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Quirks & Snickets - A playful way to explore the city

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Solve a trail of riddles sent straight to your phone, adventure across the city and enjoy two optional pub breaks! Discover the hidden sights and make memories that last a lifetime, a playful way to explore the city. TheSecret.City brings a different way to explore a city’s lesser known sights and areas. A set of cryptic clues takes you on an urban adventure and provide a playful way to connect the city’s hidden gems. Explore alone, on a date, or with friends and family.Testimonials: • “Got to see lots of the City and even some parts that I hadn’t even noticed before. Would highly recommend the trail if you want to explore.” • “My family and I loved this trail! The set up is really cool and the roads it took us on were new to me as a resident here.”Are you ready for the urban adventure?

What You'll Get

Wander the historical county town of Yorkshire, exploring through greenery and stone. Visit some of York's most famous attractions, as well as some of it's obscure quirks. There are two optional pub breaks on this trail; the first is half way around and the second is at the end.

Each clue, sent to your mobile phone, leads you to a new location within walking distance. Solve the clue to unlock the next step; hints are available if you need a helping hand. For those with a competitive streak your progress is timed and you’re ranked on our leaderboard, time to challenge your friends!
• Distance 4.0 km
• Local knowledge 1 / 5
• Difficulty 1 / 5
• Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
• Number of clues 17

Start between 10.15am to 3pm daily

This trail has some gated areas that may be closed if you start outside of these hours.

Due to these gated areas the trail is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • 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)

Departure Point
St Helen's Church, Stonegate, York.
(St Helen Stonegate) - on google maps.

Departure Time
Start between 10.15am to 3pm daily.

150 to 210 minutes

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.

The 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.

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