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

4 hr

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Group Tour

Itinerary

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...
Itinerary

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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If you find a better price, we'll match it - just send the details to hertz-support@placepass.com.

Important Details

Included
  • 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)
Not Included
  • 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)
Departure Point
St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, 5 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QN, UK
12/23/2019 - 3/2/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.