff - beyond the typical blue plaques - and some interesting stories and anecdotes. You're going to have a great time!

Is it suitable for kids?

The game is designed for adults and curious kids aged 8 and up.

A family perched on a sculpture playing Treasure Hunt Liverpool

Younger ones are welcome though you may have to help by interpreting the clues and Captain Bess' pirate speak.

The whole route is pushchair friendly, avoiding steps or showing step-free alternative routes.

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Great Sunday famo fun”

It was a really great day and we have recommended to all our peeps!

Liz, Facebook

Will it be too physical?

It's 3½ miles miles walking but there are lots of places to rest, like great bars and cafes and nice open squares to sit down.

Ready for a different way to see Liverpool?

  • Follow a carefully designed route around Liverpool.
  • See Liverpool's classics as well as its Georgian streets, a hidden garden and some curious things you'd never spot.
  • Start at a time that suits you and take it at your own pace.
  • 2½ - 3½ hours of fun, all outdoors.
  • Just £9.99 per person, 15 and under go FREE.

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

“Would thoroughly recommend to people looking for a fun and interesting way to explore!”

ahoy@treasurehuntliverpool.com

Telephone: 0151 675 0229
Text us: 07380 309380

The Grand Voyage starts from:
132 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4DH