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The Great Tale - Immersive Treasure Hunt Adventure in York - The Secret City

You'll be immersed in historic sights and obscure quirks as you solve riddles and progress on your treasure hunt style adventure through York.
Once your tale starts, you’ll unravel cryptic clues to unlock the hidden path to a location within walking distance. Work as a team to decode the clue and search nearby to find the answer. All on your mobile phone using Telegram or Whatsapp (free on all app stores).

per adult from




4 hours


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • A trail of riddles sent to your phone; solve each clue to unlock the path!
    • Sent via Telegram/Whatsapp smartphone app. Free on all App Stores.
    • Hint messages to help you with clues if you need a nudge in the right direction!
    • Lost messages to help you with directions if you need them.
    What's excluded :

    • Embark on a tale to aid 'The Great' Roman ruler of York, can you solve his challenges and help him be freed?
      Once he's freed everything should go back to normal and we can all live happily ever after...right? Weave through the historic sights, quirky streets and narrow passageways of York.

      Unlock tucked away taverns to warm up and get refreshed before you head back out to conquer your quest.

      There are three optional pub/cafe breaks on this trail; each is a third of the way around.

      Distance: 5.0 km
      No Local knowledge Required!
      Difficulty: 3 / 5
      Avg Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
      Number of clues: 19

      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!

    • Departure Point :
      Constantine Statue, 4 Minster Yard, York YO1 7JB, UK
      Departure Time :
      Telegram App - Recommended 10/13/2020 - 6/24/2022
      Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
      Whatsapp 10/13/2020 - 6/24/2022
      Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Travellers should be comfortable with walking around 5km.
      • 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
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • You'll be on the trail in your own group walking through public places outdoors. All pub/cafe stops are optional and can be decided whilst on the route.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Activity ID: V-111070P5

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