VoiceMap Audio Tours

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About this app

Experience the magic of GPS audio walks, cycles, drives and even boat rides with VoiceMap tours in over 250 cities worldwide. They’re like podcasts that move with you, to tell stories about what you’re seeing right now.

VoiceMap’s tours are produced by insightful local storytellers, including journalists, filmmakers, novelists, podcasters, and tour guides. Sir Ian McKellen has even created a tour. It's around London's West End, where he has performed for over 50 years.


◆ VoiceMap works offline. After you download a tour, the audio will be available offline along with an offline map.

◆ With GPS autoplay, you can focus on your surroundings, not the screen. Put in your headphones, tap on Start, and let VoiceMap guide you.

◆ If you do wander off in the wrong direction, VoiceMap will play an audio alert, and you can follow the map on your screen to the next location.

◆ With hundreds of free and paid tours, VoiceMap offers huge variety.


Lonely Planet: "High-quality self-guided walking tours...Narrated by local experts, they provide insight into corners of the city sometimes overlooked by regular guided tours."

New York Times: “We may be biased, but could there be anything more helpful than having a journalist in your pocket when touring a new city? How about a historian, a novelist or just a really passionate local? VoiceMap culls city-specific stories from them all and fits them neatly into walking tours.”

CNN: "Lost your travel guidebook? Can't be bothered to carry one around? No need to fret, a popular celebrity could be at hand. At least that's the aim of VoiceMap, a cellphone application that offers personalized audio tours of cities around the world. In some cases, the guide could be a local journalist or knowledgeable resident."
Updated on
Sep 22, 2022

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588 reviews
Jennifer Tjersland
August 26, 2021
Amazing for exploring! We have been to New Orleans numerous times and wanted to do something inexpensive and away from the typical expensive tours in the French Quarter. After a little bit of research, I downloaded this app. The tours available took us to areas we'd never explored before and the UI was flawless. The guide always began speaking at the correct point and I barely ever had to touch my phone. I can't wait to use this app to explore other cities!
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Martina Cucchiara
March 22, 2022
Great idea, terrible app with lots of bugs. I purchased two tours for Paris. When I tried to download them, the app froze multiple times. After uninstalling and restarting, I was able to download one. But when I previewed the tour and paused it, it would not let me resume the tour later. I had to delete and download it again, so that I could resume it. Frustrating experience. I will not be using this app in Paris. Very disappointed.
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March 22, 2022
We're really sorry about this Martina! This was a bug affecting a subset of users with 8.3.0 that should be fixed in 8.3.2. Can you please check your inbox for an email from iain@voicemap.me? We'd be really grateful if you could let us know that the problem is resolved, if it is, and that you still have time to use the tours. Thank you!
Carmen Blike
March 17, 2022
Great idea. I loved how the app would automatically start when you reached the next point of interest. The app experience, however was not flawless. When the app froze several times, resuming was trial and error. Sometimes, locations were proposed and sometimes not. The start button would be grayed out.
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March 17, 2022
Thanks for this feedback Carmen. I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you say the start button was greyed out. At first I thought this might be to do with your screen size, maybe, but we actually have an S20 that we use for testing. Do you have a screenshot you could share? Could you email iain@voicemap.me?

What's new

In 9.0, codenamed Boston:

‣ We've redesigned our Explore screen. Whether you're planning a trip with multiple destinations, deciding on your favourites out of our 70 plus options in London, or globetrotting virtually from home, it's easier to find our most interesting tours.
‣ We've made in-app search much smarter
‣ We've added a map view for search results. If you're trying to choose between twenty equally fascinating tours in Paris, it helps to see where they all start on a single map.