We’ve designed a special FREE tour of the presidential and first lady highlights from the Smithsonian collections. You’ll get easy turn-by-turn directions to five of the Smithsonian museums from the Natural History, American History and American Indian museums on the National Mall and from the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum in the Penn Quarter District.
Our latest new postcard, lets you snap a photo of friends and family wearing George Washington’s uniform; and share it instantly on Facebook and Twitter.
This limited edition FREE tour is your entry ticket to our full Smithsonian Tours App. For just 99 cents, you can upgrade to a whole suite of our best tours of the Smithsonian and select from a host of digital postcards to wow your friends. Send home a picture of your mom wearing the Hope Diamond and the Ruby Slippers from Wizard of Oz, or hangout with an orangutan or swim with a giant squid. All with your 99 cents upgrade.
For just 99 cents, get the most out of your trip to Washington, D.C. and the National Mall with custom-built tours, based on your available time and passions. From the editors of Smithsonian magazine, Smithsonian Tours is packed with handy navigational tools, maps, museum floor plans, a calendar of events, dining and shopping, including 'Greatest Hits' for each Smithsonian museum.
What can you do with the Smithsonian Tours app?
- Based on your interests, size of your group and available time, we offer "Greatest Hits" tours of the Smithsonian's Washington, D.C. museums. Art Lover, Nature Lover and History Buff, or find tours to take With Dad, With Mom or With the Kids.
- Check out our list of Must-See Exhibitions and get updates on daily events.
- Get turn-by-turn walking directions on the map of the National Mall, locate artifacts inside the museums and find the nearest Metro stops.
- Get hot news tips from the Smithsonian and the Around the Mall blog on Smithsonian.com.
- Navigate with maps, directions, augmented reality and a handy Friend Finder to locate your lost pals.
- Remember and share your time at the Smithsonian by sending a custom digital postcard. Put yourself inside the Apollo 11 Command Module, wear the Hope Diamond, step out in the Ruby Slippers or hang out with the Orangutan at the Zoo. Pick from our other fun selections and send them to your friends.
- Find out where to eat and shop with descriptions of Smithsonian restaurants and stores.
- The app has selections from all of these museums: the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Smithsonian Castle, the Udvar-Hazy Center, the African Art Museum, the American Indian Museum, the Anacostia Community Museum, the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Postal Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery, and the National Zoo.
Museums In Washington DC isnt a digital yellow pages like most museum apps. You get useful info like:
-choose by category
-choose by selecting museum from a map
-1 touch navigation to address
-directly email & phone museum
-hours of operation & cost
-easily link to collections,events,etc
-rental & intern availability
Museums In Washington D.C. includes a special link listing all Smithsonian museums regardless of category (although they are included with their default category. For example, the Air & Space Museum is listed in both the Smithsonian and Science links). This is available from the list links or from the maps.
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Our app provides detailed maps, parking information, animal viewing, special events, and tour highlights. Information on each animal species can be viewed using search functions, by name, category, and location. The National Zoo’s conservation programs are also highlighted. Just for fun, the app incorporates a Zooify Yourself feature to create your own animal features using any picture along with Animal Voices. The app provides a “connection” to all our social media initiatives along with the ability to support the National Zoo.
Walking tours included in this application are:
* Places of Worship (8 sights)
* Downtown Tour (7 sights)
* Museums and Art Galleries (9 sights)
* Florence District (7 sights)
* Old Market Shopping (8 sights)
* Nightlife Venues (9 sights)
* City Landmarks Part 1 (14 sights)
* City Landmarks Part 2 (8 sights)
All the data used in this app is built into the software, so you can follow the walking tours or use the city map without internet access or cellular data plan. No need to pay the costly roaming charges when traveling to foreign cities. The app is optimized for Android phone and tablet.
The powerful navigation assistance includes:
* Touring routes clearly displayed on map.
* Precise turn-by-turn walking directions from one sight to the next.
* `FindMe` displays your exact location and Auto Tracking displays your movement on the map (this feature is not supported on device without built-in GPS function).
