Haunted Glasgow – Find out everything about the event

Haunted Glasgow

BOOK YOUR SPOT TO THE FIRST HAUNTED THEMED CITY EXPLORATION GAME IN GLASGOW.

On Saturday night, October 26th, when the clock strikes 20:00, you are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of the city, together with their forgotten stories.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Using the Questo app, you will be guided step-by-step along this newly launched route, discovering the cursed buildings where the spirits carry out their eternal punishments.

You will unlock the spooky stories behind the buildings as you walk around the city
This is a self-guided experience, you only need the app, you won’t be assisted or will you encounter people on the route.

Book your spot now! 

Glasgow Halloween

HOW TO BOOK
Book your place now on the website and get 3 free extra invites for your friends. You will get instant access in the app and you can invite them from there.

AFTER YOU BOOK
1. Download the app for free from onelink.to/questo
2. Go at the designated starting point when the time comes
3. Follow clues, find hidden details, read stories

OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Starting time: 20:00
Starting point: Glasgow Central Station (into Gordon St)
Duration: about 1,5 hours 

LAST YEAR’S EVENT

The last event gathered 20.000 people who wandered the streets of Europe in one single night.

Halloween 2019

Haunted Liverpool – Find out everything about the event

Haunted Liverpool event for Halloween 2019

BOOK YOUR SPOT TO THE FIRST HAUNTED THEMED CITY EXPLORATION GAME IN LIVERPOOL.

On Saturday night, October 26th, when the clock strikes 20:00, you are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of the city, together with their forgotten stories.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Using the Questo app, you will be guided step-by-step along this newly launched route, discovering the cursed buildings where the spirits carry out their eternal punishments.

You will unlock the spooky stories behind the buildings as you walk around the city. This is a self-guided experience, you only need the app, you won’t be assisted or will you encounter people on the route.

Book your spot now!

Liverpool Halloween

HOW TO BOOK

Book your place now on the website and get 3 free extra invites for your friends. You will get instant access in the app and you can invite them from there.

AFTER YOU BOOK

1. Download the app for free from onelink.to/questo
2. Go at the designated starting point when the time comes
3. Follow clues, find hidden details, read stories

OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Starting time: 20:00
Starting point: Lime Street Station
Duration: about 1,5 hours

LAST YEAR’S EVENT

The last event gathered 20.000 people who wandered the streets of Europe in one single night.

Halloween 2019

Brașovul Bântuit – Află totul despre eveniment

Brasovul Bantuit Halloween 2019

REZERVĂ-ȚI LOCUL LA PRIMUL JOC DE EXPLORARE URBANĂ CU TEMĂ HORROR DIN BRAȘOV.

Sâmbătă seara, 26 octombrie, când ceasul bate ora 19:30, ești invitat să descoperi sufletele captive, spiritele și vracii orașului, împreună cu poveștile lor demult uitate. 

CE VEI FACE

Folosind aplicația Questo, vei fi ghidat pas cu pas pe acest traseu nou lansat, vizitând clădirile blestemate unde își ispășesc pedepsele.

Vei debloca poveștile terifiante din spatele locurilor pe măsură ce te plimbi prin oraș. Această experiență nu necesită ghid, ai nevoie doar de aplicație, nu vei fi asistat de cineva și nici nu vei întâlni persoane pe traseu.  

Rezervă-ți locul acum!

Brasovul Bantuit

CUM POȚI REZERVA
Rezervă un loc acum pe site și primești 3 invitații în plus pentru prietenii tăi. Primești acces instant în aplicație și îi poți invita de acolo.

DUPĂ CE REZERVI
1. Descarcă gratuit aplicația de pe onelink.to/questo
2. Mergi la punctul de start din oraș la ora anunțată
3. Urmărește indiciile, caută detalii ascunse, află poveștile 

ALTE DETALII
Începe de la: 19:30
Punct de start: Piața Sfântul Ioan
Durată: aprox. o oră și jumătate 

CUM A FOST ANUL TRECUT
Ultimul eveniment a adunat 20.000 de oameni care au bântuit străzile Europei într-o singură noapte.

Halloween 2019

Haunted Dublin – Find out everything about the event

Haunted Dublin

BOOK YOUR SPOT TO THE FIRST HAUNTED THEMED CITY EXPLORATION GAME IN DUBLIN.

On Saturday night, October 26th, when the clock strikes 20:00, you are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of the city, together with their forgotten stories.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Using the Questo app, you will be guided step-by-step along this newly launched route, discovering the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments.

You will unlock the spooky stories behind the buildings as you walk around the city.
This is a self-guided experience, you only need the app, you won’t be assisted or will you encounter people on the route.

Book your spot now!

Brasovul Bantuit

HOW TO BOOK
Book your place now on the website and get 3 free extra invites for your friends. You will get instant access in the app and you can invite them from the app.

