Review the Rick Steves Audio Europe App
The new (and free) Rick Steves Audio Europe app is finally out. Download it, give it a listen, and share your take on it here.
We used the Accademia one in Florence and the San Marco/St Marks Sq in Venice- was really fun and informative...will def be looking for more next trip to Europe!
Truro, Canada 11/12/2012
Seattle = Windows
Windows Phone and Windows 8 need your app. You are in MS home territory, right?
Omaha, NE USA 10/05/2012
Please make your apps available for Nook tablets.
Alpharetta, GA USA 09/29/2012
Czech it out
Thank you Rick - listened to this app before and during my recent 2 week trip to the Czech Republic
Venice, FL USA 09/26/2012
Audio Europe app
Thank you, Rick. We used the app in Rome for Colloseo and Forum tours. It was very helpful and entertaining.
Rochester, MN USA 09/07/2012
If you ever come across any technical issues when using the app, please contact the webmaster (see the Contact Us link in the footer of this web page) for help.
Edmonds, WA USA 08/06/2012
In Italy now. Loving the tours however we found an error and wanted Rick to know. Davids LEFT toes were damaged at the academia. Tour says right :)
andover, ma USA 07/14/2012
Thank you Rick Steves! We used the apps for the Florence Walking Tour (duomo), l'Accademia (Statue of David), Athens, and Turkey, and were so impressed at the organization and quality of information provided. Additionally, the interviews were appreciated as well. Thank you for providing such educational information. It was extremely easy-to-follow and priceless!
Scottsdale, AZ USA 07/10/2012
I used your app while I was traveling in Rome a few weeks ago and found it extremely useful and easy to use. I enjoyed how detailed it was. I also liked how it was like I had Rick walking with me through the streets. I highly recommend everyone who has access to this app to download it and use it while traveling. Thank you Rick!
Atlanta, GA USA 06/18/2012
Audio Europe App - problem
Help! I have downloaded the Audio Europe App on my iphone and added the tape on Napes to my play list. All worked well. I then added several other tapes. They were listed in my play list, but mysteriously disappeared when I attempted to play one. Did I do something wrong?
Editor's Note: This may occur for some users upgrading from Rick Steves 1.0 or 1.0.1 to 1.2.1. Your tracks are still downloaded, and you can get them back by simply going to the "add to tracks section" and tap the folders for which your tracks have disappeared. The app will load the list of available tracks from the Internet as usual and you should see that your tracks are indeed there. Once this list is loaded, your tracks should reappear in the playlist once you reload the folder in the playlist section.
Please note that any additional questions about Rick's app should be sent to email@example.com. The Rick Steves office does not provide any technical support by phone for these applications. For more info, please refer to our support page here: http://www.ricksteves.com/ae/support.htm#tech.
Fairport, NY USA 06/10/2012
Travel App on Blackberry
Can you please make this App available on Blackberry?
Toronto, Ont Canada 04/22/2012
Checking the app store on my iPad, the Audio Europe app is not listed. Presume the iPhone app is not yet optimized for the iPad.
Baltimore, MD USA 04/22/2012
Europe is a "someday" goal for me, but in the meantime I listen to the audio tours while walking or running in my own neighborhood! It's like assisted daydreaming!
Medina, OHIO USA 03/27/2012
Brilliant and lovely
Phoenix, AZ USA 03/23/2012
Rick Steves Audio App
Best travel app on the market, by far!
perth, ont Canada 03/09/2012
Audio Europe App - fantastic!
We are planning Italy next year & just discovered the audio Europe App, fantastic!! My girlfriend who has recently been to Rome has listened and said the walking tours were spot on. Can't wait to be in Rome and try them all out. Brilliant idea!!
Melbourne, Vic Australia 02/08/2012
I just downloaded two tracks (many more to follow) on my Droid in preparation for our March trip. This is excellent! It's not cutting out at all and I've held the phone every which way.
Wilmington, DE USA 01/16/2012
Italy audio tours--need to add Spain!
We loved the audio guide tour apps for Florence, Rome, and Venice they were so informative and convenient. Please add some these for Spain ASAP because we would like to go there in 2013 and this would really enhance our experience.
Houston, TX USA 12/30/2011
Rick Steves Audio Europe
Just started planning a trip to Rome, Florence, and Venice and got really excited about your app until I discovered there was nothing for I-Pad. Very disappointed.