* Built-in compass to show you the direction.
* A detailed city map which can be used independently for your other traveling needs.
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Indian Railways Official app for travelers using railways for taking holiday vacation trips, official trips, tours, and daily commute. Site provides train-running related and real-time status queries for all trains of India.
•Spot Your Train
•Trains between Stations
With this app you will enjoy:
• Valuable promotional offers from local businesses
• Hours of operation and prices for museums and attractions
• Lists of many free things to do
• GPS-enabled, interactive maps with point-of-interest filters
• Current and future events occurring in the DC Area
• Favorites feature helps you create your own itinerary
• Search function lets you quickly find specific information and offers
• Recommended Sightseeing Itineraries
• Travel Tips
Enjoy the best guide for your trip and do not miss anything. Undertake a guided trip to London this ebook is synonymous with Discover and explore the place. In this guide the most characteristic places of destination are included to help you navigate the city in a quick and pleasant wood.
London is the capital of the United Kingdom and the home of its queen, Elizabeth II. It’s also the largest city in Europe. About 8 million people call London home.
Millions of people visit London every year from all over the world. If you travel there, you’ll find many fascinating things to see and do.
During August and September, you can visit Buckingham Palace. That’s where the queen lives most of the year. It has about 600 rooms, but you’ll see only state rooms where the queen entertains guests. In the morning, a colorful ceremony called “changing of the guard” takes place in the palace courtyard. One group of palace guards marches off duty, and another troop arrives to replace them.
You can tour the Tower of London, a historic fortress that was once a royal palace. It was also used as a prison for hundreds of years. Two of the wives of King Henry VIII—Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard—were put to death here. The Crown Jewels are a popular attraction at the Tower. This collection of jeweled crowns, swords, scepters, and other royal objects is only used on special occasions, such as the crowning of a new ruler.
Be sure to visit Westminster Abbey, one of Britain’s famous churches. The nation’s kings and queens are crowned here. Many rulers and famous citizens are buried here. There are also monuments to political figures and poets.
The Houses of Parliament are along the Thames River, near Westminster Abbey. This is where the government meets. Look up to see the clock tower with Big Ben, London’s famous bell that rings every hour. You can get on a boat nearby for a ride on the Thames.
Other places you might want to see are Scotland Yard, Madame Tussaud’s, and the British Museum. You can find out about London’s famous criminals in the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard, the home of London’s Metropolitan Police. At Madame Tussaud’s, you’ll see eerily realistic, life-size wax figures of pop idols and historic figures. A great thing to see at the British Museum is the collection of mummies, tomb paintings, and gold jewelry from ancient Egypt. The museum’s Egyptian collection is one of the largest in the world.
For a good view of London, take a ride in the London Eye. This enormous wheel takes you 443 feet (135 meters) above the London skyline. Unlike a traditional Ferris wheel, the London Eye carries its passengers in enclosed compartments.
A quick and easy way to get from place to place in London is by Tube, a network of underground trains. You’ll see more, however, if you travel around London by bus. Sit upstairs on London’s double-decker buses for a good view.
AN OLD CITY
London is nearly 2,000 years old. It was founded by the ancient Romans soon after they invaded Britain in ad 43. The city has been sacked (destroyed) several times by invaders. It has also been destroyed by fire. In 1666, the Great Fire of London burned down a large part of the city.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, London was the world’s largest city. It sat at the center of a vast and powerful British empire that circled the globe. The city was heavily damaged by German bombing during World War II (1939-1945). The damaged areas were rebuilt after the war.
AN INTERNATIONAL CITY
The residents of this sprawling city today are a mix of many races and nationalities. Many Londoners come from former British colonies, such as India, Pakistan, Jamaica, South Africa, and Hong Kong. This makes London one of the world’s most international cities.
Map – Official National Park Service map of the central tourist area in Washington, D.C. Easy to use while outdoors, the map features large font sizes, walkways that are easily distinguishable from roads, and three zoom levels. By tapping the “Locate me” icon you will always know where you are.
