Telegraph Travel's new app promises to cut through the white noise to bring you only the very best of a destination. Written by resident experts, the free app offers innovative functionality and intuitive advice.
|The free app features five city guides, with five more to be added in the coming weeks|
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. Already selected by Apple as one of their “best new apps” it includes New York, Amsterdam, Rome and Paris among its initial destinations, with Barcelona, Edinburgh and Venice among those to follow.
Our resident experts have personally reviewed every 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 them – and some 15,000 of you have this week already done so – you can use the apps to navigate around the destination with the Telegraph as your guide. Short, insightful reviews written especially for the app, 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 map, so you can see where you are and quickly get where you need to go and all the information is constantly reviewed and updated.
Over the coming weeks we will be 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.
Launch destinations: Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Rome, St Kitts
Coming soon: Barcelona, Edinburgh, Malta, Venice, Rio de Janeiro
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 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. Press the button and the app will tell you everything that we recommend that is nearest to you right there and then. You can refine your search by category and see every location on our interactive maps and plot the best way to get there.
Each of our experts has put together their suggestions for how to spend a perfect 24 hours in the destination. Ordered chronologically and plotted on a map, the itineraries will lead you to the best places – at the time when they are their best. Over the coming weeks we will be adding new itineraries with differing themes.
One of the great criticisms of any application 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.
Free to download
Simply go to the App Store and search for “Travel Guides by the Telegraph” and then click to download. The app is designed for all iPhone 4 and 5 devices, but is also compatiable with iPod Touch and iPad. It requires iOS 7.0 or later.