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Description

Get to the heart of a destination with Guides by Lonely Planet. Packed with offline maps, must-see sights, neighborhood guides, audio phrasebooks, immersive experiences and backed by advice from on-the-ground experts, our city guides are the ultimate resource before and during a trip.

With a currency converter, transport info, and 'near me' functionality, Guides is a trustworthy travel companion that will help you make the most of your experience.
• Explore our 8,000+ city guides, 352.000+ places and narratives curated by our experts
• Navigate with easy-to-use offline maps
• Discover a city's Must see sights, or dig deeper with collections
• Speak like a local with phrasebooks in 19 languages
• Get into and around the city with transport info
• Uncover the vibe that's right for you with neighborhood guides
• Save places with simple bookmarking
• Find the perfect activity with powerful filtering
• Travel confidently with essential tips
• Take a look around these cities with our 360º immersive experiences
• Amsterdam
• Bangkok
• Barcelona
• Beijing
• Berlin
• Bogotá
• Dubai
• Florence
• Hong Kong
• Kuala Lumpur
• Los Angeles
• Madrid
• Miami
• Milan
• Naples
• New York
• Paris
• Pisa
• Prague
• Rio
• Rome
• Shanghai
• Singapore
• Taipei
• Tokyo
• Venice
• Verona
• Vienna
• Yerevan

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS:
Whilst you can download Guides for free, you’ll need to subscribe in the App to get unlimited access to all our content and tools with our subscriptions
• One month for $4.99
• Six months for $21.99 (Save 27%)
• One year for $39.99 (Save 33%)

By subscribing to Guides, you will get instant access to the full Guides app functionality. This means that you will not be able to change your mind and will lose any statutory right to cancel.

You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel autorenewal in the App Store. Prices may vary by location.

Terms and Conditions: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/lpm-static-files/ios-eula.html
Privacy Policy: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/lpm-static-files/privacy_policy.html

Our writers live and breathe each city they visit, reviewing every place that makes it into our carefully curated guides.

Questions? Feedback? We're always listening at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com

Happy travels!

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

NEW in Guides 2.0.4:
• This update contains bug fixes and other improvements.

Previously in Guides 2.0.0:
• Guides now features over 8,000 cities and 352,000 places!
• New Home Screen with city collections and navigation by regions to be more inspired than ever before.
• Thousands of 360º immersive experiences in 29 cities.

Questions? Comments? We're always listening at AppSupport@lonelyplanet.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Buenos Aires—Lonely Planet’s travel guides cover an incredible range of cities worldwide. The publisher’s awesome app offers dozens of guides free, and they’re all crammed full of insider knowledge and trustworthy tips. Get the expert lowdown on local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and highlights every visitor should know about. Learning about attractions near your current location is super-handy, and the offline maps are detailed and easy to use.

tshapshak ,

An old travel companion excellently upgraded

It's a really great service from the original travel guides. I used Lonely Planet books when I was a backpacker over 20 years ago. They were superb then and are superb now.
What's nifty about the app-based version is how correctly it uses the smartphones functionality. By downloading the app, and the optional map, you don't use roaming data. It's an interactive, offline guide book. With pictures.
Because I travel for business and can often only spare a day for saying the city, I appreciate the summaries of top sites, great places to eat, good bars, as well as the cultural highlights.
Meanwhile, the searchability of the app is very useful. When we were in Prague I searched for vegetarian restaurants, as my wife is vegan, and chanced on some excellent eateries.
I'm deeply pleased to discover my old travel companion - my old, faithful travel commission - has had a fitting upgrade to the smartphone era.

Developer Response ,

We're glad we can help you explore the world, tshapshak. Happy travels!

BSeanC ,

A shame

I used this app all the time. It was honestly one of my favorite apps. I planned three vacations using it and even used it to find new things in the cities I’ve lived in. I liked this app so much, whenever I bought a physical travel book they became my go-to publisher. I always thought that the amount of content that they offered for free was too good to last, and I liked the app enough that I would have been willing to pay for the content if they’d handled this better. The way they went, however, putting EVERYTHING behind a paywall and only allowing you to subscribe to their entire catalog for $40 a year is crazy and seems like a fundamental misunderstanding of how people use the app. I just the other day recommended the app to a friend planning a trip to Berlin, and now I’m going to have to retract that.

Why would I pay $40 a year to access 8000 locations when I only want to use two guides at a time, one to plan a single vacation in one city and one to poke around for restaurants and shops in my home city? I don’t want unlimited access to 8000 locations! I didn’t use the app to idly poke around the attractions in cities I’m not going to visit for years, if ever. The sensible way to do this would be to let users buy individual cities. If I could buy an app guide for $5-$10 a pop, I would absolutely do that without blinking an eye.

Developer Response ,

We're glad you found the Guides app helpful on your travels, BSeanC. Recently we introduced a paid subscription model. Our writers are hard at work traveling the globe to update information, verify details and seek out the best places for travelers to discover. This is what makes our content trustworthy and independent, and different to other travel apps. The subscription plans help ensure that we can bring you the best and most up-to-date content from all over the world. The app now covers over 8,000 cities rather than 275 cities and includes new features like 360º videos, 'Bucket List' bookmarking and neighborhood guides. We currently include 5 free previews per month of sites and attractions without a subscription, and we sometimes make select cities free for a period of time. We offer one month, six month and one year subscriptions so each traveler can pick a subscription plan that suits their trip.

Editors’ Choice

Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Buenos Aires—Lonely Planet’s travel guides cover an incredible range of cities worldwide. The publisher’s awesome app offers dozens of guides free, and they’re all crammed full of insider knowledge and trustworthy tips. Get the expert lowdown on local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and highlights every visitor should know about. Learning about attractions near your current location is super-handy, and the offline maps are detailed and easy to use.

Information

Seller
Lonely Planet Global, Inc.
Size
217.3 MB
Category
Travel
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Arabic $1.99
  2. Czech $1.99
  3. German $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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