Houston, TX USA 11/22/2011
PHENOMENAL! Added to our trip immensely!
Phenomenal! We traveled all through Italy in Rome, Pompeii, Naples, Florence, Cortona, etc with the many audio guides. They were simply invaluable in adding to our experiences. The different ''walks'' through the many neighborhoods of Rome were fantastic. The Sistine Chapel audio guide made our experience unforgettable. THANK YOU!
Philadelphia, PA USA 11/03/2011
Great App - needs professional voice
I love the App, but consider getting a professional voice to narrate. Rick's lower lip makes some of this stuff unbearable.
Phoenix, AZ USA 09/28/2011
MP3 Versions Need To Be Divided Into Chapters
Thanks for providing such a valuable resource in portable audio podcasts. The MP3 versions are especially useful on my non-Apple/non-Android players.
May I suggest an improvement for the MP3 versions. Right now the audio for each tour is one large chapter. The maps that go along with the tours are labled for many individual stops. It would be more versitile if the audio was split into separate chapters that corresponded to the individual stops. This would be like a museum audio guide that allows discrete selection of audio information for each marked stop in an exibition.
For various reasons it is helpful to be able to skip ahead or replay a selection or section. Right now this is very difficult to do because the audio is one large continuous stream. Fast forward and rewind are not very precise. Next track (chapter) or previous track (chapter) would work much better.
Houston, TX USA 09/17/2011
Jewish history in Europe
I hope you are adding Jewish European history (dating back to Roman times) and monuments to the pogroms and synagogue destruction (aside from the camps). Yours and most guide books and videos have largely ignored this. Munich and Rothenburg ob der Tauber for example have relatively new memorials but some local inquiry is often required upon arrival.
Portland, OR USA 08/31/2011
Tracks within File Non-Existent
When I downloaded several files to my MP3 player, Rick states "...you will be able to skip to the next section of the file, just like the next track on a music CD"...well, on each of the files I downloaded, it requires you to listen to the entire 47minute tour...and does not allow me to forward or go back within the file. There exists no seperate tracks.
Bend, OR USA 08/23/2011
Venice walking tour
Just had to tell you how very much we enjoyed the Venice walking tours. Both St Marks church and info on the square was informative and entertaining. It felt as though you were standing right behind us sharing the wealth of info. in our earpieces. Today we hop on the train to Florence and look forward to hearing more of you! Thanks again.
Please make an app for Win7 phone!
Portland, OR USA 08/16/2011
Several notable omissions
Please Rick...add the following areas to your app: 1. SWITZERLAND!!!! 2. Northern Italy (Lakes/Dolomites) 3. Tirol
Norman, OK USA 07/27/2011
Thanks so much!
I love it! It lets me find everything I need for my trip to Europe without having to spend hours looking through file after file on iTunes. Well done!
Columbia, MD USA 07/20/2011
In general there is not much on Spain, from any video traveler, in recent years. I was just wondering why that might be?
Victoria, BC Canada 07/14/2011
Android app crashed every time
Audio tours for Athens and Rome on the Android app kept crashing less than a minute after starting up. Worse when I held the phone in any position other than completely upright. Did not end up using any of the audio tours which was a big bummer. Could you please look into this issue?
San Francisco, CA USA 07/14/2011
Cannot play M4a files
Can not download and play M4a files on my non-Apple MP3 player. It plays only the MP3 files. Tried two different MP3 Players. Both types of files download and played only on my Verizon Android phone.
Suprise, AZ USA 06/23/2011
Audio Europe App
I downloaded the app to my Samsung Replenish Android but after I download the walking tours for London and Paris, I can't get any of them to play. Any suggestions?
Chillicothe, OH USA 06/16/2011
most of the walking tours I downloaded crashed right as I was starting them up. A few worked just fine The Colosseum and Pantheon. The Forum, Accademia and Historic Paris Walk got audio but no visual on the screen to fast forward or pause
No Switzerland! :(
I was so excited to see this, but we are going to Switzerland this summer and there is no info on this on the app. :( Boo hoo!
Orland Park, IL USA 06/12/2011
Audio Europe Crashing
Some of the podcasts are working but others are crashing my android. I've tried removing and reinstalling to no avail...