AFTER YOU BOOK
1. Download the app for free from onelink.to/questo
2. Go at the designated starting point when the time comes
3. Follow clues, find hidden details, read stories

OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Starting time: 20:00
Starting point: Toner’s Pub?
Duration: about 1,5 hours

LAST YEAR’S EVENT
The last event gathered 20.000 people who wandered the streets of Europe in one single night.

Halloween 2019

Discover Romania with a travel app: Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest

Discover Romania with Questo

The legend says that once you play a city game with Questo, you’re hooked for life.

That’s what happened to Theo, a Frenchman, who traveled to Romania hoping to see what this Eastern European country was all about. He never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a mobile app.

It all started in August 2019, back in France. 

Theo was searching for accommodation on Booking.com for his trip to Bucharest when he came across something that spiked his interest. It was some sort of new type of walking tour that does not require a tour guide, but only a mobile app called Questo. “That’s strange”, he thought while booking this mysterious Bucharest tour called “Discover The Old Town Treasure of Bucharest”.

The next day he wanted to find out more about the app. He discovered Questo is a new type of travel app that takes tourists on city exploration games where they solve clues to discover new places and local stories. 

Each city game inside the Questo mobile app is created around a specific theme, inspired by a movie, a book, a historical fact or just a local legend. In London, for instance, you can explore the city as Sherlock Holmes or Isaac Newton, while in Paris you can play as Hemingway or Picasso. 

After reading this, Theo became even more eager to play his first city game in Bucharest. This was his first he did after checking into the hotel: opened the app, went to the starting point and off he went on the narrow streets of Bucharest’s Old Town in search of an elusive treasure.

Bucharest city tour with Questo

Theo was amazed by this new way to discover Bucharest. He loved that he was immersed in a game-like exploration. He had to solve clues that would only be revealed once he arrived at different landmarks. 

He wasn’t just randomly visiting a city, he now had a purpose, a mission he had to complete. This made him pay extra attention to details all around him: to the architecture of the buildings, small statues, and landmarks.

“Usually, when I go on holiday, I spend hours on sites like Tripadvisor to list everything there is to see in each city and prepare itineraries. With Questo, we have a visiting pack ready to discover the cities while having fun.“, says Theo.

He eventually found the treasure he was looking for in the Old Town and fell in love with the experience. He wanted more.

So, he booked his second Bucharest city game right then and there: a haunted tour of Bucharest. It was 8 pm. At midnight Theo was already back on the streets of Bucharest in search of the most haunting stories and places in town. He walked around 7km in just a few hours, played two city games. Amazing!

Theo would later find out that, so far, more than 45.000 people finished a city exploration game in one of the 50 cities Questo is present while walking more than 150.000 kilometers. 

Theo was thrilled! There were many more cities he could explore: Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Amsterdam, London, Vienna, or Berlin. But he was still in Romania and his next stop was Transylvania, Brasov. Would he find a city game in Brasov? Yes, he did. He finished it and then went on to Sighisoara and Sibiu where he played two more quests. He was on a roll!

But the riddles and questions were the best part of the whole experience for Theo. 

“I didn’t always get stuck on the same riddles and that’s what’s funny. Sometimes it’s because the next clue is far away, I was convinced that I missed it when it is 100 meters away. In Sighisoara, I spent about thirty minutes in front of a wooden door when the answer was very simple, it was enough to know a word in English to understand everything. Sometimes I got stuck because of local events, a music festival in the middle of a clue in Brasov, a pottery market around the last clue of Sibiu…. It takes research and that’s the fun part.” 

Theo played six city games in four Romanian cities in just 6 days. That had to be a record! And it was.

Even today, weeks after he returned to France, he remembers some of the memorable stories he learned during the city games “I still remember the trick used by the enemy to open the doors of Sighisoara with the fake wine transaction.”, Theo says.

Now, he’s planning his next vacation ready to play some more city games around the world. Questo has over 120 available exploration games in 15 countries, created by a growing network of local content creators that get a share of the revenues generated by the city games they create.

Amazed by the Questo experience, Theo is planning to create his first city games in France: “I have several quest projects in my region, notably in Caen and Bayeux in Normandy (France). For the moment I have listed all the important sites to show during a quest (or several according to themes) and the beautiful streets to take along the way. I still have to perfect the routes, determine relevant clues, write the history of these places and find a theme for each quest!”

We thank you, Theo, for exploring Romania with Questo. We can’t wait to see the next city exploration game you will play.

Pe urmele lui Dracula prin Bucuresti cu Questo

Dracula quest

Un text scris de Viorel Voicu, unul dintre cei peste 45000 de oameni care au terminat un quest in cele 40 de orase din Romania (Cluj, Sibiu, etc) si Europa.

