This app organizes the vast and varied library of Rick Steves’ audio content into geographic-specific playlists so that travelers can enjoy ready access to the information that relates specifically to their travel plans. Many tracks provide general cultural and sightseeing information gleaned from his public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves. Other tracks are self-guided tours to great sights and historic walks. While we travel there’s lots of down time, and this application can both entertain and teach. Rick Steves Audio Europe will hopefully make your European travels more meaningful and more fun.
• The app downloads and stores audio files on your device. No Wi-Fi or cellphone connection is required to listen. (You will need a connection if you choose to add audio tracks later.)
• Handy maps (PDF) that complement the self-guided audio tours can be viewed on your device.
• The audio content originates from Rick Steves guidebooks and the Travel with Rick Steves public radio program. Self-guided tours are excerpted from Rick Steves country and city guidebooks.
• Rick Steves Audio Europe is a work in progress. New audio tracks will be added and existing tracks updated as necessary. Be sure to enable Notifications for this app to get the latest updates.
A few minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I’m an evangelist for this app
I travel a lot for work, and often get a few fun layovers or extended vacations in some fun places in Europe. The first time I visited Paris and this time (now that I have the app!), were totally different experiences. It’s nice to walk by and admire things, but to get to know the history of locations, buildings and famous spots was a game changer. I was able to appreciate the cities I was in more knowing more about the culture and history. He takes you to the most important places and even takes you by historical cafés to enjoy local treats. It really was like having a free tour guide in every city I went to! 10/10 recommend!
Private Tours for FREE!
Not one to usually write a review for an app, but had to for this one. Used it just about a month ago for a trip to Rome and Paris with my husband. Wow! We felt like we were on a private tour without having to pay for one! And Rick's radio episodes were also very helpful to understand the culture and find hidden treasures sightseeing. Also own guidebooks by Rick Steves that went oh so well with this app. I only wish something like this was done for other parts of the world, including US.
Tip: get good wire-free headphones to use between you and your better half - you'll really feel like you are on a private tour!
Absolutely amazing free content!! Total lifesaver for traveling
Rick Steve’s was on the trip with us! We saved so much money and time using his tours and really valued this app! Thank you so much for developing it and making our travel experiences so much better.
We used apple air pods so we could listen together while walking through Italy and it truly felt like our personal guide! We learned history, had levity with jokes, and got tips on where to go. We also used his guidebook for suggestions on eateries and that’s how we found this free app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.