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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.


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.


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.


"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

What's New

Version 4.5.4

• Fixes an issue that could cause the volume to jump when seeking or pausing and resuming a tour.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings
95 Ratings

Editors' Notes

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A fantastic app

Mum To One

I am very glad I found this app - it is amazing.

I completed the Backstage Westminster, St James’ Park: The Queen’s guard, and Mayfair: A Spy’s Guide on 26th October. I loved all of them; the commentary is both informative and entertaining. The GPS is spot on, which means that the commentary matches your own pace, and the directions were very clear (even for someone like me who has no sense of direction at all). I am looking forward to completing the others based in London and will be recommending it to my friends.

Such a great way to see a city


Love Detour. So many interesting mini tours to do to your own schedule, giving you a really different take on a place from people who have interesting stories to tell.

In-App Purchases

San Francisco: The Mission
A Chicano 'hood in the midst of change.
San Francisco: Cool Gray City
25,000 years of history in 25 (or so) blocks.
NYC: Central Park
An audacious democratic experiment.
NYC: Brooklyn Bridge
Ken Burns reveals secrets of the bridge.
Chicago: Riverwalk
The turbulent times of the Chicago River.
Chicago: Architecture
The magic past of downtown architecture.


73.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2015 Detour.com, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Radical Clerkenwell Free
  2. London Essentials Free
  3. Backstage Westmister Free


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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