Guides by Lonely Planet

Guides by Lonely Planet

By Lonely Planet Global, Inc.

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-01-28
  • Current Version: 2.1.12
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 140.54 MB
  • Developer: Lonely Planet Global, Inc.
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.79
From 2,528 Ratings


Get to the heart of a destination with Guides by Lonely Planet. Packed with audio phrasebooks, offline maps, AR currency converter and immersive experiences. Backed by advice from on-the-ground experts, our city guides are the ultimate resource before and during a trip. Guides is a trustworthy travel companion that will help you make the most of your experience. • Explore our 8,000+ city guides, 352,000+ places and narratives curated by our experts • Navigate with easy-to-use offline maps • Easily convert any currency with Magic FX, our AR currency converter • Discover a city's Must see sights, or dig deeper with collections • Get into and around the city with transport info • Uncover the vibe that's right for you with neighborhood guides • Save places with simple bookmarking • Find the perfect activity with powerful filtering • Travel confidently with essential tips • Take a look around these cities with our 360º immersive experiences • Amsterdam • Bangkok • Barcelona • Beijing • Berlin • Bogotá • Dubai • Florence • Hong Kong • Kuala Lumpur • Los Angeles • Madrid • Miami • Milan • Naples • New York • Paris • Pisa • Prague • Rio • Rome • Shanghai • Singapore • Taipei • Tokyo • Venice • Verona • Vienna • Yerevan • Speak like a local with phrasebooks in 19 languages • Arabic • Chinese • Chinese (Hong-Kong) • Czech • French • German • Greek • Japanese • Italian • Korean • Polish • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish • Spanish (Latin-American) • Swahili • Thai • Turkish • Vietnamese SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS: Whilst you can download Guides for free, you’ll need to subscribe in the App to get unlimited access to all our content and tools with our subscriptions • One month for $4.99 • Six months for $21.99 (Save 27%) • One year for $39.99 (Save 33%) By subscribing to Guides, you will get instant access to the full Guides app functionality. This means that you will not be able to change your mind and will lose any statutory right to cancel. You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel autorenewal in the App Store. Prices may vary by location. Terms and Conditions: Privacy Policy: Questions? Feedback? We're always listening at Happy travels!


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Currently unusable

I used this app to plan trips to Germany and Japan, using both physical Lonely Planet guidebooks that I purchased, as well as the scanned copies in the app. I found it to be extremely helpful in navigating and planning my trips. I was excited to use it again for an upcoming trip, only to discover that I’m expected to pay once more for the privilege of temporarily viewing the books I’ve already bought and scanned. I understand fully that these books and guides are labor intensive and expensive to produce. But if you’re expecting me to pay AGAIN for guides I’ve already purchased then I’m sorry but don’t expect me to keep using them Why even have the ability to scan in the guidebooks if you’re going to make me pay to view the digital version? It’s certainly not a helpful enough feature to warrant another $40 a year. And, frankly, this makes me wary of even dealing with Lonely Planet anymore if the focus is now on squeezing money out of customers instead of creating quality guides
By Missouriiceman17

Yet another cash grab

This app was great when it was free, but not only does the app cost money, but it charges you *monthly* rather than a one-time purchase. Gross.
By FrancisXavier24601

Is there actually a free version of this?

To clarify, I purchased a printed guide and scanned in the barcode to get what I thought would be free, limited versions of the content on the app. I put in my time planning out my trip and putting in my preferences. Now it doesn’t work at all. Most obnoxiously, lonely planet is replaying their long endless ad for an upgrade subscription. I’m not talking about not getting the upgrade content. I know I have no contact at all, even of the printed guide that I have purchased. This app was not billed as a free limited time preview. I was not told that that the content will be turned off at any point. I also join the others regarding the ridiculousness of forcing us to upgrade to all 8000 guides. I don’t care how hard-working their researchers are. If they’re researching for a city I don’t care about, I don’t want to pay for it. They can stop their research,For all I care. :) And if the upgraded version is as annoying and rapacious as the free version, then I have no interest. What a lovely, innovative way to lose and alienate longtime customers and fans.
By Uxf

Disappointed Big Time

Was expecting this to be like the books. Was expecting places like the Grand canyon to be on there.... Useless app when it's only cities that don't help
By CrazyPickleWeasel


Guys, what am I missing here. I’ve signed up for two different subscriptions and can’t get either to work. This has to be made to be easier. All I want to do is watch globe trekker on my tv via iPhone Apple TV or whatever.
By bigyin33

Ready to travel again, and happy this App exists

I have been following the Budget Minded Traveler. They requested this app and already, looking through all he destinations I am planning for, I cannot wait to start up again. Thanks, Lonely Planet.
By Tinuviel91


Outstanding guide.
By JImmyGeee


I’ve had this app for a long time, to only now discover a pay wall. It made sense to purchase the extra services but not to simple browse. No one is traveling right now during the global pandemic guess they have to make money someone. Ridiculous.
By dancecheerluv

iPad version?

I subscribed today for one year. Then installed your app on my iPad to discover it is the iPhone one. So small resolution and even making it bigger looks so horrible. C’mon Lonely Planet! Adapting your app for the iPad should be a pretty straightforward move. How can you sell a multimedia experience based only on a phone screen? Five stars will follow when ai will se the iPad version.
By Snoring Bulldog

Should be

Should be Sold piece meal. The subscription is laughable. I went to check a place out to have it tell me I’m gonna get a mighty discount! Gee thanks. Will use another app, thanks.
By GodUhWar

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