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City Guides by National Geographic

By National Geographic Society

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Explore the best of four of the world's most vibrant cities—London, Paris, Rome, and New York—with City Guides by National Geographic. Included free with each city are local tips, current weather, fun facts, and a selection of iconic photos. Purchase the complete guides for the richest travel experience: curated point-by-point walks, customizable itineraries, city secrets, stunning photo galleries, and much more.

Here’s what you get for free:

• Practical travel information, like when to go, live weather, real-time currency exchange rates, and measurement conversion tables
• Approximately 50 short and shareable “Did You Know?” facts per city
• Favorites section where you can save items you want to remember
• A selection of beautiful and iconic photographs

Upgrade to the paid guides to unlock premium content. Our travel editors have picked only the best places, so you don’t have to wade through all the noise to find exactly what you want to do in each city. With your purchase, you’ll get:

• Walks: Explore the best of each city through mapped routes chosen by National Geographic editors.
• What to Do: We’ve compiled the ultimate do-not-miss list of places to visit, things to see, and experiences to have.
• Photos: Get city-specific tips on taking the best pictures—plus, flip through a larger gallery of stunning city shots.
• My Itineraries: Create and share custom, mapped itineraries.
• Secrets: Get a behind-the-scenes look with little known facts and hidden gems.

As you would expect from National Geographic, you’ll also find easy-to-use maps and gorgeous photography, presented in a simple and elegant interface designed and developed by Rally Interactive. Guaranteed to delight and inform every urban traveler, from the first-time visitor to the seasoned explorer.

What's New in Version 1.2.1

Quick fix for a user-reported crash.

What's New in Version 1.2:
Now designed specifically for iOS7!
- Access to main menu has been simplified and differentiated from the Control Center.
- New menu stacking animation means you'll always know where you are in the app.
- Background multitasking now finishes downloading photos for you even if you leave the app.
- Swipe from the left edge to go back to the previous screen from anywhere in the app.
- Unit pickers in the conversions section are in the new style.

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Customer Reviews

National Geographic City Guides

While one would have to fully unlock the complete city guides to give an all encompassing review, just by seeing what is offered in the limited version gives me the idea that this application is worth having for anyone interested in visiting or learning about the offered areas. From the limited version one can glimpse the city details of the four areas that are offered. One can learn facts such as the origin and the average weather that is to be expected per year. Users can also learn the best tourist attractions and some of the more popular places to visit as well stay at. Users can also easily share information from the app with others. To finish NGCG is designed extremely well with a sleek and easy to navigate menu. The background design of the menu is befitting of National Geographic with high resolution iconic images for each city. If you plan on visiting any of the cities offered here, download today.

Nat Geo WIN

I never write reviews. I'm headed to NYC next week and the guides are informative and well designed. Super easy to use. It includes a short history of most sights, maps, cross street locations, subway stops and even speak easy secrets! Awesome job guys.

Hard to use & only 4 cities?

Even though I would call myself a tech geek, I found the app not easy and less intuitional to use.
And there are guides for only those 4 cities or is this just a result from the bad handling of that app?

City Guides by National Geographic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 33.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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