The Drowned City - Immersive Treasure Hunt Adventure in York - The Secret City

3 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3.5 hr

An immersive adventure through York's past and present. Unravel cryptic clues as we take you on a journey through the city. Meet figures of myth and history, solve riddles, enjoy charming cafes and quirky pubs. Do you have what it takes to defeat ancient monsters and save the city? Work as a team to decode each clue and search for a nearby answer. All sent to your mobile phone via Telegram or Whatsapp (free on all app stores).

Itinerary Details

History and mythology collide in this tale of ancient York. Meet a Roman Emperor, a Norse monster, and a Greek sea goddess. Riddle your way through fact and fiction, as you try to save the city from being made a modern day Atlantis. Along the way, discover stunning buildings, historic statues and taverns fit for Caesar himself.

There are three optional pub/cafe breaks on this trail; each one 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:
When you reach your start point, you will receive cryptic instructions, sent to your phone. Decipher them, send us your answer and you will be given the next clue. One by one, these riddles will take you on a journey through the city and through legend itself. Solve them all to complete the trail.

Hints are available if you need a helping hand, and you can ask for directions if you get lost.

Feeling competitive? All our games are timed and ranked on our leaderboard. Why not challenge your friends!
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