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Listen & discover

Library of 700+ engaging audio descriptions written by cultural experts and narrated by professional voice-over artists

Discover 1,500+ restaurants, bars and shops, all
recommended by local writers

Plan your route

Create your perfect city route according to your preferences

Build your own route from scratch

Explore with one of our curated routes, which can be amended to suit your interests, schedule, and budget

Follow your guide to explore your destination and learn about the city

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'A tour guide you can carry around in your pocket'

Cities we cover


We're on a mission to enrich the way we experience cities

When exploring cities, there’s currently no middle ground between hiring a tour guide for the day and trawling through guidebooks and articles. We realised there was a noticeable lack of quality, relevant, and incisive information about a city’s most important points of interest.

That’s where Urbs comes in, an app with a curated library of audio descriptions, bespoke tour routes according to your preferences, and essential travel knowledge specific to your location. Our scripts have been crafted by cultural experts, and their stories narrated by professional voice-over artists. It makes for a seamless and immersive travelling experience like no other.

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Lighting up the world… in audio

It’s time to explore the world in a new way. Whether you’re hitting the buzzing streets of Berlin, basking in the sunshine of Barcelona, roaming around Rome, or frolicking in the countryside in England, you’ll want to explore and unearth the very best gems each city has to offer.

We get it. You want to drink where the locals drink, dine where the hipsters hang, visit talked about and newly discovered sights, and have fun in the best cities around the world. And Urbs is going to take you right there.

Our unique self-guided audio tours offer an immersive experience to make the most of your surroundings. Our carefully curated audio tour guide app is created by a pool of cultural experts dotted around the world, brought directly to your headphones.

So whether you’re looking for walking tours, boat tours, GPS guided tours or any other kind of guided tour, your journey starts here – with a self-guided tour.

The travel hack you need

We’re not a podcast, but you can listen to local stories performed by professionals. We’re not a traditional tour guide, but we offer self-guided audio tours. We’re not a city map, but we’ll get you from A to Z.

We’re not a guide book, but you can learn about a destination’s rich history. We’re not a travel operator, but you’ll never want to leave home without us.

Simply put, we’re the modern version of a travel guide, travel podcast, map and tour guide rolled into an audio tour guide app. Be done with cumbersome city guides that take up space and stop you from seeing the sights. Take it all in, quite literally, with our GPS audio tours at the touch of a button. Simply download the Urbs app, pop on your headphones and you’re all set, from whatever European location you find yourself in.

What is a self-guided audio tour?

If you’ve ever listened to a podcast and thought it was intriguing, read a travel guide and found it rewarding, and experienced an audio tour and considered it enriching, you’ll love Urbs. Our leading audio tour guide app is the first of its kind to bring together all the best bits of travel resources in one place.

But it’s also travel with a difference. Because our city guides are ready to be compiled by you. Pick and choose from the attractions and places to visit, and experience them at your own pace. No two guides are ever the same, because no two travellers are the same.

Stretching across the very best of Europe, there are 13 destinations in our collection of exclusive GPS city guides.

These include: London, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Rome and Venice with more to come!

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Why listeners love us

It’s said that travel broadens the mind… but only if you visit the right places. That’s what makes Urbs special. Our app has been designed around the user experience, allowing you to uncover the very best of a city. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular features:

Create your own narrative

What works for one traveller may not for another, which is why we invite users to customise their own GPS audio tour. Our audio tour guide app allows individual users to build their own tour route according to their personal preferences. Choose from attractions such as museums, public squares, places of worship and cultural sites, or simply find an excellent local bar, café or restaurant.

Great for explorers

Our self-guided audio tours are perfect for unleashing your inner wanderlust. Search from hundreds of nearby activities and sights in your chosen city. From private boat rides to guided walking tours to trekking the highest mountain peaks. Whether you’re seeking out little-known wildlife parks or world-famous national parks, live your best life with a GPS audio tour designed just for you.

Discover new places

We’re here to enhance your trip and bring magic to travel. So, whether it’s your first of fifth time to a destination, we promise you’ll discover something new to experience in your chosen city. It’s true, we’re full of surprises and delights!

It’s the future of travel

If you’re one of the many people concerned about their travel eco-footprint, take comfort knowing that our GPS audio tours help cut back on printed materials. Simply log on from any smart phone or device and let the app work its magic. It’s a sign of things to come.