Looking for a fun way to see Oxford?

You want to try something different and make the most of summer. You want to have fun exploring the city without wandering aimlessly.

Introducing Treasure Hunt Oxford

A fun and different way to see Oxford

Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones.

Spot things other people take for granted!

You’ll learn interesting facts and stories.

Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.

Treasure Hunt Oxford will take you on a beautiful route, and send you to fab places, all at your own pace.

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

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.

Highly recommend it to absolutely anyone, though put on your walking shoes as it will give you a good workout.

Dave, Liverpool

We had such a laugh”

The clues and the maps are a lot of fun. We learnt new things and appreciated the beautiful scenery of Liverpool 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, Liverpool
Reserve your tour

... for FREE!

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! ⚓️

You'll see the very best of Oxford 🧭

Oxford Castle and Prison - a large, partly ruined Norman medieval castle

The round Debtors' Tower of Oxford Prison

Brasenose, Corpus Christi and Trinity College - just three of the prestigious colleges of the University of Oxford you'll discover on this tour

Radcliffe Camera - the beautiful circular dome of the Radcliffe Camera is one of Oxford's most distinctive landmarks

The stunning Radcliffe Camera in the morning sun

Turf Tavern - hidden away in a maze of back alleys this historic pub is full of character

St Michael at the North Gate - with its Saxon Tower, this church stands on the site of the north gate through the medieval city

Birds flying over St Michael at the North Gate's Saxon Tower

Divinity School - a masterpiece of gothic architecture this medieval building was built between 1427 and 1483

The Sheldonian Theatre - this majestic theatre was designed by Sir Christopher Wren host concerts, talks and lectures

The ornate stained glass window of St Mary's Church

Bodleian Library - the main research library of the University of Oxford and one of the oldest libraries in Europe

Carfax Tower - situated in the centre of Oxford this landmark belltower dates back to the 12th century!

The magnificent Carfax Tower

"Bridge of Sighs" - Because of its similarity to the famous bridge in Venice, Hertford bridge is often referred to as the Bridge of Sighs!

The iconic covered Bridge of Sighs

Have fun and stay safe with Treasure Hunt Oxford

Treasure Hunt Oxford is a fun outdoor activity that's ideal for social distancing.

Oxford's COVID Alert Level is High (tier 2). The same rules apply as if you were meeting in a park as everything is outdoors:

  • You can play with up to 6 people.
    • They can be from different households.
    • You must follow social distancing guidelines with people from other households.
  • You may not go indoors with anyone outside your household.
    • The route is entirely outdoors.
    • You can sit together outside a cafe, pub or restaurant.
    • If you go inside, you must sit separately from other households.
  • Keep your distance from people outside your household.
    • Your team can all play from their own phones.
    • The route is designed so you can avoid other people.
    • Bring a face covering in case parts of the city are busy.
  • Avoid touching things in the city.
    The game does not require you to touch anything except your own phone.

Updated 16th October 2020.

You can rearrange or cancel if things change

We’re fully flexible. If you change your mind or if the government guidelines change, you can either choose a new date or we’ll give you a refund.

Ready for a different way to discover Oxford?

  • Just £[price] per person, 15 and under go FREE.
  • [duration] of quality sightseeing fun.
  • Enjoy a beautiful route, start when you want.
  • See the best of Oxford with no cars around!

What if the weather’s bad?

If it's patchy rain, you can spend more time in the pub breaks or stop elsewhere on the route: the game’s flexible.

If it's really bad on one day, you can either switch which day you play, or even start one day and finish the next.

If it's a total wash-out and you can't get round, we’ll give your money back, even if you've started the game.

Will it be too difficult?

Don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint and Bess will get you on your way!

We make sure no-one ever gets completely stuck.

Is it too physical?

It’s X walking but you can take as many breaks as you like.

Fun or your money back!

We’re so confident you’ll have fun, we promise to give your money back if you don’t!

All we ask is for a quick phone call to understand why.

Have questions?
Email us 💌
or text us
07380 309380

Ready for a different way to discover Oxford?

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


Telephone: 01865 920 885
Text us: 07380 309380

Starts from:
Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AZ