Casting our minds back to the dreaded volcanic ash cloud that caused mayhem around Europe in April earlier this year, Lonely Planet provided their City Guides available free of charge on the iPhone to help those stranded travellers looking for things to do. Fast forward six months, and I find myself benefitting from their generosity as I will be able to make use of one of my several City Guides ahead of my trip to Amsterdam.
Giving you the A-Z of each city; activities, places to eat, entertainment, language tips and historic background of some of Europe’s most famous cities, Lonely Planet provide everything you need to know about your chosen destination. No longer is there a need to make that last minute dash to your local bookstore to pick up a travel guide, everything you need is provided in this app. Granted, it may not contain the same depth in information as you would find in an advanced travel guide, but the necessary tips and points are at hand.
For those of you who may have missed out on this app when it was free, it is still highly recommended if you are planning for that weekend getaway. Saving you the hassle of carrying around a travel book with you – all that is left to do is to remember to take your iPhone with you and make it a memorable trip. Of course, if the Dutch capital doesn’t interest you – there are apps for most of Europe’s major destinations including the likes of Paris, Rome and many more across the globe.
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