Want to make the most of your holiday? Let our award-winning experts help you explore the world’s leading destinations with this must-have app. Selected by Apple as one of their “best new apps” after its launch in 2014 and now “optimized” for the iPad as well as the iPhone, the app currently features guides to 29 destinations. These include cities such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Edinburgh, New York, Hong Kong and Rio, regional guides covering the whole of Australia and Ireland, and a diverse selection of other holiday spots ranging from Malta, Cantabria and Slovenia to St Kitts, Macau and Burma.
Our resident experts have personally reviewed every hotel, attraction, restaurant, bar, beach and shop to bring you only the very best the destination has to offer. Built with offline access and solely reliant on GPS to track your movements, there is no risk of expensive roaming charges.
Once you have downloaded the app on to your iPhone or iPad – and some 130,000 of you have this week already done so – you can use the guides to navigate around the destination with the Telegraph as your guide. Short, insightful reviews written especially for the app guides, easy-to-use interactive maps and simple categorisation will help you ensure your next choice is the right choice.
We won’t just leave you at the door either – each recommendation comes with tips and insider knowledge about the local delicacies to order, how to get the best table, how to beat the queues and how to save money. As well as hand-picked recommendations, our experts have created customised itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip.
All the key information – such as phone numbers, prices, websites and booking advice – will also be at your fingertips. Every location is plotted on your iPhone’s or iPad’s map, so you can see where you are and quickly get where you need to go, and we regularly review and update everything.
We are constantly adding new destinations and new functionality, but we also want to hear from you. Where do you want this app to take you? For this is your passport to a better trip.
Current destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Burma, Cantabria, Edinburgh, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, New York, Paris, Qatar, Rio, Rome, Slovenia, St Kitts, Venice. Eight Australia guides: Australia Overview; Adelaide/South Australia; Brisbane/Queensland; Darwin/Northern Territory; Hobart/Tasmania; Melbourne/Victoria; Perth/Western Australia; Sydney/New South Wales. Four Ireland guides: Dublin and surrounds; East Coast Ireland; West Coast Ireland; Northern Ireland.
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Our experts live and breathe these destinations – and it shows in their selections. These are the places they would take their friends. Simple categorisation allows you to search by distance, area, price and type. These recommendations will evolve: as chefs change, standards drop, better attractions open or prices fluctuate, so too will our selections.
Looking for a little Roman trattoria away from the tourist traps or a St Kitts beach far from the crowds? Want to know the best table to sit at or how to beat the queues at the gallery you’ve always wanted to visit or how to save money on getting around town? Then this is the app for you. Every recommendation comes not only with a full review and practicalities, but also precious nuggets of insider advice.
It’s that left brain, right brain thing. Some like to plan and have an itinerary all mapped out before they leave home; for others spontaneity is a key ingredient of the holiday experience. For the latter, the “nearby” functionality will be a godsend. The app will show you everything that we recommend that is nearest to you right there and then. You can refine your search by category and see every recommendation on our interactive maps, and plot the best way to get there.
Each of our experts has put together their suggestions for a perfect break in their destination – whether 24 or 36 hours in a city, or a longer stay of up to a week exploring a region or country. Ordered chronologically and plotted on a map, the itineraries will lead you to the best places – at the time when they are at their best.
One of the great criticisms made against using an app is the crippling expense of operating it in a foreign country. The beauty of this app is that not only is it free to download but, once you have it, it works offline, using GPS roaming, so you can see what you want, when you want, without spending any of your hard-earned pounds.
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The Travel Guides by the Telegraph app works on iPhone and iPad devices. It requires iOS 7.0 or later. Simply click on the link below to download it for free.