Jerusalem Audio Tours – iOS app review
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If you are visiting Jerusalem, then make sure to download this app for its amazing walking audio tours. With about 15 tours available and additional 5 of them for travelers with disabilities, this is a must-have app to explore the churches, synagogues, mosques and historical points of interest.
Marketplaces, Temple Mount compound, Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb and many more religious iconic locations can be visited by walking along with these tours.
The opening screen gives you a list of all the available tours indicating the number of points and the time it will take to complete the tour. Selecting the “information” section gives details on public transportation, parking and public toilets.
Once you select a tour, you will need internet connection to download that tour’s audio file. And once done, you can “Start the tour”. At every point of interest, you can start the audio and listen to all the details with a full audio transcript for the hearing impaired. Currently, the audio is available in English only.
Tap on the map icon on the top-right corner to see your position on the map and all the points of interest laid out in a single screen. Each POI gives your lots of information like opening and closing times, price and telephone numbers in addition to direction to that point and other details.