Love this BTW! Hope can get it to work before our trip.
St. Paul, MN USA 06/07/2011
I was so excited about this app that I made sure to upgrade to the iphone 4 just so I could download all of the audioguides for my trips to Switzerland and Austria.....BUT.....no such audioguides available???? SO disappointed.
Sydney, NS USA 06/07/2011
I really love the app, but Switzerland is totally missing ... major oversight.
Come to think of it, the Little Europe countries are, too.
Panama City, Panama 05/30/2011
Paris Musee D'Orsay
The museum is undergoing a renovation, so 1st floor is entirely closed and exhibits are reduced and moved around. The walking tour was useful for background info, but not as a guide per se. Special exhibit on Manet's works and influences now in progress!
Portland, OR USA 05/29/2011
Podcast in Florence and Venice
The free podcasts that we downloaded to our Ipods were terrific! It was so great to have his excellent narration guide us through The Accademia and we thoroghly enjoyed the Renaissance Walk as well through the heart of Florence. We used the podcast again in Venice for St. Mark's Basicilia and St. Mark's Square. Do more Rick! A real perk!
Suwanee, Ga USA 05/23/2011
I recently downloaded this app for my Verizon iPhone in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Provence and Bordeaux. My 7-year-old and I love that we can listen to them in the car, and have been getting great ideas about food, art, and attractions.
Seattle, WA USA 05/21/2011
Whitefish, Mt USA 05/20/2011
I just downloaded the iPhone Ap and the entire Paris Playlist in prep for a trip there in September. I had planned on BUYING the extra files for Versailles, Orsay, the Louvre.
But after having listened to just one of the free ones, I am wondering what MORE the extra $$ would buy me. Can anyone give me any guidance here?
Mystic, CT USA 05/19/2011
Android App Is out. Go to Market and look up Rick Steves. I just downloaded it.
Seal Beach, CA USA 05/17/2011
Athens Nat's Archeological Museum
They've moved or removed a few things in the Athens Archeology Museum which fouls up about 25% of Rick's audio tour, including closing a whole wing at present (towards the end of the audio tour). What still remains is good information...just be patient with the tour
Seattle, WA USA 05/03/2011
Great app but needs more
I used the app all through Italy. Wonderful walking tours and interviews! Highly recommend!
Only suggestion would be to add country diversity. I'm traveling to Prague and Vienna in a few days and there are no walking tours available for those cities. Personally, I thought the walking tours were the best part when I was in Italy, and i wish I could have them again!
Atlanta, GA USA 04/30/2011
android app needed
We are leaving for Italy in May. Last month you mentioned android app was coming. Can you tell us when, please!
Canton, GA USA 04/26/2011
We are leaving in May for Europe - would be nice if we had the apps.
Renton, Wa USA 04/23/2011
Hi- I am really bummed to find out that your app does not run on 1st generation ipod touch. I am traveling on a budget, and just cannot afford a new ipod. It would be nice if there was a version that could run on older ipods for younger travelers!
Rochester, NY USA 04/21/2011
This app has worked really well for me. I listened to guide interviews during my flight and found the audio guides very helpful for my walks through Athens.
Hillsboro, Oregon USA 04/21/2011
Need for Android Audio
We need an Android series. My wife and I are going to England in September and would like to have our "personal" guide available.
Birmingham, MI USA 04/09/2011
Android application soon please.
Whitefish, Mt USA 04/07/2011
Need Athens for Android
Chicago, IL USA 04/07/2011
App for the Android
I have an android and was wondering if you were planning on having your Rick Steves Audio Europe App for it. Thanks.
West Chester, Ohio USA 04/07/2011
We need the android app, ASAP! Leaving for Italy at the end of May!
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA 04/05/2011
great auido app
Works well on my Verizon iPhone. Very helpful for our upcoming visit to Italy and Sicily. Thanks!
COLUMBIA, SC USA 04/05/2011
Europe App - Android version
Looking forward to the release of the Android version.
Burlington, NC USA 03/29/2011
Rick and Team,
Thank you so much for putting this all together for us. It's much appreciated. I can't wait to use it.
Ocoee, FL USA 03/24/2011
Audio Europe App
I love the app!!! But, you can accidentally delete very easily without meaning to. Can you please add a step. If you accidentally hit delete, can we be prompted by "did you really want to delete?"
