What's NewContent updates for 2012 tour book.
App DescriptionThis is a personal tour guide on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This interactive, multimedia guide leads travelers on a tour straight from the pages of Rick Stevesâ€™ Rome guidebook, combining text, audio, and video.
Numbered points on the map correspond with Rick Stevesâ€™ tour sights. Spin the compass icon to switch views between sights, restrooms, nearby hotels, and restaurant selections.
Tap any point to read Rickâ€™s detailed information on the sight, including history and suggested viewpoints. Tap the Info tab of any sight, hotel, or restaurant for more detailsâ€”including cost, hours, address, and phone number. The zoom feature helps you get a closer view of streets, landmarks, and other points of interest.
A pull-down audio player lets you listen to Rick talk about sections of the tour, and several tour sights include video of Rick providing more detailed tour information.
Once downloaded, Rick Stevesâ€™ Ancient Rome Tour is completely self-contained on your iPhone or iPod Touch, so you will not incur pricey roaming charges during use overseas if data roaming default is turned Off on your device.
About the Tour
Rick Stevesâ€™ Ancient Rome Tour guides you through the best of the Colosseum and Forum. Rick leads you through the Colosseumâ€™s exterior and interior, under the Arch of Constantine, and into the Forumâ€™s Main Square. Youâ€™ll see the temples of Julius Caesar and Antoninus Pius, visit the Curia (Senate House), and gaze up at Caligulaâ€™s Palace on Palatine Hill. View these highlights and much more as you experience ancient Rome with Rick Steves.
Rickâ€™s suggestions will also guide you to nearby good-value hotels and restaurants, and heâ€™ll help you make the most of your visit with suggestions on transportation, bike rentals, and avoiding lines, along with helpful warnings for tourists. More than just reviews and directions, Rick Stevesâ€™ Ancient Rome Tour is a tour guide in your pocket.
About the Author
Rick Steves has spent four months every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Heâ€™s researched and written more than 30 travel guidebooks, writes and hosts the public television series Rick Stevesâ€™ Europe, and also produces and hosts the weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves. For more information, visit www.ricksteves.com.
Other Rick Steves iPhone Tours Available:
Rick Stevesâ€™ Historic Paris Walk
Rick Stevesâ€™ Louvre Tour
Rick Stevesâ€™ St. Peterâ€™s Basilica Tour
Rick Stevesâ€™ Orsay Museum Tour
Rick Stevesâ€™ Versailles Tour
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
August 31, 2011 New version 1.4
August 03, 2009 Initial Release