Detour - Immersive Audio Tours

Detour - Immersive Audio Tours

By Detour

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2015-02-04
  • Current Version: 4.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 62.20 MB
  • Developer: Detour
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 1,282 Ratings

Description

Named by Apple in "10 Best Apps of the Year" 2016 Introducing Detour 4.0, our biggest update ever just in time for summer travel - featuring new 75+ new tours, 12 new cities, video previews, in-app camera, a design refresh, and a lot more! Immersive audio walks that guide you through the world's most interesting places with the people that know them best. Whether exploring solo or with friends, Detour will change the way you experience places. Available in 17 cities around the world. FEATURES Location-Aware: Detour uses GPS to keep the narrator in sync with your location so you can stare at the sights instead of your screen. Social: The world's first social audio tour, sync Detour with friends for a shared experience. Cinematic Production: Each Detour lets you walk in the shoes of a narrator with a special connection to the place, giving you access to voices and experiences you couldn't otherwise have. Join Ken Burns, Radiolab, Errol Morris, Philip Petit and more as they guide you through some of the world's most iconic locations. AVAILABILITY Detour is currently available in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New Orleans, Boston, Portland, Savannah, Charleston, Austin, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, and Marrakech. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING "The world's coolest audio guides" - Conde Nast Traveler "Detour will undoubtedly change the way we look at cities" - Wanderlust Duo "Like walking around in a movie" - WIRED

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  • Detour of Gettysburg Battlefield

    5
    By jackinesbitt
    Highly reccomend Detour. Learned a lot about the history of Gettysburg. I loved that I could do the tour at my own pace. I also liked that I could listen through the app on my phone while walking the stops.
  • Best city tours

    5
    By Jeniaz
    The best guide ever!😁
  • Fun tours

    5
    By Mesecina00
    I tried this for the first time in London and really loved the combination of personal stories, area history and local knowledge. The guides were knowledgeable people who grew up in the areas of the tour which made it more like you were touring with a friend than a guide. It was easy to follow along, the app provides maps and photos so you know exactly what they are taking about. I will definitely do these again and am even interested in doing some in my own city. Looking forward to them adding more cities.
  • Excellent, highly recommend

    5
    By jordaysade
    Amazing tours; awesome technology --- I take detours as often as I can when I'm in a city that has them!
  • Great way to learn about the less touristy side of Rome!

    5
    By AKGold11
    On my recent trip to Rome, I completed three of the Detour walking tours - on the Jewish Resistance during Nazi Occupation, Modern Italian Politics, and The Fall of Rome. I enjoyed each of these immensely, and appreciated how they showed a side of Rome, it's ancient and contemporary history, that I wouldn't otherwise get to experience and learn about as a tourist. I love how the tours are narrated by a person who was present and significant for the period (even if played by an actor), the sound design and how immersive it made the walks, and how the walks took me to places, and made me notice things I would have missed otherwise. Looking forward to checking out some others of these tours closer to home.
  • Detour tours

    5
    By Jackiesunshine
    What an amazing experience. I highly recommend Detour. It's Very easy to use, not expensive and really fun and interesting. If you want to tour a city either alone or with a few people, this is the way to go. The tours are very simple to use. You go to the start location and then follow the clear simple directions and as you walk along the history of that area is told to you in an interesting and fun way. Suggestions are made to try local pubs or coffee shops or just to take a moment in a park or an area of local interest and the tour waits for you, so you can go at your own pace. Wonderful. You have to try it
  • Saved money from hiring a tour guide

    5
    By cowspeak
    The audio tour was pretty cool, with the detailed direction and even a built in compress/direction guide, the tour was easy to follow. We learns much from the tour. Our guide was funny too, telling us the smell in the alley is expected and the journey will be worth it. We feel we learned a lot without spending too much from a live guide. Will plan to buy more in the future.
  • Like seeing a new city with an old friend

    5
    By Katie_gus
    I took the Castro tour in San Francisco while I was visiting for one day and it was the highlight of my trip. Walking through a historic queer neighborhood with the friendly voice of a queer tour guide (who is a real person) made me laugh, cry, and gave me goosebumps. I'd definitely recommend this app for anyone looking to get to know a new city with a friendly virtual tour guide to show them around! Especially good for solo travelers.
  • Now this is the way to sightsee!

    5
    By The calkroach
    It was amazing! This was my first trip to SF, with my wife who grew up here, and we both thought it was an excellent way to sightsee and visit a lot of places in a short period of time: from Chinatown to Little Italy to Coit Tower, it sure beat taking one of those double decker buses, or walking around with a map. We thought it was very informative and entertaining, as well as seamless from a technological standpoint. We were very impressed, and can’t wait to take another “Detour”!
  • Cities not actually available

    1
    By wiqqido
    Description says Austin is available. It’s not.

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