Park Lens – Find out what is around you with augmented reality. Just hold up your device and look through the camera. Labels will appear identifying all sites on the National Mall.
Walking directions – Get from one place to another by following a line on the map or a list of directions. Estimated walking times are given.
Sites – Learn more about points of interest with lively text, professional photographs, and engaging podcasts under the “Album” button. The “Info” button includes the site’s location, hours of operation, nearest Metro station, and other essential information.
Tours – Follow a recommended tour depending on how much time you have or your special interest—from memorials to presidents to military monuments to destinations off the beaten path. You can even create personal tours with the “My Tour” feature—just tap the “+” at the bottom right of a site page. The app maps the route for you.
Events and News – Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Postcard – Send a digital postcard to friends and family from the National Mall with the tap of a button.
Park Partner – The Trust for the National Mall strives to make the National Mall the best park in the world. Learn more about the essential assistance this organization provides.
Small size – Weighing in at 13.7MB, the app will download relatively quickly via a 3G cellular connection or the free Wi-Fi available on the east end the National Mall.
Do you want to enrich their visit and get your kids excited about London?
Introducing Kids Discover London - a unique guide for exploring London, full of entertaining and interesting content designed especially for kids.
**Available in 6 languages: English, Chinese, German, French, Hebrew, and Russian!
**More than 45 minutes of content!
London is a remarkable place, and you can always discover something new. With Kids Discover London, your children can learn about the city and its places of interests, get involved in planning what to do, and gain interesting and useful knowledge that will enrich their visit!
Our audio story can be listened to for nearly 45 minutes - featuring interesting and engaging facts about the history of London, its attractions and so much more! Let your children dive into London and appreciate everything it has to offer from your fingertips! Suitable for listening everywhere - in the car, during the flight, or even as a bedtime story before travelling.
**Contains 7 parts:
Part 1 – The UK
Part 2 – History
Part 3 – London Attractions
Part 4 – Kids attractions
Part 5 – Just outside London
Part 6- Funny and interesting
Kids Discover London gives your children a third eye when exploring the rich-historical values of London - discover facts about different famous attractions, explore exciting bites of information and uncover exactly why so many people want to visit London!
Kids Discover London is perfect for children aged 7-15, but we assure you that adults will enjoy and learn a lot too!
Discover more about London - with Kids Discover London, the ultimate guide for kids to discover everything London has to offer. Listen to the first part of the audio story for free! other parts can be purchased as in-apps.
- Nearly 45 minutes of exciting content for you to listen to!
- Enrich your children's visit with funny and interesting content especially created for young audience!
- Teach your children more about London before they visit the city!
- Featuring information about the history of London, the main attractions and so much more!
There are so many places, people and stories to discover, here’s just a few of them featured in Kids Discover London:
Tower Bridge, Westminster Palace, Regent Park, House of Tudor, Buckingham Palace, Leeds Castle, LEGOLAND, Warner Bros. Tour, Greenwich Park, London Eye, Regent Canal, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Globe Theatre, Hamley's store, Natural History Museum, Big Ben, British Museum, Oxford City, Magna Carta, Henry VIII, Hampton Court, Queen Victoria, William the Conqueror, Tower of London, Julius Caesar, House of Lancaster, Queen Elizabeth II, Vikings, Science Museum, Oliver Cromwell, Guy Fawkes, Oxford Street, Windsor Castle, Covent Garden, Maritime Museum, Union Jack, House of York, Westminster Abbey, White Cliffs of Dover, Hadrian's Wall, and much more…
Expand your children knowledge on the UK and the countries it comprised of: England, Wales, Scotland and north Ireland. Let your kids explore wonderful places such as London attractions, parks, museums, castles, and other famous points of interests. Use Kids Discover London guide to get your kids involved in planning their visit in London.
Whether you travel with children, visit England as a family, or travel with school or other kids, Kids Discover London is the perfect app to start preparation for the London experience!