Mary Ellen Madalinski
San Antonio, TX USA 03/20/2011
technical problems on iPad
Still haven't gotten it to work on my iPad. It won't download any of the sound files. I've even deleted the entire application and reloaded it from scratch three times. Rick, smack your programmers upside the head!
Lenexa, KS USA 03/18/2011
About this app...
What can anyone say about this app, other than...
increíble... utrolige... ongelooflijk... incroyable... incredibile... incrível anhygoel
Oh yes... And it's incredible too!
Houston, TX USA 03/18/2011
The downloads are intelligent, descriptive and very helpful. I wish
a short, detailed synopsis of the
download (1-2 sentences) was available since the topics are broad.
Helen, GA USA 03/14/2011
Just downloaded Portugal and Spain on my 3GS and everything seems to work fine. I can't wait to try it in Europe. Thanks
Vancouver, Canada 03/14/2011
Thanks so much for all of the great content. I am an armchair traveler and one of the few who does not have (or want) iTunes, iPhone, or any of the other Apple or Microsoft players. Would it be possible to have an RSS feed for the podcasts in MP3 format so that I could download the files to my MP3 player using Google Reader?
Ringgold, GA USA 03/12/2011
Audio Europe App
I was so excited to download this for our April trip to Italy! Unfortunately, it will only work for iPhone 4. It would be great if your IT dept would make it compatible for 3G and 3GS
Atlanta, GA USA 03/12/2011
Fantastic, just got it, looking forward to traveling with Rick. Great job!
Seattle, WA USA 03/11/2011
Audio Europe App
would be great if you could include a Kindle app
Naperville, IL USA 03/11/2011
Audio Europe App
I echo the hope that the android version will be ready in time for our trip to Europe - the end of April.
Bellevue, WA USA 03/11/2011
THANK YOU !!!! Can't wait to use this. Just got back from 3 weeks in Italy and paid thousands for personal tour guide. This will be a priceless tool for travel.
Elma, Wa USA 03/11/2011
Audio Europe App
I'm hoping the android version is ready for prime time before our vacation in May. What a treat that would be.
Baytown, TX USA 03/10/2011
Please offer the audio's on other than Apple devices. Yes to Android, and MP3 players other than Apple.
Easley, South USA 03/10/2011
It sounds wonderful! Can't wait till the Android version is available.
Neenah, WI USA 03/10/2011
Rick, Thanks a ton for the fantastic app. As someone who has enjoyed Europe travel that much more because of your books and friendly guidance, I look forward to more enchanting discovery's and learning with your help.
Thanks for making travel more fun, easy, delightful and delicious.
Los Angeles, CA USA 03/09/2011
Great that you made the app not use a data connection for anything other than downloading the audio tours - very important for travelers! Just wish you had a version for the Blackberry...
Vancouver, Canada 03/09/2011
RE: iphone audio europe 2011
This is a peculiar bug we haven't been able to reproduce frequently. It could habe been due to some spotty network connection you may have encountered by downloading. I do have some ideas on how you can get your app back into a nice, working state.
1) Make sure you are not in the RSAE app and double-tap the home button on your device
2) Press and hold down on the RSAE icon in the menu that slides up from the bottom. If you don't see the RSAE icon, you can swipe side-to-side through the menu to find it.
3) After the press-and-hold, the icons should start to wobble and have littile minus signs in their top-right corners. Hit the minus sign button for the RSAE icon.
4) Hit the home button and reload the RSAE app. The podcast that was stuck at 100% should have either now finished or been erased. If it's the former, you should be able to play it just fine. If it's the latter, then just go ahead an re-download it and you should be good to go.
Let us know if you have any other issues!
Seattle, WA USA 03/07/2011
iphone audio europe 2011
First thank you for having the app and sharing so much information. I had the older version of the app, when the newer app replaced it the app would crash when I tried to access the audio tours I had previously installed. I removed the app and am re-downloading the audio segments I have downloaded the Rome-The Colosseum which it says is 100% but I still get the buttons for pause and delete and it won't play. I have tried deleting but it still comes back at 100%.
White Plains, NY USA 03/06/2011
I am eager to hear how this app could work even better for our travelers. I'll be monitoring this feedback board personally and acting on any good advice we receive.