Free Detours this Weekend (6/2)

Andrew Mason
Jun 2, 2017 · 4 min read

To celebrate our launch of 120 new tours, we’re making one tour in each of our seventeen cities free between now and Sunday. Download the Detour app (iOS, Android) and take one of these incredible immersive walks this weekend!

Free this weekend in the USA

New York: Ken Burns’ Brooklyn Bridge

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Academy Award nominee Ken Burns reveals the secrets behind the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.

San Francisco: The Mission

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In a neighborhood in the midst of unprecedented change, what does it mean to belong?

Los Angeles, Venice: Abbot Kinney’s Impossible Dream

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Discover how Venice was created — and almost destroyed — and meet the spirit of town-founder Abbot Kinney.

Boston, The North End: Italian Family, Food, and Tradition

Local shop-owner Bobby Eustace takes you on walk through the Italian traditions, stores, and food of the North End.

Washington, D.C. Downtown: The Day Lincoln Died

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Killing Lincoln was only part of the conspiracy- discover it all through the eyes of Booth’s accomplice, George Atzerodt.

Chicago, Downtown: Outside the Box

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Explore the hidden gems of how Chicago’s dreamers and idealists shaped the city with Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson.

New Orleans, French Quarter: Gumbo’s Rich Mix

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Learn about the cultures and religions that came together to shape the cuisine of the city, and its most iconic dish: Gumbo.

Portland, Albina: Jumptown Jazz

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Jazz legend Mel Brown describes Portland’s Jazz Renaissance in the 70s while his son, Christopher, encourages the one now.

Charleston, Downtown: Pirates and Pot

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A former marijuana smuggler tells us the story of Charleston’s other most notorious outlaws — the pirates.

Savannah, City Market: Dark Path to Freedom

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Come walk in the footsteps of the captive Africans that were brought to Savannah and forced to become slaves.

Free this weekend in Europe

London, West End: The Suffragettes

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Follow in the footsteps of the Suffragettes as they bomb, slash, and smash for their cause — the right to vote!

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg: The Underground in Nazi Berlin

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Step back to Berlin during Nazi rule, and hear a story about the power of the human spirit to triumph over darkness.

Paris: Republique: Terror in the City of Light

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Explore how the residents of this multicultural neighborhood are living together without fear after the 2015 terror attacks.

Rome: Esquilino: Alchemy’s Mysterious Origins

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Discover the ancient mythical origins and practices of Roman Alchemy as you explore its most important sites.

Barcelona: Barceloneta: Flamenco’s Wounded Star

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Discover this lost neighborhood buried in the sand of Barcelona’s most famous beach with Flamenco legend Carmen Amaya.

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences…

Andrew Mason

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Descript, formerly Detour, Groupon

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

Andrew Mason

Written by

Descript, formerly Detour, Groupon

Detour Blog

Detour is a platform for location-based audio experiences, available in the iOS App Store and coming to Android in June. We make our own premium outdoor tours in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. We also provide tools that let anyone create their own tours.

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