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    • London

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For over 2,000 years, London has been a centre of trade and politics - and a font of new ideas and trends in architecture, fashion and the arts. Our guide starts with the great Palace of Westminster, where we explain what happened on the fateful night of 16th October 1834 - and how it affected the magnificent building we see today.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Venice

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    We'll guide you through the narrow, winding streets and along the canals past many of the city's most stunning churches and art galleries and through its picturesque squares. We'll show you the most beautiful monuments - and perhaps the ugliest - as we tell you about their history and show you what to look out for.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Berlin

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
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    Dynamic, cosmopolitan, and just a little bit decadent, Berlin is one of the fastest-changing cities in Europe. We'll talk you through its remarkable and often troubled history and show you the vibrant, creative Berlin of today. We start at the magnificent Reichstag and talk about its war-torn history - and its exciting modern incarnation.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Rome - Spanish Steps - Pantheon - Piazza Novona

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As you walk down the Spanish Steps we'll explain why the Pope at the time they were built was so unenthusiastic about them and also why the fountain at the bottom looks like it's sinking. We'll point out the Keats-Shelley Museum and talk about the Romantic poet's tragic life and then explain what Roman firemen do to the Colonna dell'Immacolata every year.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Barcelona Ramblas, Barri Gotic and El Born Tour

    • A Walking Tour of Barcelona's Historic Old City
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    As we stroll down this celebrated street, your guide to the Ramblas tell you its history - from the story behind its name to the role it played during the Spanish Civil War. We'll show you how to ensure that you come back to Barcelona and take you through the most beautiful food Market in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and enjoyable Barcelona walk.

    • By PamL on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Madrid

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Our Madrid tour begins with the grand royal palace and the great Cathedral of Almudena which was, in fact, only finished a few years ago. You'll then hear about where the city gets its name from and we'll tell you about its development from medieval backwater to capital of half of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Used for trip to Spain

    • By Toni on 11-28-15

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Florence Tour

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    We'll start at the Duomo, Florence's vast cathedral, and tell you not only how the magnificent dome was created but how this remarkable piece of engineering was one of the corner stones of the Renaissance. Whether you go inside then or wait until later is up to you. Either way, next we'll wander down the Via Calzaiuoli and talk about how the shops around this modern Florentine street relate to the Renaissance and Florence's history.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Paris - Romance and Revolution

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Blending an unlikely combination of romantic corners and revolutionary history, this tour of some of the quieter, less well known parts of the perennially romantic city of Paris actually starts at one of its liveliest, most famous sites: the Place de la Concorde. But here too we bring you something new - by revealing its names over the centuries as Paris was rocked by revolution and explaining what you're looking at as you look at it.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Rome - Vatican - Trastevere

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Your tour starts in Peter's Square where we explain why this great church was built here, what you can see as you look at it and why the Popes over the ages have had a difficult relationship with Rome. We'll also give you the name of the only English Pope - so far! After the crowds and noise of St Peters, walk with us down the calm, pretty Via Giulia and learn how it came to be built against the odds.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor pronunciation

    • By Richard on 03-05-16

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Vienna - The Imperial City

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    As we take in the magnificent baroque Karlskirche we'll tell you why it was built. Moving on to the neighbouring Secession building, you'll hear about the Jugenstil movement and why it shocked contemporary Vienna including the Emperor Franz Josef.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Lisbon

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    We start at the Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon where the castle is situated. Your downloadable tour of Lisbon will tell you about the great Portuguese King Alfonso Henriques who took the castle from the Moors and turned it into what was to become the royal palace for over 400 years. We'll explain where the name Alfama comes from and show you the Moorish influence in the area.

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Vienna - The Medieval City

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    We start by the celebrated Opera House and the Sacher Hotel, home of the even more celebrated Sachertorte chocolate cake. Then we'll lead you past some of Vienna's most remarkable and beautiful churches.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short guide to the basics of Vienna

    • By J. Miller on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Prague

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Moravia, Bohemia, the Holy Roman Empire - Prague has been the capital of various countries, territories, and empires over the centuries and each has left its mark on the architecture and customs of this historic city.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Budapest

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    We'll lead you down Andrassy Avenue, Budapest's Champs Elysées, and tell you about the Opera House and it's curious Masonic significance. The next stop is St Stephen's Basilica, where you'll hear about the right hand of St Stephen and find out what disaster struck this beautiful building just after it was completed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Daniel on 02-17-09

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Dublin

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Brooke
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    As well as its bars and writers, Dublin is known for its Georgian architecture and this walking tour of Dublin starts at one of the most famous examples of this great building style. The Hugh Lane Gallery is Dublin's most celebrated art gallery and your guide to Dublin will tell you the history of the gallery and what to look out for inside. You'll also hear about the sad story behind it. The Irish are known as natural story tellers and the Children of Lir is one of Ireland's most celebrated and romantic fairytales.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Amsterdam Tour

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Relaxed and friendly, the smallest of Europe's major capital cites feels more like a village but its history is controversial, fascinating, and often bloody. Our tour starts at Anne Frank's house and then goes on via the beautiful Westerkerk church to the city's simple but moving monument to its gay residents who have suffered over the years.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Paris - The Grand Monuments

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Walk with us through the Left Bank and discover the Pantheon and the Boulevard Saint Germain. We'll show you one of the best food markets in Paris and explain why the great short story writer Guy de Maupassant had lunch at the top of the Eiffel tower every day. We finish our tour at the Arc de Triomphe and show how it fits into a striking pattern of great arches, new and old, across this elegant city.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Edinburgh Walking Tour

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Harry Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From its ancient palace and castle to the elegance of New Town, we'll show you the well-known - and less obvious - sites of Scotland's capital.

    Our tour includes: the New Scottish, Parliament, Holyroodhouse Palace, Cannongate Kirk, John Knox's House, St Giles Cathedral, The Greyfriars Bobby, the Castle, the National Gallery of Scotland, Princes Street, and finally, New Town.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • London Shopping Guide

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Brooke
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Where is the new centre of London's fashion industry? Where are the funkiest retro shops? Which streets are best if you want to escape from the chain stores? What's the best way to experience the retail of madness of Oxford Street? What's happening to London's traditional tailors and gentleman's outfitters that you should know about?

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Nice

    • mp3cityguides Walking Tour
    • By: Simon Brooke
    • Narrated by: Simon Brooke
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    As this Nice guide leads you through the street we'll tell you about the Englishman who established the Promenade des Anglais and his compatriot who introduced the noonday gun as well as the tragic story of the Roumanian founder of the celebrated Negresco Hotel.

    Regular price: $15.86

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