In 1897, fie ca a vrut fie ca nu, Bram Stoker a pus Romania si Bucurestiul pe harta lumii. Legendele care il inconjoara pe Vlad Tepes l-au facut o vedeta moderna si nemuritoare asa cum este si personajul cartii.

Azi am plecat la drum cu Miriam si cu Vlad (prin Questo si jocul lor de explorare urbana despre Dracula in Bucuresti) sa descopar orasul si ce s-a mai schimbat intre timp, in cei mai bine de 500 de ani care au trecut de la domnia lui.

Incep calatoria la Hanu’ lui Manuc. Pe zid, chiar la intrare, o placa memoriala imi spune ca in 1857 Bucurestiul a fost prima capitala din lume care a folosit petrolul lampant, aka kerosenul, pentru iluminatul stradal. Ce ti-e si cu marketingul asta, schimbi un cuvant doua si devii primul la ceva.

Imi continui drumul pe Franceza, cu o gelato alla nocciola in mana, de la Emilia Cremeria 🤤, si fac stanga spre piata Natiunilor Unite. La intersectia dintre Franceza si Tonitza, pe o banca, un domn canta la acordeon niste ritmuri dintr-un mic Paris demult uitat.

Trec podul peste Dambovita, ma intorc si ma uit la blocul Adriatica. Niciodata n-am inteles rostul constructiei ciudate, cu coloane, din varf. Azi am aflat ca se numeste glorieta si este uneori folosita ca punct de belvedere. Cea mai faimoasa glorieta este considerata cea de la palatul Schonbrunn din Viena. Mie si asta mi se pare frumoasa, in ciuda ruinei in care e azi, si pentru cateva momente am incercat sa-mi imaginez cum arata Bucurestiul la inceput de secol XX, din varful uneia dintre cele mai inalte cladiri ale vremii.

Merg mai departe prin spatele curtii de apel, traversez bulevardul Unirii si ajung la poalele dealului Mitropoliei. Mereu m-am ferit de zona asta pentru ca urasc sa urc dealuri 😅. Pe stanga, Gheorghe Cantacuzino si Al.I.Cuza se amuza de gambele mele de lebada care isi pun tot talentul la incercare.

In varful dealului, cladirea Palatului Patriarhiei pare adusa din Paris. Sunt impresionat de detaliile ornamentelor fatadei si de cat de bine au fost conservate. Ma simt mai degraba in fata unui magazin Bvlgari sau Cartier din Place Vendome decat intr-un loc ecleziastic.

Cobor dealul, gambele mele zambesc, si fac stanga pe 11 iunie pana la Cafe Antique. Visand la un flat white intru curajos in localul cu vitrina impanzita de plante. Printre toate margelele, tablourile cu viori, linguri de argint, degetare si jobenuri care spun cat e ora, vad doi ochi care imi intalnesc privirea. Ma simt ca Alice in Tara Minunilor. Nu e The Cheshire Cat, e Why Not 😻, o pisica adorabila, in varsta de 13 ani dar care, conform spuselor stapanei, inca vede si aude ca o adolescenta. O gadil de cateva ori sub barbie si imi continui drumul pe 11 iunie. Fara flat white. Nici urma de cofeina in Wonderland.

Pe dreapta imi atrage atentia Fabrica Club. Instant imi vine in minte imaginea FX Factory din Lisabona. Imi transmite acelasi vibe boem. Un loc unde pot sa beau un pahar de vin, sa citesc o carte sau just “hang” sub privirile unui Jack Nicholson urias. Ma intreb ce crede Vlad despre toate astea.

Imi continui drumul pana la intrarea in Parcul Carol. Pe stanga, terasele de pe trotuarul larg imi aduc aminte de Paris. Pe dreapta, un domn trecut de cateva tinereti urla catre cineva: “Daca ar fi dupa mine te-as rupe in bataie!” si imi reamintesc ca sunt in Bucuresti. Ma rog sa nu “fie dupa el“ si intru in parc.

Undeva, printre copaci, sta ascunsa fantana George Cantacuzino. Fantana e mult spus. Cred ca apa nu a mai curs de ceva vreme. Insa nu am putut sa nu fiu impresionat de cat de mult seamana cu fantana Mariei de Medici din Jardin du Luxemburg, din Paris. Chiar cred ca ar putea fi la fel de grandioasa daca ar fi reconditionata.

Imi inchei calatoria la replica cetatii Poenari si il las pe Vlad “acasa”.

Nu stiu cum i s-a parut lui Vlad, Bucurestiul de azi, insa mie imi place. Eclectic, cu urme ale trecutului, modern, incercand sa scape de obiceiuri vechi dar fara sa-si piarda traditia, un mic Paris care isi cauta identitatea, intr-o continua schimbare si adaptare. Asa… cam ca mine 🤓

Mai multe jocuri de explorare urbana din Bucuresti, gasiti aici. Aplicatia Questo pentru iPhone-uri o gasiti aici, iar cea de Android aici.