Google City Tours Adds Walking Directions, Custom Maps

Six months after launching City Tours in Labs, Google's Maps team has tweaked the interface and made it more friendly to how people actually holiday: head to a city, pick places to go, and get precise directions to them.

At launch, City Tours did a decent job of knowing neat places to go inside a city, and even knew (sometimes) when they were open and what they cost. All it did for the traveller, though, was tell you how far apart those destinations were. Now City Tours includes detailed walking directions into your itinerary. And if you're a My Maps nerd who's picked out spots to visit on your own, you can import it and lay those map points over the cities that Google has picked out, so you get a mix of suggestions and pre-picked favourites.

There's more to the latest upgrade, detailed at the blog post below. Have you used City Tours for a a real, honest-to-goodness vacation? Tell us what works, and what you needed to DIY, in the comments.

Plan a trip in one click [Google LatLong via Download Squad]


    This is amazing!!! I just arrived in Melbourne and I don't want to spend lots of money of city tours but using this website I could put my own together for free. Great idea!

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