Change the Way You Travel Self-paced audio tours for independent travelers


There's More to See for Those Who Listen

Get a historian in your ear, any place, any time because a little Context changes everything

Imagine a friendly local expert whispering fascinating stories in your ear as you wander through museums and historic sites. With Audio Guides, you can explore the city like a secret tourist, dodging the crowds, exploring at your own pace, and doing it on your time. 

No more packed schedules. See a museum in the morning and stroll the lesser-known sites of Ancient Rome before your dinner reservation. 

Explore Audio Guides in 25+ Cities

Get a historian in your ear telling you fascinating stories and guiding your way around a city.

How Context Audio Tours Work

Get a Context expert in your ear on a self-paced Audio Tour on the VoiceMap App

Focus on your surroundings, not the screen

The VoiceMap audio tour app uses GPS to play audio automatically, at the right time and place. Just install it, then download your tour and go to the starting point to begin your walk.

Follow a route with turn-by-turn-directions

Tours follow a route from a fixed starting point. This is how we provide turn-by-turn directions. It also helps experts tell a story greater than the sum of its parts. But you can use resume to pick up a tour from the closest location whenever you like.

Listen as many times as you like

You can listen to your tours as often as you like using both the VoiceMap app and the VoiceMap website. Your access to tours doesn’t expire.

Enjoy the Freedom to Explore Your Way

Whether you're a solo traveler who wants an inconspicuous way to see the sites, a family looking to experience the city on your own schedule, or just want to squeeze in even more to your vacation there's an audio guide for you.

Group enjoying wine
Spark Conversation with Your Group

Great for groups, alll of you can stroll the streets of Venice while sampling food and having a glass of wine as a local expert guides your way. Keep the conversation about stunning architecture in London with your family over dinner.

family on audio guide
No Packed Schedule, No Stress

Go at your own pace as you learn about the temples of Ancient Rome. You can stop for coffee, or even a diaper change, while still enjoying your travels. Plus, audio guides are a great way to fill the time before your late hotel check in.

woman at colosseum
Dodge the Crowds and See the Sites

Big crowds? No problem. With audio guides, you can see the sites from another angle and see iconic landmarks as a secret tourist. Weave around the crowds for a better view, more flexibility, and room to breathe.

What Context Travelers Say...

"I loved the flexibility--great for the first day of a trip when you're still recovering from the flight and throughout the trip to fill spaces too short for a full tour.  Very knowledgable guides and the GPS navigation made me very comfortable in unfamiliar cities.  I'll be using this system again on my next trip."
Sheila, Left Bank Audio Guide: Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter

"This audio guide made our visit to Borghese Gallery genuinely the best time I've ever had in an art museum. The museum is not too large and because they limit entry to two hours it's also far less crowded than most. Cecilia focused our attention on just 15 or so pieces and pointed out details in the technique, narrative, and history that I would have otherwise walked right past. The sculptures — especially Bernini's — are absolutely incredible and here you can walk right up to them and get a close and unobstructed view. I particularly appreciated Cecilia's rich descriptions that made the work come alive. The analysis of Bernini's David and Bernini chooses the moment of action where Michelangelo chooses the mental moment just before really opened my eyes to the artistic choices I usually overlook. I'll visit museums differently after this audio guide and hope I can take Cecilia's voice with me as often as possible"
- Zack, Borghese Gallery and Museum Audio Guide

"We had fun doing this audio tour at our own pace. It took us to a great spot for a close up look at the changing of the guard and lots of great information about London. We covered a lot of ground and saw a few things we probably wouldn't have found on our own."
- Silvia, Changing of the Guard Audio Guide

Want to Know More About Our Audio Guides?

Here are a few questions we get asked...

How do I access the audio guide?
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a voucher code to stream the audio guide on the VoiceMap App. You can also access your past purchases anytime under My Orders. Please ensure you are logged into your account to open the listening page. 

Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each audio guide last?
Our recorded audio guides typically run for about 75 minutes.

Can I start and stop listening to the audio guide? 
Yes, our software will allow you to pick up from where you left off if you need to pause.