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

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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).

About This Deal


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!

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.