This Romanian travel app lets you explore cities as history’s greatest heroes

This Romanian travel app lets you explore cities as history's greatest heroes

Part puzzle game, part travel guide, Romanian startup Questo has been quietly gathering a following among European tourists.

The app gives travellers a series of clues and riddles to guide them through cities such as Rome, Rotterdam and Bucharest.

Quests are built around special themes or stories, with many also giving travellers the chance to become famous historical characters: whether that’s Sherlock Holmes stalking the streets of London or Picasso relaxing in Paris.

The Questo team has recently secured seed funding from two private angel investors and has new projects in the pipeline for cities including New York, Berlin and Barcelona.

“Our mobile app is at the crossroads of guided/walking tours and real-world games, such as Pokemon Go,” says Alex Govoreanu, CEO and co-founder of Questo. “That makes it perfect for millennials and generation Zs, who are looking for fun, unique and authentic experiences”.

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