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Quirks & Snickets: An immersive treasure hunt-style experience - The Secret City

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US$ 34.65
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2 travellers
    What to Expect

    Distance: 4.0 km
    Local knowledge Required: 1 / 5
    Difficulty: 2 / 5
    Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
    Number of clues: 17

    At half way and end earn yourself a break in a fantastic local pub or cafe. Ideal for all in all weather – just bring a coat! Assemble your team of 2 or more (friends, family, colleagues, a date..) and set the time.

    A different way to explore a city’s lesser known sights and areas.

    How it works:
    Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue and search for the answer, reply with the correct answer to unlock the next step. Hints are available if you need a helping hand and you can also receive messages if you're lost.
    Have a competitive streak? Your progress is timed and ranked on our leader board, time to challenge your friends!

    "A lot of fun - we've done a lot of these and this was up there as one of the best"
    "Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff."
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, 5 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QN, UK
    Departure Time
    12/23/2019 - 3/2/2021Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path, adventure across the city and discover the hidden sights. Choose either Text Messages (SMS) or the Telegram App (Recommended)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)
    • Drinks (available to purchase at the pub/bar breaks)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a mobile phone, with some data or text messages available.
    • You will be sent a trail of clues that guide you around the city and add a playful touch to exploring.
    • We will not be there to physically guide you on this trail. If you get lost you can message "Lost" for a detailed route to the next clue. Send "hint" if you think you're in the right location but aren't sure where to find the clue answer!
    • You should be comfortable walking ~5km. Please wear appropriate clothing for walking, the weather and the time of year.
    • There are 2 optional pub breaks on this trail. Use these to get refreshments or skip if you'd like to carry on. We have no affiliation with these establishments.
    • Any further issues please contact us via Facebook messenger.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    Wow excellent day out! Took my time and enjoyed discovering loads of interesting stuff. Finished in a pub, perfect!
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    Response from Stay25950766868, Owner at Quirks & Snickets: An immersive treasure hunt-style experience - The Secret City
    Responded 15 Jul 2019
    Hi Jane, thanks very much for your great feedback! We're so glad that you had a fantastic time. All the best, Tom, TheSecret.city
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: The Secret City
    Mystery tour with a difference
    I set out on the "Secret City Fatal Feud" tour accompanied by a group of six friends on Saturday. Following the
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    Linda L
    Fatal feuds
    What a brilliant way to discover York. Great clues & 2 historic pubs to stop at. Any problems you can message via
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    Kathryn C
    Caerphilly, United Kingdom
    The city route
    Absolutely fab day out,way better than I was expecting..fun...interesting...very well thought out and put
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    London, United Kingdom
    Excellent afternoon in London
    Brilliant way to entertain the whole family! We wanted to spend some time outdoors (off the sofa!) and this was
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    Chris R
    A peek into the past- Harrogate
    We were staying at a hotel nearby for New Year and had a free day, so decided to try this, 6 friends in total, we
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    Paul T
    Find places you didn't know existed
    So, having worked in the City of London, I was intrigued as to where the trail would take us, and boy was I
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    Luella M
    Girls Day Out
    I took part in this with my friends and I was so pleased! I saw new parts of London as well as learning new facts.
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    Kerryn v
    A great way to discover the City!
    The perfect way to discover the City and it's hidden gems. The course is challenging but well thought through. We
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    Great Fun, See new parts of the City
    What a great day! We wanted to get out with our teenage son, get some fresh air and see some sites. We got all
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    London, United Kingdom
    Very enjoyable and quite challenging!
    We completed this experience as a family of four and really enjoyed the afternoons adventure. The clues made us
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    Key Details
    • The Secret City
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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